Akshata Honawar , an integral part of L’Oreal’s Creative Hairdressers Team and Creative Director of Runah Salon, deconstructs the rock ‘n’ roll look.


How can one get the perfect rock ‘n’ roll look?

It’s about getting the right hair texture. Unwashed hair with dry shampoo—it’s the best solution to oily roots and flat hair—or krimped hair

What are the essential products one needs to achieve the look?

For starters, a mousse like Kérastase Mousse Bouffant can be applied to damp hair to create texture and to enhance it you can use Super Dust and Texture Dust by L’Oréal Professionnel.


Which celebrities rock the look?

Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, Anushka Sharma, Kangana Ranaut and Arjun Rampal.


What kind of make-up suits the look best?

Black smoky eyes—a mix of grey and black shadow is better than one colour—and red lips, Lady Danger by MAC Cosmetics is a perfect red for this look. Less pink and more browns for the blush.


If I don’t want to go with smoky eyes, what are the alternatives?

You can keep the eyes fairly nude with some brown contouring. But the eyebrows can be strong.


Which products help the look last longer?

A cream shadow and liner work better as the black powder of the shadow can start to spread later. Also a matte finish lip colour will last longer.

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