Wear Auspicious Colours This Navratri: Day1 2020
Just like last year, we're back again with 9 Special Editions, to celebrate Durga Puja 2020 and Navratri 2020 in a grand but trendy way. Every day until the 9th day of this holy festival, we will give your outfit ideas that sync up perfectly with the festival and make you look gorgeous. Take a […]

Just like last year, we're back again with 9 Special Editions, to celebrate Durga Puja 2020 and Navratri 2020 in a grand but trendy way. Every day until the 9th day of this holy festival, we will give your outfit ideas that sync up perfectly with the festival and make you look gorgeous. Take a look at all the outfits and stay tuned for more.

Gray color dresses for Navratri Day 1

Navaratri has started! Get ready for 9 days of joy, celebration, dandiya and garba raas. Marked by traditions, ethnic wear, dances and celebrations, the Navratri festival is a colorful celebration. The Navratri colors have an important meaning during the festival.

Each color signifies an important legend and deity. Gray is the color of Pratipada, the first day to mark the festive Navaratri. It represents Maha Kali or Bhairavi.

Religious significance aside, if you thought gray is some kind of boring shade for any festive season, you are completely wrong. Gray is a color that can be matched with any other shade in the palette and also brings a sense of grace that is well noticed. If you browse the collections of Sabyasachi Mukherjee, you will find an array of her fabulous designs in shades of gray with black velvet. Kajol's ramp at Lakme Fashion Week in Manish Malhotra's black and neon green became a huge hit this year, especially her long sleeve mesh blouse. This color is purely synonymous with sophistication and elegance. Well, that is enough to prove why so much gray is involved in the collections of these designers.

Gray is the color of Pratipada

While you can save your wardrobe playful colors for your Garba Raas in the evening, you can dress up in striking gray sarees and celebrate the first day of navratri. We bring you stunning collections of beautiful gray sarees to mark this auspicious start of this holiday.

Take a look at this pretty gray saree with silver trims and embroidery on the pallu. Wear yours with a black mesh blouse. Wear tasteful metallic or silver jewelry to complete the festive look.

pretty gray sari with silver trims

When it comes to mesh sarees, the color takes a back seat. This is because net sarees are always fancy and very fashionable. Well, we haven't limited our offerings, but provide you with a feast for your eyes. Pick one and look glamorous in one of these crisp gray sarees with black trims, silver patchwork, and Paisleys and Resham embroidery. Wear them with a gray sleeveless blouse with jewels to flaunt your toned arms or keep your sleeves long to maintain your modesty.And if you're planning on going out, put on stiletto heels or high heeled sandals to complete the look. glamorous look.

net sarees

net gray sarees with black trims

Everyone will admire you when you wear this gray mesh and viscose lehenga saree with stone, zari and resham embroidery.

lehenga saree with stone

This ash gray chiffon saree is perfect for newlyweds and even single girls. It will even be more gorgeous if you wear it in the Gujarati style. The brocade blouse is the highlight of this saree.

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gray chiffon saree

Let's look at some other saris for festivals such as Diwali, Navratri, Dusshera, etc.

party wear saree

shaded saree in pink and gray

gray saree adorn

gray sari

Apart from the fabulous collection of sarees, I now bring you the 5 best gray anarkali suits which in floor length are perfect for the first day of the auspicious colors Navratri. Take a look at our top 5 picks.

The first piece is a fabulous number which only reflects grace and elegance. This sleeveless gray anarkali on the ground comes with a contrasting white embroidery flanked by black and silver shiny borders. The yoke is in gray velvet accented by a thick belt full of elaborate embroidery in white thread. The hem of the anarkali is also flanked by matching embroidery with silver and black zari brocade. The mesh fabric of the jumpsuit is completed with mesh dupatta in the matching color with double zari border in black and white and without forgetting the latkans on the 4 edges.

You can wear this graceful anarkali with minimal jewelry except for a statement ring or huge jhumkas while keeping the neck bare.

gray anarkali suits

This gray chiffon and faux georgette anarkali salwar kameez is another great option to start the Navratri with momentum. Now get a hot but graceful and stylish look with this fabulous number. For those looking for a long sleeve anarkali in gray, this may be their ultimate choice. While the upper half of the bodice is accented with beautiful butta and jaal embroidery work, the brocade comes with a zari border in three colors. To make the dress more attractive, the butta work is flanked by stones and huge patterns on the shoulders dotted with more stones.

georgette anarkali salwar-kameez

Here is another great number to honor the occasion. This off white and gray zari work anarkali suit can add instant glamor to your personality. This designer-inspired fluid anarkali comes in two shades with heavily embroidered sleeves and yellow. The rich gota work adds elegance to this super flared suit. In addition, the brocade is also accented with matching embroidery to give some scoring points to the outfit.

