The day of wedding is a special day in the life of every women and it is quite usual that she will be ready to cover the extra mile to look her best on this special occasion. The bridal(dulhan) hairstyle always plays a very important role in the overall appearance and hence it is really important for the Indian bride to get the right hairstyle that matches with her face as well as her dress and accessories.
It is best suggested for the brides to be, to try out different wedding hairstyles before the final day of wedding, to find out the one that suits her best. This article will provide you with a detailed collection of different wedding bridal hairstyles particularly for the Indian brides. Check out the collection to pick and try the best ones from the lot,
Braid wrapped high bun
This look gives you the perfect neat look that completes the bride. The regular messy bun can be certainly substituted with this one for the good height that it gives to your veil on the head or the beauty that it adds to your bridal look.
Front braid with soft curls
This hairstyle tops the list of most in-demand hairstyles for Indian brides in the last two years. The messy look that it gives sinks well with girls of all face shapes.
Front parted messy bun
The front partition adds beauty to the beautiful bridal get up of yours! This hairstyle looks the best with complete traditional attire; something that many brides stick to till date!
Messy side plait
This look is an admixture of tradition and modernity. With a tinge of modern messy look, the traditional plaits give an amazing finishing to your bridal look.
High tide buns with settled long curls
The high tide bun is the most preferred hairstyle with many brides having adorned it and when pepped-up with settled long curls, this hairstyle oozes royalty in its own way.
Jewelled bridal hairstyle
Although it is one of the simplest hairstyles, it gives a classic look. You have to gather your hair for create a bun, and then secure this part by using spray and pins. Add accessories to create a gorgeous look. On your wedding day, you may choose this hairdo for beautifying yourself.
Braid with sock bun hairstyle for wedding
Focus on the back portion of the hair, and then pick its upper layer for creating this type of bun. While you have short hair, you may attach a hair extension. For more volume, you can use bouffant. Your loose hair will help you in shaping the braid.
Criss-cross bun accented with flower
A sleek and simple bun gives you the best look on the Indian wedding ceremonies. While you have worn a bridal ghagra, you can doll up your look with this hairstyle. The fancy decorations and blossoms are the common elements to be added to this bun. Especially, those, who have thin, short hair, can use hair extension. Flower color has to go with the color of your bridal dress.
Ringlet bun for wedding occasion
By forming ringlets, you can create a distinct bun. To have more glamorous and romantic look, you may rely on this style. To have an improved look, you can attach a decorative leaf-like accessory. The style-conscious brides can ask their hair stylists to make this bun rightly.
Twist tuck hair braid bridal hairstyle
By using your braids, you can add vigor to your regular hairdo. You will not only look stylish but also appear comfortable. Whether you have medium-sized hair or longer one, this dulhan hairstyle will surely suit best for any bride. With lots of twist, you have to create an intricate bridal hairstyle. To have more decorations, you can use flowers and accessories. Both brides and bridesmaid can choose this hairdo.
Long braid floral net covered bridal hairstyle
This traditional hairstyle still has its appeal and if you have long hairs, this bridal hairstyle can always be an ideal pick for your wedding. You can also get this dulhan hairstyle if you have medium hair length, by adding a falsie at the end of the braid. The hairs have been parted at the middle of the head and combed to the back, where it has been pinned to create a light and natural looking puff. The base of the braid has been covered with three layers of floral decoration and the long braid ends in a tassel. The whole length of the braid has been covered with a white, floral net to get the look.
Two side open hairstyle for wedding
To get a modern look on your wedding or reception you can try out this beautiful open dulhan hairstyle. This hairstyle is most suitable for medium to long hair length. Here the hairs at the middle of the head have been brushed to the back and pinned. The length of the hairs have been divided into two sections and taken to the front from over the shoulders. The hair bunches at both the sides have been curled as a whole to complete the look.
Top knot with long braid dulhan hairstyle for wedding
Here the hairs have been parted at the side and swept from over the forehead. The hairs have been collected at the back top position of the head to make a top knot and the length of the hairs have been used for making the braid. If you do not have such long hairs, you can easily opt for a false bun to make the top knot. The mangtika and the braid covering hair jewelry with mina and pearl work make this hairstyle look perfect for wedding.
