Indian Bridal Hairstyles

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Indian brides, or women who marry into an Indian family and will therefore have an Indian wedding will be interested in reading this article which aims to help them with some tips for Indian bridal hairstyles. This is because the traditions of an Indian wedding require the bride and groom wear special traditional costumes and accessories. That means that the future bride must think about her hairstyle before purchasing her Indian wedding dress and veils.

Depending on how traditional the wedding will be, the bride must wear a lengha and a chunni on her head, over the hair. These two pieces replace the veil worn by Western brides, but the difference is that the Indian veils are usually heavily ornate and therefore difficult to pin on the head. Moreover, in certain parts of the Indian culture, the religious wedding ceremony can last all day and during it the bride and groom are not allowed to move, unlike their guests who can mingle, talk and eat. This is why Indian bridal hairstyles must be carefully thought, and only after the lengha and chunni are purchased.

For example, if the bride wishes to have her hair half up, half down, she must have an extra chunni that will be less embroidered and thus easier to fix onto the hairdo; it will probably be pinned further back on her head and not near the hairline. If the Indian bridal hairstyles you prefer are all up in a bun, you can opt for a more traditional arrangement of the veils, starting with your hairline. This means you can basically opt for any type of hair bun you like and have your hair styled in any way you prefer. You can opt for a curled bun, for a bun created with braids and weaves, adorned with flowers or jewelry. Unfortunately, short hairstyles don’t really stand for Indian bridal hairstyles, because in their tradition the women always wear very long hair; but you can use a trick or two, like attaching an extension bun, or applying more permanent extensions for a full head of hair. Then, you cover your head in the appropriate garments and jewels, and you become a real Indian princess!

Thanks to having your hair gathered on top of your head, you will be able to wear a heavy, traditional lengha, because it will be supported by the hairstyle. However, classical Indian bridal hairstyles usually involve letting the hair fall on the back, either in a weave or held together by pieces of jewelry. In some cultures, the hair is decorated with real, fresh flowers, creating a crown on the bride’s hair and almost completely covering the rest of her hair. All in all, what brides must remember is that the veils and accessories must be chosen before the Indian bridal hairstyles.

Planning a wedding is very challenging, regardless of the bride and groom’s ethnicity. Even after you find the perfect dress and you decide on the right hairstyle, there are still other matters that you have to plan such as the bridal makeup, accessories not to mention the planning of the reception. However, with the proper guidance and inspiration, planning a wedding can be a piece of cake.