Red Carpet Hair

10 Mar 2016
POSTED BY Y Magazine
Style your tresses like the stars and create your own award-winning look worthy of the red carpet

The Oscars may be over, but now is the time for you to recreate your own touch of stardust and go for glamour.

With the latest hair trends recently on show at catwalks and award ceremonies around the world, hairstylist to the stars Asgar Saboo, who has styled red carpet regulars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Eva Longoria, takes at look at some classic ceremony styles and shares his tips on how to recreate them with ease.

Let your inner star shine and be red-carpet ready for your moment in the spotlight.

Retro Curls


This classic and beautiful style has been seen at the Oscars for decades and shows no sign of going out of fashion. It oozes maturity and elegance and is a perfect hairdo to radiate red carpet glamour. As demonstrated by beauty Sonam Kapoor, it emanates confidence, class and beauty and when secured, needs very little maintenance. Start by adding a volumising mousse to wet hair then blow dry with a paddle brush to lift the roots. Section the hair then use a curling wand to create tight curls, ensuring each curl is secured with grips and set with the low setting of a hairdryer after spraying. Brush out, arrange and spray again to create beautiful, bouncy retro curls.



Up-dos are often understated, yet the different variations of this chic style can beautifully complement a red carpet gown. Polished to perfection, the look is adorned by many stars on the red carpet and enables natural beauty to be shown off with a detailed yet low-maintenance do. Deepika Padukone stole the limelight with her charming chignon. To give an up-do lift, use a mousse and blow dry your hair upside down to add volume. Take time to secure your up-do with spray and grips and it will be guaranteed to last all night long.

Slick and Sultry


This fuss-free yet equally exquisite look requires minimal effort, but can make a huge impact. When paired with a simple gown, it oozes glamour and charm and again needs little maintenance throughout the evening. Queen of grace and poise Kareena Kapoor Khan keeps this as her signature look, proving that you don’t need to spend hours on your hair to make a bold statement. This look requires straight and sleek hair, which can be achieved by using an oil before blow-drying. Brush thoroughly, then run a small amount of oil over the hair after drying to hold in place and create a smooth sheen. Tip: don’t overdo the oil as this can make your hair look greasy.

Pixie Crop


The pixie crop is a winner for those who are willing to brave the bold look. A newer trend on the red-carpet scene, this dainty and charming style radiates confidence and promotes the wearer’s natural features. As demonstrated by actress Mandira Bedi, this style shows off her dark roots, giving an edgy take on the style. Minimal prep is needed to perfect this look, just find a waxy product and run it through the hair to enable you to style and hold it in place.

Perfect Ponytails

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The ponytail is another classic red-carpet look that won’t be disappearing anytime soon. The beauty of this style is that it can be adapted for whichever outfit you go for and will ensure the embellishments of your dress remain on show. Priyanka Chopra rocks the messy pony as seen here. Tip: backcomb the hair slightly at the roots before tying to create even more volume, but ensure you tame the stray hairs to avoid a look of frizziness.

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