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50+ Best South Indian Bridal Hairstyles

BY Garvita | 03 May, 2024 | 93989 views | 11 min read

South Indian brides are popular for their magnificent outfits, exquisite jewellery, and elegant makeup. For the sheer reason that they exhibit a royal vibe while being extremely simple and fuss-free! We also get overwhelmed with the myriad of South Indian bridal hairstyles that we get to witness every day. And trust us, they are so flawlessly stunning and creative, that it gets difficult for us to select one favourite. We wonder how do these brides not end up getting confused about their wedding hairstyle? Because each hairdo is so gorgeous that it literally makes us skip a heartbeat! Check them out right away! To keep it simple for you, we have categorized them into the following:

Dazzle In An Embellished Jada

A South Indian bridal look is majorly inclined towards having jada as a hairstyle! In this hairstyle, the braid is either adorned with fresh flowers (poola jada) or with artificial or real gold embellishments (jada billalu). Beautifully crafted, they accentuate the south Indian bridal hairstyles and take them to a whole new level! Don't believe us? Have a look at these beautifully embellished jada hairdos, that we've short-listed for you.

1. Traditional Gold Jada With Multi-Layered Gajra!

Who could say no to a stunning traditional gold jada wedding hairstyle Indian brides would love!

2. Pastel Jada!

Image via Barry Photography

This pastel-hued jada billalu is oozing every ounce of freshness we wished for.

3. All things gold!

Image via Aashish Photography

For a subtly effortless touch to a bridal braid, add glimmering accents to take it a notch up.

4. You won't be able to scroll past this one!

Image via Make-up by Afsha Rangila

Only because the embellished braided hairstyle is trending hard on the internet.

5. Did someone say a classic bridal braid?

Image via @nageshmakeover09

Totally awestruck by the intricacy of this gold jada choti! We never imagined the concoction of silver & gold to look this refreshing.

6. Gold All The Way!

Image via Studio A 

We love the use of artificial flowers around the bun. This hairstyle can only be created if you hire professional bridal makeup artists, as it requires special attention to detail. So ensure that you hire the best in town!

7. Pearl Jada!

Image via Genda Phool Studios

This hairstyle is slightly minimal due to the adornment of pearl-encrusted billas! Loving the stark contrast of white against the red and wine outfit. Psstt.. .you can also experiment with bold bridal makeup with this hairstyle.

8. The paan-shaped billas look really classy and elegant!

Image via LightBucket Productions

She chose to wear it with a dainty, tiered matha patti and looked like an absolute stunner.

9. Oversized jada billas add a very traditional vibe to a bridal hairstyle!

Image via Vivek Krishnan photography 

Here, the south Indian bride paired it with a string of Jasmine wrapped around the bun, which beautifully amped up this wedding hairstyle.

Smell Divine In A Floral Jada

Nothing can beat fresh flowers when it comes to dolling up a hairstyle! And with South Indian brides experimenting with flowers in different hues, we couldn't stop ourselves from listing down a few of our favorites, for you to screenshot. From opulent red roses to sunshine daisies, you name it and we've scouted them for you.

10. The Jaali Style Flora Jada!

Image via Neha Chinnappa Artistry

One glance at this poolajada and we were head over heels in love! The blend of sheer modernity with elegance cannot be missed.

11. Top It Up With Flowers!

Image via Pinterest

Not something that we would call a traditional jada but a mix of the old world and new!

12. Lilac Love!

Image via Pinterest

Another unique floral jada meets braid look!

13. A minimal poola jada that we love!

Image via Palette Media

Such a beauty!

14. Aren’t your eyes glued to this ethereal poolajada?

Image via @vidya_hairandmakeupartist

Then what’s stopping you from taking a screenshot of this image?

15. Yellow Love!

Image via Color Frames 

While jasmine and mogras dominate the south Indian bridal hairstyles, this bride chose an unconventional color - yellow, and we loved it! Faux daisies draw a lot of attention not only to her hairstyle but also to her vivid outfit.

16. Stunning Shades Of Pink!

Image via Make-up by Afsha Rangila

Totally in awe of this bridal hairstyle! In the shades of pink, this pool jada beautifully complements her Kanjeevaram saree. Isn't this a delicate yet classy look?!

