Top 10 Aishwarya Rai Hairstyles Through The Years

Written by Arshiya Syeda

The Most Beautiful Woman In The World. Attaching this statement to any other woman in the world would give you second thoughts. But when it comes to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this statement fits perfectly. The world sat up and took notice of this Mangalore beauty when she won the coveted Miss World title in 1994, and she hasn’t looked back since. With commercials, movies, and charity campaigns galore, Aishwarya has become a household name throughout the world. And why wouldn’t she? With her flawless features and striking green eyes, no one can possibly deny her presence. So, of course, women around the world try everything they can to imitate her grace and style. And here’s our contribution to the cause! We have combined our top 10 picks of Aishwarya Rai’s hairstyles through the years for your viewing (and hairstyling!) pleasure. So scroll on down…

Top 10 Aishwarya Rai Hairstyles

1. Simply Center Parted

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Back in 2003, Aishwarya Rai became the first Indian actress to be on the jury of the esteemed Cannes Film Festival. On this particular occasion, she put her best foot forward by going for a simple and understated hair look. Her chocolate brown hair was styled in a simple center-parted style and straightened out to give it a lustrous shine. This hairstyle worked perfectly to highlight her navy blue corset dress and jhumkas.

2. Teenage Curls

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Here comes one of the best hairstyles of Aishwarya Rai. At her 2006 appearance on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, Aishwarya decided to go for a more youthful curly haired look. Her dark brown hair was done up in chunky curls that were probably achieved with the help of a 2-inch curling iron. This cutesy teenage hair look is the epitome of early 2000s hair trends.

3. Bouffant Curls Ponytail

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Over the years, Aishwarya Rai has seriously upped her style game at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2010, she went for this totally over-the-top bouffant hair look to complement her periwinkle blue gown. The bouffant style with the tight curls ponytail at the back added a funky element to the otherwise elegant tulle gown.

4. Sexy Waves

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Aishwarya Rai totally embraced her bombshell avatar at the 2014 Cannes red carpet and how! That metallic gold gown, those matte red lips, that sexy windswept hair… phew! Her hair has been styled in waves that curl away from her face and parted down the center to create the perfect wind tousled effect. A glamorous hairstyle for a glamorous lady, indeed.

5. Sleek Ponytail

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Yes, ladies. Even Aishwarya Rai can’t resist the charm of a good ol’ ponytail. And when this traditionally casual hairstyle is paired with a formal outfit, the effect is even more stunning. At the premiere of Pink Panther 2, Aishwarya went for a sleek mid-level ponytail to add a a bit of edge to her simple black gown.

6. Natural Hair

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See, the 90s were a simpler time in Bollywood. Actresses didn’t really need to use a straightening or curling irons to club their hair into dank submission the way they need to now. Instead, their natural hair was styled with just a little bit of product. Here, Aishwarya’s naturally thick and wavy hair has simply been smoothed down with a bit of smoothening serum and parted down the middle to showcase its natural beauty.

7. Old Fashioned Beehive

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Here’s the thing about Aishwarya Rai—there’s absolutely no hairstyle in the world that she cannot pull off. In her 2010 movie Action Replayy, she pulled off a number of 70s hairstyles—like this beehive look—with total aplomb. In this half up-half down beehive style, she has left her loose hair down unstyled and gone for some cute and long center-parted bangs in the front to frame her beautiful face.

8. Side Swept Bangs

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In 2009, Aishwarya Rai took the world’s breath away as Sonia in the Hollywood movie Pink Panther 2. And her hair look in this movie was truly a thing of beauty. Her shoulder-length hair was styled in loose, relaxed curls to give them a more natural look. But it was her voluminous side-swept bangs that added an element of Parisian chic to her whole look.

9. Traditional Indian Bun

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Who doesn’t remember Aishwarya Rai’s iconic role as Paro in Devdas? She played the role of a Bengali beauty to perfection and earned herself a Filmfare award in the process. In the second half of this movie, Aishwarya sported a center-parted low bun that made her look demure, elegant and a picture of traditional Indian beauty.

10. Crazy Kiya Re Braided Ponytail

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Of course, how could we forget Aishwarya’s sizzling hot look in Dhoom 2? In the ultra-catchy item song Crazy Kiya Re, Aishwarya went all out with her bold look and sported this braided ponytail style. The 3 French braids that go back in a high ponytail became such a hit among the masses that you could see girls in schools and colleges sporting the same.

Well, that’s our rundown of the top 10 A ishwarya Rai hairstyles through the years. Now, go fulfill your dream of looking like her (or at least emulating her style) by trying them out! Comment below to let us know which of these styles you’re definitely going to try out!

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