If we are being honest, at this point, it is almost impossible to picture Bollywood without Deepika Padukone. From the moment we laid eyes on her in Om Shanti Om, we were swept off our feet. The wide smile, lustrous locks, dusky glow, and, well, her athletic genes were almost impossible to not fall for.
Over the years, she has delivered innumerable hits including Chennai Express, Bajiorao Mastani, Piku, Ram Leela, and our all-time favourite, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. She has given life to unforgettable characters—from the nerdy Naina Talwar to the formidable Veronica in Cocktail.
Apart from her impeccable career trajectory, she has floored us with her sense of style, whether it's the comfy airport look or the sultry red carpet appearance, she has always slayed. And her recent glazed brown hair colour has been quite the talk of the town, giving us a whole new reason to revisit the diva's iconic hairstyle throughout the years.
Chocolate Brown with Ash Balayage
We spotted Padukone in her newest hair colour on the latest season of Koffee with Karan. And this, we think, is unofficially the hair colour of 2023, for the Internet is going ga-ga over it. If you, too, have had this hair colour on your mind or are looking to cop it this Diwali, Cosmopolitan India has you covered. We asked an expert about the dos and don’ts of this hairstyle.
According to Tahnee Nagar, senior hairstylist at Looks Salon, this look could be an excellent pick for anyone who likes to make a bold statement and loves experimenting. While it can go well with most hairstyles, it's important to note that achieving the vibrant shade may require bleaching or other hair-lightening methods.
Classic bob with caramel hair colour
Here’s a throwback to the time when Padukone embodied the short-hair look with a caramel hair colour. This warm and rich shade complements her skin tone perfectly and Nagar believes this hair colour could be a great choice for individuals with medium to dark skin tones, making it a versatile pick for a wide range of people.
Dark Mocha Brown
If you want to channel your inner Naina Talwar energy, this look is for you. Even our expert says you can never go wrong with a dark mocha brown. This hair colour is an excellent pick for individuals with a warmer undertone. Additionally, if you are looking to add more volume to your hair, this choice is a winner.
Deepika Padukone turned quite a few heads at Louis Vuitton’s Winter Fall Collection showcase with her rich, sexy hair colour. Nagar believes that a deep colour is likely to stand out as it creates a mysterious edge.
Deepika Padukone's early career days evoke strong Rachel Green vibes, and we wholeheartedly endorse this look. With subtle hints of light brown, this hairstyle can be a secure and quiet choice for those venturing into hair colouring for the first time.
Raven Black layers
If you love a sleek and polished look, Nagar suggests raven black hair for you. Padukone looks like she has just stepped out of a classic Hollywood rom-com, and you can achieve this look, too, with simple layers, some gloss, and base make-up.