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No Shave November: Let your sideburns, mustache grow with care

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New Delhi, Nov 11: If you’re joining the No Shave November brigade of men who aren’t shaving this month to raise awareness about men’s health issues, don’t forget to care for your beard and sideburns too.

Several men choose to go without shaving in November every year to spread awareness on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. Invest in good beard oils and don’t forget to moisturise your face, say experts.

Aashmeen Munjaal, director of Star Salon n Academy and Rohit Batra, Dermatologist at Dermaworld Skin Clinic, have suggested a few looks and ways to maintain men’s facial hair:

* Flaunt the old and classic goatee in new avatars. Men with rectangular or even square shaped faces look best with them.

* A beard is supposedly a natural shield. Using a good moisturiser protects your face from the cold, dry air. Moisturisers also keep the skin hydrated and prevent dead skin cells from gathering and clogging up the follicles.

* Try the chin-strap beard look and don it with a tuxedo or just your formal office wear. This look is all about suave and sophistication. Keep shaving the rest of your beard-area while you keep trimming the beard around your chin.

* Massage your face with a beard oil in small circular motions for about 10 minutes, atleast two times a day. Facial massage improves blood circulation thereby stimulating new hair growth. Amla oil is a natural remedy to enhance facial hair growth.

Rinse your face with cold water.

You could also use Mafura Oil. It is rich in essential fatty acids, protects dry skin, and improves elasticity. It also has antimicrobial properties and does not clog pores or leave the skin or beard greasy.

* Bandholz is another look best suited for men with oval-shaped or triangular ones. Opt for this only if you have the patience to grow this thickness and the care to groom the process of growing the beard. Try out your minerals and vitamins along with the beard care nourishing oil.

* Prevent the growth of ingrown hair. A beard does not grow evenly if there is ingrown hair on the face. Reduce the chances of getting ingrown hairs by using safe, gentle hair-removal techniques.

* If you have a square or circular face, go for Mutton Chops. Let your sideburns and moustache grow until they meet. Shave the hair on your chin until the lower lip area.

* Keep it clean. Wash the face with warm water and use mild cleanser every morning and evening. Cleansing your beard regularly using an aloe vera based mild solution is helpful to keep off the dirt. Aloe vera softens the hair follicle and keeps it strong.

In case of itchy rash, use an anti-dandruff shampoo two to three times weekly to prevent infection or apply hydrocortisone cream.

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How to pair polki jewellery with different bridal looks

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New Delhi, Sep 22: Jewellery choices of the modern-day bride have evolved over the years. Polki or uncut diamonds are the most popular type of jewellery for the ‘pheras’ because of the antiquity and royalty it offers, say experts.

Rohan Sharma, Director of RK Jewellers-South Extension-2, and Shehzad Zaveri, Creative Director of Minawala, have listed tips that help in choosing the right polki jewellery for different bridal looks:

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* A small jewellery piece of polki is enough to complete your look. With the changing trends, even in a big fat wedding, brides skip wearing heavy jewellery and have shifted to wearing pastel or light colours on their D-day. Now, it is all about a bride opting for lighter ensembles where she’s free to dance, twirl and hang out with her friends. A polki choker with small earrings and mang tika can make you look equally gorgeous.

* The colour of your lehenga and your chosen bridal jewellery should be in sync with each other. Navratan polki necklace has multi-coloured stone work that go with pastel pink, white and golden trousseau. The bright coloured stones with polki designs are perfect to add colours with your subtle colour outfit.

* A heavy choker or long Raani haars in polki are the perfect styles for a traditional look. A polki necklace studded with south sea pearls, emeralds and rubies is a great choice to complement the lehenga. A bride can pair them with jhumkas, head cover mang tika and nath to complete the look.

* An uncut polki with pearl or kundan work necklace is the right mix for getting a regal look. If you want to steer away from the traditional look, opt for a detachable multi-layered polki necklace that can be worn on lehenga shades like pastel pink, green, gold and blue. You can create a balance by pairing it with over-sized studs or go all out with heavy chandbalis in polka and pearls.

