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Oh-so-Gorgeous Bridal Hairstyles For All Hair Lengths!

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By Editorial Team

Updated on 30 June, 2020



"No bridal look is complete without a distinct Indian bridal hairstyle that highlights it." 


With your wedding day almost around the corner, we are sure that you have finalized your wedding outfit and picked the perfect set of jewelry to pair it up. But have you thought about your wedding hair? Will you keep your hair down, get them done in a braid, or opt for a classic bun instead? 


No matter what you choose, you need to make sure that it suits your hair type and texture. After all, a hairstyle that looks gorgeous on someone with long hair may not suit you if you've got short hair. So, first, know your hair type and then move on to the next step, i.e. deciding a suitable hairstyle which you can pull off. 


We have curated some of the best hairstyles according to all hair lengths. Know your hair type and check which hairstyle will suit you the most. 

 

# Bridal Hairstyles For Long Hair 


If you are the one who is blessed with naturally long hair, you are definitely in luck as the scope of experimenting is endless. Whether you want a high ponytail with curls or dazzling waterfall braids, your long hair can complement them all.


So take advantage of your long hair and choose the perfect hairdo to pair with your outfit. 


Best Bridal Hairstyle for Long Hair

Image via: Ak 


1. Fishtail Braid Covered with Mogras


Sonam Kapoor's messy fishtail braid, which she wore on her mehendi day, was a game-changer. It's a very traditional bridal hairstyle with a twist and a lot of mogras. A good option for the brides looking for wedding hairstyles with long hair. Bookmark this look for your wedding day.

 Fishtail Bridal Hairstyle for Long Hair

Image via: Anand Rath


 2. Open Hair with a Top Soft Lock


There's nothing better than to show off your long hair and let them cascade down your shoulder. 

It is a perfect look for the brides. Tie your hair half up to make them stay in place and add some dainty flowers like baby’s breath, to give your wedding hairstyle a more appealing look. 

 

open hair bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: Royal Frames


3. The Long Braid with Flowers


Who doesn’t like a little bit of braiding? They look absolutely gorgeous and especially for a bridal look. South Indian brides are known for accessorizing their long braided hair with gold jewellery, gajra, pins, and a lot of hair accessories, which makes them a perfect traditional bride. 


Here are a few inspirations. 

 

long-braid bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: The Wedding Salad

  

the-long-braid bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: Orange


the-long-braid bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: Rohit Nagwekar


4. Bridal bun with Real Flowers


A bun is all you need to look ethereal. This one is a perfect hairstyle for short hair too. Just add on some real flowers, pin up a sheer dupatta on the bun, and slay your wedding look. 


bridal-bun bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: Ravneet Puri photography


These pink roses matching the bridal outfit look stunning. 


bun-real-flower bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: Mansi Siddhpura photography 


We can't get over how perfect this bridal hairstyle looks. The white roses soothe the eve perfectly. 


bun bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: We don't say cheese.


These flowers tucking in the form of a heart look stunning. 

 

bun bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: Soulmate Films


5. Side Swept hair with light curls and slight puff at the crown 


The Pakistani bride gives you a perfect hairdo inspiration for your wedding day, with these ideal braided headbands with soft curls!


side-swept-hair bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: Shreya Sen 

 side-swept-hair bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image via: Fatyama Amin


6. Low Bun with Side Parting


A classic Indian hairstyle for brides with long hair!

If nothing works, a low bun and side parting will work for the bridal hairstyle.


low-side-bun-bridal-hairstyle-for-long-hair

Image by: QMedia Production 


7. The High Bun


This style can help you create an angular silhouette which can, in turn, create balance in your ensemble. This bun is created right where you would generally tie a high ponytail. Such Indian bun hairstyles for long hair are to generate support for a heavy Dupatta.


the-high-bun bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image by: Sana Hair & Makeup


8. Half up-Half down Bridal Updo


Another curly wedding hairstyle that is sure to stand out is a half up half down style, which is one of the easiest and the most elegant bridal hairstyles for long hair if you wish to carry your tresses in long curls. 

