50 Indian Bridal Hairstyles That You Should Definitely Check Before You Decide Your Final Look

So your wedding bell is ringing, and you are indecisive as to which hairstyle to sport for the wedding! Well, let us help you out. When it comes to choosing hairdos for Indian wedding, loose curls, high bun, puffy crown, side braid, etc. matter the most. But if you need something special that can augment your look in an embellished outfit and heavy jewelry, you have to mix and match different ideas. Here are top 50 Indian bridal hairstyles that you should check out before deciding on one:

1. Twisted High Bun with Flowers:

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This is a traditional high bun made just by twisting all the hair together and securing it with bobby pins. Fresh bright flowers or a stunning piece of accessory is all that is required to make this look elegant.

2. Loose Waves with Long Bang and Puffy Side Sweep:

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Go simple with your hair, if you have chosen a heavily decorated lehenga for your big day. This side-parted loose wave hairstyle with slightly puffed-up side sweep and long relaxed bang will be the best for you.

3. Layered Waves with Volumized Top:

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Jazz up your bridal look by letting loose those layered wavy locks of yours. All you need to do is add volume to your crown and secure it at the back of your head with bobby pins.

4. Beautiful High Bun with Hair Wrap:

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Be it a gorgeous saree or a designer lehenga, this beautiful high bun wrapped by hair will complement any of the bridal outfits perfectly. It will also emphasize your strong facial features the best way.

5. Long Loose Curls with Puffy Brushed Back Top:

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Curl up your thick long locks intensely and let them rest on your shoulders. The front section of the hair should be brushed back, smoothened and finally secured at the back of the head.

6. Twisted and Braided Hair with Loose Waves:

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A bohemian look can also go well with traditional Indian bridal attire. All you need to do is to take two thin sections of hair from the front, twist them to some extent and then secure them together at the nape of the neck after braiding up.

7. Middle-Parted Luscious Curls with Little Puff:

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Here is another simple yet graceful hairstyle for beautiful Indian brides. Create a center part, volumize the crown slightly and let the soft, luscious curls embrace your face as well as shoulders.

8. Huge Low Chignon with Casual Messy Finish:

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A huge low chignon is ideal for that special day of your life. You can make it look even more glamorous by adding side sweeps, using accessories and giving it a casual messy finish.

9. Gorgeous French Twist with Bouffant:

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A French twist can always complement your wonderful bridal look. Also, add height to your crown by creating a bouffant.

10. Textured Side Curls with Wavy Side Bang:

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Curl up and texturize all your hair and gather it to any one side of your shoulder. A deep side part, a wavy side bang, and subtle makeup will be enough to add zing to your bridal look.

11. Long Textured Ponytail with Twisted and Pinned Hair:

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Here is a unique hairstyle that will enhance the natural beauty of an Indian bride to a great extent.  The long textured ponytail has created a base for this style while the twisted and pinned section of hair has beautified it significantly.

12. Huge Neat Updo with Twists and Turns:

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If you want to look ravishing in your royal wedding dress, this is the hairstyle that you need to opt. This huge updo is created by twisting and turning the hair. It is also given a neat and tidy finish.

13. Low Side Chignon with Messy Twisted Side Sweeps:

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This low side chignon is super stylish, ultra-feminine, and carelessly beautiful. It should rest at the nape of your neck just like a pretty flower. Make it look more charming by adding those twisted side sweeps.

14. Low Semi-Circular Bun with Puffy Crown:

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Create this semi-circular bun with a volumized crown and let it embrace the nape of your neck elegantly. It would be a great choice to wear with a backless lehenga or a low-cut designer blouse.

15. Layered Intense Curls Pinned at Back:

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Intense curls look extremely sexy with stunning Indian bridal dresses. So, curl up your locks and pinned them at the back for an organized look. Also, do not forget to add texture to keep the hair at its place.

16. Soft Layered Curls with Side-Swept Bang:

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When it comes to attractive Indian bridal hairstyles, nothing looks more appealing than soft curls on layered hair. Spice up this look by teasing the crown to some extent and adding a smooth side sweep.

17. Smooth Twisted Updo with Wavy Side Bang:

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Twist your hair up starting from the base of your neck and then fold as well as secure the end section loosely at the volumized crown area. The wide and wavy side bang will balance off the height perfectly.

