Until a few years ago, edgy haircuts and colours were a domain ruled by the West, but the norm is slowly evolving as the East is closing in on the chase.
There was a time when we were known to be more conventional with our hair, but that is now passe’, as more and more Indians are getting adventurous with their mane.
“We see a lot of college-goers now days experimenting with their hair, be it the style, the cut or the colour.
It may not be as flamboyant as the West, but the spirit of adventure is definitely there.
That said, it must be noted that the West is also known for its wacky culture.
While Indians by nature are not so, they nevertheless are more open now than ever, to changing styles and trends,” says the internationally acclaimed hairstylist Brent Barber at the launch of b:blunt mini in Koramangala recently.
Speaking about aping the west, Barber also adds that Bollywood plays a major role as the deciding factor for people before they think of playing with their tresses.
“Very often we have people come in and say, that they want the style and colour of an actress or actor that they saw in a particular movie.
In fact if you notice, the styling of the heroine and the heroes these days is sleeker.
As a result what trickles onto the streets are also sleek and chic styles,” he says.
Speaking of the hair trend, the artistic team of b:blunt worked their magic on actress Ramya who had come for the launch of the mini salon.
The team finely braided her hair to one side of the head and then ruffled it a bit to create a messy look.
“Braids are very in this season.
It is a classic that is now, being manipulated to give a more modern and contemporary look,” says Osh Bhabani, director b:blunt.
He further adds that now that the summers are here, it is indeed a great way to keep the heat of your neck and back.
As far as the trends in hair is concerned for the season, Bhabani says that waves, volume and bounce is very hot this season.
The poker straight has no more of a say as far as the mane is concerned.
“It is all about reviving and working with your natural hair texture.
What we as hair experts do is that, we help the customer recognise their hair and its potential and then guide them to work efficiently with it,” he says.
That said, now it’s time for the boy! Sindhu Narayanan, stylist and partner, b:blunt mini says that the preppy look is in for men.
While the spikes have turned themselves from a fad into a trend, the look is more on the lines of matt finish than the wet one.
“The cuts for the men are more sophisticated with clean sides and textured tops.
It’s almost like the GI Joe style,” says Barber.
The team sums it up with a word of advice.
“Keep is simple and sweet.
Avoid an overdose of products and find a style that suits you.
Also, maintain the shape and texture of your hair style.
Do not wait for it to outgrow before you decide to step into the salon,” says the team in unison