Hollywood isn’t the only place you should be looking to for hair inspiration! Recently, we’ve been fawning over some chic Bollywood hair looks (from our favourite stars), which we reckon you’ll appreciate, too.
From Priyanka Chopra’s polished topknot to Aishwara Rai Bachchan’s glossy waves, the next time you need to style your hair, make a major impact with one of these Bollywood hairstyles.
Bollywood hair: 11 must-try looks
1. Aishwara Rai’s Bachcan’s Bollywood waves
You can’t talk about Bollywood hair without mentioning former Miss World Aishwara Rai Bachcan’s famous mane. Throughout her successful acting career, the star has proved to us just how gorgeous Bollywood waves are.
If you look closely, you’ll see the star has taken her waves up a notch with a subtle violet wash. Just look at how it shines!
2. Sunny Leone’s retro hair
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3. Bhumika Arora’s blow out
If anyone is going to convince us to learn how to get the perfect blow out, it’s supermodel Bhumika Arora. To give her modern look a true Bollywood hair feel, she’s teamed it with an accent flower clip.
Editor’s tip: You may have noticed that all these Bollywood hair looks are super glossy! If you want to make your tresses gleam, you’ll need to get your hands on a shine spray like the VO5 Tame & Shine Spray.
The best thing about this spray is that it also comes with heat defence, which will help protect your strands against the damage caused by heat-styling tools.
4. Deepika Padukone’s loose curls
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5. Sonam Kapoor’s half-up style
You can’t go wrong with a half-up, half-down hairstyle! Sonam Kapoor’s romantic ‘do is great for those days when you can’t decide whether to wear your hair up or down.
6. Freida Pinto’s cornrow bun
Not all Bollywood hairstyles need to look ultra-glamorous to make an impact. When you’ve got a long day ahead of you, you’ll need a style to match — and, this is where this cute cornrow braided bun comes in.
This pretty braided updo is all you need to stylishly keep your hair off your face, plus it won’t need any touch-ups during the day.
Editor’s tip: Making your braids look the part will be easy with the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm! The next time you want to create a plait, try using this balm beforehand to give your style structure and extra staying power.
7. Madhuri Dixit Nene’s fishtail side braid
When it comes to braided hairstyles, the Bollywood red carpet can’t get enough of side braids. They’re easy to put together, flatter every face shape and also do a lovely job of showing off traditional Bollywood clothing.
You can polish them up with a pair of glitzy hair accessories or keep them messy and undone (a la Madhuri Dixit Nene).
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8. Priyanka Chopra’s topknot
Wondering how to get hair like Priyanka Chopra? Then come a little closer and let us tell you exactly what you need: coconut oil! And, after you’ve become a hair oil devotee, you can try this quick topknot that’s suitable for long and short hair.
9. Kelly Gale’s romantic updo
Looking for more short Bollywood hair looks to test out? In case you haven’t noticed, we’re big fans of messy looks, so go ahead and channel off-duty vibes with Kelly Gale’s wispy, flirty updo.
Editor’s tip: Dealing with second day tresses? Bring volume and bounce to your hair with the Love Beauty And Planet Volume & Bounty Dry Shampoo.
It’ll act as a great base to any tousled looks you want to create and also leave your locks feeling and smelling refreshed.
10. Mandip Gill’s slick hair
Eager to get this Bollywood hair look? Our easy tutorial on how to get super sleek strands will sort you out.
11. Jameela Jamil’s ’70s bangs
So you’ve decided you want to get fringe that’s worthy of Bollywood and beyond. But which bangs are you going to choose? Well, if you’ve got thicker strands like Jameela Jamil, you can afford to lose some bulk and try out these ’70s-inspired straight bangs.
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