18. Beautifully Textured Side Curls with Fringes:

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Curls and texture always take bridal hairstyles to a new level. If you are an Indian bride, these beautifully textured side curls and those brief side fringes will change your look completely.

19. Curly Side Hairdo with Twisted Side Sweep:

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This is a modified version of the previous hairstyle featuring textured side curls. Here, the curls are given a little messy finish and the fringes are replaced with a twisted side sweep.

20. Long Thick Four Strand Braid with Curly End:

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If you have super long and super thick hair, simply braid it up to complete your bridal look. However, the specialty of this beautiful braid is that it comprises four strands and a curly textured end. Accessorizing it will help you glam up even more.

21. Elegant Curly Updo with Puffy Top and Loose Strands:

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Here is another sophisticated hairstyle that would be a perfect match for your bridal saree or lehenga. Just pin up your curls and leave a few loose strands at the end. There should also be a gentle puff at the top of the head.

22. Side-Parted Waves with Twisted Front:

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If you are wondering how to look chic and sensational even in your traditional bridal outfit, here is the right choice of hairstyle for you. Just side part your waves, twist the front section up and secure it at one side with bobby pins.

23. Twisted and Textured Curly Updo:

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Curl your hair and add texture to it. Now, twist it at the back of the head by taking in thin sections and pin them up to create an eye-catching updo. Perfect for a bridal look!

24. Low Twisted Side Chignon with Rolled Up Waves:

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Well, this low side chignon is an upgraded version of the simple and typical one shown above. Roll up your wavy hair, texturize it and finally, turn it into a loose bun at the nape of the neck by twisting carefully. You are done!

25. Middle-Parted Waves with Outward Curly Ends:

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A grand bridal look needs a grand bridal hairstyle, and this is an ideal example of it. Middle part your waves and curl them in an outward direction. Also, let those delicate curls cascade your shoulders.

26. Pinned Back Hair with Puffy Textured Top and Curly Ends:

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Achieving this doll-like look on the most auspicious day of your life is rather easy. Volumize and texturize the top hair and pin it at the back. Then, curl up the ends of the loose hair for added glamour.

27. Low Rolled Up Bun with Volumized Crown:

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This classy hairdo goes excellent with the charm and elegance of Indian wedding. Roll up your hair and secure it at the nape of the neck right below the volumized crown. Also, add those textured side bangs to complete the looks.

28. Loose Side Braid with Bangs and Messy Finish:

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Ditch your neat regular braid and go for this loose yet messy one to look casually beautiful on the very special day of your life. Thick side bangs on both sides would beautify the side braid even more.

29. Simple Low Bun with Volumized and Textured Top:

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Redefine your natural beauty and add to the glamour of your bridal look by wearing this simple low bun. The puffy top and added texture are in perfect synchronization with the simplicity of the hairdo.

30. Loose Highlighted Curls with Puffy Crown:

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So, you have beautiful highlights on your smooth long waves. Great! You can simply tease your crown and add soft curls at the end of your hair for looking mesmerizing during your marriage.

31. Messy Low Bun with Twisted Top and Volumized Crown:

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Like many other Indian bridal hairstyles, this one also features a sexy low hairdo with additional volume. In addition, twist the front section and secure it at the side of the head separately.

32. Neat High Bun with Braided Wrap:

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This sophisticated wedding hairdo is much appreciated by Indian women. It combines a polished high bun and a neat braid wrapped around it. The best way to look differently beautiful on your big day!

33. Low and Twisted Pinned Bun with Messy Finish:

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Being easy to wear, easy to maintain and amazingly beautiful, pinned up hairdos are highly preferred by Indian brides. Here, the natural curls are twisted and pinned at the back of the head to create a low messy bun.

34. High Bouffant Bun with Divided Fringes:

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Traditional Indian brides look magnificent in bouffant buns. Check out this exclusive wedding hairdo in which a high bouffant bun is made to look drop-dead gorgeous with separated long front fringes.

35. Flowy Curls with Puff and Fringes:

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This exquisite hairstyle features moderate puff at the top and even more volume at the crown. Pin the hair at the back and let rest of the curls flow down your shoulders. If you have a wide forehead, those soft front fringes would put it out of sight.

