Dressing up to the nines for special occasions has always been a part of the Indian tradition, and with Deepavali around the corner you might be thinking of giving your hair a makeover to add a little more glam to your overall look for the festive holiday.
Here at Beauty Undercover, we know the struggle of finding the right hairstyles and salons that cater to Indian hair.
We’ve heard your concerns and have put together a list of hairstyles, right down to the trusted salons where you can request the looks!
Ready to look like a Bollywood starlet?
Feeling a little bold and thinking of changing up your look? Why not follow the likes of celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto who traded in their long locks for a chic bob cut.
If you are fretting over finding the perfect stylist to transform your tresses, fret no more, we’ve got you covered!
Simply head down to the all-hair-director only Chez Vous Hair Salon and request for haircut specialist Hensley or Thomas!
They are perfectly skilled in handling all types of hair texture and would definitely give you a bob haircut you're happy with!
You can even consider adding on a soft rebonding if you are looking for a way to straighten your hair!
For those of you looking for a Japanese experience, we would also highly recommend Takuya from CLEO Hair and Make!
Other than being extremely talented with hair colours, Takuya is fantastic at bob or lob cuts as well!
As I can testify, hair that is thick and curly is already hard to manage on any given day.
Add in the crazy heat and it can only mean one thing, bad hair day for days!
Yikes! Luckily, the hair experts at Chez Vous Hair Salon was able to rescue my hair with the powerful new inhouse treatment, the Hair Botox.
Can't wait to show my newly rejuvenated hair to family and friends on Deepavali!
Photo: Deepika Padukone | Facebook
Colouring your hair is a great way to transform your look, the right mix of colours can enhance the beauty of the Indian skin, no matter dusky or dark. Choosing to colour your hair is a huge commitment, we get it, which is why we recommend getting Sombre Hair Colour.
Sombre is essential ombre, but softer (or more subtle).
A subtle graduation from roots to ends, the change in hair colour is small one that may make a huge difference!
We see it done really well at Branche Hair Salon by stylist Ichi. Using more than 30-60 foils to create a graduation effect, the sombre comes out really naturally and goes very well with the kawaii motemaki styling.
For all you ladies out there who are more daring when it comes to colouring your hair, we suggest jumping on the silver hair bandwagon! The granny hair trend is one of the hottest colour trends right now. But with that said, you can still choose to stand out from the crowd by adding a bit of colour for a more edgy look.
Note however that this hair colour is likely to require bleaching... so you must have relatively healthy hair to begin with and be prepared for the maintenance afterwards.
Read about the 14 things you need to know before Colouring Your Hair to make sure you are prepared for this commitment!
Another popular hair colour trend that is all the rage is Rainbow Hair. It is not the usual colour you'll see on the streets of Singapore so you will definitely stand out this Deepavali!
Read about Agent JM's experience here if you are intending to go ahead with that crazy hair colour for Deepavali!
Seen on Instagram @bipashabasu
The grass is always greener on the other side, all we curly-haired ladies have been there - lusting over the ease of silky straight hair.
Taming your curls with a flat iron on a daily basis can damaging to your hair even with the proper heat protectants, which is why you should consider rebonding your hair if you don’t have the time to properly care for your curls.
Once your hair is straight, you can then curl it any way you want afterwards to make yourself look as gorgeous as Bipasha Basu!
Seen on Instagram @bipashabasu
As long as you've got a trusted hairstylist to take care of your hair, you won't have anything to fear.
The amplified treatment rebonding that Jamie did for Rashmi helped her better manage her waves without making the hair look overly flat!
The haircut also complimented her face shape and made Rashmi look and feel more professional!
If your hair is getting out of shape, all you need may be some trimming along with treatment to revitalize your curls this holiday!
On top of the really skillful haircut specialists and great service at Art Noise, we love their inhouse SHA treatment which is really good at hydrating the hair from within!
Cutting your long locks off is not the usual hair service you're thinking for Deepavali.
But for those of you looking for a big change, the pixie haircut may just be what you need to bring out your personality!
If you are wondering what other short haircut styles are available, check out our article on Best Short Haircuts in Singapore!
You probably aren't the only one in need of a makeover this Deepavali!
Don't forget to make that appointment for your partner or your child if they too are hoping to look fresh and suave for the holiday!
Regardless of the hairstyle you choose, we hope that you will have an enjoyable hair experience as you prepare for Deepavali!
And from all of us at Beauty Undercover,
Happy Diwali 2015!