Decorative bun dulhan hairstyle for wedding
Buns can add a very soft touch to the overall look and this type of decorative buns are a favorite pick for weddings. Here the hairs have been combed to the back of the head in a messy fashion without any proper partition on the head or even without a total back brush. The big bun has been made covering the whole lower back part of the head. Some strands of hairs have been curled and left out of the bun to add a soft touch to the look.
Long braid dulhan hairstyle with golden covering accessory
This highly jeweled hairstyle can be an ideal pick especially for weddings. Here the hairstyle is simple. It starts with hair partition at the middle of the head and then is combed to the back in a neat fashion. The long braid has started right from the back of the head and ended well below waist. Gorgeous jewelry has been used as mangtika and also to decorate the sides of the head. The whole length of the braid has been covered with a thick lace type golden accessory. Floral gajra has also been added at the back of the head.
Decorative side bun for bride
If you are confused between a traditional and a modern look for the special occasion of your wedding, pick this dulhan hairstyle. This one will give a stylish look, which will also add the softness of the traditional bridal hairstyles. Here the hairs from the front has been rolled in an interesting way to reach one side of the head and the decorative bun has been placed covering the back of the head from the side and not at the nape of the neck.
Front puffed long braid with floral decorations
Flowers are not only considered auspicious but they can also add a glamorous look to your wedding hairstyle. In this hairstyle the hairs have been back brushed from the front and the braid has been done at the back of the head. Three layers of floral gajra have been used to cover the base of the braid and the back of the head. The most beautiful part of this wedding hairstyle is the use of the single floral decorations covering the whole length of the long braid that ends in a black tassel.
Stylish side open hairstyle with curls
To get a modern look on your wedding or reception you can easily try out this stylish bridal hairstyle. Here the hairs have been curled together and brought to the front from one side of the shoulder. A string like hair accessory has been used to tie the hairs together. This simple hairstyle looks very classy and can give the bride a very soft look.
Open hairstyle with front puff for wedding
If you have short to medium length hairs and you are looking for a simple hairstyle, this one can be a good option. Here the hairs at the front have been swept back and pinned creating a light puff on the head. The length of the hairs is fully open and has been taken to the front from both the sides. The hairs have also been curled in smaller sections to give the look a complete touch.
Low bun with fresh flower decoration
A low bun can always look gorgeous in weddings. In this hairstyle the hairs have been collected at the back of the head and the bun has been made right at the nape of the neck. The fresh flower has been added on the upper section of the bun in a way so that it can be seen from the front. Few bunches of hairs have been left loose at the front to add a soft touch.
Back swept open curly hairstyle
To get this gorgeous hairstyle part your hairs at the side of the head in an angular line. Comb the hairs of the broader section to the back to create a slight front puff. Pin the hairs at the back of the head, creating a back puff and leave the length of the hairs open. The length of hairs needs to be curled in small sections and only a minimal part of the curled hairs should be taken to the front from over one shoulder. The maximum volume of the hairs should be left at the back.
Curled full open hairstyle for weddings
This full open hairstyle can be an ideal pick if you have long gorgeous hairs with just the right volume. Here the shorter locks framing the face have been swept to one side and left loose without curls. The rest of the hairs have been curled in thin sections, but the curling is not very intricate. The whole volume of the hairs has been left loose and only a small section of it has been taken to the front from over one shoulder. The head covering gorgeous wedding dupatta negates the need of any special hair accessories except the mangtika at the front.
Wedding hairstyle for curly hairs
If you have hairs with natural intricate curls, this simple hairstyle can be a good option for your wedding day. Here the hairs have been combed to the back, creating a natural puff on the head. The hairs have been tied in a bun at the back of the head. The bun has been placed at the middle of the head and not on either of the sides or on the nape of the neck. The addition of the gorgeous mangtika covering the middle section of the hairstyle adds the perfect wedding look to it.
High back bun with front locks and heavy mangtika
In this wedding hairstyle the hairs have been parted from the middle of the head. The smaller locks at the front have been left loose at both the sides which give the face a longer look. The hairs have been tied in a high bun at the back of the head. There is a heavy mangtika at the middle of the head. The back part of the head, including the high bun has been covered under the gorgeous wedding chunri.
