17 stunning Indian wedding hairstyles you’ll love

Get ready to fall in love with these Indian wedding hairstyles...

Indian wedding hairstyles are renowned for being intricate, stunning and super extravagant, so it’s no wonder that they’re some of the All Things Hair team’s favourite ever wedding hairstyles.

So, if you’re a bride-to-be looking for some gorgeous hair inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve pulled together a gallery of 17 of the best Indian wedding hairstyles, so you’ll have one less thing to worry about for the big day.

Indian wedding hair: close up shot of model with long chocolate brown hair styled into a half-up, half-down twist, with golden matha patti, wearing white sari and posing against a floral background
Indecisive brides, this half-up style’s for you! Credit: Instagram.com/sonamkapoor

1. Half-up, half-down twist

Fashioning your hair into this lovely half-up, half-down hairstyle is a great way to keep your mane off your face, while still looking wedding-appropriate.

Team it with a hidden braid for a boho feel, and you’ll have picture-perfect locks in a flash. Credit: @sonamkapoor

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of a bride and bridesmaid with dark undone curls, styled with scattered flowers in them, wearing traditional Indian gowns
The best thing about this look? You and your girl squad can all match. Credit: Instagram.com/indianstreetfashion

2. Loose curls + flowers

If you’re looking for easy Indian wedding hairstyles for you and your bridesmaids, a few loose curls and a few flowers are all you need to make everyone shine. Credit: @indianstreetfashion

Editor’s tip: Indian wedding hairdos like this one look their best when they are full of bounce. The best product to use to make your mane standout? The VO5 Big Volume Mousse, of course.

This volumising mousse gives you great body with a weightless, non-sticky feel and features heat defence, to help protect against damage caused by heated tools.

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of a bride with long, sleek dark brown hair adorned with golden matha patti hair jewellery, wearing gold earrings and wedding makeup
Why settle for flyaways when your hair can look this good? Credit: Instagram.com/anayah_jewellery

3. Sleek hair

Sometimes super straight hair is the way to go — just ask Kim Kardashian. And this glossy style, complete with intricate hair accessories, proves that simple hairstyles can make a big impact. Credit: @anayah_jewellery

Indian wedding hairstyles: side profile of an indian bride with dark hair in elegant updo with gold and floral hair accessories
Accessorise your updo. Credit: Instagram.com/ravbbeautyconcepts

4. Sleek updo with bedazzling accessories

One of the main reasons Indian wedding hairstyles are so beautiful is because there is no limit to how extravagant you can go.

With this in mind, why not add a range of bedazzling accessories to your updo, for instant glam factor?  Credit: @ravbbeautyconcepts

Indian wedding hairstyles: long dark hair with intricate pin curls and long braid with jewelled accessories down the braid
This is not just any braid. Credit: Instagram.com/studioelan

5. Extravagant, embellished braid

Take a look at this princess-worthy braid; how creatively it has been woven and finished with a highly embellished hair chain. Now, that’s a wedding-worthy ‘do if we ever saw one.  Credit: @studioelan

Indian wedding hairstyles: super glossy dark brown hair in side swept updo with jewelled accessories
Who doesn’t love an elegant updo? Credit: Instagram.com/studioelan

6. Elegant updo

Indian wedding hairstyles should look, first and foremost, elegant and romantic – and that’s exactly what this ‘do brings to the table.

Keeping to the traditional glamour of an Indian bridal look, this ‘do has been swept up and to the side, with precise pin curls at the back and finished off with a droplet hair accessory. Credit: @studioelan

Indian Wedding Hairstyles: close up shot of woman with dark hair styled into a beehive-inspired updo, wearing a green sari and Indian wedding jewellery
Retro hair, don’t care. Credit: Instagram.com/annikasmithmakeup

7. Beehive updo

Love retro hairstyles? Then try adding extra height to your wedding day updo by opting for a beehive style.

The best part? It’ll work a treat on ladies with short and long hair, so nobody misses out on the fun. Credit: @annikasmithmakeup

Editor’s tip: Keep your look in place by generously spritzing your tresses with the TRESemmé Ultimate Shine Hold Hairspray.

This shine-boosting hairspray will help hold your look all day long, while also protecting your strands from frizz, humidity and adding a generous boost of glossiness.