With fully embroidered sleeves, you can cut bracelets; instead, you can opt for earrings to complete your look.

zar -work gray anarkali suit

If you are looking for designer inspired salwar kameez for day one of Navratri, then this fantastic gray and black anarkali costume may be your instant choice. This fabulous, embroidered-rich suit can turn heads for the unique design of yellow that looks like a jacket and not to mention the complementary black dupatta that is flanked by random patterns in white.

The pink brocade on the sleeves and dupatta and on the hem gives an edge to the outfit.

salwar kameez

I still couldn't figure out why the manufacturer named this wonderful anarkali Nargis Fakhri Gray Patch Border Work Anarkali Suit. Either way, this is the last but not the least beautiful number in our collection. This fabulous anarkali floor length is suitable for women of all ages. The heavily embroidered yellow comes with an ornate neckline in the form of a royal necklace.

The floral patterns in hot pink and purple on the yellow match a similar design on the sleeves. While the golden thread adorns the edge of the sleeves and the hem. This full length gray suit comes with a matching dupatta flanked by gold brocade.

beautiful anarkali

Let's look at some Bollywood celebrities spotted in gray ensembles.

Sridevi gray dress

Short gray dress

sabyasachi saree

Hope this article has been helpful! Stay tuned for similar articles!

Note: All products are subject to availability.

Jai Mata Di !!

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There once was a time when we had to devote a huge amount of effort to uncover the truth about our beauty surveillance. Now we’re in a golden age of transparency. You can google just about any ingredient or Yelp whatever service and a wealth of reviews are available at the ready. And with social media holding brands accountable, they’re listening to our pleas and have begun providing the information we need to make informed decisions about the products we purchase. But there’s still one place where that ease of knowledge hasn’t extended : the mobilier.

Even for those of us who have been getting our hair cut and colored for decades, there’s still so much confusion around tipping. Unlike some restos, where your receipt gives you a gentle nudge toward gratuity by listing the juste dollar amounts for a 15, 20, or 25 percent tip, the salon is much trickier, with no indication of who ( if anyone ) gets extra money and how much to give. Are you supposed to tip the owner ? And what if multiple assistants helped with your blowout or shampoo ? There’s also the venant of knowing where your money is going : There’s much more discussion around servers’ salaries than there is around our stylists’. All these factors make the equation that much more difficult.

to shed some light on what’s really going on at the salon, Glamour talked to stylists, assistants, and owners around the country to find out. From where your hard-earned cash goes to what ( and who ) you really should be tipping, read on for their unfiltered opinions and advice.

Salons run on a few business models—most commonly commission-based and booth rentals ( more on those later ). Commission, explains Siobhán Quinlan, a colorist at Art Autonomy Salon in NYC, means that employees are paid for the services performed, of which they only keep a portion, usually somewhere between 40 to 60 percent of the price. The remaining percentage goes to the salon for overhead costs like utilities, product used ( color, shampoo, conditioner, etc. ), and amenities for both staff and clients.

There once was a time when we had to devote a huge amount of effort to uncover the truth about our beauty surveillance. Now we’re in a golden age of transparency. You can google just about any ingredient or Yelp whatever service and a wealth of reviews are available at the ready. And with social media holding brands accountable, they’re listening to our pleas and have begun providing the information we need to make informed decisions about the products we purchase. But there’s still one place where that ease of knowledge hasn’t extended : the mobilier.

Nicole Krzyminski, a stylist at Fringe mobilier in Chicago, breaks it down : “Say you’re getting a beautiful new color—your balayage, conditioning, and toning takes about three hours and costs around $250, ” she says. “After accounting for the overhead fees and product costs, the stylist gets about $100 of that pretax. ”

In some cases, stylists can also make money by convincing clients to buy a product that was used on them during their service. However, this represents a minuscule amount of revenue says Shira Devash Espinoza, a freelance stylist based in New Jersey. “When sérieux in a mobilier, you’re constantly pushed and ‘rewarded’ to sell, but only earn maybe 10 percent of it if you’re lucky, ” she says.