Decorative back bun with front puff perfect for weddings
This neat bun with a front puff can give you the perfect wedding look. Here the hairs have been parted from the middle of the head and then puffed from both the sides. The decorative big bun has been made at the back of the head, but it does not touch the neck. The addition of the mangtika and the gorgeous hair jewelry at the side of the head has given this hairstyle the right look for the bride.
Full open simple hairstyle
You really always need not to opt for a complicated hairstyle to look your best on your wedding day or on the reception. The above picture shows how even a perfectly done simple hairstyle can give the bride the right look. The hair partition is present at the middle and the length of hairs has simply been taken to the front, from over one shoulder. Light and natural looking curls have been added to the length of the hairs. The mangtika used in this hairstyle sits more on the forehead.
Bun with multiple floral gajra and net
Many women prefer to opt for different stylish buns on their wedding day, particularly because buns match perfectly with the ethnic Indian style. There can be many variations in buns and this one is one of the patterns that you can easily pick for your wedding day. Here the bun has been made not too high or too low and it has been covered with a bun net to get the tidy look. Use of the floral gajra and the pearl hair accessory has completed the look making it ideal for weddings. The best thing about this hairstyle is that you can get this even if you have short hairs.
Stylish bun with front puff for Indian wedding
A stylish roll bun placed right at the nape of the neck can be a nice pick for the bride. Here the hairs at the front have been rolled nicely to create a sidewise front poof and then the crown puff has been created more like a bouffant. The rolled up bun at the back has been made by rolling different sections of hairs and fixing them with bobby pins.
Neat bun with poof and heavy accessory
This hairstyle is beautiful but you have to admit that the accessories have made it just perfect for the bride. Here the puff has been created at the crown, while the hairs at the front has been parted from the middle and swept to the sides. The neat bun has been made at a middle position at the back of the head. The matching head accessory is the key of this hairstyle.
A neat up do
A neat up do can also look ideal on the bride. If you have a long neck and an oval face, it is most expected that a neat up do like this one will suit you best. Here the hairs have been parted at the middle and pinned to the sides, creating puffs. The hairs at the back have been used to complete a neat up do covering whole of the back of the head. You need not to have very long hairs to get this hairstyle; you can have it even on medium length hairs. Do, not miss the head accessory that has completed the look.
Braided hairstyle with up do for brides
You can get this hairstyle for your wedding day just to make every head turn. To get this hairstyle perfectly, you might need some falsies even if you have long hairs. Here the hairs have been parted from the middle and an up do has been made at the back. The length of the hairs have been braided in a stylish pattern and taken to the front from over one shoulder. The small floral and pearl motifs complete the look.
The top knot wedding hairstyle
If top knots suit your face, you can surely get a stylish top knot bun on your wedding day as well. Here the hairs have been parted at the side and then swept from over the forehead and then pinned back to do the bun. Placing the bun at a good height from the neck has given this bun hairstyle a different look. Do not miss to add the head accessories to get the perfect bridal look.
Simple open hairstyle for wedding
If you have long hairs and you want to keep your wedding hairstyle really simple and natural, you can easily get this one. Comb the hairs to the back and pin them creating a front poof as shown in the picture above. Now comb the hairs well and take a section of the hairs to the front. Add some gajra at the back of the head and you are done.
Low bun for brides
You can get this nice low bun even if you have short hairs. Here the hairs at the front have been parted from the middle and pinned at the back creating some puff. The hairs from the crown have been back brushed,pinned and then the bun has been made at a low position of the neck. Floral garlands have been used to cover the bun and to accentuate the look.
A simple long braid for brides
If you have long hairs you can get this wedding hairstyle easily. If you have medium length hairs then too you can have it with some falsies. Part your hairs from the middle and comb them neatly to the back for doing the long braid. Finish the braid with a suitable band and wrap a floral garland on the length of the braid. Do not miss the gorgeous head accessory.
Open hairstyle for wedding
To add some difference to the bun and braid wedding styles, you can easily opt for this open hairstyle on your wedding day. Part the hairs at the front from the middle and do crown braids at both the sides. Pin the braids at the back. Add some curls to the length of the hairs. Divide the hairs at the back into two equal sections and bring them to the front from over the shoulders. Pair it up with heavy jhumkas and some interesting hair accessories as shown in the picture.