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Facial hair transplants the new trend for 21st-century men

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Facial hair among men has recently gained popularity in mainstream fashion. With sports and entertainment celebrities sporting the beard, the facial fuzz has become the new swag quotient of the metrosexual man. While the plangent voice with a chiselled body and bushy beard had always been observed as signs of masculinity, social dominance, age and attractiveness, it’s only recently that the metrosexual man has re-discovered the charisma of the fuzz! This has led to the aspirational value of the beard, especially among those who are not sufficiently blessed with the generous crop of facial hair. Enter the new trend in male grooming – The facial hair transplant surgery. With a promise for a natural looking beard, an increasing number of men are turning to this to enhance or restore their facial hair.

Dr Vinod Sonawane,Hair Transplant Surgeon and Managing Director at Bloom Hair Transplant said What are the reasons behind men opting for the transplant: “Beard transplants are a boon to those who are suffering from age, hormone or stress-related issues, impacting their hair growth. In a society where we have the complex perspective of attractiveness towards men with a full beard, with both Indian (Ranveer Singh) and International stars (Nick Jonas), Sports celebrities (Virat Kohli and David Beckham) and Royals and politicians (Prince Harry and Narendra Modi) have kept high standards of masculine charisma. Decoding some of the reasons why facial hair transplant is popular and here to stay for the tall, dark handsome half of the population.”

· Rebuilding self-image after an accident or damage, for e.g. post burns, acne, scars in an accident etc.

· Genetic problems that run in families. If there is a history of some close family member having the condition, it is likely for other members to develop the condition of baldness in the beard area.

· Depression, anxiety, extreme stress and hormonal issues cause bald patches and that leads to hair loss or scanty growth, leading to beard transplant as a lucrative option

Beard hair transplant is a fast-catching trend in India -How the transplant is done:

Sonawane said, “Beard hair transplant, like the other transplants, is a meticulous surgical procedure handled only by professional surgeons. One needs to understand the need and the expectation of the patient and then do the grafting to create a natural looking pattern which fits face proportion, thus enhancing the personality.”

Dr said, “The beard transplant is done mostly by the Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE) technique, where a small group of hair is extracted one by one from a donor site. For the transplant, hair is typically taken from the side or back of the head where it grows finer and is less prone to balding. Transplanted facial hair falls out after roughly 2 weeks, but regrows around 3 months later and can then be treated as natural facial hair.”

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Best jewellery to wear this festive season

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New Delhi, Sep 4: From jadau jewellery to diamond ones, this festive season make sure you are flaunting the pieces that are in trend.

Varda Goenka, Founder and Creative Director of Varda Goenka – Fine Jewels by Diagold and Chitwn D Malhotra, lead designer and founder of Dillano Luxurious Jewels Pvt Ltd, list some trends in jewellery.

*Jadau jewellery: Jadau seems to be a new jewellery trend for this season, be it the wedding or the festival season. Rewind to the era of the Maharani with oversized jadau gold sets. Also, jadau chaandbalis and multilayer jadau jhumkas are a preferred choice for this festive season. This jewellery goes well with the traditional attire and adds more extravagance to the great occasion.

*Diamond jewellery: Diamonds can never go out of trend; they are back again but with a twist to embrace this festive season. Delicate diamond necklaces and earrings, diamond cuffs with rubies and other gemstone are perfect to add grace and elegance to your look. Diamond chokers are an appropriate option for those women who are looking for making a bold statement this year.

*Pearl jewellery: Pearls are universally flattering. They bring light to the face and look great with any outfit. Multi-string pearl necklace, pearl chokers and bracelets add a surreal charm to your festive outfit. Baroque pearls too are very much in trend this season for their uniqueness in hues and shapes.

*Diamond chokers: Layering with lots of simple thin choker is a great way to elevate with any outfit. Chokers studded with ethereal sea pearls, diamond, rubies, or emeralds are a great choice to complement any ensemble- be it contemporary, modern. A glitzy choker necklace drenched in diamond is an elegant way to play with this trend. They always highlight woman charm with simplicity.

*Uncut polki with pastel meenakari: Uncut polki with pastel meenakari are in huge trend this festive season. It gives a traditional and royal look to every modern woman. It gives right balance between trendy and traditional.

*Coloured gemstones: Jewellery encrusted with vibrant colours rule. Gemstones like rubies, emerald, sapphire along with topaz have ruled the fashion runways this festive occasion.

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