15 Popular South Indian Bridal Hairstyles for Engagement

by Anitha Chintha in Hairstyle, South Indian Wedding |

South Indian Brides are known as most grandeur and most beautiful brides with their exquisite outfits, with their traditional but elegant Jewelry, with mehendi, adorned hands.. all exude a sense of royalty.

Besides all, Makeup and Hair Style are the two main things that bring up a gorgeous look to the bride. Especially, Hairstyle which matches with bride’s outfit brings up the extra charm to her beauty with bridal accessories and flowers.

South Indian Bridal Hairstyles for Engagement

South Indian brides mostly prefer Poola Jada for the wedding, it could be a Natural Flowers or Jeweled jada. But, South Indian Bridal Hairstyle for Engagement can be more creative with Braids, Hair up-do’s, Buns or Curls, the options are totally unlimited.

TBG came up with some unique and must-try South Indian Bridal Hairstyles for Engagement, Reception, Mehendi, Sangeet or any other wedding ceremonies. Pick up the one that suits you best from the Hair styles listed below. Also, make sure that your hairstyle matches with your wedding attire as well. So let’s get right into it!!

Bridal Hairstyles are mainly categorized into 3 ways – Braided, Up-Dos and Buns

Braided Hairstyles for Engagement

Braided hairstyles are the perfect option of brides who are wearing Saree or Half saree for their engagement ceremony. Modern braided hairstyles look chic if you team up with the lehenga and long gown.

Braided HairStyle for engagement

Braided HairStyle for engagement (source)

1. Long Braided Hairstyle twirled with Pearl Strings/ Flower Garlands

Long Braided Hairstyle

Long Braided Hairstyle for engagement (source)

Traditional long Braided Hairstyle is best suitable for engagement function. In this hairstyle, front parted hair used for small puff and the Base of the braid covered with flowers or veni or any Hair Accessory.

Besides that, the whole long braid will be wrapped like a spring with Pearl string or Flower Garland. Flower garlands wrap is a bit heavy to carry but looks great if saree is your engagement outfit. You can complete your bridal look if you accessorize this hairstyle with heavy Maang tikka.

Looped Bang Hairstyle for engagement

Looped Bang Hairstyle for engagement (source)

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2. Simple Braid with Flowers

Simple braided hairstyle for engagement

Simple braided hairstyle for engagement (source)

A simple Braid itself looks good if your hairs are thick enough. Either you can accessorize that braid with flowers in between or arrange the flower garland in a ‘U’ shape or around the Braid in ‘O’ or you can simply end up with Veni at the base of the braid looks great.

Back Braided Hairstyle

Back Braided Hairstyle (source)

3. Romantic Side Loose Braided Hairstyle

Side Loose Braided Hairstyle

Side Loose Braided Hairstyle (source)

Are you a bride who wants to look simple but elegant in engagement ceremony? These Side loose braided hairstyles are a perfect choice for you. A simple braid with loose bangs and some flowers at the back can look wonderful with the braid worn to the side.

You can even accessorize this hairstyle with small flower motif hair clips that absolutely looks stunning. you can even try back braids with hair accessories.

Loose Braided Hairstyle

Loose Braided Hairstyle (source)

4. Accessorized Side Fishtail Braid Hairstyle for Engagement

Side Fishtail Hairstyle for Engagement

Side Fishtail Hairstyle for Engagement (source)

Simple classic Fishtail Braid has its own beauty. Addition of pearls or small artificial flowers to fishtail braid looks fantastic with your outfit, be it a Lehenga or Kanjeevaram saree. Give a twist by braiding fishtail to the side and accessorize it with heavy hair accessory to look great.

Side Fishtail Hairstyle for Engagement

Side Fishtail Hairstyle with Hair accessory for Engagement (source)

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5. Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle with flower decoration for engagement (source)

No Indian bride can go wrong with this voluminous twisted hairstyle. No matter what is the shape of your face, this will always look classy and graceful. The volume and length of the hair can be extended by adding hair extensions to your hair for added oomph and style.

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Take a one-inch section of Hair and make the side twists and secure the twists with pins in alternate side till the head or bit down to the head and then Braid the rest of hair as a normal mermaid style and secure with an elastic band at the end. Decorate the twists with Flowers or Jewel accessories enhance the Glamour.

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle (source)

Hair Up-Dos for Engagement

Up-Do hairstyles are the most sought after Indian braided hairstyles!! they are so pretty and bring out the charm of the bride, no wonder why most brides tend to choose this over many Indian braided wedding hairstyles. Easy to carry and no messing up of Hair during the event.

6. Center parted free open Hairstyle

Center parted open HairStyle

Center parted open HairStyle (source)

You really always need not to go for a complicated hairstyle to look your best on your engagement. A perfectly done simple hairstyle can give the bride the right look.

The hair partition at the centre and bringing some hair to the front over one shoulder gives an ultra posh look, Light and natural looking curls added to the length of the hairs enhances the look. Heavy Maang Tikka or Matha Patti adds the glory.

