According to Hinduism, marriages are believed to be made in heaven and the bond of husband and wife is supposed to last for seven lifetimes. It is supposed to be a turning point in the individual’s life as the person enters the second phase of life. Having such a rich and diverse culture, Indian wedding differs from state to state.
When you think of South Indian bride, one’s mind calls up a beautiful and elegant collage of temple jewelry. The bride comes into sight as a picture of grace and confident with her white silk kanchipuram saree and hair braids with fresh flowers. With the culture and traditions varying across different southern states, the unique element is added to the bridal look, bridal hairstyle. So, here are the 25 different south indian bridal hairstyle for receptions and weddings shown below:
1) ‘Maangtika’ on Hair with Mid Parting and Black Pleats
This is one of the most elegant, yet complicated patterns of south indian hairstyle for receptions. To get this look perfectly, one need to section the hair in the middle at the crown. The most important thing will be the ‘Maangtika’.
One vital advice would be the use of fresh flowers like white jasmine, which will give the hairstyle a regal touch. This hairstyle is suited for medium and long hair.
2) Retro Style with Plates
This retro hairstyle can be achieved by doing a bouffant to add some volume to the bride’s hair and then coupling it with neat and precise pleats running along one side. The most important trick is to place the bouffant perfectly, once it is placed, the remaining hair is to be brushed to a side and then braided accordingly, so it stays on that side only.
The style is best suited for the females with long hair. If one does not have hair long enough to justify the look, then use the extension of hair. In order to complete the retro look, use the big flower.
3) The Pleated and Jewell Look
This is one of the popular and simple styles of hairdos among the south indian brides. This hairstyle gives the bride very glamorous looks. The hairstyle is very simple and made of thick pleats, and to make it look appealing one needs to pleat the hair precisely.
If you have the right kind of accessory, this hairstyle will make your marriage fantasy come true. The style is best suited for the females with long hair. If one does not have hair long enough, then use the extension of hair.
4) Braided Hairstyle with a Bun and a Floral Twist
This can be an attractive hairstyle if one like to use a lot of flowers in their hair. The important thing is to use the flowers in two contrasting colors. Place the flowers in a twisted fashion around the neatly braided hair and accessorize with the jewels of your choice.
The style is best suited for the females with long and medium hair. If one does not have hair long enough, then use the extension of hair.
5) The Crowned and Garland Look
This is one of the most luxurious and expensive hairdos which requires some bold hair accessories. At the very top is a small crown to import a celestial look.
Apart from jewelry, the most important thing about this looks is to have a lots of white flower to cover the neatly braided hair. The style is best suited for the females with long hair.
6) Colorful Floral Wrapped and Braided Hairstyle
One of the most simple and colorful hairdos where one needs to braid the hair neatly throughout the length and tassels at the end of the braid. In order to get make it colorful, use contrasting color flowers alternately and accessorize with the available jewelry. The style is best suited for the females with long and medium hair.
7) Traditional Gajra Wrapped Hairstyle
This is the most simple and elegant looking hairstyle which is similar to ‘Colorful Wrapped and Braided Hairstyle’, the only difference is the use of white color flowers (Jasmine) in this hairdo.
The most important thing about this hairstyle is the use of a long jasmine garland to give it a graceful look. In order to make it more appealing, accessorize with available jewelry. The style is best suited for the females with long and medium hair.
8) The Full-Length Floral Look
This is bridal hairstyle made especially for flower lovers. The entire length of neatly braided hair is covered with thick layer of flowers. In order to make it more appealing, usually, the contrast color of flowers are used. The middle parting is done with a rather heavy ‘Maangtika’. The style is best suited for the females with long and medium hair.
9) Loose Romantic Braids
This South Indian hairstyle is for the girls who love curls in their hair. Apart from perfecting the curls, rest everything about this hairstyle is very simple. It goes beautifully with heavy silk sarees to fulfill the bride’s fantasy of a perfect south indian wedding. In order to make the hairstyle more elegant, one needs texturizing spray and use ‘Maangtika’. The style is best suited for the females with medium hair.
10) Simple Hairdo with Jasmine Hair Garland
This is the cheapest and most simple hairdo where one needs to straighten the hair according to their need and place a long garland of jasmine flowers. There is no jewelry or expensive flowers are used in this type.
Apart from looking beautiful, the smell of jasmine is enchanting which makes it perfect for the south indian wedding. Usually, this type of hairstyle is suited for the females with short and medium hair.
11) Jasmine Bouquet Bun with a Jewelry
Jasmine is an intrinsic part of all south indian wedding. This bouquet bun is a modern take on the traditional gajra (jasmine hair garland) and uses the flowers in the form of the small bouquet to accessorize the simple low bun.
In order to give it a more luxurious look, a unique jewelry is used which is available on the market. Apart from all the other materials, a Juda net used in order to hold the hair in a needed shape. This type of hairstyle is suited for the females all types of hair.
