When it comes to festive hair accessories, the gajra tops the list of desi-mom approved stuff you can do to your hair for a Diwali evening with the fam! Gajras are classy, chic, easy-to-style and look absolutely stunning with your ethnic ensembles. Fortunately, these fragrant flowers also happen to be in vogue for the intimate 2020 festive season. Plus, this versatile strand of mogras (aka Arabian jasmines) can be worn in multiple ways. Ahead, we’ve listed down five gajra hairstyles you can rock with your festive outfits this season.

 

01. Gajra bun

01. Gajra bun

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If you are going for a low bun to wear with your beautiful Kanjeevarams, this gajra will be a good accessory to style it. You can either go all out and cover up the entire bun with the fresh gajras or keep it minimal by wearing a single strand on top or below the bun.

 

02. Braid it up

02. Braid it up

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Braiding your long tresses for Diwali? Twist a strand of gajra around your braid to add lovely floral accents to it. Plus, if you are lacking some braiding skills, or are in a hurry, these thick florals will help hide any hairstyling faux pas under them!

 

03. Drape and drop

03. Drape and drop

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Gorgeous floral strands casually flowing with the length of your hair is an aesthetic lazy girls will love. Pin one end of the gajras to your ponytail or half-up braid and leave the other end unsecured — super simple, yet super chic.

 

04. Entwined florals

04. Entwined florals

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This one is a bit OTT as compared to the other hairstyles on this list. Intertwine your gajra with your voluminous fishtail braids to achieve this look. Sneaky bits of gajra peeking through a chic braid is surely going to be a stand-out look of the festive evening.

 

05. Half up gajra

05. Half up gajra

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Talking about gajra hairstyles, we could not help but mention this fashionable look from Shraddha Kapoor! The half-up bun when adorned with a dainty gajra adds a modern twist to this classic hair accessory.

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