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Curls Updo

Hello! Updo is always a fun. This updo is something new I have tried. I always keep trying to new styles every time. I did this updo with retro curls. It looked so beautiful. You’ll Need: Brush, curling iron, rat-tail comb, elastic, bobby pins, spray bottle, hairspray {if required} Time Taken:15-17 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Any hair length Steps of Instructions: Section of hair from ears down to the nape of neck. Tie those hairs by making a low bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins. Now take the tiny sections of hair about ½ inch from ear to ear. Begin by taking the square section & start curling the hair taking the ends & gradually roll it upwards till top of the head around the wand or curling iron of about 1” in size. Keep using hair spray to keep the hair intact. Continue doing this till all this hair is curled. Now grab all the curled hair towards the bun & start bobby pinning them around the bun. Add hair accessory & hairspray for final touches.
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Side Fishtail Braid

Side Fishtail braid is done by taking  the strands over each other. Like French braid with 3 strands, french fishtail braid is done same way. You need to take tiny pieces of hair while braiding. I did this hairstyle while on holiday. You’ll be surprise to know that I did this hairstyle in car. We were getting late  to reach at destination so I did it while on drive. Yeah, I know it sounds crazy! You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 10-12 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Medium to long hair Steps of Instructions: Begin with side parting, now grab the piece of hair from heavier section and divide them into 2 equal parts. Take the small piece of hair from right section & cross it over that section and add it to left section. Take the small piece of hair from left section & cross it over that section and add it to right section. Now add new piece of hair from right side, cross a small piece of hair over that section and add it to left section. Then add new piece of hair from left side, cross a small piece of hair […]
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Messy Updo

Guys! Wedding season is almost there! Searching hairdo for the wedding occasions! The wait is over guys. I have come up with messy updo perfect for almost any hair length and any hair texture. I choose to keep the puffy in front and messy updo the back. There is no exact formula to do this hairstyle. It might get little bit difficult to give the step by steps instruction on this. You can begin by teasing the hair from front to make a puff. After that take the rest of hair and twist it once and pin it. Curls the remaining dropped down hair and start pinning the hair randomly by rolling the ends. You are pretty much. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, curling iron, spray bottle, bobby pins, hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 12-15 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Any hair length Do leave us a comment below to let us know about this updo!
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Braid COmbo: Fishtail+3 Strand braid

Hello! Today’s Braid is combination braid. Two 3 strand braid on sides and fishtail in the center. All these braids are pinned together to make it look as a single braid. Everyone loved this hairstyle, asked if I have attached any hair extension to it. Actually, these 3 braids give the voluminous look. You can wear this hairstyle with Anarkali, sarees, lehengas, dress. It’s perfect for occasions like marriage , reception, sangeet, baby shower, parties. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, bobby pins, elastic, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 15-20 mins Skill Level: Hard Hair Length: Medium to Long Hair Steps of Instructions: Brush your hair away from your face & make a half ponytail. Now flip the ponytail & begin to braid the fishtail,pancaked if needed. Divide the remaining hair into two section, underneath the fishtail. Then take a section from the left side, grab a tiny section horizontally & divide it into 3 strands. Begin with regular 3 strands braid, then continue by adding new hair with each stitch till you reach down. Feel free to braid regular 3 strand braid with the remaining hair. Repeat the steps 4-6 onto the right side. Now take all 3 braids and secure it […]
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Fishtail DOnut Bun

Today I’m going to show you lace fishtail bun. This hairstyle looks too cute. If you can do fishtail then you can pretty much try this bun too! I must say that doing this hairstyle on self is surely an arm exercise. This hairstyle is perfect for work, prom, every day. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, bun maker/ donut, elastic, bobby pins, spray bottle, hairspray {if required} Time Taken:7-8 mins Skill Level: Hard Hair Length: Medium to Long hair length Steps of Instructions: Create a French fishtail braid on top of head ending at crown. Tie the remaining hair into a high ponytail. Section off the piece of hair from the ponytail and slide the bun maker on the large section of ponytail. Evenly spread the hair of ponytail on to the bun. Pick a section of hair that is kept aside & grab a strand from top of the bun. These will be the beginning section for braiding. Create the first stitch of fishtail. Begin the second stitch by adding the hair from top of the bun. Continue braiding all the way round the bun. When you run out of hair to add, begin with regular fishtail braid. Take the braid […]
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Pull through braid with pearls

