Bridal Hairstyles

40 Indian Bridal Hairstyles Perfect For Your Wedding

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40 Indian Bridal Hairstyles Perfect For Your Wedding September 19, 2017

Magic. That’s the only word that comes to mind when I behold a stunning Indian dulhan (bride). Decked in a lehenga and ghoongat, and her hands and feet adorned with intricate mehendi (henna), there is no denying that the traditional Indian dulhan is the most beautiful bride in the world.

Two things that every bride-to-be frets over are hair and makeup. When it comes to wedding day hair, there is such a wide variety of options that one tends to get overwhelmed. Should I leave my hair open? Or should I go for an elegant updo? Will my hair get messed up if I leave it loose? How will it look in the photographs? These are a few of the many questions that brides worry about when they are deciding on their wedding look. Well, I’m here to relieve some of that tension! I have compiled our top 40 picks of Indian bridal hairstyles that you can peruse at your pleasure before making your decision. So let’s get right into it!

40 Best Indian Bridal Hairstyles

1. Criss Cross Flower Accented Bun

When it comes to a traditional Indian wedding, you can never go wrong with a simple and sleek bun. This elegant donut bun style is perfect to be worn under a ghungat because it will keep your hair neatly in place. The simple individual flowers add a touch of prettiness to the look.

What You Need
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Smoothening serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair donut (big)
  • U pins
  • Small flowers
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Remove all the knots and tangles from your hair with the help of a wide-toothed comb.
  2. Apply some smoothening serum to get rid of any frizz.
  3. Partition off two 2 inch sections of hair from near your left and right temples.
  4. Comb back the rest of your hair with a fine-toothed comb and tie it into a ponytail a couple of inches above the nape of your neck.
  5. Insert the very end of your ponytail into the hair donut.
  6. Start rolling the hair donut up the length of your ponytail while wrapping your hair around it.
  7. Make sure you keep spreading the hair from your ponytail evenly around the donut, so that by the time it reaches the base of your ponytail, it is completely hidden from view.
  8. When your donut has reached the very top of your ponytail, secure it to your head with the help of U pins.
  9. Now, take the left section of hair that you had left out earlier, cross it over the top of the bun, and pin it under your bun on the right.
  10. Repeat the previous step with the right section of hair.
  11. Insert 4-5 flowers on one side of your bun with the help of bobby pins.
  12. Finish off with a few spritzes of strong hold hairspray to set the style in place.

2. Side Parted Ringlet Bun

Come wedding season, and every inch of it – from the decor to the bride’s dress – is covered in floral motifs. It’s a pity that leaf-themed designs are so underrated. This elegant ringlet bun has been accessorized with a gold comb in a beautiful leaf design to create a look inspired by nature.

What You Need
  • Hairbrush
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • 3/4th inch curling iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Fancy hair comb
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Brush out all the knots and tangles from your washed and dried hair.
  2. Prep your hair with some heat protectant.
  3. Straighten the front section of your hair and section it off.
  4. Tie all the hair at the back into a mid-level ponytail.
  5. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all the hair in your ponytail.
  6. Spritz on some texturizing spray all over your curls.
  7. Pick one curl from your ponytail, roll it into a ringlet, and pin it to your head, near the base of your ponytail.
  8. Keep repeating the previous step until all the hair in your ponytail has been rolled and pinned up.
  9. Part the front section of hair (that you had left out earlier) on one side.
  10. Pick up the hair from one side of your parting, swoop it back, and pin it right above the bun.
  11. Repeat the previous step with the hair on the other side of the parting.
  12. Insert your fancy hair comb into one side of your bun.
  13. Spritz on lots of hairspray to set the ringlet bun in place.

3. Bumped Up Curls

It’s amazing how a simple bumpit can transform the most basic of hairstyles into something incredible. This gorgeous curly hairstyle has been elevated to the next level (figuratively and literally) with the help of a bumpit inserted at the crown of her head.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Bumpit
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed and dried hair.
  2. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Insert a bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head.
  4. Leaving out your bangs, smooth over the hair at the top and sides of your head over the bumpit and pin them in the center at the back of your head.
  5. Spritz on some light hold hairspray to finish off the look.

