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70 Bridal Hairstyles For Indian Brides

BY Palak | 10 Jul, 2019 | 160378 views | 10 min read

Just as a bride’s lehenga and makeup play important role in the overall look of the bride, her hair are also equally key element. A bride's hair should look perfect on her special day. Even when you’re not the bride, you always want perfect hair, so demanding for that as a bride is a no-brainer. So if you're a bride who wishes to rock her hair and inspire future brides with #hairgoals, here are a few bridal hairstyles that you must try:

1. Traditional Bridal Buns 

Buns are forever classic bridal hairstyles to opt for any wedding ceremony. From engagement, to jaimala, to reception, to mehendi- you can try bun hairstyle, basically for every function! Here are a few bridal bun designs that we love:


Bridal bun with flowers

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Gajras on buns are conventional, but trying different flowers is a great idea! Roses, red or otherwise, add charm to a simple bun.


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These pink roses matching with the bride’s outfit look absolutely stunning!


bridal bun with lavender roses

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Adding two subtle colours is also a great idea, like the bride here has used pink and yellow roses for her hairstyle at her wedding.


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Reds look amazing on an Indian bride and we cannot lie! These classic red roses are adding its charm to her outfit and her bridal bun!


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We can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous this bridal hairstyle looks! The white roses soothe the eye and balance all the bling!


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These cute peachy pink roses are complemented beautifully by baby breaths. Adding baby breaths as a part of your wedding hairstyle is the latest trend.


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Give the bun decor a little twist and tuck them horizontally instead of vertically for a different, fresh look.


Bun hairstyle with lilies

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We loved how the bride has kept her wedding hairstyle so simple yet so elegant. A bun with curls and blue lilies contrasting with the dupatta is looking chic and stylish!


Bridal Buns with bougainvillea

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We are stunned by how the bride has ditched the traditional gajra and roses and has tried the totally unconventional bouganvillas! 


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White, pink and baby breaths, how elegant this looks!


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This flower tucking in the shape of a heart has all our hearts! The use of red and peach roses looks gorgeous.


Bridal Bun hairstyle with roses and baby breathes

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Classic peachy roses and baby breaths with a heavy bun and little flicks to both sides.


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You need not always use big flowers! Tiny flowers with baby breaths and a simple sleek bun, and you’re good to go!


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Going a little crazy is never bad. Fix a heavy bun and use two colours of flowers on and around for a different kind of Indian wedding hairstyle.


Bridal Bun Hairstyle with Gajra and roses

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Don’t wanna ditch the gajra? Don’t. Add a bunch of roses for a pop of colour and get ready to slay!


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Ornaments, ornaments! If you’re looking for ideas for South Indian bridal hairstyles, then go for golds and classic flowers like this one with the use of gold jewellery for hair and a gajra on the bun!


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This: another wonderful way to glam up Indian bridal hairstyle for your wedding! Add a little braid for added glam!



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Less of flowers, more of baby breaths! You can totally kill in a twisted bun with a lot of fresh baby breaths for a flawless hairstyling.


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This flower net is super adorable and looks very traditional as well. Pair with some kind of small head gear or gajra to complete the look.


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Cover it all up with a long gajra and keep your jewellery lighter for a balanced look. This is a perfect option for bridal hairstyle for long hair.


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You can add a fancy hair brooch along with the gajra for a different look.


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Keep it minimal, and use a small pin instead of a big bulky one. Let your dense hair speak for themselves!


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Accessorize your bun with a jhumka hair brooch for an elegant and classic Indian bridal hairstyle.


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Get your hairdresser to make little ringlets all over your bun and put a gajra or white flowers on top to keep it simple for a bridal hairstyle.


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Instead of using any accessory, simply use hair extensions and puffs and beautify your bun by braiding and curling at the right places! All you brides who dont have long locks, this is a perfect bridal hairstyle for short hair.


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Braid your hair into french-tails and fish-tails and wrap it up into a bun. Use a longer maang tika to make it visible from the back of your head and it would look like an accessory added! A great Indian hairstyle for long hair!


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If you’re a fan of high puffs, then do it! Make a high puff bun and add a maang tikka with side straps or take out a few strands and curl them up for a perfect look.


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South Indian hairstyles make us drool! This bun plus plaits combination is absolutely stunning. Ornaments! As we say, afterall.


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This south Indian bridal hairstyle caught our attention as we scrolled through, because this bride has used red flowers along with the gajra and we love it!


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Flowers+ gold? Check!


