Various Types of Bridal Sarees  

Various Types of Bridal Sarees  

A saree is a traditional Indian outfit; which consists of a drape varying from five yards to nine yards in length and two to four feet in breadth, that is typically wrapped around the waist leaving the midriff bare and the dupatta draped over the shoulder. There are various ways of saree draping. But the most common style is the Nivi style, which originated in Andhra Pradesh. The saree is usually worn over a petticoat with a fitted blouse which reaches the navel. The saree is associated with elegance and…

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Trend for coloured hair takes its inspiration from childhood toys

Trend for coloured hair takes its inspiration from childhood toys

Not for the first time, the latest hair trend requires you to dig deep into your past: welcome to the rise of My Little Pony hair. Inspired by the colourful manes of the little plastic toys, rainbow hair has become the go-to hair trend for young women. Bleach salon, which recently branched out from east London to Soho, arguably pioneered the trend for extreme hair colour which has seen pink, dip dye (where the ends are “dipped” in a contrasting colour) and even premature grey become trend fixtures. According to…

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Black hair: why it’s time to stop politicising it

Black hair: why it’s time to stop politicising it

For nearly a century, black men’s and women’s hair has been a political declaration, a cultural statement, a social media moment – and sometimes all three. Think Angela Davis, fist raised at a 1960s Black Panther rally; Pam Grier, “the baddest one-chick hit-squad” in the 1970s movie Coffy; Erykah Badu looking skyward on the cover of her 2003 album Worldwide Underground, Solange Knowles holding court in a white cape at her 2014 wedding, and, most recently, Lineisy Montero being named fashion’s breakout model of the year. Afro hair has been…

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Denim hair: what does it mean?

Denim hair: what does it mean?

Denim hair is the latest online hair trend, and became more than simply a hashtag when Kylie Jenner did it last week. Like rainbow hair, it is less about what you look like IRL and more about what looks good on Instagram. This internetification of our physical appearance means we are bound by the logic of the web: the bigger the wow factor, the bigger the impact. The rise of the selfie also means the focus is now on your shoulders and your head – “portraiting”. In this context, individual…

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Rainbow children: how the dip-dye trend has gone from shocking to mainstream

Rainbow children: how the dip-dye trend has gone from shocking to mainstream

Ten years is a long time for any trend to stay relevant, not least a hairstyle. But this year it will be a full decade since the “dip-dye” caught on with a certain type of fashion-conscious woman – think models such as Charlotte Free or the singer M.I.A. However, now that Kim Kardashian has adopted the two-tone look, it seems set to become one of the defining hairstyles of the age. A dip-dye involves leaving the roots undyed, or dark, and the ends bleached or coloured. “That whole two-tone look…

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