4. Elegant Twisted Side Bun

Not everyone wants to go for the traditional red lehenga for their wedding. If you would like to go for some classy neutral tones, here’s an updo that will go wonderfully with it. This elegant twisted updo keeps things simple and chic and directs all the attention to your designer dress.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair.
  3. Leaving out the front sections of your hair, tie all the hair at the back into a low side ponytail.
  4. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from your ponytail, roll it loosely into a bun, and pin it to your head.
  5. Pick another 2 inch section of hair, loosely roll and wrap it around the first section, and pin it in place.
  6. Keep repeating the previous step until all the hair in your ponytail has been rolled into a low side bun.
  7. Part the sectioned off hair in the front on one side.
  8. From the side of the parting with more hair, pick up a 2 inch section from right next to the parting.
  9. Split this section into 2 parts and start French twisting them by adding more hair to it with each subsequent twist.
  10. Once you run out of hair to add to your French twist, simply twist it a couple of times, place it across the top of your bun, and pin it on the other side.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 on the other side.
  12. Spritz on some strong hold hairspray to set the do in place and finish off the look.

5. Curly Tendrils Updo

So you want to go full dramatic on your wedding day, huh? Well, then there is no hairstyle that will suit you better than this beautiful updo. This stunning hairstyle makes your curls flow down in beautiful tendrils down your neck and accentuates your earrings.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Hair donut
  • U pins
  • Bobby pins
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Start off by applying some heat protectant to your hair.
  2. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Tie your hair into a high ponytail.
  4. Insert your hair donut at the base of your ponytail.
  5. Carefully roll, place, and pin sections of your ponytail onto the hair donut to hide it from view.
  6. Make sure the ends of your curls hang loose to create the tendril effect.
  7. Pull out some strands of hair from the front to frame your face.
  8. Spritz on some hairspray all over your updo to finish off the look.

6. Dramatic Center Parted Bun

Every bride wants to look like a princess on her wedding day. Her dress, hair, and makeup are styled to make that dream come true. This opulent donut bun adds a graceful twist to the basic donut bun.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair donut (big)
  • U pins
  • Bobby pins
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Smoothening serum
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair with some texturizing spray to give it some hold.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. Tie your hair into a super high ponytail.
  4. Insert your hair donut onto the base of your ponytail.
  5. Leaving out a section of hair from your ponytail in the middle, start rolling the hair donut up the length of your ponytail while simultaneously wrapping your hair around it.
  6. Once your hair donut has reached the base of your ponytail, pin it in place with the help of U pins.
  7. Now, divide the left out section of hair into thinner sections.
  8. Pick up individual sections of hair, roll them in ringlets, and pin them onto the bun.
  9. Insert the tail of your fine-toothed comb under the center parted hair at the front and pull it up to create some volume.
  10. Spread smoothening serum all over your comb and run it through the hair at the front to get rid off any frizz.
  11. Finish off with some spritzes of hairspray to set the updo in place.

7. Loose Romantic Braid

Girl, if the thought of curling irons and hairsprays makes you want to run away, I’ve got your back. Not only is this simple twisted braid style oh-so-beautiful, but it also pairs gorgeously with heavy silk sarees to create the perfect South Indian bride.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastic
  • Maang teeka
How To Style
  1. Spritz on some texturizing spray all over your hair.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. Flip all your hair onto one side, over your shoulder.
  4. From the side of your parting with more hair, pick up a big chunk of hair from near the top and split into two sections.
  5. French twist these sections by intertwining them with each other and adding more hair from the side of the forehead into the twisted braid.
  6. Once your French twist reaches the nape of your neck, just split all your hair into 3 sections and braid it right till the end.
  7. Secure the end with a hair elastic.
  8. Loosen your braid to make it look softer and more romantic.
  9. Put on your maang teeka to finish off the look.

8. Bouquet Bun

Gajra (jasmine hair garland) is an intrinsic part of all Indian weddings. Nobody’s outfit at a wedding is complete without a string of jasmine adorning the hair. This bouquet bun is a modern take on the traditional gajra and uses the flowers in the form of a small bouquet to accessorize the simple low bun.