One side open hairstyle for short hairs
If you are worried about your wedding hairstyle because you have short hairs, relax and try out this hair do. Here the hairs have been parted at the side and then the poof has been added to the bigger section. The length of the hairs have been curled and placed to the front from over one shoulder. The heavy head accessory at the opposite side of the poof makes the hairstyle look royal.
Long braid with floral decorations and hair accessory
Check out this long braided wedding hairstyle which is gorgeous and goes perfectly with a saree. To get this hairstyle using some falsies might be necessary. The arrangement of the flower garlands covering the back of the head and the use of the decorative hair accessories on the length of the braid, gives this hairstyle the right look.
Half up half open curly hairstyle for wedding
To get this wedding hairstyle first you have to complete the up do while creating a puff at the crown to get the soft look. Once you have completed the up do, now you need to curl the length of the hairs in sections to get the look. Add some interesting hair accessory to accentuate the hairstyle.
Wedding hairstyle for short hairs
If you have short hairs and you are not very comfortable about using falsies, you can easily get this decent hairstyle on your wedding day without compromising with the style. Part your hairs at the side and then sweep the hairs to one side from over the forehead and pin it. Create an up do at the back and then simply curl the length of the hairs. Take one section of the hairs to the front from over one shoulder. Do not miss the mangtika.
Whimsical curled braid for wedding
If you are going for a themed wedding, this whimsical curled hairstyle can give you a dreamy look. Here the hairs have been parted at the middle at the front and the braid has been done in a rolled up fashion. The chocolate highlights on the hairs along with the floral decorations have given it the right look.
Neat low bun for brides
Low buns are known as the favorite of the wedding hairstylists because the low buns always add the right soft touch to the looks of a bride. Here the bun has been made at the nape of the neck, but it does not touch the back. This hairstyle is ideal for girls with a long neck. The flowers at the side and the mangtika should also be noted to get this hairstyle.
Heavy bun with floral decorations and accessories
Here a neat bun has been done which has been then covered with beautiful floral decorations that extend not only till the bun but also the back top part of the head. The hair accessory covering the bun also gives it the right wedding look.
Bun with double puff
Here the first puff has been made at the side of the front and the second one is present on the crown. The neat bun has been made in a slightly inverted way and has been placed at the back of the head but not on the neck. Use of the floral hair accessory below the bun, touching the neck completes the hairstyle.
Side braided hairstyle with front puff
Here the hairs have been combed to the back and pinned to create a front puff. The up do has been placed at a height from the neck and the braiding has started right from the side of the up do. Adding of the matching hair accessories on the braid has given this hairstyle the right bridal look.
Rolled high bun with braid
This high bun has been done at the top of the back of the head and has been completed by rolling the sections of hairs in different parts and fixing them at the middle with bobby pins. The look of the decorative bun has been accentuated further by the use of the braid covering the base of the bun. The heavy matching head accessory also plays an important role in this hairstyle.
Curled open hairstyle for brides
To get this hairstyle you have to part and pin your hairs at the back and sides to create light puff on the head. Once that is done, you can start adding the sleek curls to the length of the hairs. Bring the hairs to the front from over one shoulder and do not miss to add the matching head accessory.
Open hairstyle with an up do
To look gorgeous in your wedding dress or saree this hairstyle can be just perfect. It gives not only a stylish touch but also a soft look that goes so well with the bridal look. Here the hairs from the front has been parted from the middle and combed to the sides. The updo has been done at the back of the head and then the whole volume of the hairs have been left open on the back. The curls on the face framing locks complete the look.
Curled open with an updo hairstyle
Here the hairs at the front has been parted from the side and then the updo has been done at the back of the head. The whole volume of the hairs have been taken to the front from over one shoulder and intricate curls have been added to the length as a whole to get the look. Do not miss the small floral decorations that make the braid look so gorgeous.
Open hairstyle with mangtika
This is another pattern of open hairstyle, where the hairs at the front has been parted from the middle and swept to the sides. There is an updo at the crown and the hairs have been left open flowing down from over the shoulders. The addition of the mangtika completes the perfect bridal look.
Top bun with highlights for brides
This is a perfect bridal hairstyle idea which can look great on any women with a round, oval or square face as it adds to the length and promotes a slimmer appearance. Here the hairs have been parted in a triangular fashion on the head and the big bun has been done at the top of the head with multiple hair sections. The light caramel highlights along with the head crown completes the look.
