Alia Bhatt, Kiaara Advani and gang show you 3 hairstyles for Indian weddings you can achieve at home
Including a fix for greasy hair
Indian weddings are expensive. For the people getting married and also, for the guests attending the haldi, mehendi, sangeet, cocktail party, wedding, reception, pool party and costume ball that have now become an integral part of the bridal business.
Your desire to look incredible for every function may be at odds with your budget and it wouldn’t be wise to spend this month’s rent paying off your blowdry bill.
Hunting down ideas for hairstyles for Indian weddings, we discovered that the recent Kapoor wedding offered inspiration a-plenty, courtesy your favourite Bollywood stars.
3 hairstyles for Indian weddings
The second-day bun
Balancing work and the 80 shaadi functions your friend insists you attend may leave you with little time for planning elaborate hairstyles for Indian weddings.
Hide your second day hair in a slicked-back bun, accessorised with a gajra like Kareena Kapoor Khan.
It keeps those baby hairs off your forehead while you groove to ‘Desi girl’, and the mogra scent hides all evidence of sweat.
The messy blowout
Kiara Advani’s messy blowout was deliberate and probably took her team 2 hours to perfect.
Yours was the result of hopping into a rickshaw from the salon to the banquet hall because the Uber drivers kept cancelling on you.
Nobody needs to know this.
Just squeeze a comb and mini hairspray into your clutch to tame stubborn flyaways and pray that they had the budget for mood lighting.
Aveda hairspray, Rs 2,050
The mummy-pleasing maang tikka
Maybe it’s your mom who keeps begging you not to spend your hard-earned money “buying jeans with holes in them”.
Maybe it’s your boyfriend’s mother who’s been trying to find new topics to bond over beyond beta dearest.
Either way, the maang tikka has a way of making its wearer seem both trendy and traditional. The winning combination for all Indian mothers.
All you need is to follow the middle path — both in life and for hairstyles for Indian weddings — and make sure it’s pinned firmly in place so it doesn’t fly off and blind someone in the middle of your sangeet performance.