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The kind of hair style you pick to go with your saree can either add to, or kill your look! Saree – check. Blouse – check. Petticoat – check. Jewellery – check. Make-up – check. Footwear – check. Everything seems to be in place… until you look at yourself in the mirror, and your eyes drift to your hair.
The saree is one garment that looks good on every Indian woman – irrespective of her body-type, her height, her weight, her features, or anything else! However, the kind of hair style you pick to go with your saree can either add to, or kill your look. What oh what are you going to do with these unruly tresses on top of your head that seem to be determined on ruining your look every single time!
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7 Best Hairstyles For Sarees Of Every Kind
Here are some of the most gorgeous hairstyles that will help you rock any and every kind of saree in your wardrobe.
1. Classic Hair Bun With Flowers
Saree Type: Traditional Sarees (with golden border and embroidery)
Almost no one can go wrong with this classic old hairstyle. The best part about this hairstyle is – it can suit any length of hair. Even if you have short hair, you can easily add extensions and bun them up. The flowers will add a very ethnic look, reminiscent of mythological tales. Of course, you can ditch them and go for a golden or black shimmer net instead.
2. Messy/Loose Hair Bun With Flowers
Saree Type: Chiffon or Georgette Sarees with single pallu
We all know of the bun-with-flowers as one of the most popular traditional hairstyles for saree. This is a modernised version of the classic bun, looks elegant and is very easy to do too! Best part? – it works even on bad hair days. If your hair is too silky, remember to use a little bit of hairspray. If your hair is wavy or curly, this will soon become your go-to hairstyle whenever you want to step out in a saree! Make sure to let a couple of tresses loose on the opposite side of your face to balance the look.
3. Loose Side Bun
Saree Type: Cotton Sarees
Another version of the classic hair bun, this Indian hairstyle for saree looks simple, elegant… timeless. Just like cotton sarees are, and will always be. While flowers look great with this look, you can jazz it up by wearing big statement earrings that will stand out against the background of your bun.
4. Classic Loose Plait
Saree Type: Simple Monochrome/Printed Silk Sarees
This is one of the most elegant hairstyles for women in sarees, especially if you have long straight hair. Straight hair can be a pain sometimes as it is hard to wield and turn them into a hairstyle. However, a loose plait can allow you to hold them in place without looking plain/boring.
5. Side Fish Braid
Saree Type: Chiffon or Georgette Sarees with pleated pallu
The fish braid looks too simple and plain on a saree. But if you work the same fish braid towards one side of your face, it can dramatically change your look! As with any one-side hairstyles for saree, remember to balance the look by leaving a few strands of hair loose on the opposite side of the braid. Also make sure you create some volume on the top of your head – don’t let it fall flat.
6. High Ponytail
Saree Type: Monochrome/Geometric Prints/Polka Dot Sarees
A clean, well-done ponytail can double up as an elegant yet simple hairstyle for sarees. Ponytails look great on designer sarees with asymmetric or geometric prints. You can use a small hair puff to add some volume on the top of your head and prevent the ponytail from looking too sleek on your face. You can leave your hair to fall naturally or can lightly perm them to fall in thick light curls.
7. Open Hair – Swept on One Side / With Small Hair Puff
Saree Type: Any Saree
Finally, if you can’t think of anything, simply leave your hair open with a centre parting, or a side-parting. You may use a little bit of hairspray to sweep your hair onto one side. If not, you may use a small hair puff and add volume. This is one of the best saree hairstyles ever because it looks good on almost any and every kind of saree. Just remember to wash your hair on the day of the occasion!