17. Pink + White = Winner!

Image via Fulkari  

Modern brides prefer modern hairdos! Like this south Indian bride who kept her wedding hairstyle simple and chic with pastel-hued faux flowers. Oh-so-beautiful!

18. For Brides Who Love Their Florals!

Image via Nandini & Chandru

Bored of regular 'ol floral jadas? Fret not! We've got your back!! This netted style is lightweight, new, and definitely graceful. A quick tip: Add a heavenly floral top to balance and finish off the look.

Let Them Loose

Keeping your hair open on your wedding day is not very common but it is slowly getting into the trend! It's an ideal south Indian bridal hairstyle for engagement but seeing brides sporting it at weddings exudes freshness and an attractive change. In case you wish to give jada a miss, you can definitely give this uber-cool hairstyle a try, but make sure it matches your outfit.

19. Lovely Half Open Curly Hair With Florals!

Image via Soumya and Chakra

Very rarely do brides maintain their original hair style and this bride just showed how you can do it and yet make it a bridal South Indian hairstyle!

20. This Unique Open Hair Look For This Lovely South Indian Bride!

Open hairdos have a special place in our hearts!

21. Classic Half Up And Down Look For A Traditional Hairstyle For Engagement!

Image via Pinterest

Want to play it safe? Go for this stunning yet foolproof half up and down hairdo for your engagement!

22. This Wreath-Style Hairdo!

Image via Vinyasa Hippla - Makeup & Hair

We thought we fell for those cascading curls until we zoomed in on the wreath-like floral arrangement.

23. Looking Like A Dream!

Image via LightBucket Productions

This bride chose an open hairstyle for the pellikuthuru and looked like a dream. That pouf with the head jewelry accentuated it further!

24. You can never go wrong with side-swept curls when all you need is a touch of glam!

Image via Tony Makeup Artist

 This bride looks surreal in this hairstyle, and we are amazed how the adornment of gajra elevates this look.

25. Minimal Hairdo with statement waterfall earrings!

Image via Paperboat Wedding Photography 

Instead of adding a hair accessory, this bride wore waterfall earrings. With mid-part twisted, half updo, she had the option to wear an intricately detailed gold mangtikka, for a modern meet traditional vibe.

26. Open Hair, Don't Care!

Image via Vivek Krishnan photography

While this south Indian bride kept it simple and minimal with soft waves, the sleek matha patti added the right amount of exquisiteness to the look. Gels perfectly with subtle makeup, and trust us, you'll look superb.

Modern Twist To A Braid

The wave of eccentric braids hit the north Indian brides sometime back, and it has now reached south India as well. And we're ecstatic to see this change. The brides look offbeat and there is nothing mainstream about each and every look. Generally accessorized with motif flowers like rosebuds or baby breath, these braids are gaining immense popularity amongst modern brides off lately.

27. Beautiful Braid Wrapped Around Diamond Rope Detailing!

Image via Fotoheads

This one is unique yet traditional with this traditional jada meets contemporary diamonds!

28. Stunning Messy Braid With Jewels!

Image via Pinterest

Love, love and totally love!

29. Beautiful Braid With Matching Mint Green And Fuschia Jewels!

Image via Pinterest

If you are looking to pull off a stunning bridal hairdo that matches your outfit, take a cue from this stunning bridal braid.

30. Super Thick Stunning Braid!

Isn't she a beauty?

31. Goddess Like Braid Hairstyle!

Whether it's a engagement or a wedding day, this laden with jewels hairdo will be a hit!

32. Gorgeous Baby Breath Braid!

Image via Vartika and Swaroop

For brides who are looking to keep it simple yet elegant, this baby breath braid is going to be a breath of fresh air for a South Indian hairstyle!

33. Mermaid Braid Is Always A Hit!

Image via Aditi Creations

This mermaid style braid is a perfect mix of the new and traditional South Indian look hairstyle looks!

34. Super Chic South Indian Hairstyle With A Low Pony With Gajra

This would work for a haldi look or even for bridesmaid look, who want to do something non-traditional!

