Nailing your bridal hairstyle on your big day means doing justice to the wedding ensemble you’ve spent a major chunk of your life savings on! Sure, you want something that looks gorgeous but let’s not forget that you also need a wedding hairstyle that can withstand all the laughter, dancing and exhaustive customs that come along with the big fat Indian wedding.
We’ve rounded up the best Indian bridal hairstyles along with the techniques to make you look like a goddess on your wedding. P.S. Good luck handling all the attention, though.
Indian Wedding Hairstyles
1. Floral Bridal Plait
Step 1: Divide your hair horizontally into two sections with the Filone Tail Comb.
Step 2: Create a braided bun with the upper half of your hair and secure it with a hair tie.
Step 3: Next up, braid the lower half of your hair and secure it with an elastic tie.
Step 4: For embellishments, wrap a Gajra around the braided bun and pin the traditional metal-plated accessory on top of the lower braid.
Step 5: Tuck in a floral accessory at the center of the bun and finish off with the Giovanni Organic LA Hold Hair Spray/Spritz. You are now set to walk down the aisle!
2. Side Twist Ringlet Bun
Step 1: Give your naturally loose curls a little boost by scrunching them with the Wella Professionals EIMI Boost Bounce Curl Enhancing Mousse.
Step 2: Holding a section of hair from above your left ear, lightly knot the sections at the back like shoelaces to form a twist. Secured it at the ends with a hair tie.
Step 3: Using the rest of the hair, create a low, side bun and secure it with bobby pins.
Step 4: Roll the twisty around the bun and pin the ends into it. Pancake outer sections of the bun for a fuller and effortless look.
Step 5: To add some shimmery drama, use the PRITA Gold-Plated Stone-Studded Hairband. Follow it up with a generous spray of your trusted hair spray to hold the style in place.
3. French Chignon
Step 1: Firstly, prep your hair with the Marrakesh Bounce Volumizing Spray and then backcomb the crown area for a voluminous look.
Step 2: Now, gather hair from your crown portion and start creating a French braid. When you reach midway, stop braiding and secure it with an elastic tie.
Step 3: Using the rest of your hair, wrap it around the braid and secure with bobby pins.
Step 4: For a downright elegant look, add the Priyaasi Matte Finish Stones Studded Floral And Leaf at the side of your updo.
Step 5: Don’t shy away from tugging at loose strands to allow a few ends of your hair to escape the updo.
4. Pearl Accentuated Braided Bun
Step 1: Lifting a two-inch section of hair above the left ear, start creating a French braid. Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie.
Step 2: Next up, create a low braided bun and secure it with TS Hairpin Waved Bob Pins.
Step 3: Roll the French braid around the bun and push the ends into it. Secure it with a bobby pin.
Step 4: Now, along the French braid, tuck in pearl accessories for that touch of glitz to your bridal hair look. Using a bobby pin, snuggle a natural white flower in the bun.
Step 5: Tug at the sections of your braid for a fuller look. Finish off with a few spritzes of Tresemme Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Extend Hold Level 4 Hair Spray to ensure your hairdo can brave the winds.
5. Half Up Half Down
Step 1: Add some extra volume by backcombing the crown section using the Bronson Professional Back Combing Teasing Brush.
Step 2: Lifting a two-inch section of hair from both sides above ears, twist the length and secure with a pin at the center of the back of your head.
Step 3: Repeat the previous step again a little below to create a second twisty. Conceal the hair ties with the Joker & Witch Miya Bow Barrette hair pin.
Step 4: If you are not happy with the way your hair falls, lightly tong the lower half part of hair with the Vega Ease Curl VHCH-01 Hair Curler to create bouncy waves.
6. Golden Age Waves
Step 1: Start off by creating a bold partition at the center with a tail comb.
Step 2: Tease the crown portion of your hair using a backcomb and then apply a few spritzes of the BBLUNT Blown Away, Volumizing Leave-In Spray to add more faux volume to the crown.
Step 3: Swoop all your hair over your shoulder on one side. Then style your hair with the Philips Hair Curler to create bouncy curls.
Step 4: To add character to your curls, run copious amounts of Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer through the length of your hair.
7. Classic Chignon
Step 1: Start off by prepping your hair with the Streax Hair Serum With Walnut Oil. Then using a tail comb, create a middle partition.
Step 2: Next, begin twisting your hair from the nape of your neck until you reach the end.
Step 3: Then, lift this twisty and coil it in a counter-clockwise direction to form a rolled up hairdo and gently secure it with bobby pins.
Step 4: Tuck in a fresh rose, such that it rests on the top of the bun and secure it with a bobby pin.
Step 5: To hold strays in place, gently spray the Batiste Stylist Smooth It Frizz Tamer.
8. Side Swept Curls
Step 1: Backcomb through the tresses on your crown and gently lift to create a small puff. Fix the puff in place with a hair pin.
Step 2: Next, tame the frizz with the Argan Deluxe Oil Curl Defining Cream for defined curls.
Step 3: Swoop your hair to one side, roll it and pin it to the side behind your ear with a hair pin.
Step 4: Secure the style with an army of bobby pins. However, the key to nailing this look is letting most of your curls go wild and free.
Step 5: This is the critical bit. Seal the deal with the Kevin.Murphy Session.Spray Strong Hold Styling Hair Spray and strut out the door.
9. Low Bridal Bun With Puff
Step 1: Backcomb the crown portion of your hair add to add some faux volume.
Step 2: Divide your hair horizontally into two sections; an upper ponytail and lower ponytail.
Step 3: Slip the Bronson Professional Hair Fashion Donut through the lower ponytail and create a low, basic donut bun.
Step 4: Now, taking small sections from the upper ponytail, roll them into ringlets and pin them on top of the lower bun.
Step 5: Wrap The Magic Wand Festive Floral Hair Accessory over the bun. Also, don’t shy away from setting free a few hair fringes loose on one side for a more effortless vibe.
10. Ponytail With Textured Braid
Step 1: Gather all your hair at the back of your head and create a high ponytail. Secure it with an elastic tie.
Step 2: Using the Vega Smooth Curl VHCH-03 Hair Curler create curls along the length of your ponytail.
Step 3: Next, swoop your ponytail to one side over the shoulder and create a classic loose braid.
Step 4: This is the critical bit. Pancake the braid by gently tugging at its outer sections to give an effortless and fuller look.
Step 5: Let the loose tendrils be. Gently pull out wisps of hair to fall naturally on the side. Finish off by gracing with the Zaveri Pearls Gold Tone Kundan & Red Beads Traditional Bridal Maang Tikka at the crown of your head.
FAQs On Wedding Hairstyles For Bride
1. How to choose your wedding hairstyle?
Here are a few tips to consider before you choose to go ahead with marriage hairstyle:
- Research on the hairstyle and try exploring its variations to ensure you pick the one that aligns with your comfort. You can browse through wedding hairstyles for women in magazines and on social media pages.
- Indian bridal hairstyles usually demand a lot of floral accessories so ensure these bridal hair adornments are easily available and suit your look.
- Opt for a simple wedding hairstyle if you’ve selected a heavily-detailed wedding dress. Similarly, if you’ve chosen a simple dress, don’t be afraid to get dramatic with your hairstyle.
- Don’t forget the weather. If you are planning an outdoor summer wedding, you might want to stick to a simple bridal bun. If it’s an indoor, air-conditioned wedding, feel free to scout the latest bridal hairstyles because the world is your oyster.
2. Recommend accessories for Indian wedding hairstyles.
Here are a few accessories that complement Indian bridal hairstyles: