Category: Styles

Indian hair is so versatile that there are literally hundreds of styles to try. Braids, hair buns, updos and loose hairstyles can be composed individually or in combination with each other to make some really interesting looks.

Wether you are visiting a hair salon or doing it on your own at home you have a wide variety of looks to choose from. You might want to consider the following when choosing a hairstyle.

  • First you probably need to decide wether the occasion calls for a somewhat formal look or if a messy disheveled look is desired.
  • Next comes attire. Are you wearing western or traditional Indian clothing? Is it a lehenga or a saree? Some hairstyles look better than others depending on what you are wearing.
  • Finally how much time do you have? If are in a hurry and looking for an effortless hairstyle then your options are very different compared to having some time on your hands and possibly a friend or two to help you curl or braid etc.

So hopefully I’ve given you some food for thought. The styles section on Hairstyle Monkey has a range of hairstyles to complete any look. Go ahead, take a look and to get inspired. We hope you try out some new ideas.

Happy browsing!

In this post we are going to take a look at some of the best braid hairstyles that suit Indian women. We’ll walk you through a fantastic collection of French braids, Dutch braids or Faux Dutch plaits and fishtail braids. There are endless variations you can do when it comes to braiding hair. You will […]

Indian bun hairstyles come in a variety of sorts. Firstly, you have hairstyles that are appropriate for traditional clothes and Indian functions such as weddings, pujas and parties. These juda buns are grander with poofs at the back and puffed bangs at the front.  More formal occasions are also usually accompanied by a lot of volume […]

Feather cut hairstyles are layered hairstyles that involved a scissor cutting technique that results in the hair looking like the shape of a feather. They can look really trendy and in this post we will showcase all the variations that will look good on an Indian face. Feather cuts are super versatile and can be […]

Simple Indian hairstyles sounds like an oxymoron. Most hairstyles for Indian girls usually involve a large amount of prep work especially if it’s for a formal occasion. Fortunately, Hairstyle Monkey has come to the rescue with some really effortless and unpretentious hairstyles. First, let’s bust some myths around simple hairstyles for Indian women 1. Myth […]

Hairstyles that involve braiding hair can look really amazing. Plaiting hair is an ancient technique that involves twisting and weaving strands of hair to form plaits. There are two core element that you should be aware of when braiding hair. The first is knowing which method you are going to use to intertwine your locks: […]

A lot of Tamil women have medium hair. Medium hairstyles make for a nice change especially in the summer when it can get really hot in Chennai and other cities. Plus there are some nice ways to style your hair if it is not too long. Medium hair can range anywhere starting from the neck […]

Side bun hairstyles can look supremely chic on Indian women. They are relatively easy to do and it helps to have long hair like most of us Indian women have. These tutorials with step by step instructions will show you how to do some really classy side buns. They cover a good range of looks from […]

Pony hairstyles are fun and simple  for girls with medium to long hair. If you have a lot of layers, you can try to keep them sort of tamed with hairspray. The longer your hair the better for the style. Your hair doesn’t necessarily have to be straight though. Wavy and big hair has its own charm […]

While researching the best Kerala hairstyles for 2017 I decided to focus on what some of the most famous Malayali actresses opted for.  While Kerala is steeped in tradition I see some very exciting and trendy Indian hairstyles emerging from this region. Actresses such Amala Paul, Bhavana, Namitha Pramod and Parvathy Menon are daring in their […]

“Be back home by 12 PM!” “Beta, khayaal rakhna.” “Please message me and let me know you’re okay. Every 15 minutes.” Yes, party time in India is often a night of distress thanks to our loving parents. I love you ma, but please take a chill pill. Anyway, here are some fabulous party hairstyles that will […]