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.
17 dazzling Indian wedding hairstyles
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
2. Loose curls + flowers
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.
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
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.
5. Extravagant, embellished braid
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
7. Beehive updo
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.
8. Bollywood blow out
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
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
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.
12. Low updo
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 braid. Credit: @ravbbeautyconcepts
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.
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.
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
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.