Beauty and the Bouffant

November 30, 2013 Audrey Hepburn with Bouffant Hair-Style @TheRoyaleIndia 1146 0 0

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What is common with hairdo of today’s women and the hairdo of the stars such as Sharmila Tagore, Asha Parekh, Mala Sinha and Babita during the ‘60sand 70s? The Bouffant. That style is back and is slowly making its way from the ramp to social gatherings and family dos. Bouffant or the hairstyle of the 60s which was catapulted to fame by Jacqueline Kennedy is now resurfacing on the fashion scene in India. Here, we provide you with simple and chic bouffant hairstyles.

Classic Bouffant

Anushka Sharma with Classic Bun Hairstyle @TheRoyaleIndia


This is an eternal favourite in summers, especially if you’re always on the go. Comb your hair neatly and bunch it up at the top of your head. Roll all your hair into a tight bun and secure tightly with an elastic. Since this look is quite simple, make sure you add a dash of colour on your face and wear some simple accessories like Anushka Sharma, otherwise, it may look a bit dowdy.


Side Bouffant

Deepika Padukone with Side-Bun @TheRoyaleIndia

Playful and cool yet stylish, the side bun (loose, messy or voluminous) is increasingly becoming popular over the traditional stiff up do hairstyle. For a night out, evening party or any special occasion, you can try this fun bun hairstyle. It does not really require any professional skills to achieve this hairstyle. In this look, the hair has to be given a side part and a part of the forehead remains covered with hair as we see the pretty Deepika Padukone with her messy side bun here. For a voluminous side bun, natural flowers may be added to perk up the look

Poof Bouffant

Priyanka Chopra with Poofbun Hairstyle @TheRoyaleIndia

Amp up your updo by adding some volume with a front poof — or a pompadour — that will charge your hairstyle with a chic, edgy vibe and take your look from simple to eye-catching. This style transforms both casual updo day styles and fancier evening-wear sweeps. It can be created quite effortlessly and complements casual wear as well as looks classy and chic when worn with a cocktail dress or a pretty gown. This bun style can even be your saviour on a bad hair day and would suit any type of hair texture. Moreover, it can be transformed into a prom look by adding beautiful hair accessories. Don this hairstyle with elan like Priyanka Chopra.

Ballerina Bouffant

Sonam Kapoor with Balletbun Hairstyle @TheRoyaleIndia

Want some more twists than just doing a plain bun? The ballerina bun is a great way to add some style and fun for your short hair. Comb your hair and gather it from both ends just above your hair. Your hair should now be partitioned into an upper and a lower section. Take the upper portion to make a tight messy bun at the top back. Now make small sections from the hair that’s left over at the bottom back. Twist them up and pin them at the bottom of your tight bun like Sonam Kapoor.

With actors like Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra sporting the style at award functions and parties, bouffant hairstyle is here to stay for a while. So, what are you waiting for? Try these exciting hairstyles for different outings and surprise the guests with your new sexy avatars!

How to style a Classic Bouffant

  • Shampoo your hair thoroughly. While it’s still damp, apply styling gel.
  • Use a comb to section the front of your hair off, from ear-to-ear. Take the back section of the hair and put it into a ponytail that is high on your head.
  • Backcomb the ponytail using a rat-tail comb. To backcomb it, take sections of hair from the ponytail and comb against the grain of the hair. Continue until the whole ponytail has been ratted.
  • Brush the top layer of the ponytail only using a soft-bristle brush. Leave the rest of the ponytail alone. Smooth the top layer over the ratted layer into one hand and use one or two hair clips to secure the ends of the ponytail.
  • Flip the ponytail forward and secure it into place in a horseshoe shape, using clips or bobby pins. Flip the hair around and fold to create a round shape and clip into place in the back centre.
  • Create the round shape on the top and both sides.
  • Brush and smooth the ends of the edges of your hair with the comb. Place bobby pins on both sides.
  • Backcomb one section of the front of the hair. Spray lightly with hairspray. Sweep it backwards and pin it to the back of the bun with hair clips. Pin the ends under the bun.
  • Clip it into place.
  • Backcomb the other front section. Also spray it lightly with hairspray. Sweep this piece of hair backwards and also pin it with hair clips. Pin the ends under the bun.
  • Fold the ends of the front pieces of your hair around your fingers using the comb. Pin the curls into place.

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