Dressing up in Indian wear can be tricky. Decking up for functions and events like weddings, sangeet, and mehendi is not for the faint-hearted. From choosing what to wear - lehenga, saree, salwar kameez, to choosing accessories to pair with your outfit, and then there’s makeup too - it can become too overwhelming. Wait, we missed out on the most important element which is often overlooked: styling your hair. And let’s be real, how you style your hair can make or break your overall look.
So what do you do? A sleek bun, half updo, or open-hair gajra hairstyle inspired by the Bollywood queens is sure to make you ace that fashionista look. We are here to bring you the best, right from decoding Kareena Kapoor hairstyles to Katrina Kaif hairstyles, taking cues from Shradha Kapoor hairstyles to spilling beans on Priyanka Chopra hair care tips, here are some trending hairstyle ideas you can seek inspiration from.
10 traditional hairstyles inspired by top Bollywood actresses
1. Poker straight hair
When it comes to slaying, trust Kareena Kapoor to serve you looks that will make heads turn. This Kareena Kapoor hairstyle is ideal to go with sarees, lehengas, or suits alike. Did we mention that this is one of the easiest hairstyles in tinsel town?
2. Bollywood waves
Can you recall a Katrina Kaif hairstyle that did not trend? We can’t. Let us admit the fact that Katrina makes everything look effortlessly stylish. Check out these breezy waves paired with a saree. A traditional look with a simple hairstyle looks so pretty.
3. Centre-parted bun
A go-to fashion icon for all the young girls out there, Kriti Sanon hairstyles are a favourite among Gen-Z. Whether she sports a traditional bun or lets her hair be the showstopper with open-hair gajra hairstyles, almost all Kriti Sanon hairstyles are super easy to recreate, like this timeless bun.
4. Delicate flower bun
We sure have dived into Priyanka Chopra’s Instagram feed and thought about how gorgeous her dark and voluminous hair looks in any hairstyle she does - especially this bun with flowers she donned during her mehendi. We’d love to get some of the secret Priyanka Chopra hair care tips, here’s a tip she swears by, oil your hair regularly and use a hair mask to give your hair extra love.
5. Sleek pony
You can never go wrong with a sleek ponytail. A classic Shraddha Kapoor hairstyle that can be easily teamed up with Indian, western, and Indo-western outfits alike, we love how this sleek hairstyle will keep all those flyaway hair at bay even in the sweltering heat.
6. Messy low bun
Nobody is an effortlessly chic Indian beauty like Deepika Padukone is. For a true fashion icon, buns seem to be Deepika’s favourite go-to hairstyle. We’ve seen this Deepika Padukone hairstyle with lehengas (remember Ram-Leela?), dresses, suits, and even with jeans. Versatile and chic, this Deepika Padukone hairstyle is ideal for you to recreate for formal and semi-formal get-togethers.
7. Textured pony
Replicate this textured pony look of dhak-dhak girl Madhuri Dixit. Regardless of what you wear, this hairstyle is ideal for any occasion and any attire. Add volume to the crown with some backcombing and open up the curls with a wide tooth comb.
Pro tip: Use a generous amount of hair spray on the crown to make sure it stays put as you dance the night away
8. Quintessential gajra
Oozing traditional vibes, a gajra tied around a bun is one classic look that will never go out of style, for women everywhere. Saree teamed with traditional jewellery or statement jhumkas and gajra in hair is an undisputed quintessential Indian look ideal for weddings and brides. An easy, fuss-free hairstyle that goes with a plethora of outfits without letting hair get in the way of your fashion moment - unlike other open-hair gajra hairstyles.
9. Half bun
If you are someone who loves experimenting with your hair, you should try this half bun, also known as the man bun inspired by Kajol. The idea is simple - make a small bun to keep the open hair in place and voila, you are good to go.
10. Braid ‘em up
Our list of traditional hairstyles would be incomplete without having Sonam Kapoor featured. The magic brought about by Sonam Kapoor in the fashion space is unmatched, she is a fashion legend. Whether you are the bride or bridesmaid, take inspiration for a sangeet hairdo from this bun accentuated with braids to add some texture.
Pro tip: Add some fresh baby’s breath to ace the dainty princess vibe.