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Keeping it simple and wonderful and letting a few strands loose. How gorgeous!


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Girls with frizzy and curly hair, don’t straighten your hair for the day and keep it real! A loose bun to show off all your curls would look striking!


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Curl a little, decorate a little. Use minimal pearl jewelry matching your outfit.


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How breathy and fresh this minimal baby breath bun looks!


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A little twist to your hairstyle! Add GOLD flowers instead of real ones and make it look ethereal!


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Colours! If you’re wearing a very simple pastel outfit, a pop of colour on your bun would be like a breath of fresh air!


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Simple bun and gold jewelry? sorted.


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Now this is something really interesting! A quirky personalized headgear for your bridal bun! Could this be more cool?


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Loose braids from the top of the hair, forming an elegant and very stylish looking bun,pairing up with a minimal gajra.


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Roses to match your wedding outfit? A big YES!


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You can always use artificial small flowers if you're not a fan of big roses.


Bridal Bun Hairstyle with Baby breathes and small flowers

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According to us, baby breaths are adorable! They look just as good with artificial flowers like they look with real ones.


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According to us, baby breaths are adorable! They look just as good with artificial flowers like they look with real ones.


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If nothing works, a low bun and side parting will. A classic Indian hairstyle for brides with long hair!


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Cover it all with the classic gajra and step out as the classic gorgeous bride!


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We found this unique style of putting flowers above the bun and it is super cute!

2. Bridal Hairstyles for long hair

If you are someone who is not a very big fan of buns and also have long hair, then do not worry because we have got you covered! 


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Braid the top part and curl the rest of your hair for a fun, captivating look.


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Instead of a lot of gajra bunches, use a minimal gajra flower mala. This is a fuss free hairstyle for Indian brides with long hair!


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Adding colorful flowers and breaths for a super fresh and fun look. Braids for added elegance!


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A Pasa can make any hairstyle look stunning! All you brides with long hair, just curl them and add a gorgeous hair accessory and you are good to go.



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Adding puffs in a middle hair parting is the cutest thing ever! The bride looks younger and even more pretty!



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Tying your long hair in the traditional simple way and adding stone studded jewelry.



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Is sleek hair your thing? We got you covered! These days a lot of Indian brides with long hair are going for this hairstyle for their pre wedding functions!


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Over the top flower tiara? Check! Use Big and pretty flowers if your chice and stand out!



Baby breathes with beachy waves hairstyle

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Keeping together the top of your hair and adding baby breaths. This simple hairstyle for long hair is just so stunning!


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Keeping all your hair to one side is another great option for Indian bridal hairstyle for long hair. If you are a bride with short hair, you can add extensions, keep them straight or curly, however you like and nail this look.


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Curls are the new trend! Middle parting, gorgeous mangtikka and huge soft curly hair is now a go to hairstyle for Indian brides with long hair.


Loose braid curls with baby breaths

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This loose braid on curls which looks almost like open hairstyle looks ethereal and totally unique for a bridal hairstyle!


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Add extensions on to the sides for a hairstyle full of volume and add curls.


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Minimal accessorizing is always a good idea! If you are a bride you loves it all minimal for their bridal hairstyle then it is just perfect for you.


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Long dense waves, simple and beautiful.


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All flowers, all gold ( And not open hair!)

3. Hairstyles for Brides with Short Hair

If your hair are not long and flows all the way to your back, it's okay! We have some bridal hairstyles for short hair too!


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This is a great hairstyle for brides with short hair, braiding one side of the hair and adding Gold accessories would add charm to your bridal hairstyle.


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Curl your hair and add a pretty hairband. Brides this is the perfect Indian wedding hairstyle for all you brides with short hair. 










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Soft curls and one big studded hairclip to tuck one side behind your ear.



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Be minimalist and braid inwards and add green baby breaths for a pop of fresh color


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Gemstone jewelry can add a touch of grandeur to your hairstyle!


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Tiara game is super strong! Use baby breath or flower tiara to accessorize. This is a perfect bridal hairstyle for your pre wedding functions! Find more Engagement hairstyles here


Bridal Flower tiara

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A big flower tiara of many colourful flowers to compliment or contrast your outfit would be great for short hair. Small and pretty!

This was the massive list of 70 bridal hairstyles for you gorgeous brides to pick from, try and rock!

Good Luck, pretty ladies.

And if you are still confused about the hairstyle that will suit you the best, do check out our blog on the perfect hairstyle based on your face shape.

Also read: Tips and tricks for to nail the wedding hairstyle!


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