7 Bollywood Inspired Middle Part Hairstyles for Deepavali

Published on Oct 05, 2019

Did you know Indian hairstyles are commonly worn with a middle part to showcase a maang tikka? A maang tikka is an essential Indian bridal jewelry that adorns the woman’s hairline with a drop pendant that sits on the forehead. Although mandatorily worn by an Indian woman on her wedding day, a maang tikka is not just reserved for brides. It’s also worn with traditional Indian attire as a fashion statement. 

This Deepavali, we encourage you to draw inspiration from these middle-part hairstyles that you can wear to feature a maang tikka or simply skip the maang tikka and flaunt a middle-part do that has become an increasingly popular look over recent years thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé.

1. Spiral Curls with Middle Part


Curls give an effortlessly voluminous look but, unfortunately, the spiral shape of your curls forces the cuticles open, making this curl type vulnerable to dehydration that can leave hair looking dull and frizzy. To ensure your curls are looking their ultimate best, we recommend getting a haircut that livens up your curls and accentuates your best features.

Spiral Curl for Deepavali by Zinc Korean Hair Salon

Justin from Zinc Korean Hair Salon

If you fancy a more Japanese look to it, consider going for a cut and styling at a Japanese salon like Art Noise for a lighter vibe. 

Spiral Curl for Deepavali by Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

Keiko from Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon

2. Soft Waves with Middle Part


While most Indians are blessed with natural curls, there are still some who have straight hair or wish to retain some degree of straightness in the sea of curls. If you fall under this category, Volume Rebonding will interest you. A combination of Rebonding and perming, Volume Rebonding requires perming the hair where volume is desired while leaving the rest tamed with Rebonding. Volume can be created at the top, ends or body of the hair.

Blowout Perm for Deepavali by Focus Hairdressing

Blowout Perm by Focus Hairdressing

Read about Agent Shub's experience with Blowout Perm on her henna hair at Focus Hairdressing here.

3. Loose Waves with Middle Part


Loose waves are curlier and shaped like ... well, ocean waves. They can give the illusion that your hair is thicker and more voluminious than it really is. The beauty of getting a Voulme Rebond at a salon is that you don't have to spend hours both straightening and curling your hair at home. With Volume Rebonding, a quick blow-dry is all you need before leaving the house! 

Glamorous Loose Wave for Deepavali by Picasso Hair Studio

Picasso Hair Studio

Alternatively, you can go for a Blowout by Celebrity Stylist CK Karkhanis who does authentic New York style balayage and Blowout that will have your friends going WOW!

4. Sleek Middle Part


Say goodbye to frizz and hello to a sleek look this Deepavali! This hairstyle is easy to recreate with a simple Blowout and a straightening iron. But if you want a semi permanent alternative, we recommend Keratin Treatment or Rebonding. You can achieve straight, shiny and sleek hair with both hair treatments. Keratin Treatment typically lasts up to 16 weeks while Rebonding can last about 6-7 months.

Before Keratin Treatment at Flamingo Hair Studio
After Keratin Treatment at Flamingo Hair Studio

Keratin Treatment at Flamingo Salon

Unlike Rebonding, Keratin Treatment washes off with shampooing so you'll start seeing your natural curls slowly re-appearing. For this reason, most women opt for Rebonding because it only requires a touch-up every few months to maintain.

Before and After Tokio Hair Treatment on Straight Hair

Tokio Hair Treatment 

If you're not keen to straighten your hair, consider hair treatments instead. Created from exclusive technology that strengthens and repairs the hair, Tokio Inkarami is one of Beauty Undercover Agent's favourite hair treatments that makes your hair stronger and smoother. 

5. Sleek Low Bun with Middle Part


Singapore is a humid country. One way to beat the heat and still look elegant is to sport a sleek low bun with a middle part. It's super easy to recreate, and even easier if you already have straight hair because you won't need to spend time straightening your hair by yourself. That said, some of you may not be a fan of the stick straight look that you get from Keratin Treatment or Rebonding. Don't worry, we've got you covered with Volume Rebonding or C Curl Keratin Treatment!

Keratin is the primary protein which restores hair to its original healthy, shiny and smooth state. Keratin Teatment replenishes the condition of the hair without changing or damaging its molecular structure. If you want to retain some of your natural waves or curls, we recommend Annie from Ann's Studio for her signature C Curl Keratin Treatment. 

C Curl Keratin Treatment for Deepavali at Ann's Studio

C Curl Keratin treatment

6. Pinned Back Braids with Middle Part


Go all Sweet 16 with pinned-back braids. There are many stylish ways you can wear a braid but pinned-back braids are easy to recreate and saves you the hassle of having to braid all your hair. What's more, you can show off your gorgeous natural curls!

Braided Hairstyle for Deepavali by Koinonia Salon

Braiding at Koinonia Salon

7.  Side Braid with Middle Part


If you have really long hair and don't wish to wear it loose due to the weather, you can opt for a classic side braid or a fishtail braid.

Braided Hairstyle for Deepavali by Flamingo Hair Studio

Styling by Flamingo Hair Studio

If you need styling help, you can always turn to the experts at Flamingo. We ADORE their styling because... it always looks stunning!

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