36. Side Fishtail Braid with Puffy Top:

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If you want to try something different from traditional bridal hairstyles, this side fishtail braid is a good option for you. It looks lovely on thick and long Indian hair, especially when teamed with a puffy top.

37. Loose and Textured Side Braid with Volumized Top:

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Even though a side braid is quite common as an Indian bridal hairstyle, this one is specifically exclusive. You need to roll up your hair, add volume and texture and finally keep it loose while braiding it up. Neat and dazzling!

38. Messy and Textured High Updo with Curly Side Bang:

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This is a completely messy updo, which is enough to make you the brightest part of the celebration. Take hair in small sections, twist them up one by one and pin them at the back of the head. Curl up their ends and also, let a curly side bang hug your face.

39. Long Curly Low Pony with Textured and Volumized Top:

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Make a low ponytail with your long curly hair and add texture to it. At the same time, volumize the top by twisting and turning the hair and secure it with bobby pins. You are totally ready with your sleek and spectacular bridal hairstyle.

40. Messy Wavy Side Pony with Zigzag Part:

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If you have long hair, create a regular side ponytail by parting it in a zigzag manner. Then, add lots of waves to the free ends of the pony in order to give it a typical; Indian bridal look.

41. Curly Half Updo with Relaxed Fringes and Beachy Waves:

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Long hair is the specialty of most of the Indian brides, and this long hairstyle is a great choice to try on such attractive locks. Create a curly half updo, while maintaining relaxed front fringes and adding volume at the top. Turn the rest of your hair into beachy waves and let them rest on one of your shoulders.

42. Messy Voluminous Long Hair with Curls and Texture:

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At first, add lots of volume to your entire long hair by teasing the top as well as all other parts carefully. Now, apply good hair spray generously and add texture to it. Great for a simple yet sensational bridal look!

43. Smooth and Textured Curls with Undefined Part:

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Undefined part, textured hair cuddling the facial frame, and perfect curls make this hairstyle a fantastic choice for pretty Indian brides. It looks awesome with both saree and lehenga.

44. Twisted High Bun with Puffy Top and Middle-Parted Bangs:

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Let us show you how a regular twisted high bun can be made to appear strikingly different for a bridal outlook. Just create a puff at the crown and flaunt wavy bangs with a neat middle part.

45. Curly Half Updo with Textured Top and Twisted Side Braid:

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This is a super curly half updo that goes flawlessly right with Indian bridal attire. However, textured top and the highly twisted side braid without elastic band make it even more impressive.

46. Low Side Hairdo with Textured Waves:

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Create subtle waves in your hair and turn it into a low side bun with an almost flat structure. Using gleaming accessories would be a wise idea to make it just the right bridal hairstyle for Indian woman.

47. Twisted Bun Half Updo with Loose Curly Waves:

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If you have natural wavy hair, you can opt for this unique half updo on your day of wedding. Just create a twisted semi-high bun by taking hair from the front and top sections of your head and leave the rest of the locks loose.

48. Huge and Smooth Tucked In Bouffant Bun:

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Even though it is a bouffant bun, it has a basic difference from the typical one. In this hairstyle, the internal section of the bouffant is tucked in the hair, which gives this huge polished bun an exceptional look.

49. Fluffy Twisted Updo with Messy Front Fringes:

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This large twisted updo created at the top of the crown can complement all sorts of traditional Indian bridal outfits in the right manner. A twist is added to this look by maintaining long front fringes and giving them a messy finish.

50. Semi-High Bun Wrapped with Twisted Hair:

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Finally, here is another semi-high bun that is surrounded by two twisted sections of hair taken from the sides of the head. The concept is totally new, and you will simply love to wear it on your wedding day.

Have you found your ideal bridal hairstyle? Are you planning to flaunt any other Indian bridal hairstyle on your big day? Let us know by commenting below.

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  • Kavya

    Thank you for sharing such an interesting writeup. Loved two bridal hairstyles – pinned-up bun and side bun! Very classy and elegant. But I would love to try the last one – bohemian updo – for normal days as well. Wild and free spirited. Will definitely come back. Keep sharing such amazing stuff :)