Hello all! As you’ll know that I did pull through braid before also. Everything goes same with this pull through with pearls, only difference is that pearls are incorporated with elastic. The overall hairstyle gives a decent look. Check out the link to see the other pull through braid and with pearl I did. http://tanvivayla.com/portfolio/pull-through-braid http://tanvivayla.com/portfolio/pull-thorugh-braid-with-fishtail You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 6-7 mins Skill Level: Easy Hair Length: medium to long hair Steps of Instructions: Begin by brushing your hair away from face. Grab the chunk of hair into a ponytail from centre of forehead deep till crown, then slide down about 2 inches and tie elastic. Now grab the chunk of hair from below and tie it with elastic Then make a hole at the center of the first ponytail and pull through the ponytail which is just below. Once again slide down about 2 inches and tie elastic. Now grab the chunk of hair from below and tie it with elastic Make a hole at the center of the first ponytail and pull through the ponytail which is just below. Continue repeating the above steps till you reach nape of neck. At this […]
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Cone Updo

Hello! It’s not the usual updo which you can wear it. This hairstyle is something fashion related that is usually done at fashion weeks! As you’ll know that I did Lakme Fashion Week as a Hairstylist, this is one of the hairstyles I did for the practice on my mannequin. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, 2 pcs of bun make or donut, elastic, bobby pins, spray bottle, hairspray {if required} Time Taken:7-8 mins Skill Level: easy Hair Length: Medium to Long hair length Steps of Instructions: Begin by grabbing the hair from the center portion of head leaving the edges aside & secure the hair into high ponytail. Now take the bun maker bigger in size & slide it through the ponytail, then take another bun maker slightly smaller than the previous one & slide it through the ponytail. Take the remaining hair from top of the head & cover it over the bun & bobby pin the hair onto the bun. Simultaneously grab all the hair underneath the head & pin it taking the ends inside the bun, while grabbing the hair at the nape of neck leave a tiny strand aside. Hairspray to keep everything in place.  
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Half up Mermaid Braid with bow

Tried something interesting today! This combo looks cute with bow on top and mermaid braid at bottom. It’s been a while I did a mermaid braid. There can be many options for doing mermaid braid, with 3 strand, 4 strand, fishtail, rope braid and so on. Trust me doing this hairstyle on self is little difficult. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, bobby pins, hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 10-12 mins Skill Level: Hard Hair Length: Medium to long hair Steps of Instructions: Begin by brushing your hair and the tie the hair into a half ponytail with an elastic. After wrapping the elastic around the hair a few times, before it is too tight, take your index finger and thumb through the elastic and pull through your first loop of hair. Now Divide the loop into half and place it horizontally, by creating the bow & secure it with small bobby pins. Then take a tiny piece of hair from the center and pull it underneath with a help of hairpin or with the tail (The first style is complete now). Hairspray the bow to give the finished look. Now grab the hair underneath the bow & divide the remaining […]
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Wedding Updo with swirls

Low bun is literally wonderful for any wedding occasions. Add some fever to your long hairstyle with this bouffant hairdo with low swirled curls. This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on thick hair. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hair elastics, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 10-12 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Medium to Long hair
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Twisted Crown Braid

Are you in love with this hairstyle? I just love this twisted crown braid. One thing I love about this hairstyle is that it keeps all the hair up. This updo is perfect for any wedding occasions. You’ll Need: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, hair elastic, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}. Time Taken: 7-9 mins Skill Level: Medium Hair Length: Medium to long hair Steps of Instructions: Begin by side parting your hair a little deep. Pick a section of hair and begin with rope braid. Continue rope twist by adding hair only from the front side of the hair. Once you reach the other side of the ear, take the rest of the hair and continue with the regular twist till the end of hair and secure the braid with elastic. Now take the rope braid and wrap it around the beginning of the twist and tuck the ends under the twist. Secure the twist with few bobby pins. Add hairspray and accessory. Happy Braiding
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