Sleek out

Published: Nov 20, 2019, 07:00 IST | Karishma Kuenzang | Mumbai

The old-school sleek bun gets a revamp. Here's how to pull it off without being called, auntyji!

Light up the party

  • Buns work well for evenings out. Pair it with a backless number, a flowy dress or power sleeves.
  • Bling matters — pick a sequinned dress or one with glitter. Put on a sparkly hair band to up the ante.
  • For an edgy look, tie an asymmetrical bun sideways, under or next to your ear.
  • Make a higher bun if you're wearing a turtleneck or suit.

Making the gajra chic

Guide

  • Flowers work well with Indian wear. A simple gajra will do the trick. Or, weave in some Baby's Breath (Candytuft) for a modern touch.
  • Leave a few loose strands of hair in the front.
  • If your face is round, pull your hair back and tie a low bun. It helps accentuate your cheekbones.
  • If you have a chubby face, a side parting helps.

Play it cool

Guide

  • A bun looks great with denim shorts or jeans and a T-shirt.
  • Pair it with cool shades and large hoops, unless you have a round face.
  • You can experiment with flower wreaths in earthy shades around the bun. Alternatively, a bright band or scarf around it is great for a hipster look.
  • If you have a chiselled, oval or slim face then tie the bun slightly higher.

Go traditional

Guide

  • Avoid the bouffant if you have a small face. Flatten your hair out till the nape of the neck and tie a low bun.
  • Do a middle parting as it accentuates the shape of your face.
  • This looks great with a saree but make sure you drape it in a non-traditional way or go for a backless blouse. Better still, try a button-down jacket.
  • Avoid heavy jewellery or loud colours.

With inputs from Nisha Sinh Gohel style director at Jean-Claude Biguine salon and spa India

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