My 20 year old cousin from USA is a huge fan of Bollywood movies. She loves dancing on the peppy Bollywood numbers and binge watching the Yash Chopra/ Karan Johar love stories. She is also crazy about Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan both. Can’t really blame her for that.  After all, there are very few people who aren’t.

Also, for as long as I can remember, these actors and directors have contributed greatly in creating the fairytale side of Bollywood. Being quite a romantic herself, I totally understood where her liking for the the deeply engaging love stories and happily ever afters came from. So, while discussing the topic with her, it came as no surprise when she told me her what her favourite movies and songs were. It didn’t even surprise me that her current favourite track was ‘Gerua’ from Dilwale. But, what surprised me was what really fascinated her about these songs.

Apart from the undying love the characters portrayed, she found the direction of the scenes very visually appealing. She told me how she was highly impressed by the larger than life locations and the colour coordinated costumes. Nothing surprising about that, you might say. No, certainly not. But, what actually impressed her the most was the effective use of wind to dramatize a particular scene or song, as she put it. She thought it added so much value to an already romantic setting when the subtle wind blew on the actor and actress’ face and made them look a gazillion times more attractive. She stated how “unfortunately” this never happened in Hollywood movies and there were barely any songs within the movies as well. Hence, it was a novelty to watch. Thank god she said that. Now her explanation made sense.

However, we then moved on to discuss the costumes and hairstyles. She jokingly told me how she loved to let her hair just be. But, since she didn’t have her own personal stylist nor could she afford one at the moment, she would look like a mess five minutes after stepping out of the house. Although, she wouldn’t mind if someone could show her the complicated puff hairstyles , now popularly known as swept bangs that she saw many actresses do. But, sadly for her, she did not know the technique nor had the time to do any of it. That statement made me wonder if it really was as difficult as it seemed.

Turns out, it really isn’t. Lucky for my cousin, we at #StyleShaala did a little bit of research and found out the simplest way to achieve the goal. The technique is quite simple and barely takes any time. I sent the video to my cousin and saw the pictures she sent. I must say, it looks quite amazing. The hair looks trendy, neat and fashionable. So girls! Flaunt your new hairdo when you go to college next and set a few heads turning. It’s time for a new Bollywood story.

We present to you the simplest technique to make your hair look like your favourite Bollywood diva’s in a couple of minutes. Here’s all you need:

A Comb

A Rubberband

2 Hairpins

5 minutes of your valuable time

Follow these simple steps and look your puffy best:

Step 1: Part away a puff from the front side

Take one little portion of your hair and take it one side. Do not make the strand very thin for best results.

Step 2: Pull up two sections of hair from both sides

Take the remaining lock of hair from one side and the other side of your hair to tie up in a half ponytail. Keep it even on both sides.

Step 3: Making it a ponytail, tie it with a rubber band

Make it tight and keep the ponytail a little high.

Step 4: Now take the side puff and pin it on the side

Take the strand of hair and pin it on one side. Use the hairpin at the edges. Do not make it tight. Keep a little space on top so that, the puff remains.

Watch our video to see how to do it right: