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Straight hair is no longer accepted on Instagram. If you go by the looks of every Bollywood star on the networks, you see a wide range of exciting best summer hairstyles that have been doing the rounds.

While makeup and fashion is in focus most times, it’s the hair that has been taking centrestage lately with star hairstylists like Amit Thakur and Yianni Tsapatori turning to unconventional looks and interesting textures. This week we take a look at some of the best looks we found on the internet from our favourite stars. The big trends that are obviously standing out? Short hair, lots of ponytails, and messy waves. 

Karishma Kapoor in side waves with barrettes by Kritika Gill

Karishma Kapoor

One side waves will always be a summer staple and we love how Karishma used barrettes and hair clips in a grown-up way to stay on top of the trend. The waves are effortless and the texture of the hair is natural.

Ananya Pandey in boho braids and a ponytail by Ayesha DeVitre

Ananya Pandey

Its two stunning hairstyles in one – we love the boho twist in terms of a braid. The Arpita Mehta bohemian lehenga did add the gypsy look in a sophisticated way. This is a hairstyle that girls with short hair can experiment.

Short waves of Priyanka Chopra by Ruslan Nureev

Priyanka Chopra

Every Bollywood star is currently sporting short hair and these waves that are so chic is how hairstylists are interpreting it. This look is great for work and can be pulled off with tongs.

Sonam Kapoor’s girlboss bun by Hiral Bhatia

Sonam Kapoor

It’s such a good look for work – the straight hair-ed bun with a sleek look. This sophisticated bun is easy to create and definitely effortless.

Alia Bhatt in a messy fishtail braid by Yianni Tsapatori

Alia Bhatt

It’s very rare when Alia experiments with her look – this fishtail braid is so fun and only needs a shine spray to give it that gloss. Perfect for an off-day at work.

Malaika Arora’s breezy waves by Mehak Oberoi

Malaika Arora

The quintessential beauty waves is the fool-proof Bollywood star staple and Malaika’s makeup and hairstylist Mehak Oberoi knows how to keep it slick and stylish.

Jacqueline Fernandez in a wavy ponytail by Shaan Muttathil

Jacqueline Fernandes

Jacky’s ponytail is perfect for those with wavy hair – just leave a few strands on the side to give it a side-swept look too.

Kareena Kapoor’s twisty ponytail with short hair by Yianni Tsapatori

Kareena KAPOOR

Can you do a twisty ponytail if you have short hair? Kareena Kapoor says yes and makes it work on a cocktail gown in style.

Middle parting with a messy ponytail on Anushka Sharma by Gabriel Georgiou

Anushka Sharma

The soft but strong look – just when you thought middle-parted hair is effortless, you have a fun messy ponytail to add to the look making it truly millennial.

Deepika Padukone in messy waves in short hair by Yianni Tsapatori

Deepika Padukone

The rockstar waves are never easy but Deepika Padukone makes them look effortless. The un-fussy look is in sharp contrast with her perfectly curated red carpet look with diamanté details.

Kriti Sanon’s wavy ponytail by Amit Thakur

Kriti Sanon

A sophisticated wavy ponytail works wonders on Kriti Sanon’s perfect summer look – the idea is to keep it glossy and textured.

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.