OFTEN, we pay so much attention to how our clothes look on us or whether our makeup is just right that we forget about one of our most important features – hair.

Like fashion, hairdos also have gone through so many trends, from pretty and cute ones to those that are just plain ridiculoux.

The bob cut has also always been a trendy look for women, and has gone through so many modifications. It is probably easier for one to show a picture of a celebrity/model with your favourite bob cut to the hairdresser (Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham all had bobs at one point or another), rather than try to explain what you want.

If you’re a little bit more adventurous, you could also try perming your hair. Curly locks are usually a fall/winter trend because of its softer and more feminine characteristics, but some women do tend to get their hair curled up – often temporarily – for parties, events and a night out with the girls.

If you were born with natural waves, all you need to do is to maintain your curls and prevent them from going frizzy. For those with naturally straight hair, getting curly locks may be a little tricky but fret not because there are several styles you can try out first without having to spend too much money at the salon.

Messy waves

American actress Kat Dennings’ messy hairstyle is perfect for those who have slightly frizzy or curly hair, but achieving this particular look will take a little effort, and time.

Hot mess

Hot mess

First of all, you’ll need a hairdryer with a diffuser, some hair gel and lots of hairspray. Towel dry your hair but while doing so, scrunch up the hair a bit. Then, take your hairdryer and do the same thing until you get the effect. It is best to set the hairdryer at the lowest speed, but highest heat level.

Before your hair gets completely dry, run your fingers slowly through it, and use hair gel or spray to keep things in place.

Classic curls

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams sports a classic hairdo that is best achieved with a digital perm (a modern way of perming hair which may cost quite a bit). But if you don’t really want something that permanent, it is also workable with some moisturising serum, a hairdryer and a flat iron or hair straightener.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams

Towel dry or lightly blow dry your locks and work in some serum before dividing your hair into sections. Then for each section, pull the iron down the length of your hair and twirl it in sections (imagine curling a ribbon).

Hold it in place for a few seconds and pull the iron out gently to unravel your big, romantic curls. Do not brush or comb your hair once your curls are in place.

Tight curls

This 1950s style works well on supermodel Karolina Kurkova, but getting those curls might take a bit of an effort.

Also, don’t be fooled by the length of the hair. You still need to have at least shoulder-length hair to get this look done right.

Karolina's sexy curls

Karolina's sexy curls

Firstly, apply some gel to your hair section by section. Twist each section around your finger and pin it back so that the curls set.

After you’re done pinning back each section, blow dry all over and use some hairspray to really set everything in. If you have naturally straight hair, you might need to leave your hair like this for some time (between 45 minutes and an hour)

Lastly, remove all the pins and fluff your hair up gently. Do not brush; instead “comb” your hair with your fingers.

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