How to Rock Festival-Proof Hairstyles – By International Hairstylist to the Stars – Asgar
The runways have spoken: spring’s biggest hair trends are all about effortless flirty femininity. With festival season almost upon us, celebrity hairstylist and style director at the Daniel Galvin salon (Mayfair) Asgar Saboo shares with us his favourite no-fuss festival hairstyles to keep it cool and chic during this bustling season.
Music festivals are the perfect occasion to show off an on-trend playful and free-spirited hair-do. From romantic undone up-dos to sleek beach wet looks, these low-maintenance hairstyles will help you survive a warm and humid outdoor festival experience.
Mermaid Loose Waves: Loose waves are the ideal hair-style for a spring festival. Asgar believes this to be a soft and relaxed youthful look that matches the Bohemian vibe of a musical festival and withstands the warm weather. To get the effortless tousled look he recommends using large Velcro rollers. Another tip is to braid the hair while it’s still damp in two large braids before going to sleep. A center parting is very suited to this look.
The Dishevelled Side Pony: For bad hair days or intense weather conditions Asgar suggests an undone side low pony with a few wispy strands. This is a playful and casual look that works well with festival outfits. Asgar recommends loosening some strands for a softer look that will frame your face before securing it at the nape.
The Pretty Flowery Look: Flowers were in full bloom at this season’s runways. Asgar believes that a soft, romantic hairstyle is the must-have look for this year’s music festival season. He suggests creating a softly shaped up-do and accentuating it with flower blossom accessories. Another effortless look is to contrast a sleek low ponytail with a statement flowery hair band.
The Surfer Sleek Wet Look: A wet look style is a low-maintenance solution to a hectic day outdoors. Asgar recommends this centre-parted sleek style and suggests using a high shine serum before styling the hair, for a glossy look. He recommends using an extreme hold hairspray to keep it in place.
The French Braided Crown: When it’s too hot to wear your hair down, this French-inspired hairdo is perfect to keep cool and look chic. Asgar recommends dividing the hair in half and creating a French loose braid with one half, towards the side. After securing it with an elastic, band twist the leftover hair at the top of the head towards the braid, making sure it’s secured with bobby pins.
From supermodel Cindy Crawford to Bollywood supremo and one of the world’s most beautiful women Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the name Asgar is synonymous with cutting edge and attention grabbing hairstyles. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications with his show-stopping and inspirational coiffures.
As well as having styled top models for the front covers of high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Asgar’s work has also graced the fashion and style sections of national newspapers such as The Observer, The Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail. Imparting his words of wisdom on good hair care, Asgar has also been a regular columnist for the UK’s leading national newspaper targeting the South Asian Diaspora Eastern Eye since 2005. Asgar has appeared on several top TV and radio shows, including the BBC’s Clothes Show and the Asian TV Breakfast for three years.
A regular on red carpets around the world, Asgar’s hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and Awards ceremonies, and he is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.
Asgar’s distinguished celebrity clientele includes supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy as well as Bollywood A List stars Karisma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan and legend Rekha. He is also pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high net worth individuals and royalty such as members of the Sultan of Brunei’s household.
Asgar is famed for the headline grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for Hrithik Roshan’s wax work figure at London’s prestigious Madame Tussauds.