So what happens to Krzyminski’s hypothetical $100 ? The majority of it, she says, goes toward licensing fees, personal supplies, and tools ( blow-dryers, flatirons, curling irons ), and continuing education classes. That means even on a jam-packed day, a stylist may only make enough take home pay to cover the essentials of food, shelter, and clothing.

Tips, on the other hand, help pay for the supplemental benefits that those not in the service industry take for granted. Says Stephanie Brown, a colorist at Manhattan’s Nunzio Saviano Salon, “It’s a physically demanding job, and most expositions are too small to provide health benefits or paid vacations and sick days. ”

Ladda Phommavong, a stylist at Third Space Salon in Austin, Texas, says that those gratuities are what helped her become the in-demand stylist she is today. “The tips I received from clients meant being able to take outside courses to hone my craft, ” she says. “If clients knew I was saving up to take the master colorist course and that their tipping was directly contributing to me becoming a better stylist for them, I think they would definitely want to be a part of that. ”

Many stylists choose to forgo the commission-based life and instead strike out on their own by renting booths in expositions. This basically means paying a weekly or monthly fee—our stylist sources said they generally pay around $120 a week or $880 a month, depending on where they are based—to reserve a semipermanent spot to see clients. In these cases, stylists keep 100 percent of their service fee as well as their tips. The downside ? “We pay for absolutely everything—refreshments, cups, capes, color bowls, foils, brushes, scissors, styling products, ” says Jennifer Riney of Brushed Salon in Oklahoma City. They are also on the hook for paying liability insurance and credit card fees.

Freelancers like Sarah Finn, who rents a peau at The Ritz Day Spa

Another option for freelancers is the coworking salon. Arturo Swayze, the founder and CEO of ManeSpace in NYC, is a pioneer of this relatively new setup. He provides short-term rentals for stylists who don’t need or want a regular stint in a mobilier. Stylists reserve a time slot, use an application to unlock the space, and see their clientele as needed. But even in this scenario, says Swayze, there is still uncertainty.

“Because the coworking model is so new, people really don’t know what proper tipping etiquettes are, ” he explains. “Tipping is still an important aspect for these hairstylists. They are independent, but essentially have all the expenses of a salon owner, but they’re not drawing income from other stylists. ”

“Each stylist is running their own small in a way, ” says Nicole Wilder of Paragon Salons in Cincinnati. “We have relied on tips as a part of our salaries for decades. We kind of signed up for that as part of it. But we work hard on our feet to make you feel beautiful. ”

Assistants are the unsung heroes of the mobilier industry—and some of the most neglected. They are involved in almost every aspect of your service. “Our duties as an assistant helping a stylist are to shampoo all clients for haircuts, apply toners, blow-dry, and mix color, ” says Ocean McDaeth, one of the assistants at Art Autonomy. “We’re also in charge of setting up the stylists for each service, keeping their stations as well as the mobilier clean, doing laundry, and greeting clients and making sure they are comfortable throughout [their visit]. ”

Since assistants don’t perform technical services, they’re usually paid a day rate by the salon owner. Many times the stylists they assist will also tip them out with a small percentage of the day’s take. “Being a hairdresser has a huge financial obligation. I think it’s fair to say we as assistants really do rely on our tips. Without them I have no idea how I’d survive in NYC, ” McDaeth admits.

It’s important to note that assistants aren’t the norm in smaller expositions and outside of big cities. High-end expositions with a grande clientele tend to hire assistants as a way to let a stylist book more appointments. If the assistant is washing your hair, this allows the stylist to have another client in their chair. When done well, you might not even notice your stylist or colorist is working with one or two other people in addition to you. This maximizes the stylists’ time and earning power, making assistants integral to a prestige salon’s operation.

While having assistants is a lifesaver for hairdressers, it can be a nightmare for clients if you’re trying to figure out who to tip. In grande salons, you can have up to 10 different people touching your hair, notes Jon Reyman, a master stylist and co-owner of Spoke

Of course, there’s no way to know if that is your salon’s economic ecology, so in general, think about what the assistant has done for you. If they are shampooing, applying gloss, and/or doing your postcut blowout, it’s a good idea to throw something their way. ( See our cheat sheet, below, for more on what exactly to give. )

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