12) Gajra Covered Bun
This is one of the most simple, yet very traditional looking hairstyle. This look brings the brides childish memory of picking up her mother’s discarded gajra’s and putting them in their own hair. And, of course, it is every women’s aspire to be like her mother in every aspect.
The gajra is the most important material in this hairdo and no luxurious jewelry is required. This type of hairstyle is suited for the females of all hair types.
13) Elaborate “Poola Jada” Braid
‘Poola Jada’ is one of the traditional bridal outfits of the south indians. It 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. The bride looks nothing less than a queen after putting it on.
Along with all the necessary materials used for the bridal hairstyle, this unique hairstyle also requires ‘savaram’ (hair extension), ‘Poola Jada’ (floral hair accessory) and ‘jaada gantalu’ (hanging braid accessory’. This type of hairstyle is suited for the females with all hair types.
14) Royal “Phoola Billalu” Braid
A quintessential part of most of the South Indian tradition ensemble is a long braid embellished with a gold hair accessory. Apart from all the luxurious jewelry, this hairdo gets a royal touch with the help of awe-inspiring ‘phoola billalu’ and ‘jaada gantalu’.
Along with all the necessary materials used for the bridal hairstyle, this unique hairstyle also requires ‘Poola Jada’ (floral hair accessory), ‘jaada gantalu’ (hanging braid accessory’ and ‘phoola billalu’ (jewelry encrusted accessories. This type of hairstyle is suited for the females of all hair types.
15) Pull Through Gajra Braid
This concept is a slight modification over a normal and simple braid which is used commonly in the modern south indian weddings. This pull-through braid imitates the look of the regular braid but it has a more beautiful full-bodied dimension to it.
The gajra is beautify placed around the perfect braids which make the hairstyle look sublime. This type of hairstyle is suited for the females of all hair types.
16) Gold Floral Bun
This is another Floral bun design which is not a very common one, but definitely a beautiful one. In this hairdo, the hair bun is nicely decked up in a Juda net and is decorated with a nice custom jewelry and gorgeous flowers. This type of hairstyle is suited for the females of all hair types.
17) Long Braid Floral Net Covered Hairstyle
This one is traditional and most common hairstyle in the south indian weddings. The style is best suited for the females with long and medium hair. If one does not have hair long enough to justify the look, then use the extension of hair.
18) Top Knot with Long Braid
The most ideal and simple hairdo where the hairs have been collected at the top back position of the head to make a top knot and the length if the hairs are been used to make a neat braid. This type of hairstyle is usually for long hairs but one can easily opt for a false bun.
The ‘maangtika’ and hair jewelry with mina and pearl makes the hairstyle look more elegant. The style is best suited for the females with long hair.
19) Long Braid with Golden Covering Hair Accessory
One of the most expensive hairdo where gorgeous jewelry is used as ‘maangtika’ and also used to decorate the side of the head. The whole length of the braid is covered with a thick lace type golden accessory. The style is best suited for the females with long hair.
20) Front Puffed Long Hair with Floral Decorations
This one is fully flower covered where three layers of floral gajra have been used to cover the base of the braid and the back of the head. The most stunning part of this hairdo is the use of the single floral decorations covering the whole length of braid that ends in a black tassel. The style is best suited for the females with long hair.
21) Open Hairstyle with Front Puff
This one is not the most traditional but one of the popular hairdo. The hair at the front has been swept back and pinned creating a light puff on the head. The length of the hair is fully opened and has been taken to the front from both the sides. The hairs are curled over a smaller section to give it a classy look. The style is best suited for the females with medium hair.
22) Fully Open Hairstyle
This is the most simple yet elegant hairstyle where the hair partition is present at the center and the length of hair has been simply taken to the front and over the shoulder. Light and natural looking curls have been added to the hairstyle to give it a natural look. The ‘maangtika’ usually sits on the forehead. The style is best suited for the females with medium hair.
23) Bun with Multiple Floral Gajra
Another simple yet powerful looking hairstyle. Here the bun has been made not too high or not too low and the bun has been covered with a net to get the tidy and neat look. Usually, along with the gajra, pearl accessories are used for this pattern. The style is best suited for the females with all types of hair.
24) Simple Open Hairstyle with Gajra
Another simple hairdo where the hair is combed to the back and pinned creating a front poof, some of the hair is combed again and has taken to the front. The hairdo is complete by adding a beautiful and long gajra on the back. The style is best suited for the females with long and medium hair.
25) Low Bun with Gajra
This a very simple yet classy looking where the hair has been parted at the center and pinned at the back creating some puff. The hairs from the crown have been brushed backward, pinned and then the bun has been made at a low position of the neck. Jasmine garlands are used to add the beauty to this hairdo. The style is best suited for the females with all types of hair.
Well, here ends our journey through different south indian traditional bridal hairstyles. Despite looking gorgeous, they are also very easy to style. Hope the hairstyle we have included on our list will provide you to create your own blissful bridal look for your special occasion.
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