There are loads of hairstyles that suit sarees. Sarees are particularly appropriate for formal events and occasions such as sangeets, pujas and receptions to name a few. As such they require hairstyles that have a certain gravitas. Hairstyles that are sported with sarees should also reflect something of Indian tradition.
Traditional hairstyles such as long braids, judas and front hairstyles with puffs suit this type of attire well. If you are more adventures we also have some more sassy hairstyles to suggest such as loose buns and messy updos. Check out the pics below to get inspired about what type of hairstyles would precisely for with your saree.
26 Awesome hairstyles that will go well with a saree
#1: Bun with Kundan hair pin saree hairstyle
A fairly easy hairstyle to create on a limited time budget. Create a nice sleek bun and add the hair accessory. This is a great hairstyle for an iftar party or mehendi ceremony. This is also a good style for ladies over 40 or 50 too!
#2: Wavy hairstyle with saree
Create glossy tousled waves with a middle parting to wear a maang tikka. You can wear your hair in the front or back.
#3: Half updo with puff
This puffed hairstyle adds height to your face as well as overall look. A great look for saree hairstyles at any occasion.
#4: Messy high bun for wavy with fringes hairstyle
Create a high messy bun and set it with setting spray. This gives you an opportunity to show off your large earrings and maybe a good backless or halter blouse.
#5: French braid tied into bun hairstyle
Create a couple braids and gather it all into a bun to add texture to an otherwise normal looking bun. If you want to learn how to do this saree hairstyle then make sure to check out this video on saree hairstyles that has step by step instructions.
#6: Curly hair side swept with high puff hairstyle
This look calls for a lot of crown teasing, hair twisting and pinning. This hairstyle has a lot of texture so it can be worn with a heavy and intricately designed saree. The poof at the back adds height and the twirling strands that drop over the shoulder add heaps of texture.
#7: Low messy bun with side Maang Tikka
Create a deep side partition and gather it on the side into a braid. Gather that braid into a braid-bun. Adorn with side maang tikka. This hairstyle will look beautiful on a saree.
#8: French braided side bun with curly fringes
Start of like a regular french braid but after two sections, begin coiling up your hair sections and pinning them up like a bouquet of flowers. The resulting side bun hairstyle will get heads turning!
#9: Side partitioned puff with Indian bun for saree
You can use a bumpit to achieve this look. Also using fake juda hair if you have medium or thin hair can make this bun large and attractive.
#10: Half up half down with curls
This look takes time to curl. Setting it with the right spray is essential in maintaining those perfect tendrils!
#11: Bun hairstyle for saree
This is another style created using a large bumpit and other hair accessories for saree.
#12: Half updo with puff for side parting with curly hair
A slightly heightened fringe is a cool look for pairing with your saree. The curls in this hairstyle for saree does not require stiffness, rather they are loose and flowing.
#13: Fishtail braid and coils
This high and elaborate bun is a great hairstyle for saree. I involves a fishtail braid wound over coiled hair. This is a great look for youngsters as well as a good hairstyle for aunties.
#14: Half updo with plaits for curly highlighted hair
Make a couple braids and fasten them across the middle of your head to create a natural separation.
#15: Messy bun updo hairstyle
This is a cool hairstyle for saree for summer weddings. Add some oomph by adding some hair accessories or fresh flowers.
#16: South Indian bun with fresh jasmine flowers
Gorgeous and quintessentially Indian hair bun with fresh jasmine flower garland. Wear this look with a heightened crown to your own wedding or engagement or to a family member’s.
#17: Plaits updo with twists and decorated with stones hairstyle
This is an extremely easy look to create yet looks like you spent a lot of time on it. Make three inverse pony tails and add hair jewelry to make a topsy tail hairstyle like this.
#18: Bun with curls decorated with flowers hairstyle
This beautiful look is a bun with coils and fresh jasmine flowers. Great to wear with traditional kancheevaram and other pattu sarees. The special part is the front hair combed over from one side.
#19: Curly down do saree hairstyle
Saree are an opportunity to show off some really exquisite hairstyles. This is where you want to go all out especially if you are wearing a saree to a formal occasion. This curly down-do is a great look for a saree. Side part you hair at the front. Next backcomb the hair above the crown to make the poof. This hairstyle works best if you already have naturally curly hair. If you don’t then you will need to take a curling iron to quite a few strands of hair. In any case the result is a mesmerizing cascade of curliness that will suit any occasion.
#20: Deepika Padukone with puffed hair bun on saree
You can always learn a thing or two from Deepika when it comes to hairstyling. This mature hair bun involves a little bit of puffing up the hair at the front but that is it. This hairstyle is perfect for when you are in a hurry. It already takes a while to put on a saree you sometimes might not have enough time to make an elaborate hairstyle. This hairstyle is also very professional if you are making a speech, visiting an exhibition or attending a conference. Combine with some nice earrings since the hair is out of the way.
#21: Half updo with poof and curly bangs hairstyle for saree
This half updo has some nice texture. The side bangs at the front of the forehead curl towards the back. The raised poof on the crown gives the hairstyle that traditional look that goes so well with sarees. The serpentine curly bangs look beautiful and add that extra oomph.
#22: Indian fishtail braid and saree
This fishtail braid look beautiful as it fall over the right shoulder. Puff you hair at the front for extra height and volume.
#23: Mermaid loop through saree hairstyle
This mermaid braid hairstyle is a stunner. To do it make a simple braid with three strands. Next start weaving in strands from the side through the loops in the braid you made. The result is a stunning look that perfectly matches a saree and any formal occasion.
#24: Nayanthara with curly simple side ponytail and saree
Keeping things simple is sometimes more impressive that overcomplicating them. I love this simple side ponytail by Nayanthara.
#25: Side parted half updo for saree
This is a simple idea that involves side parting the hair and puffing it at the back. Other than that you just need to clasp the back hair into a half updo. You can use hair accessories to match the occasion.
#26: Simple side braid hairstyle for saree
This simple side braid is perfect to bring out that South Indian tradition that goes with sarees.
If you are wearing your saree for a formal occasion such as your wedding you might also want to check out our hairstyles for lehenga or hairstyles for ghagra choli. Overall saree hairstyles are regal and carry an air of formality but if you are looking for something more casual there is a wide variety of different hairstyle for girls on Hairstyle Monkey.