Pinning it Right

Getting a right hairstyle is a troublesome task, but with a bit of research and hard work one can definitely own it. Below are some looks for your engagement day that are both in vogue and easy to carry. Try it out!!

Traditional Bun Hairstyle

This is the typical bridal hairstyle that you will find in almost all the Indian days, especially the ones that take place in northern parts of the country. The hair is gathered together and twisted to form a huge bun. This hair style works the best in case of long hair. In case you have short hair, extensions will be required. After the hairstyle is complete, adornments, in the form of flowers and accessories, are used to adorn the hair and make the style more elaborate.

Traditional Updo Hairstyle With a Twist

If you want to be a bit different on your engagement, but not do something really unconventional, then going for a traditional updo, but with a twist, will be the best bet. In this hairstyle, rather than twisting, different sections of hair are curled and pinned up. The curls, together, are given the shape of a bun. This hairstyle is much more fashionable than the traditional one, however, works well only with medium length hair or short length hair (which will need extensions).

Bun on the Side Hairstyle

Yet another variation of the traditional Indian engagement hairstyle comes in the form of ‘bun on the side’ hairstyle. In this style, rather than placing the bun high on the head, it is moved to the side. Following a thorough blow-dry, the hair is combed straight and pulled into a low puffed up hair bun, onto one side. You should go for this hairstyle only if you have well- defined cheekbones and prominent eyes. Otherwise, it might not look too good.

Spanish Updo Hairstyle

If you want to go for an updo hairstyle, but not the usual run-of-the-mill stuff, then the Spanish updo might just impress you. However, it will work best if you have long and thick hair. The hair is blow-dried, to give more volume and then parted horizontally. The upper part of the hair is made up, with elaborate curls, while the other is left to flow down the back. The updo can be adorned with flowers, crystals, or even bows.

Bohemian Hairstyle

If you are ready to experiment with something different on your engagement day, going for Bohemian engagement hairstyle is a good idea. It works well with long and flowing hair. You will need to set your hair in Velcro curls and use a blow-dryer. Once the curls are set, pull your hair away from the face and crown them with a gold (or any other) tiara. The hair will be left loose at the back. Go for this hairstyle only if your engagement has been planned during the winter season.


Braids have been the traditional Indian bridal hairstyles since years and still looks lovely on any bride. Over the years there have been modifications to the simple braid, for the better! Fishtail braids and waterfall braid are very popular now and look very elegant on Indian bridal outfits. Braids look great on brides with medium to long length hair, but others can very easily add some hair extensions to achieve the same hairstyle.

Open Curls and waves

Open hairstyles will always be in trend for an Indian bride. These days a of Indian brides to be are going for western or fusion wear for their engagement ceremony, curls and waves go very well with that outfit. These days there are tons of ways in which you can wear an open style – in curls, straight, waves or simple rollers. Pinning it in the center or taking all to one side are some good options to choose from. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different bridal hairstyles before the engagement! You’d never know what suits you until you don’t try something new.


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