Side swept open hairstyle with a front puff
Here the hairs at the front has been parted from the side and swept to the other side to create a side wise front puff. The volume of the hairs have been taken to the front from over one shoulder and it has been curled intricately as a whole to get the look. Do not miss out the gorgeous mangtika that matches perfectly with the wedding dress.
Fishbone plait hairstyle for wedding
This beautiful side fishbone plait hairstyle is sure to turn the heads on your wedding day. Here the hairs have been parted at the side of the head and the total volume has been taken to the front from over one shoulder. The thick fishbone plait has been done for the whole length, leaving only a small section of hairs open at the end. The addition of pearl decorations on the braid which matches perfectly with the jewelleries complete the look.
Low bun with crown puff hairstyle for brides
Check out this beautiful hairstyle that looks absolutely stylish. Here the hairs have been back brushed and the puff has been created on the crown. The bun has been placed low, half on the neck and half on the shoulder. Low buns give a very soft touch that looks beautiful with saree and hence low buns are often preferred as a wedding hairstyle. The addition of the gorgeous hairs accessory at the side along with the heavy mangtika gives this neat hairstyle the right royal touch.
Low rolled bun with middle parted hairs
This is a simple hairstyle that look beautiful with traditional sarees. Here the hairs are parted at the middle and the whole volume of the hairs is collected at the back of the head. The bun has been made with the whole volume of the hairs and have been placed right at the nape of the neck. This simple wedding hairstyle can give you the perfect bridal look when paired with the right saree and jewelleries.
A decorated high bun with crown puff
This beautiful hairstyle can give the bride the perfect wedding look. Here the hairs have been combed to the back creating the puff. You will need a hair setting spray to hold the puff right at the place. Do the roll bun covering the whole of the back of the head. Do not miss out the addition of pearl beads on the bun to complete the look.
Decorative high bun for weddings
This decorative high bun has been done at a good height placing it more at the top of the head while covering the back of the head as well. The decorations of the bun has been done with sections of hairs that have been fixed with bobby pins and setted with hair setting spray. Here the hairs from the front has been side swept in a lose fashion and then added to the main volume of hairs at the back.
High bun with braid wrap up
This hairstyle is stylish and at the same time traditional. To get this hairstyle, part your hairs at the side of the head and then collect the whole volume at the top back position. The bun has a rolled up upper section and an intricately weaved lower section. The addition of the braid encircling the base of the bun completes the look.
Side braided hairstyle with an up do
Here the hairs have been parted at the middle of the head and then the volume has been collected at the back to do the up do. Finally the length of the hairs has been taken to the front from over one shoulder and the interesting braiding has been done. Addition of the small floral decorations on the braid gives the hairstyle a perfect romantic look ideal for weddings.
The latest trend in Indian bridal hairstyles and haircuts for 2023 is a combination of traditional and modern styles, such as braided updos, twisted buns, and intricate curls.
The most popular bridal hairstyles for long hair include half-up half-down, soft waves, and braided updos.
Braids, buns, and updos are some of the best bridal hairstyles for short hair.
The most popular hairstyles for Indian brides are traditionally side-swept curls, braided updos, and intricate bun designs.
When it comes to styling Indian bridal hairstyles, some of the best tips include using quality hair products, choosing a hairstyle that works with the overall look, and having a trial run with the hairstylist prior to the wedding day. Additionally, using hair accessories such as flowers, ribbons, and jewellery can add an extra special touch. Finally, having an experienced hairstylist who is familiar with Indian bridal hairstyles can make a big difference in achieving the perfect look.
You should use products like gels, hairsprays, mousses, and volumizers to create a perfect Indian bridal hairstyle.
Traditionally, flowers, jewelry, and hair ornaments are used to accessorize Indian bridal hairstyles.
Using a curling iron, start by taking small sections of hair, wrapping them around the iron, and holding for a few seconds before releasing.
Consider adding small details such as fresh flowers, intricate hair accessories, or creative braids to make your Indian bridal hairstyle stand out.
Braids, buns, and half-up half-down styles are some of the simplest and most popular DIY Indian bridal hairstyles.