Bollywood vs Hollywood: Hairstyles for men
Long and wavy mop, as seen on Hrithik Roshan
Star of the Bollywood hit films Bang Bang and Krrish 3 has never failed to impress in the hairstyle stakes. Throughout his career, Hrithik has showcased a versatile array of styles, whilst always maintaining long, thick and voluminous locks.
It is important to keep hair well-conditioned and in good health to be able to achieve this volume. There are a variety of different products to choose from, including a penetrating and moisturising oil, deep conditioner and sprays. A good tip is to seal in your moisturising product of choice with an oil or butter blend. A natural bristle brush is ideal for keeping a long, wavy mop well-groomed, as it helps to avoid any static.
Short and sophisticated, as seen on George Clooney
Nobody wears it better than gorgeous George! The Hollywood legend’s haircut is actually fairly simple to style and you need only ensure that hair has been freshly trimmed before styling.
To achieve the Clooney look, wet the hair so it is just a little more than damp. Using a hairdryer, dry the hair while combing it into style. In doing this, the hair will be given volume. Once dried, apply a wax-based pomade which will help the hair to hold effectively with minimal shine. Classic and dapper, this hairstyle is well-suited to formal occasions.
Ever-trendy buzz cut, as seen on Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor, the Bollywood heartthrob who most recently appeared in the films Haider and Action Jackson has explored with different kinds of hairstyles in recent times, short, mid-length and long.
Most recently, fans caught a glimpse of Shahid in the trailer for Haider, with a very well structures buzz cut and short to mid-length beard, which complimented each other perfectly.
Since growing a beard takes patience, you must resist any temptation to cut the beard off and that men who are are genetically predisposed to healthier and denser facial hair growth will find it easier to grow and maintain the beard. Invest in a beard trimmer to help groom and shape your beard.
Mid-length and choppy, as seen on Matthew McConaughey
Best-suited to naturally curly or wavy hair and slender faces like Mr McConaughey, this hairstyle can be achieved by using a very small amount of styling mousse or hair gel and running this through the hair.
To enhance the tousled look, use a blow dryer on the hair while it is still slightly damp. This look is best worn without any defined parting and instead with hair loosely swept back; both casual and alluring. I recommend careful consideration of the profile of your face before sweeping back hair, as often this style can emphasise certain facial features.
About the writer
Asgar Saboo is a celebrity hairstylist