Styling the Gully Boy
The BBLUNT Shoot Crew team have made a noteworthy contribution to the Gully Boy, a Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt starrer and one of the most talked about films of 2019. The team styled Siddhant Chaturvedi who plays the character of Sher, a rapper, and Kalki Koechlin who plays Sky in the movie. Gully Boy is produced by Excel Entertainment and directed by Zoya Akhtar. We get the stylists to decode the looks for you.
Sher’s (Siddhant Chaturvedi) look
Look brief: A budding rapper whose style is very street; inspired by Western rappers.
Inspiration: Young upcoming rappers of India who come from small backgrounds but have made a big impact on the Indian music scene.
Decode: The haircut is a very modern fade on the sides, retaining the actor’s natural curly texture on top.
Apply BBLUNT Gel Oh! to slightly damp hair. Application of this lightweight strong hold gel on wet hair helps enhance the natural curly texture. If you prefer more defined curls, you’re best off using the HD curl leave in cream that not only fights frizz but shapes and defines your curls even more. Then diffuse dry the hair 100%. Finish with Spotlight hair polish to add sheen to the look. For a slightly more matte finish, you could apply It Matters Zero Shine Moulding Clay whilst diffusing your hair.
Sky’s (Kalki Koechlin) look
Look brief: The look is very urban chic; that of a young musician from a wealthy family. She is a very modern girl who has studied abroad and as such is influenced by Western culture and style.
Inspiration: Her look was inspired by various upcoming young Indie musicians that you would come across at music festivals or live acts.
Decode: The haircut she sports is a Modern Shag with a shattered/choppy fringe.
Prep towel-dried hair with a dollop of Repair Remedy leave in cream which not only tackles frizzy fly aways but combats any possible damage caused by heat styling tools. Layer it with a little lightweight Gel OH starting from the ends and working your way upwards so that the roots don’t get too sticky.
Section the hair into 4-5 large sections. Twist each section tight and move the hairdryer from root to end of every section. Then twist them up into messy knots and pin. Using a diffuser dry the hair 100%. Now open up the hair and throwing your head upside down, shake it up to lend movement and give it a messy appearance. Finish with hairspray for hold or scrunch with some Intense Moisture Serum for shine.
For hair, more texture and natural progression is the theme for 2019. Each of the looks has been created in keeping with the direction that hair texture is moving – free and unstructured. The cutting is very free style, using the scissor to create a ‘character’ to the hair, and the finish is almost made to look like you are ‘coming in from, not going out to a party’.