The wedding season is here! Whether you are a bride to be or someone close to the bride, we know there are a lot of things you have to finalise before the big day. Right from the perfect attire and jewellery to the best wedding makeup look to go with it, everything is important in making your day extra special. But what about your hair? Making sure you are well updated with the latest bridal hairstyles is super important as it can completely transform your look. Gajra has made a comeback this wedding season and we are seeing a surge in unique and gorgeous gajra hairstyles that are perfect for the bride or bridesmaid.

Gajra has always been an integral part of Indian weddings. The fragrant flowers not only look pretty but also leave the sweet-smelling fragrance of mogra in the hair. They are the easiest way to transform any basic look into one that’s suitable for a wedding. However, gajra hairstyles are no longer basic. We are seeing the most stunning ways to adorn this beautiful accessory in your hair. Scroll down to see some easy yet gorgeous gajra hairstyles that are perfect for the wedding season.

 

1. Sleek gajra bun with accessories

1. Sleek gajra bun with accessories

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Want to look like a royal bride on your wedding day? Take inspiration from this gajra hairstyle that’s not only easy to create, but will also keep your hair in place all day. Apply a lot of hair gel to create a sleek look, then twist your hair and secure into a bun. Spritz some hair spray to add that gorgeous shine tame flyaways. Then take one long gajra or tie a few short ones to create a long gajra, wrap it around the bun a few times then secure with bobby pins. Leave it at that, or add in a hair accessory right in the centre of the bun for a traditionally royal look.

 

2. Minimal floral jada hairstyle

2. Minimal floral jada hairstyle

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For a simple yet gorgeous gajra hairstyle, we recommend this minimal floral jada hair look. It really is as simple to create as it looks. This hairstyle looks particularly beautiful on those with long hair, especially if you are planning to wear a traditional saree. Braid your long hair into a classic three-strand braid, then take a pair of gajra and wrap it around the base of the braid one below the other. Secure tightly using bobby pins and rock this look. You can experiment this look with other flowers too, try red or white roses to give it a contemporary look.

 

3. Open haired gajra hairstyle

3. Open haired gajra hairstyle

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If you thought braids and buns are the only two hairstyles that go with gajra, then here’s something fresh and beautiful that you shouldn't miss. This gajra hairstyle allows you to show off your hair length and colour while also adding a traditional touch to the look. Start off by straightening your hair or creating a wavy look. Part your hair at the centre and take a section of hair from each side, twist and secure together at the back of your head. Take a gajra and place it right below the twisted hair section and secure it with bobby pins to get this look.

 

4. Messy bun with gajra

4. Messy bun with gajra

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Messy buns are our absolute favourite, but have you ever spotted a bride sporting it? Very rarely, but after looking at this picture, we are convinced that a messy bun adorned with gajra is one of the best bridal hair looks this season. This hairstyle will require some professional help if you are not too good with styling tools. However, if you have a curling wand and some hair spray, this gajra hairstyle is pretty manageable. Start by curling small sections of your hair inwards and outwards. Once you’ve done that, twist a few sections of hair and secure at the back, be messy while doing this. Tie a low bun and secure that too. Depending on the size of your bun, put 2-3 gajras around the bun.

 

5. Fishtail braid with gajra

5. Fishtail braid with gajra

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Here’s another beautiful and gorgeous way to incorporate gajra into your hair this wedding season. Give the classic three strand braid a break and create a fishtail braid instead. It will make your wedding hairstyle look slightly modern and different. Start by wrapping a few pieces of gajra at the base of the braid. Then leave a few inches gap and wrap another, keep doing this until you reach the end. Secure each with a bobby pin to keep it in place. This beautiful gajra hairstyle is perfect for girls with long hair.

 

6. Jaalidaar gajra hairstyle

6. Jaalidaar gajra hairstyle

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If you want to opt for a unique gajra hairstyle that does not involve wrapping or tucking in and around braids and buns, then here’s something that you might like. However, these types of gajras are not readily available, a little bit of planning may be required to get this gajra hairstyle. Order it in advance, while fresh mogra flowers are the perfect way to adorn this look, these days you can even get the jaalidaar gajra made out of artificial flowers readily available in the market. No matter which type you choose, make sure to create the perfect sleek bun underneath on for this hair accessory to sit on.

 

7. Matha patti gajra hairstyle

7. Matha patti gajra hairstyle

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We’ve found the perfect hairstyle for brides-to-be to wear for their haldi ceremony. Instead of securing the gajra at the back of your head around a bun or braid, try something different. We love how gajra is the focus of this look. Keep your hair open or tie it into a loose braid and wear the gajra on your head like a matha patti. Let it hang loose behind your ears or secure at the back of your head using bobby pins, this look is sure to put you in the spotlight. Go for plain white gajra or add a few roses in between to elevate the look.

 

8. Hanging gajra hairstyle

8. Hanging gajra hairstyle

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Do you love to keep your hair open and flaunt your silky, long tresses? We understand not everyone is blessed with such gorgeous looking hair, and when you’ve got it you should definitely flaunt it! We have found the perfect gajra hairstyle for you. Simply pin the top half section of your hair at the back of your head, then take a few different sizes and types of gajras and tie them together. Tuck it in your hair and let it hang and sway with you as you walk around.

 

9. Hidden bun gajra look

9. Hidden bun gajra look

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If you belong to the category of women who don’t know where to stop when it comes to wearing gajra in their hair, this one's for you! We call it the hidden bun gajra look, because well you can’t see the bun at all. This gajra hairstyle is easy to create too, but you need a little help at the back to ensure your bun is completely covered and no sections are left. Create a center-parted hair bun, then wrap the gajra all around and secure with enough bobby pins.

 

10. Half up gajra bun

10. Half up gajra bun

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We saved the best for the last. This cute gajra hairstyle created by Shraddha Kapoor’s hairstylist last year is still one of the most trendy and gorgeous ways to wear gajra. It is so simple that you can do it on your own and yet manage to look trendy AF! Take the top half section of your hair and form a bun at the back of your head and secure it. Now take one small gajra and wrap it around the bun to create this look. Secure with bobby pins and flaunt a modern way to wear the traditional wedding hair accessory.
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