We strongly recommend you to use a hair accessory to get some spotlight on your crown. 


half-up-half-down-bridal-hairstyle-for-long-hair

Image by: Orange The Salon 


9. Messy Hair Bun with a Unique Twist 


Adding a few large flowers in unique colors can give your messy hair bun an unconventional twist.  


messy-hair-bun bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image by: Archana Rautela


10. A Sleek Braid meets Traditional Accessories


We have all our hearts for this lovely and captivating sleek bridal braid, which is teamed up with a lot of traditional silver accessories. 


a-sleek-braid bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image by: Sameena store 


11. Sleek Tight Bun


A picturesque tight donut bun wrapped around with gajras to enhance your beauty on the wedding day. 


sleek-tight-bun bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image by: The Styles by Sha


12. Loose Curls with Hint of Baby Breaths


Breathe a sigh of relief with these loose curls with a hint of baby breaths, which looks so amazing.


loose-curls bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image by: Ritika Hairstylist 


13. The Low Tight Bun


Coil your hair into a low, structured bun for an elegant hairstyle that looks stunning. 

You can use an ornamental pin or a string of crystals to deck it up.This bridal hairstyle suits with a tight bodice attire as it adds shape at the nape of your neck while staying out of the way. 


low-tight-bun bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image by: Afsana Fareed Makeup


14. Curly Updo with Large Flowers


Flowers on the wedding day always look beautiful on the bride. Graceful curls make a sweet clean bun that looks like a flower bud, team up the sides of the bun with beautiful large flowers to complete the look. 


curly-updo bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image by: Jollygram Photography


15. Semi-Open Natural Looking Curls


What better way to flaunt your long tresses than keeping them open? 

To make your open hair look more glamorous than ever before, opt for this gorgeous half-up and half-down hairstyle with natural-looking curls.


semi-open bridal hairstyle for long hair

Image by: Simmy Makwana


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# Bridal Hairstyles For Short Hair


Who says short hair is dull? They look as impressive as long or medium hair when styled perfectly. You can easily twist them into a low bun or even opt for a bob cut with bangs. 


You can even try beachy waves which look stunning, a pretty half-up-half-down hairstyle, or give a try to curly hair paired with a tiara. 


bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image via: A knotty tale 


1. A Messy Bun


Messy buns are perfect for short hair beauties.These buns make for a great wedding hairstyle for curly hair too. If you have a summer wedding, then this is the hairstyle for you! Beat the heat in this pretty little messy bun!  


messy-bun-bridal-hairstyle

Image by: Anita Dongre


2. The Donut Bun


If you are also one of the brides who do not want so many flowers in your bun, then this donut bun is for you. 

A perfect hairstyle for short hairs- just add some extensions and get a perfect hairstyle. 


donut-bun-bridal-hairstyle

Image via: The Cheesecake Project


3. Fluffy Curls


If you do not have much hair length to experiment with, this can be an ideal hairstyle for your d-day. Curl the ends and let them loose while the front remains all straight and pinned up.

You can use hair accessories and ornaments and get a perfect bridal look. 


fluffy curls bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image via: Prettydesigns.com


4. Messy Side Sweep


Be the sensational bride by sporting this semi-retro hairdo. Perfect for short hair, twist your hair in a messy side sweep and let it end up in a chignon.


messy side sweep bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image via: Shahid Naar


5. Half Tied Messy Fish Braid hair


Brides who wish to keep their hair open can take a cue from this bridal hairstyle. The locks are semi-braided and half-open. The hairstyle is further beautified with flowers. If real flowers aren’t your thing, you can choose to keep flowers artificial. 


half tied messy bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image by: Aanal Savaliya


6. A Traditional Updo


This neat bun sets a perfect example of real beauty lies in simplicity. This little bun adorned with mogras is something a bride with short hairs can opt for her d-day. 

 traditional updo bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image via: Afsha Rangila


7. A playful Bun with Braids and Curls


Your bridal hairstyle look reveals a lot about your personality as this curled-up braided loose bun is sure to make you look playful. 


playful bun bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image by: Tikli 


8. A Crumpled Braided Low Bun


A perfect hair bun for a minimalist bride who does not want to play with her hair.  

 low bun bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image by: Shutterdown 


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9. An Accessorized Bun


How about having a lovely low bun adorning it with a beautiful accessory?

