Traditional weddings are long gone. Some couples go as far as holding the ceremony under water, on the plane or amidst the most bizarre destination. But no one really needs to go through these hassles to have a memorable exchange of I do’s. Couples may choose to have a themed wedding – from Victorian to cultural ceremonies. Because of the colourful and historic feel of Indian weddings, these seem to be the most popular choice for adventurous and experimental husband and brides-to-be.
Aside from the elaborate props and details, the time of brides for the wedding preparation is spent the most in finding the right hairstyle. Looking through the pictures of Indian wedding hairdos, it is logical to think that Indian weddings call for long hair of the brides. Those with shorter hair may opt to use accessories or use extensions to achieve the traditional look.
Traditional South Indian Braid
Brides from South India wear their hair with a simple long hair that is decorated either with fresh flowers or elegant jewelleries. Women from the South Indian region usually have waist long hair that are kept glossy and thick, so this hairstyle should be easy to do. There are those who get extensions to have a long and thick braid, so this option should also be included in your list when you plan to hold an Indian wedding.
The hairstyle can be achieved simply by parting the hair in the middle and weave the hair from the back of the head. Keep the braid in place with a fancy clasp at the base. This ‘do wouldn’t look Indian without the embellishments, so hair accessories should be at the top of the shopping lists. The flowers can be used to have an ornate style. Jasmine and roses would look gorgeous when entwined with the braids. To complete the look, jewelleries can be placed at the top of the head for a more expensive and elaborate look.
Pinned Up Ringlets
If you have hair that is too short for an Indian bride braid, then the pinned up curls can be the best option. This style cannot only look flattering – it also exudes the softness and drama of a genuine Indian bride. There are different ways to achieve the look, from creating a messy or tight bun. Note that this hairdo is done with ringlets infused with the up do so it works best with naturally curly or wavy hair.
Doing it is pretty simple. Using curling iron, create perfect ringlets and stick the curls at the back of the head with bobby pins. Arrange the ringlets around the head according to your preference. This can be perfect in creating an illusion of an up do with style, making it perfect for brides with shoulder length hair.
Indian weddings don’t involve the use of veils. Instead, brides wear flowered plaits – a braid covered entirely with flowers. The secret is to carefully choose the flowers that would be entwined with the hair. It is easier to create plait if the stems of the flowers are at least an inch long. Arrange the flowers and secure with bobby pins.