What You Need
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Smoothening serum
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Juda net
  • Fresh flowers
How To Style
  1. Brush out all the knots and tangles from your hair.
  2. Apply some smoothening serum all over your hair to sleek it down and remove any frizz.
  3. Use a fine-toothed comb to backcomb all your hair.
  4. Tie your hair in a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
  5. Twist and roll your ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head with the help of bobby pins.
  6. Put the juda net around the bun.
  7. Arrange your fresh flowers into a small bouquet and pin it on top of your bun.
  8. You can add more accessories if you like.
  9. Spritz on some hairspray all over your bun to finish off the look.

9. Intricate Floral Updo

If you are allergic to flowers – or simply don’t like them – here’s an alternative that you can try out. This intricate high updo has been adorned with artificial flowers to add a celebratory feel to the whole look. The plus point of using faux flowers is that you can get them in colors that match your outfit exactly.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastic
  • Bumpit (small)
  • Hair donut
  • Bobby pins
  • U pins
  • Artificial flowers
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some texturizing spray.
  2. Section off the front section of your hair.
  3. Insert a bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head.
  4. Tie a mid-level ponytail with all the hair at the back.
  5.  Insert a hair donut at the base of your ponytail.
  6. Pick up big chunks of hair from your ponytail and loosely roll and pin them onto your hair donut to hide it from view.
  7. Part the front section of hair on one side.
  8. Take all the hair from the side of the parting with more hair, twist it right till the end, and pin it back near your bun with a couple of bobby pins criss-crossed over each other.
  9. Repeat the previous step on the other side.
  10. Add some artificial flowers to your updo with the help of some U pins.
  11. Finish off with a few spritzes of hairspray to secure the do in place.

10. Dutch Braids Bun

Dutch braids have that quality of making any simple hairdo look super intricate and pretty. This stunning updo starts off with double Dutch braids in the front and ends with a fake juda in the back. A fake juda is the perfect way to get a full-bodied bun in case your hair lacks volume.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bumpit (medium)
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Fake juda
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with texturizing spray.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. Back comb your hair, starting from the crown of your head.
  4. Insert your bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head.
  5. Section off the hair at the back (starting from right where your ears are) and tie it into a low ponytail.
  6. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from right next to the right side of your parting.
  7. Split this section into 3 strands.
  8. Start Dutch braiding by flipping the side strands under the middle strand (instead of over) and adding more hair into the braid with each subsequent stitch.
  9. Once your Dutch braid has reached the nape of your neck, incorporate and tie it into a low ponytail at the back.
  10. Repeat steps 6 to 9 on the other side.
  11.  Tie your ponytail into a low bun and attach the fake juda over it with the help of bobby pins.
  12.  Finish off with some hairspray to set the updo in place.

11. Fancy Clip Curly Bun

All you short haired girls out there, listen up! If you are looking for the best Indian wedding hairstyles for short hair, then here it is. You didn’t think we forgot about you, now, did you? Don’t think of styling your short hair for your wedding as a challenge. Just curling them and pinning them up with a jewel encrusted clip can give you a truly elegant hairdo.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Bumpit (medium)
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Fancy hair clip
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant to your hair.
  2. Straighten your hair.
  3. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  4. Part your hair on one side.
  5. Insert a bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head and smoothen the hair down with a fine-toothed comb.
  6. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from the front on your left side, twist it a couple of times, and pin it at the back of your head.
  7. Repeat the previous step on the other side.
  8.  Clip half your hair with a fancy hair clip in the center, at the back of your head.
  9. Pull out some curls in the front to frame your face and finish off the look.

12. Ponytail With A Veil

Not gonna lie, I did a double take when I saw this bridal look. This. Style. Is. So. Badass. Not only has this uber cool bride gone for an all black ensemble, she has also opted for a totally unconventional style for her hair. With a curled up ponytail and a black veil, there’s no denying how awesome this bride looks.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Bumpit
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Veil
  • Jhumar
  • Maang teeka
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Insert a bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head.
  4. Part the front section of your hair down the middle.
  5. Smooth over the hair at the top over the bumpit and pin it in the center at the back of your head.
  6. Pin back the center parted front section to the sides of your head.
  7. Gather all your hair and tie into a mid-level ponytail at the back of your head.
  8. Pin your veil at the front of your bumpit.
  9. Put on your jhumar and maang teeka to finish off the look.

