Diwali symbolizes the victory of good over the evil and light of the darkness. The festival, which falls on October 19 this year, is celebrated across the country. The celebration starts with Dhanteras, which is on October 17. For Diwali, people decorate their homes with oil lamps and rangoli, worship goddess Lakshmi, prepare sweets and meet friends and family members. It is the time of the year when you buy new cloths and put your best foot forward.  Most of you must have already decided what to wear and what makeup would go with the outfit but what about the hairstyle? Do you often find it difficult to style your hair for special occasions? We bring you three simple hairstyles by Adhuna Akhtar that will help you look prim and proper for any occasion. Also Read - Ek Chutki Sindoor? YouTube Channel Slammed For Adding 'Sindoor' to Anushka Sharma's Diwali Pictures, Twitter Asks Why

1. The pulled back up-do

Before you start styling your hair make sure you have washed and dried it. Let your hair stay in their natural shape for the hairstyle. You do not have to comb your hair but untangle it with your fingers. Now, make a deep middle partition. Use your fingers and take two sections of hair from either side of your head. DO not pull it tight. Let the section of the hair hang loose. Secure the sections of hair at the back using two tic-toc pins. Also Read - New Zealand Cops Dance to ‘Kala Chashma’ & 'Kar Gayi Chull' on Diwali, Set Twitter on Fire | Watch

2. The up-top braid

Use a dry shampoo spray to absorb the oil and give it a bounce. Now, take a small portion of hair from the center and braid it a couple of times. While you braid, bring in a section of hair from either side till you reach the hair at your temples. Your braids should be loose but tighten it near the temple using a hair pin. Also Read - No Firecrackers, No Sweets: Villagers of Gumatapura Celebrate Diwali In Unique Way

3. The twisted bun

This is probably the most apt for your Diwali look. Make a shallow side partition and take a large section of your hair from one of the sides. Twist the section of hair away from your face and secure it using a U pin.  Make sure your hair is loose at the base to give it a nice texture. Take a large section from the other side, twist it and secure it with a pin. Do it with the remaining hair. Once done your hair will have a festive-messy bun look.Here’s the video of the hairstyles.

Do try these easy hairstyles for short to medium length hair by Adhuna Akhtar. Happy Diwali!