Bridal Hairstyles: 30 ideas for your wedding

Bridal hairstyles are a big deal right! I mean after all this is the hairstyle you are going to be wearing on your wedding day. That’s why we have carefully handpicked the latest bridal hairstyles that are trending in 2016 and present them below. Most of the ideas below are from traditional Indian shaadi hairstyles hence they will invariably include a mang tikka and other hair jewelry. We have also included some western concepts that we have seen people in India use. And if you feel uncomfortable wearing them on the actual wedding ceremony you could try them at the dinner reception(Check out some awesome hairstyles for evening gowns) or mehndi day. Having said that there are lots of options for bridal hairstyles. If you have long hair you can braid it, curl it, do a high bun updo, make a puff hairstyle, poof it, let it loose into princess locks and make a combination of all of the above. Similarly with jewelry you can go very detailed and intricate with flowers and complicated maang tikkas or you can keep it real simple with a couple of big flowers. It’s totally up to you. Well, I am sure your mother and other relatives will have an opinion on what is appropriate but you can still experiment within the bounds of tradition.

Bridal hairstyles require a few things

  1. Preparation: know exactly which hairstyles you are going for. This will get the stress out of the way. You will have loads to think about on your wedding day and the last thing you want is to be making a decision about your hair.
  2. Decide who is going to do your hair. If it’s someone you trust and feel comfortable with then that will also make the whole affair less stressful. It is highly recommended that you do a practice run before the day of the wedding. This especially true if you are doing the hairstyle yourself. Take note of the details where you get stuck and note down the time it takes you so you know when to start getting ready on that special day. You might laugh now but you with all the anxiety eating away at you on the morning of the wedding it is best to be prepared.
  3. Decide what you are going to wear first. It is best to decide on the hairstyle once you know what you are wearing on your shaadi. It sometimes happens that the saree hairstyle doesn’t suit the saree. One example would be wearing too simple a hairstyle with too intricate a saree.

30 Bridal hairstyles that will make you shine on your wedding day

#1: Bengali bridal hairstyle

This simple hairstyle matches the ornate jewelry perfectly. This is a good strategy if you are going to be wearing a lot of intricate jewelry such as the model above is. The maang tikka is studded with pearls that match the white saree. The hair is middle parted and combed back neatly on either side. At the back the hair is plaited into a long braid and a round hair extension piece has been added to boost volume. Simple and beautiful!