13. Simple Floral Braid

When it comes to the Big Fat Indian Wedding, flowers play a pivotal role in its every aspect. This beautiful floral hairstyle is testament to that. With just a few curls and some artificial flowers in pastel colors, this simple braid has been transformed into a thing of beauty.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Artificial flowers
  • U pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Pile the front sections of your hair on top of your head and secure them haphazardly with some bobby pins.
  5. Gather all your hair on one side and simply braid it into a side braid.
  6. Secure the ends with a hair elastic.
  7. Attach some artificial flowers along the length of your braid with the help of some U pins.
  8. Pull out some strands of hair from the front to frame your face and finish off the look.

14. Elaborate Poola Jada Braid

No South Indian bridal outfit is complete without a traditional poola jada. A poola jada is basically a two-piece floral accessory that goes like a crown around the base of the braid and all along the length of the braid. Once adorned, the bride looks nothing less than a queen.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • U pins
  • Hair elastics
  • Savaram (hair extensions)
  • Poola jada (floral hair accessory)
  • Jadagantalu (hanging braid accessory)
How To Style
  1. Start off by applying smoothening serum to your hair to get rid of any frizz.
  2. Back comb your hair with a fine-toothed comb.
  3. Split your hair into 3 sections and start braiding your hair.
  4. When you have braided till about halfway down, add your savaram to it and split it evenly between the 3 sections of your hair.
  5.  Continue braiding.
  6. Add your jadagantalu when you have braided about 3/4th of the way down.
  7. Continue braiding right till the end and secure with a hair elastic.
  8. Affix your poola jada to the base and length of your braid with the help of bobby pins and U pins to finish off the look.

15. Traditional Gajra Braid

Look like a mind blowingly beautiful Tollywood actress on your wedding day by adding a simple twist to your braid. Intertwine a long gajra around your braid to add a floral touch to your traditional bridal look.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bumpit (small)
  • Bobby pins
  • Long gajra (jasmine garland)
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some texturizing spray.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. Insert your bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head.
  4. Pick up a big chunk of hair from the left side of your parting, twist it completely, and pin it at the back of your head.
  5. Repeat the previous step on the other side.
  6. Divide all your hair into 3 sections and simply braid it right till the end.
  7. Secure the end with a hair elastic.
  8. Pin your gajra around the crown of your head and intertwine it around the length of your braid to finish off the look.

16. Side Swept Curls

The simple things in life are the ones that are the most beautiful. And when you have the best designer outfit and jewelry in place for your wedding, you kind of want to retain everyone’s focus on that. So, these simple side swept curls work wonders to complement your ensemble without taking too much attention away from it.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Fancy juda pin
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Part your hair deeply on one side.
  4. On the side of the parting with more hair, swoop back all the hair at the front and pin it at the back of your head.
  5. Repeat the previous step on the other side.
  6. Flip all your hair to the front, over one shoulder.
  7. Insert a fancy juda pin on one side to add some sparkle.
  8. Finish off with some light hold hairspray to prevent the curls from drooping through the day.

17. Rosy Ringlet Bun

What image minds to mind when you think of a classy Indian lady? For me, it definitely has to be a saree clad woman with her hair in a classy bun. This updo does justice to exactly that image. For someone having a simple wedding, a saree paired with a gorgeous ringlet bun accessorized with roses will be a perfect fit.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair donut
  • Bobby pins
  • U pins
  • Small artificial roses
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair with some texturizing spray.
  2. Part you hair on one side.
  3. Tie all your hair in a ponytail a couple of inches above the nape of your neck.
  4. Insert your hair donut onto the base of your ponytail.
  5. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, roll all the hair in your ponytail into ringlets and pin them to your hair donut until it is completely hidden from view.
  6. Pin some artificial roses to your bun.
  7. Spritz on some strong hold hairspray to finish off the look.

18. Mermaid Braid

I don’t know about you, but every time I see an Indian bride, it feels like I’m gazing at a mythical creature that does not belong on this plane of existence. This mermaid braid look takes inspiration from just that thought. It doesn’t get more magical than this.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Roughly run a straightening iron through your hair to get rid of all the frizz.
  3. Part your hair deeply on one side.
  4. Pull back all your hair from the front and pin it at the back of your head.
  5. Gather all your hair onto one side and simply braid it right till the end.
  6.  Secure the ends with a hair elastic.
  7. Loosen and pancake your braid to make it look wider and finish off the look.

