Taking inspiration from the latest make-up trend, hair contouring is a technique that's taken the world by storm. Traditional contouring involves using make-up and some amount of skill, to give your face a little added definition.
Hair contouring does the same by strategically placing colours around the facial area and using shadow and lighting technique to bring out the best of your features and skin tone. You can customise this style by selecting colours that go the best with your skin tone and position the colouring around your hair to best highlight your facial features.
A mocha colour, which is the best option for an Indian skin tone, also works well with this style of contouring. A rich colour that brings out the warmth in your skin and highlights the best of your facial structure is exactly what you need!
How to achieve this style
Like Miranda Kerr who has a round face, contouring can help add some depth and dimension to your hair.
If you have an oval face, like Anne Hathaway, you can style your hair and colour to soften your edges and give your hair some texture.
Emma Watson has used contouring to give her long face a shorter and more defined shape.
Using a variation of freehand balayage, have your stylist study styles that complement the shape of your face and offset any stark edges. Use lighter shades for highlighting and darker ones to create a shadow effect.
The key to this style is in maintenance. If done right, it becomes quite low maintenance because regrowth of your hair just means a soft spreading of the colour. Use products that will help maintain the colour and lustre of your locks and try not to use heating tools on it too often.