35. Jasmine Hairdo With Side Sweeping Braid At The Back

Image via Jasmine Hairdos

A bride who loves braids and gajras? Say yes to this bridal hairdo today!

36. Bubble Braid With Gajras!

Image via Jasmine Hairdos

This trending braid style is so fun and can work so well for an engagement hairstyle!

37. Floral Panelled Messy Braid Hairstyle!

Image via @nageshmakeover09

We live for unique braided hairstyles, and this one outshines them all!

38. The Intricacy, The Beauty!

Image via @salmapromakeupndhair

A simple braid adorned with gypsophila is what you need to amp up your modern ensemble.

39. That Perfect Side Swept Braid!

Image via GlossNGlass

Crimped hair, excellently twisted into a messy braid, adorned with baby breath looks quite classy and graceful. This south Indian bride has styled this look with intricately crafted temple jewellery and kept her makeup bold for that oomph and glamour!

40. Bougainvillea Beauty!

Image via @bloombridalstudio

This south Indian bride played it smart by going over the top with flowers around the bun while adding just the buds on the braid. This wedding hairstyle works really well if you're wearing a heavily embroidered saree and want to keep a balance between the two.

Wear A Bun

Hair buns are an intricate part of Indian weddings! Be it an engagement or a wedding you do end up making a bun for at least one of the ceremonies.  While earlier it used to be a simple round bun, now you have the convenience to book a professional hairstylist from a list of bridal makeup and hair artists, to get a trending hair bun made for yourself. Buns are classic and keep you at ease, while you're busy shaking a leg or greeting the guests.

41. Mixed Floral Bridal Bun!

Image via Athiya and Rahul

If you are looking for something minimal but don’t want something boring, this mixed floral bridal bun is such a great idea for a South Indian hairstyle for a bride!

42. Temple Jewellery In The Bridal Bun With Mogra Buds!

Image via Pinterest

Who thought that jewellery would look that good in a bridal bun?

43. Embellished Sleek Bun That Is Giving Classic!

Image via Pinterest

Adding a dose of embellishment to your sleek bridal bun is going to always be a winner!

44. Flowers Under The Bun Instead Of Top Of Them!

Image via Pinterest

Flowers in the hair are always a classic but you can give them a fun twist by adding them under your bridal bun instead of over them!

45. Double Twisted Details + Low Bun = Absolute Stunner!

Image via Make-up by Afsha Rangila★ 4.9

What’s not to love in this one?

46. Colour Riot!

Image via @makeupbynrv

Adding some vivid hues to your mundane outfit with a floral bun. Nothing can beat the uniqueness of an Insta-worthy hairdo.

47. Double Floral Twist!

Image via @makeupandhairbysagallya

Tousled loose bun adorned with fragrant blooms, this bridal hairstyle oozes minimalism.

48. Classic & Elegant!

Image via Beauty and the Brush- Makeup by Sutapa 

We all know this hairstyle is purely traditional and yet so attractive! Donut bun adorned with fresh white flowers.

49. Matching It Perfectly To Her Saree!

Image via Mithilesh Choubey Fotografia 

This south Indian brides gave mogras and roses a miss and instead adorned her modern bun with bougainvilleas. She kept is minimal by putting it on one side. Truly an elegant hairdo.

50. Jewels On The Side!

Image via Makeover by Preethi

Instead of using flowers, this bride used this gorgeous hair accessory to style her bun. Quite contemporary, to say the least!

51. The Perfect Mix Of Jewels + Florals!

Image via Vivek Krishnan photography 

This bride concealed her bun with a net to keep frayed hair at bay. Neatness on point, we must say! Lastly, adorned it with a billa (coin) and gajra made of faux roses and mogra.

52. This All-White Bun!

Image via @thestyles_bysha

Love this beautiful combination of white and red. The MUA dolled up this south Indian bride with fresh white Orchids and added a contrast by applying dark red lipstick. A quaint matha-patti adorned over the bouffant made her look like a dream. So magical!

With this, we come an end to this loooong list of South Indian Bridal Hairstyles! Phew.. wasn't that some major inspiration for you all?! Also, don't forget to bookmark and comment below to let us know your favourite amongst these. Go ahead book party makeup & hairstyle and shine like a star on your special day.  

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