19. Gajra Covered Bun

Every woman aspires to be like her mother in every aspect. I’m sure, as a kid, you also picked up your mum’s discarded gajras and put them in your own hair to look just like her. This gajra adorned bun will let you carry a piece of your mom on the most important day of your life.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Juda net
  • Jasmine gajra
  • U pins
How To Style
  1. Apply smoothening serum all over your hair.
  2. Use a fine-toothed comb to sleek back all your hair and tie into a mid-level ponytail at the back of your head.
  3. Twist and roll your ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head with the help of bobby pins.
  4. Cover your bun with a juda net.
  5. Now place and cover your gajra over your bun. Secure it to your bun with some U pins to finish off the look.

20. Messy Tiara Braid

Who doesn’t want to look like a Disney princess on their wedding day? I know I would! And of course the only Disney princess that would fit an Indian bride is Princess Jasmine. This tiara and loose side braid look will have all the wedding guest gasping with awe when they look at you.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Fresh flowers
  • Tiara
  • Bobby pins
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed and dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Gather all your hair on one side and flip it over your shoulder.
  5. Braid your hair very loosely and secure it at the end with a hair elastic.
  6. Insert some fresh flowers into your braid.
  7. Place your tiara at the crown of your head.
  8. Pin back any pieces of hair that are falling out of place.
  9. Spritz on some light hold hairspray to finish off the look.

21. Shaggy Faux Bob

From being an ace tennis player to being the most stunning bride, is there anything that Sania Mirza can’t do? Here, she has gone a more unconventional route by styling her hair in this faux shaggy bob for her wedding.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastic
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant to your washed, dried hair.
  2. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Roughly part your hair down the middle.
  4. Leaving out the first (shortest) layer of your hair, gather all your hair at the back and make a simple braid.
  5. Spritz on lots of texturizing spray all over your first layer of hair and mess it up with your hands to make it look like a faux bob and finish off the look.

22. Royal Phoola Billalu Braid

A quintessential part of any South Indian bridal ensemble is the long braid embellished with gold hair accessories. Give your braid a royal touch with the help of awe-inspiring phoola jada, phoola billalu, and jada gantalu.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • U pins
  • Phoola jada (floral accessory)
  • Phoola billalu (jewel encrusted accessories)
  • Jada gantalu (hanging braid accessory)
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply smoothening serum all over your hair.
  2. Sleek back all your hair with the help of a fine-toothed comb.
  3. Gather all your front hair in the center at the back of your head and secure it with some bobby pins criss-crossed over each other.
  4. Divide all your hair into 3 sections and start braiding it.
  5. When your braid is around 3/4th of the way down, incorporate your jada gantalu into it and continue.
  6. Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic.
  7. Attach your phoola jada at the base of your braid and your phoola billalu along the length of your braid with the help of U pins.
  8. Spritz on some hairspray to finish off the look.

23. Pull Through Gajra Braid

Why go for a simple braid when there are so many new and gorgeous styles to try out? This pull through braid imitates the look of the regular braid but it has a more beautiful full-bodied dimension to it. Adorn it with a gajra to perfect this pretty look.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastics
  • Gajra
How To Style
  1. Apply smoothening serum all over your washed, dried hair to get rid of all the frizz.
  2.  Sleek down your hair with the help of your fine-toothed comb.
  3. Part your hair down the middle.
  4. Pick up a big chunk of hair from near the left side of your parting, twist it a couple of times, and pin it at the back of your head.
  5. Repeat the previous step on the other side.
  6. Gather all your hair and tie it into a low ponytail.
  7. Tie a rubber band about 3 inches below the base of your ponytail.
  8. In the hair that is between the two hair elastics, create a gap in the middle with the help of your fingers.
  9. Pick up the tail of your ponytail and flip it up and into this gap to topsy tail it.
  10. Tug and loosen the flipped hair to give it a fuller look.
  11. Tie another hair elastic 3 inches below the previous one and repeat this process.
  12. Repeat steps 7 to 11 until all you reach the end of your hair.
  13. Twine a gajra around your braid and secure it with the help of bobby pins to finish off the look.