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7. Mermaid Braided up-do

Mermaid Up-Do hairstyle

Mermaid Up-Do hairstyle (source)

The side braid bang hairstyles on both sides with the loose open hairstyle. Best hairstyle with two mermaid braids from both the sides and join them in the middle and secure with pins and open wavy hairstyle on the shoulders with a traditional wear such as dress and saree make you look beautiful.

Try this stylish hair that makes you look beautiful. Simply try this stylish, unique hairstyle in your engagement to look beautiful.

8. Open Hair with Side Curls Hairstyle for Engagement

Side Curls Hairstyle for Engagement

Side Curls Hairstyle for Engagement (source)

This Open Hairstyle with side curls never goes wrong irrespective of the face shape. Here the hairs have been curled together and brought to the front from one side of the shoulder. If you have Layered hair then this simple hairstyle looks very classy and can give the bride a very soft look.

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9. Front Puffed Hairstyle

Front Puffed Hairstyle

Front Puffed Hairstyle With Hair Accessory (source)

This Front puffed hairstyle is most preferred south Indian engagement hairstyle. This hairstyle can be teamed up with any traditional outfits like saree & half saree as well as modern outfits such as long gowns or lehenga.

Here the hairs at the front have been swept back and pinned creating a light puff on the head. The length of the hairs is fully open and has been taken to the front from both the sides. The hairs have also been curled in smaller sections to give the look a complete touch.

Front Puffed Hairstyle

Front Puffed Hairstyle (source)

10. Up-do with Curls for Engagement

Up-do with Curls for Engagement

Up-do with Curls for Engagement (source)

To get this wedding hairstyle first you have to complete the up do while creating a puff at the crown to get the soft look. Once you have completed the up do, now you need to curl the length of the hairs in sections to get the look. Add some interesting hair accessory to accentuate the hairstyle.

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11. Twisted Curly Up-do for Engagement

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle

Twisted Mermaid Hairstyle (source)

This hairstyle also looks awesome on Lehengas or Sarees in your engagement ceremony. Start with either sides with one-inch segmented section of hair and twist them and join them back at the centre. and follow the same with 3 -4 layers of twists and open the rest of the hair with curls. you can see the magic on that day with this simple up-do.

Twisted Curly Up-do for Engagement

Twisted Curly Up-do for Engagement (source)

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12. Waterfall Up-Do Hairstyle for Engagement

Waterfall Hairstyle for Engagement

Waterfall Hairstyle for Engagement (source)

A semi-open hairstyle where you will have a waterfall braid at the back of the head or on both sides of the head and tied up at the back, the length of the hairs will be left free.

You can opt to add curls to the lengths or leave it natural. You can embellish waterfall braid with beads or pearls. This adds the perfect drama and glamour to the whole ensemble!

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Bun Hairstyles for Engagement

This Hair Buns are very well suited if the bride is planning to wear lehenga or Saree. Many women prefer to opt for different stylish buns on their special day, particularly because buns match perfectly with the ethnic Indian style. There can be many variations in buns and we will ee some patterns that you can easily pick for your engagement.

Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

Bun Hairstyle for Engagement (source)

Side Flower Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

Side Flower Bun Hairstyle for Engagement (source)

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13. Floral decorated Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

Flower Bun for Engagement

Flower Bun for Engagement (source)

The tight and lower back bun hairstyle looks beautiful with natural flowers. Back brush your hair and prepare a softback low bun on a traditional wear to look good.

The hairstyle is then decorated with beautiful flowers, on the side of the bun. This adds more beauty to trendy jewellery and dress. you can even try braided bun to get the stunning engagement hairstyle.

The way you decorate the bun gives a classic or modern look to your entire attire. you can use big and light weighted Flowers like Lillie, marigold or small flowers like Jasmine or just rose petals. Either you can decorate the entire Bun with flowers or just around the bun. Furthermore, decorating flowers underneath the bun and side of the bun is the latest trend.

Flower Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

Flower Bun Hairstyle for Engagement (source)

14. Dutch Braided Bun with Hair Accessories

Dutch Braided Hair Bun

Dutch Braided Hair Bun (source)

Dutch braids have that quality of making any simple hairdo look super intricate and pretty. This stunning up-do starts off with double Dutch braids in the front and ends up with bun, with a fake juda if your hairs are not thick enough.

A fake juda is the perfect way to get a full-bodied bun in case your hair lacks volume. you can accessorize this bun with flowers at the side or any Leaf motif hair accessory to grab all your guests attraction.

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15. Ringlet Bun Hairstyle for Engagement

Ringlet Bun Hairstyle

Ringlet Bun Hairstyle (source)

Go with this super cool and romantic bun hairstyle on your engagement if it is scheduled in the evening. Certainly, this curly ringlet bun looks so sweet and adorable, the delicate flowers lining it at the top helped in achieving the stunning look.

These are some variety of south Indian bridal hairstyles for engagement from where you can choose the best one for your special occasion and sparkle like a star.

Finally, It is best suggested for the bride to try out different wedding hairstyles before the final day of the wedding. Most importantly, Trial helps to find out the one that suits you best and save time due to last minute changes.

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