Looking for inspirational Indian hairstyles? We know, it’s not always so easy to find chic ‘dos that make the most out of those thick, glossy strands you’ve been blessed with. So, we’ve done the hard work for you and found you the best hairstyles for Indian hair.
Whether you’re after an elegant ‘do for an Indian wedding or just want something casual to revamp your everyday style, there’s bound to a ‘do you’ll want to try, below.
20 Indian hairstyles that'll cater to everyone's style needs
1. French braided bun
First up, we’ve got this lovely French braided bun! This is a great Indian hairstyle to test out when you want a ‘do that’ll keep your thick tresses stylishly out of the way. Plus, it’ll also do a fab job of showing off your sari. Credit: @sonamkapoor
2. Sleek half-up, half-down hair
Looking for trendy Indian hairstyles? You’ll feel just like a celebrity if you fashion your mane into this polished half-up ‘do. Paired with a hair tikka and swanky earrings, you’ll look the part at any event. Credit: @rens.reehal
Editor’s tip: Using heat to create this look? Don’t forget to use a heat protection spray on your strands before you do so, to help avoid heat damage.
You’ll want to get your hands on the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray, as it’ll help keep frizz at bay and help you achieve silky, shiny strands.
3. Half-up, half-down bun
4. Loose curls
Want to show off your long, layered hair? Enter: this timeless, yet contemporary Indian hairstyle.
Not only does this hairstyle look glamorous, but it’s a universally flattering option for all face shapes, too. Credit: @indianstreetfashion
5. Bollywood waves
Trust us, these beautiful Bollywood waves are all you need to make your tresses feel new again on your next night out. So, it’s no wonder this look is still one of the best Indian hairstyles for long hair. Credit: @anchalmua
6. Accessorised braided bun
7. Messy topknot
8. Low bun
9. Milkmaid braid
We’re loving this milkmaid braid on this Instagram beauty! This Indian hairstyle will keep your hair off your face in a flattering way and won’t require any touch ups, because its super long-lasting. Credit: @streakhuefall
Editor’s tip: You should try applying some of the TONI&GUY Flexible Hold Braid Balm to either damp or dry hair before you plait.
This will give your tresses more grip and texture, making them stay in place better.
10. Boxer braids
So, if you’re looking for more braided Indian hairstyles to incorporate into your hair wardrobe, you know what to do. Credit: @farahdhukai
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11. Classic chignon
You’d be hard pressed to find an Indian hairstyle that epitomises sophistication and elegance more than this classic chignon. This traditional updo looks beautiful for weddings and can work a treat on shorter hair, too.
12. Curly updo
Don’t get us wrong, we love polished updos, but showing off your natural curls (instead of tucking them away), can really help elevate your overall look.
13. Natural waves
Trust us, keeping your hair au naturel is a lot easier than you think – all you need is right hair product. The secret? Keep your tresses moisturised with a leave-in conditioner, and fight frizz and define your curls with a smoothing hair serum. Simple, right? Credit: @babbuthepainter
14. Wavy ponytail
The best part? No matter if you have short hair, long hair, or something in between, this will look amazing. Credit: @camilacoelho
15. Bob and bangs
16. Classic layers
17. Casual side braid
Looking for more plaited Indian hairstyles? So why not upgrade your signature ‘do by moving it to the side? This little adjustment in placement sounds simple, but trust us, it’s utterly effective and will instantly add a flirty, feminine feel to your braided ‘do. Credit: @weddingdocumentary
18. Sleek ponytail
Are you looking for a fashion-approved hairstyle that not only looks good but is also super easy to create? In 5 simple steps, you’ll be able to achieve this cool sleek ponytail. Credit: @missmulberry
19. Half-up twist
Recommended: 7 ways to wear a twisted chignon hairstyle.
20. Beehive updo
Let’s face it: a ’60s-inspired beehive and classic cat eye works for any occasion. And guess what? Your passion for vintage hairstyles doesn’t have to end, because we’ve got more dazzling looks, here. Credit: @parveen.mua
Editor’s tip: Feel like your heavy tresses are lacking some lift? We suggest you zhuzh up your strands with the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo.
This will help freshen your second day strands and also give them a big volume boost, which is needed when you’re creating updo hairstyles.