24. Casual Straight Hair

Let your inner bridal glow shine through by going for a minimally styled look when it comes to your hair. Roughly straighten your hair and leave it loose to go for a cool, casual, and effortless bridal look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Hairbrush
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, run a straightening iron through your hair.
  3. Part your hair down the middle and run a brush through it to add some texture and finish off the look.

25. Senorita Bun

What is marriage if not a fusion of two minds, hearts, and souls? Celebrate this union of love with a fusion look by going for a braided bun accessorized with a couple of red roses, much like the gorgeous senoritas of Spain.

What You Need
  • Hair styling gel
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • U pins
  • Maang patti
  • Roses
How To Style
  1. Part your hair down the middle.
  2. Apply hair gel on the hair at the top of your head and sleek it down with the help of a fine-toothed comb.
  3. Leaving out a 3-4 inch section of hair near the nape of your neck, tie all your hair into a low ponytail.
  4. Twist and roll your ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head with the help of bobby pins.
  5. Braid your left out hair right till the end and secure it with a hair elastic.
  6. Wrap the braid around the base of your bun and secure it with the help of U pins.
  7. Insert 2 roses on one side of your braid and put on your maang patti to finish off the look.

26. Feathered Hair With Jhumar

There’s no piece of jewelry that is more representative of the Indian bride than the jhumar. Give your hair a feathered effect with a blowdryer and simply put on a jhumar and maang teeka to complete your bridal look.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Round brush
  • Blowdryer
  • Maang teeka
  • Jhumar
How To Style
  1. Apply smoothening serum all over your washed, wet hair.
  2. Blowdry your hair while brushing it down with a round brush to straighten them.
  3. Wrap your ends halfway around the brush and then blowdry them to give them a feathered effect.
  4. Part your hair on one side.
  5. Put on your maang teeka and jhumar to finish off the look.

27. Simple Basic Curls

OK, it’s a given that you’ll be decked out in the heaviest outfit and jewelry on your wedding day. So, when it comes to your hair, it would be good if you followed the “less is more” principle. Go for some simple relaxed curls and loosely pin them back to go for a casually elegant vibe.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Light hold hairspray
  • Maang teeka
  • Jhumar
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed and dried hair.
  2. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Leaving out the hair right at the front, pull back your hair and pin it at the back of your head.
  5. Flip a section of your hair over one shoulder.
  6. Spritz on some light hold hairspray to prevent your curls from unraveling through the day.
  7. Put on your jhumar and maang teeka to finish off the look.

28. Floral Curly Fishtail Braid

Let out your inner flower child on your wedding day with this spectacular hairstyle that’s one for the ages. Accessorize your bumped up fishtail with some gorgeous flowers and stems of Baby’s breath to achieve this magical look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bumpit
    Bobby pins
  • Hair elastics
  • Fresh flowers
  • U pins
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Spritz on texturizing spray to give your hair some hold.
  4. Part your hair on one side.
  5. Insert your bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head and pin your hair behind it.
  6. Individually pick all the curls at the front and pin them at the back of your head.
  7. Divide all your hair into 2 sections.
  8. Fishtail braid these 2 sections by alternately picking up a thin section of hair from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section until all your hair has been braided.
  9. Secure the end with a hair elastic.
  10. Loosen your braid to add some dimension to it.
  11. Add some fresh flowers to your braid to finish off this look.

29. Dramatic Loose Braid

Add some drama to your wedding ensemble with a swooping hairdo that is as gorgeous as it gets. Just add volume to your bangs and pin them back in dramatic swoops before braiding your hair to achieve this stunning look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Part your hair deeply on one side.
  4. Pick up the hair right at the top of your head, swoop it back, and pin it to the back of your head.
  5. Pin back all the hair at the front of your face in the same manner, making sure you don’t sleek them down too much.
  6. Gather all your hair on one side and flip it over your shoulder.
  7. Braid all your hair right till its absolute end and secure with a hair elastic.
  8. Loosen your hair to give a messy texture.
  9. Pull out some curls to frame your face.
  10. Finish off the look with a few spritzes of light hold hairspray.