This perfect bun for your short hair to look perfect. 

 accesorized bun bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image by: Katerina Kamalova 


10. Use a Lot of Flowers


This floral bouquet bun features pink carnations and rose petals. Tie your hair in a basic bun and don it up with a fabulous floral arrangement to make your bridal hairstyle look voluminous and elegant. Don't forget to add some volume to your bridal hair in the front. 

A side sweeping swirly hair strand can also do wonders. 


floral bun bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image by: Shwetha Shekhar 


11. Go the Effortless Way


Flaunt your effortless style through this casual hairstyle where the ironed tresses are simply kept open.

 

bridal hairstyle for short hair

Image via: The Photo diary


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# Bridal Hairstyle for Medium Hair


Embrace your luscious hair and play around them.

There are many gorgeous hairdos for pretty ladies that have medium length hair. You can go for twisted curls to buns and open hair, if you have so many hairdos to choose. 


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Image by: The Wedding Salad 


Loose Braids with Florals


Are you looking for a perfect hairstyle for your sangeet or Mehendi function? Tie your hair in a loose braid and beautify them with flowers. 


loose-braid bridal hairstyle for medium hair

Image by: Behance


2. A Unique Sectional Braid


sectional-braid bridal hairstyle for medium hair

Image by: Richa Dave


3. A Stylish Ponytail


This hairstyle ruled the Indian bridal trends the most. It's just so simple to tie up your hair in the voguish bridal ponytail.  


stylish-ponytail bridal hairstyle for medium hair

Image by: Aarushi Oswal


4. A Pretty Messy Low Bun


A perfect engagement look with this messy and curly bun with a perfect hair accessory.


messy-bun-bridal-hairstyle

Image by: Jomersecerena


5. Loose and Romantic One-Sided Curls


Indian brides are opting for this beautiful hairstyle for their engagement or any pre-wedding function. 


loose-curls bridal hairstyle for medium hair

Image by: Mahas Photography 

 

 6. The Elaborate Bun


If you’re planning to wear a lot of different jewelry in your hair, you’ll need a massive bun to support them all.

Opt for a single hairstyle and then work it into another to get layers of seamless, artistic perfection.

You can use the extensions to create intricate braids and rock a super extra bun.

 elaborate-bun bridal hairstyle for medium hair

Image by: Ritika Kadam 


7. Floral Bouquet with a Traditional Accessory


A lot of brides are swearing by the raging trend of floral bouquets. You can, too, check out this lovely hairstyle that's beautifully adorned with rose petals, a variety of roses and faux decorative pins. 

This hairdo is especially for South Indian brides and to keep the South Indian aesthetics, and a fabulous brooch has set in the center. 


traditional-accessory bridal hairstyle for medium hair

Image by: Orange the salon


8. A Twisted Low Bun


This twisted low bun glammed up with a pretty hair accessory is yet another bridal bun to highlight the length and volume of your tresses. 


amazing-twisted-bun-hairstyles

 Image via: Haniya Malik 


9. A Simple Braid 


A simple hairdo for the brides who want to keep it simple and elegant. Most Indian brides love to do this hairstyle as it looks perfect on traditional wear. 

Make a middle parting, then make a braid. Embellish the braid with hair accessories. 


bridal hairstyle for medium hair

Image by: Aanal Savaliya 


We hope that you found the hairstyle for your wedding. 



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