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of woman with dark brown hair blown out with hair accessory on it, wearing emerald green outfit and posing in a bedroom setting
You can’t go wrong with this blow out hairstyle. Credit: Instagram.com/ aankita.b

8. Bollywood blow out

Let your hair down and look like a Bollywood star with this blow-out hairstyle. Just don’t blame us if people start asking you for your autograph! Credit: @aankita.b

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of woman with dark, long curly hair swept to the side with vintage netting fascinator adorned over it
Amp the glam with this ‘do. Credit: Instagram.com/ravbbeautyconcepts

9. Side-swept waves with vintage netting

Vintage styles are always a huge hit at any wedding, but when paired with opulent accessories they look even more incredible.

Add a vintage-inspired twist by topping off your style with a hair net and you’ll ooze sophisticated glamour. Credit: @ravbbeautyconcepts

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of woman with dark brown hair styled into an intricate side braid, with flowers woven into it
Braids + floral accessories = perfection. Credit: Instagram.com/carriagesevents

10. Intricate braid

Perfect for the occasion, this intricate braid is full of romance and undone vibes, with loose strands pulled free to frame the face and soften the overall finish. Credit: @carriagesevents

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of bride with dark hair styled into a halo braid with flowers in them, wearing lilac dress and posing against a white background
Are you ready to master the halo braid? Credit: Instagram.com/aankita.b

11. Halo braid

Can’t get enough of braided, Indian wedding hairstyles? Here’s a flawless style made for brides who don’t want to spend their day worrying about their mane: a halo braid.

Besides being beautiful to look at, this pretty updo takes less than 20 minutes to do. Credit: @aankita.b

Editor’s tip: Want to plump up your braids? You’ll need the TONI&GUY Root Lift Sculpting Powder.

Simply dust it over your braid after you’ve weaved it, then pancake (AKA gently pull apart each section of the braid) and prepare to be amazed by its thicker appearance.

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of woman with black hair wrapped into low intricate bun, wearing Indian wedding outfit and posing in a salon
You can’t go wrong with this ‘do. Credit: Instagram.com/reenagirnmakeup

12. Low updo

When a hairstyle is this gorgeous, we can’t help but stop and stare. And that’s exactly what your guests will be doing when you decide to wear this low updo on your big day. Credit: @reenagirnmakeup

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of bride with voluminous dark hair fashioned into a bouffant fishtail braid, wearing a sari and Indian wedding hair accessories
This bouffant braid is what Pinterest dreams are made of. Credit: Instagram.com/ravbbeautyconcepts

13. Bouffant braid

Bouffant hairstyles never fail to disappoint for any occasion, especially a wedding. It’s an elegant and classic choice, which this bride has made more modern by wearing with a voluminous fishtail braidCredit: @ravbbeautyconcepts

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of a bride with dark hair styled into a smooth and elegant chignon, adorned with red floral accessories
Spruce up your chignon. Credit: Instagram.com/zubhabeauty

14. Floral chignon

At any wedding, you’re sure to spot someone wearing their tresses in a chignon. But that’s not to say that the look is overdone; it’s a classic for a reason, after all.

Make your chignon unique by adding accessories that best suit your personality or wedding theme and you’ll have no last-minute style regrets.
Credit: @zubhabeauty

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of Indian bride with vintage pin curl updo on medium toned brown hair
There’s nothing wrong with looking like a silver screen siren. Credit: Instagram.com/arpitakarania

15. Vintage glam

Indian wedding hairstyles are certainly not a one size fits all occasion, so finding which hairstyle will best suit your personality is key.

If you love retro styles, then this vintage glam updo is right up your street, with big flapper girl waves pinned back. Credit: @arpitakarania

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of woman with dark voluminous split bangs, wearing a veil and a white outfit with traditional Indian wedding jewellery
Centre part hairstyles look fab under a veil. Credit: Instagram.com/artistnav

16. Voluminous veil hairstyle

Set your heart on wearing a veil for your big day? Don’t fret, because we have just the thing for you.

This bride looks sensational, simply by parting her hair down the centre and bringing the front of her tresses forward, she has created the illusion of added volume and thickness. Credit: @artistnav

Indian wedding hairstyles: close up shot of bride with dark hair styled into a wavy coiffed updo, wearing drop earrings and posing in a bedroom setting
We love the casual elegance of this style. Credit: Instagram.com/monasangha

17. Tousled swept-back updo

Dealing with shorter tresses? You won’t need to reach for hair extensions with this swept-back hairstyle at hand.

With just a few tousled strands and some pinning action, you easily make your mane look wedding-perfect. So, what are you waiting for? Credit: @monasangha

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