30. French Twist Bun

Go the super soft and romantic way on your wedding day with this cute bun hairstyle. This curly French twisted bun looks oh-so-sweet and adorable, thanks to the delicate flowers lining it at the top.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 3/4th inch curling iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Fresh flowers
  • U pins
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your hair.
  2. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Spritz on some texturizing spray to give your hair some hold.
  4. Part your hair down the middle.
  5. From right next to the left side of your parting, pick up a 2 inch section of hair and split it into two.
  6. Start French twisting your hair by intertwining them with one another and adding more hair (from the side of your ear) with each subsequent twist.
  7. Once your French twist has reached the back of your head, pin it down with some bobby pins.
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 on the right side.
  9. Tie all your hair into a low ponytail.
  10. Roll and twist your ponytail into a low bun and secure it to your head with the help of bobby pins.
  11. Insert some fresh flowers all along your French twist and secure them with some U pins.
  12. Finish off with a few spritzes of strong hold hairspray to set the updo in place.

31. Flicked Out Ends

When it comes to bridal hairstyles, sometimes it feels like you’ve seen it all and you’ve seen it again and again. So it’s exciting when you come across a unique hairstyle. This half up hairdo with flicked out ends adds some dimension and movement to her grand wedding outfit.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Round brush
  • Blowdryer
  • Volumizing mousse
  • Bobby pins
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, wet hair with some smoothening serum.
  2. Start blowdrying your hair while brushing it down to straighten it.
  3. Wrap your ends halfway around the hairbrush from the outside while blowdrying them to flick them outwards.
  4. Part your hair on one side.
  5. Apply volumizing mousse on the hair at the top of your head.
  6. Fluff up the hair on top of your head, swoop it back, and pin it at the back of your head.
  7. Pull out some curls from near your ears to frame your face.
  8. Spritz on some strong hold hairspray to set the do in place.

32. Simple Half Up Curls

When it comes to taking wedding inspiration from Bollywood, who better to look at than our very own Kareena Kapoor Khan? Here, she has gone for a simple half updo that makes her look elegant, mature, and like someone who knows exactly what she wants in life.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair.
  3. Curl the lower half of all your hair.
  4. Sleek back the front half of your hair and pin it at the back of your head with some bobby pins.
  5. Flick some of your curls over one shoulder to finish off the look.

33. Center Parted Curls

Every girl dreams of looking like a princess straight out of a fairytale on her wedding day. Fulfill that dream of yours with this hairstyle. These gorgeous curls that have been pinned away from her face to accentuate her jewelry and dress.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Light hold hairspray
  • Maang teeka
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Part your hair down the middle.
  4. Loosely pull back your hair from the front and pin it at the back of your head.
  5. Spritz on some hairspray to prevent your curls from unraveling through the day.
  6. Put on your maang teeka to finish off the look.

34. Dutch Fishtail Braid

No traditional Punjabi bridal look is complete without her luscious long hair done up in a beautiful braid. This combo braid that starts off with Dutch braids at the top and ends in a fishtail can be perfectly paired with your yellow salwar kurta for your haldi ceremony.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastics
  • Fancy juda pins
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Spritz on some texturizing spray all over you hair to give it some hold.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from right next to the right side of your parting.
  4. Split this section into 3 strands.
  5. Start Dutch braiding by flipping the side strands under the middle strand (instead of over) and adding more hair into the braid with each subsequent stitch.
  6. Once your Dutch braid has reached the back of your head, secure it with some bobby pins.
  7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 on the left side.
  8. Tie all your hair into a low ponytail.
  9. Divide your ponytail into 2 sections.
  10. Fishtail braid these 2 sections by alternately picking up a thin section of hair from the outer side of one section and adding it to the inner side of the other section until all your hair has been braided.
  11. Secure the end with a hair elastic.
  12. Cut and remove the hair elastic at the top of your ponytail.
  13. Insert some fancy juda pins along the length of your braid.
  14. You can pull out some strands of hair and curl them to frame your face.
  15. Spritz on some light hold hairspray to finish off the look.

