Photo Blog: The Queen Of The Bob, Adhuna Akhtar Transforms MissMalini!

Marv D'Souza , 17 Dec 2014
MissMalini's new bob cut by BBlunt's Adhuna Akhtar.
MissMalini’s new bob cut by BBlunt’s Adhuna Akhtar.

Here’s an exciting moment for MissMalini and me; the queen of the bob and hair magician, Adhuna Akhtar of BBlunt transformed Malini with a new fab makeover. Yup, MissMalini will now be sporting a beautifully stark graduated bob and sharp magenta red coloured bits in her hair!

So why am I getting so excited for Malini’s haircut? Because as a stylist, I have learnt that a fab wardrobe is only half the battle won. You could have the best outfit, but if your hair is boring, the whole look falls flat on its face (literally!) And honey, that’s the kinda sh*t we can’t handle. So #HellYeah to Adhuna for making magic happen and answering Malini’s #NeedToDoSomethingToMyHair call! Here’s how it all went down.

The appointment and consultation.

Adhuna called Malini in for the session and chatted with her to figure out if our girl was truly ready to take the leap. While discussing routines and details, Malini hinted that a colour job won’t be a bad thing at all. In fact, it would be a welcome enhancement. Adhuna jumped at the opportunity and brought out the colour chart! They quickly froze on a highlight that wouldn’t require stripping Malini’s hair of it’s original tone, but would still be a funky sexy magenta red. Oh hello Nowshad!)

MissMalini and Adhuna Akhtar
MissMalini and Adhuna Akhtar

Psst, Mr. CEO got a brand new do too!

Nowshad at BBlunt
Nowshad at BBlunt

Now back to the consultation…

Malini browses the colour chart as Adhuna takes her through her vision.
Malini browses the colour chart as Adhuna takes her through her vision.
The colour chart
The colour chart

The haircut begins…

With no time to waste, Malini quickly stepped on to the wizard’s cutting chair and the transformation began. After the sections were clipped and we were all a 100% sure to take the leap, Adhuna snipped the 1st chunk of hair and went for it saying, “ok, we’re doing this!” (Remember if your hair is thick and long enough (like Gigi’s was) you can donate it to a charity for cancer patients called Hair Aid!)

The sessions are marked and the haircut's about to start
The sessions are marked and the haircut’s about to start
Snip Snip
Snip Snip
And bam! There's no going back!
And bam! There’s no going back!
We're picking up speed
We’re picking up speed
A quick blowdry to check for kinks and lines.
A check for structure kinks.
A blow-dry to smoothen the lines.
A blow-dry to smoothen the lines.
And voila! Time for colour.
And voila! Time for colour.

Colour-ME-Pretty time!

Post the cut, comes the colour. Adhuna mixed a yummy looking mix of magenta red that looked like icing! (Yup, I was hungry by then, we all were!) A quick colour application and Malini looked like a futuristic character with foil in her hair. Now to wait for the colour to cook; a 30 minute wait and we were eager to see the results.

Squeeze in the colour

Squeeze in the colour

Mix it!
Mix it!
Apply it with love!
Apply it with love!
And that's how it's done
And that’s how it’s done
Waiting time
Waiting time
Still waiting but almost done!
Still waiting but almost done!

While we waited for the colour to process, we discussed two desi films that were set around characters that were hairstylists. Can you guess them? Well, here they are!

Everybody Says I'm Fine
Everybody Says I’m Fine
Snip!
Snip!

The Final Stage.

After 30 minutes of waiting, Adhuna washed Malini’s hair and blow dried it into form. And there it was! The sharp tinge of red peeping through a graphic bob.

Hair wash time!
Hair wash time!
There it is! The colour...
There it is! The colour…
More colour...
More colour…
Colour, colour everywhere!
Colour, colour everywhere!
Adhuna adds her finishing touches.
Adhuna adds her finishing touches.
And we're ready!
And we’re ready!

From a look that MissMalini has worn for a while, to something drastically new! Behold the new MissMalini with a graphic graduated bob; all crafted by the fabulous and funny, Adhuna Akhtar!

MissMalini and Adhuna Akhtar
MissMalini and Adhuna Akhtar
Before and after the transformation.
Before and after the transformation.

Now it’s time for me to go get some fun head scarves, bands and outfits to match that gorgeous head of hair! Thanks Adhuna and BBlunt. Though I didn’t get a hair cut, I had fun doing this blog post! I gotta go and fetch some cool looks to match your masterpiece now.

What did you think of MissMalini’s new do? And what’s your #NeedToDoSomethingToMyHair hair wish for the New Year? Tell us in the comments below. Maybe Fairy Mama is listening! ;)

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