35. Crown Braid Side Bun

Want to go for an elaborately intricate style on your wedding day but are worried that your fine textured hair won’t be able to do it justice? Well, the sevaram (hair extensions) is here to save you! You can always add more elements into your hairdos by braiding a sevaram and attaching it to your hair with some U pins.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bumpit
  • Sevaram (hair extensions)
  • Hair donut
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • U pins
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with texturizing spray.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. Insert a bumpit under the hair at the crown of your head.
  4. From the side of the parting with more hair, pick up all your hair at the front, twist it once, and swoop it back.
  5. Pin this hair at the side of your head.
  6. Pin back the hair on the other side.
  7. Braid your sevaram and secure its end with a hair elastic.
  8. Place your braided sevaram along the crown of your head (in front of where your bumpit lies) and secure it with some U pins.
  9. Tie all your hair into a low side ponytail.
  10. Insert a hair donut at the base of your ponytail.
  11.  Pick up individual 1 inch sections of hair at a time from your ponytail, loosely roll them, and secure them to your hair donut with some bobby pins until it is hidden from view.
  12. Spritz on some strong hold hairspray to set the updo in place.

36. Loose Waves Half Updo

Are you a lover of all things boho and wants to show off the same on your wedding day? Then infuse a boho chic vibe into your wedding ensemble with some relaxed beachy waves done up in a half up style.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 2 inch curling iron
  • Hairbrush
  • Bobby pins
  • Sea salt spray
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  3. Run a hairbrush through your curls to open them up.
  4. Part your hair down the middle.
  5. Pick up the hair above both your ears and pin it at the back of your head to create a half up look.
  6. Spritz on some sea salt spray and run your fingers through your hair to give it a beachy, wavy texture.

37. Pearl Studded Curls

Indians brides tend to look like ethereal beings that have descended straight down from the heavens above. To look like an angel on your wedding day, go for some simple curls studded with some beautifully delicate pearls.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Strong hold hairspray
  • Pearls
  • Hair glue
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Apply a tiny drop of hair glue to the pearls and stick them onto your curls to finish off the look.

38. Messy Side Bun

Look like a Rajput warrior princess on your wedding day with this hairdo topped with a Rajasthani maang teeka. This voluminous and messy side bun looks effortlessly chic and goes perfectly with antique gold jewelry and a gotta patti embroidered ensemble.

What You Need
  • Volumizing mousse
  • Texturizing spray
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
  • Rajasthani Maang patti
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply some volumizing mousse to the front section of your hair.
  2. Spritz on texturizing spray all over your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Use a fine-toothed comb to create a swoop with the front section of your hair
  5. Pin the end of this swooped hair to the side of your head.
  6. Tie all your hair into a low side ponytail.
  7. Twist and roll your ponytail into a loose and messy side bun and secure it to your head with some bobby pins.
  8. Spritz on some hairspray to set your side bun in place.

39. Gold Floral Bun

Flowers possess the unique quality of infusing a breath of freshness to any look that they are incorporated in. This simple traditional bun has been decked up with a fancy juda net and some gorgeous flowers.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Fine-toothed comb
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Fancy golden juda net
  • Artificial flowers
  • U pins
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Apply smoothening serum all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Sleek back all your hair with a fine-toothed comb.
  3. Tie your hair into a low ponytail a little above the nape of your neck.
  4. Twist and roll your ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head with some bobby pins.
  5. Insert your juda net around your bun.
  6. Use U pins to attach artificial flowers around the top circumference of your bun.
  7.  Spritz on some strong hold hairspray to finish off the look.

40. Blowdried Curls

You don’t have to go for the quintessential Indian dulhan look if you don’t want to. Add a touch of modernity to your wedding look with these blowdried curls that are sure to make you look like you just walked off of a Manish Malhotra runway.

What You Need
  • Volumizing mousse
  • Round brush
  • Blowdryer
  • Light hold hairspray
  • Maang teeka
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, wet hair with some volumizing mousse.
  2. Picking up as much hair as can fit onto your brush at a time, wrap the 3/4th length of your hair around it and blowdry it to get some big bouncy curls.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Spritz on some light hold spray all over your curls to prevent them from unraveling through the day.
  5. Put on your maang teeka to finish off the look.

Well, here ends our list of bridal hairstyles for Indian wedding! Wasn’t that a grand rundown? Comment below to let us know which of these hairstyles you are going to sport on your wedding day. We can’t wait to hear about your big day!

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