Hairstyles For Lehengas: Six Of The Best

Written by Kinnari AsharNov 10, 2022
Hairstyles for Lehengas: Six of the Best

Out of all the traditional wedding ensembles, the lehenga is by far the most dramatic. A stunning lehenga-choli is easy for anyone to carry off, and gives you a lot of movement and countless dupatta styles to keep things interesting. But a gorgeous lehenga deserves an equally charming hairdo, just so your glam game doesn’t get washed out from all that beautiful beading and embroidery. The ideal bridal hairstyle for lehenga will be something that perfectly complements all aspects of it. Wearing an interesting back design? Go for an updo! Want to show off an off-shoulder choli? Put some soft swirls in your hair that will cascade down the sides of your face - there is no limit to the creativity you can put into your shaadi lehenga hairstyle. If you are feeling a bit uninspired while picking a hairdo for yourself, here are some fabulous ideas for Indian bridal hairstyle for lehenga to get you started. 

Hairstyles for Lehengas  

1. Glossy accessorised waves 

Best Hairstyles for Lehengas: The Top Six

Image courtesy: @deepaksheshodiya 

A lehenga is a perfect opportunity to wear your hair down, especially for a sangeet or mehendi ceremony. Aim for voluminous, glossy waves that you can style with equally glitzy accessories for a glamorous and pretty ‘do. Add a subtle pouffe on your crown to balance the body you create with the wavy texture. Let out some face-framing tendrils in the front to soften up your face and hairdo even further. 

To get these glossy waves, check out the Dove Daily Shine Shampoo that is infused with Nutritive Serum builds a protective shield around the hair fiber and defends your hair from daily hair damage. It is a gentle hair cleanser that keeps your hair looking healthy and lustrous. 

Follow it up with the Dove Daily Shine Conditioner that smooths over the cuticles, leaving soft, silky hair with added strength and shine from the very first wash. 

2. Swept to the side 

Best Hairstyles for Lehengas: The Top Six

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Medium length hair can often be tricky to style with ethnic ensembles, especially if you are wearing it down without extensions. One of the best ways to style medium length hair with a lehenga is to sweep all of it to one side with a relatively deep side part. After prepping your hair, sweep it all on the shoulder opposite the dupatta and add a maang tikka to pull the whole look together. 

3. Textured, rose bun 

Best Hairstyles for Lehengas: The Top Six

Image courtesy: @arya.ruchii 

Switching up from traditional gajra buns, floral buns are more about colourful blooms this bridal season. Especially roses are popular with wedding day hairstyles, they stay fresh for longer and help create a statement look that wouldn’t be possible with daintier flowers. A textured bun with a rose arrangement is such a fabulous look for your big day; we love the braided detail in this hairdo as well.  

4. Half up and half down 

Best Hairstyles for Lehengas: The Top Six

Half up, half down hairstyles are quite popular with lehengas because they are a good way to wear your tresses down without messing it up after a couple of hours. We love this style, with a Dutch braid at the top and loose swirls down the bottom hairstyle. A great way to add fun details to straight, fine hair - this hairstyle will surely fetch you a lot of compliments on your big day! 

Use the TRESemmé Pure Moisture Boost Hair Serum on your mid-lengths to the ends to seal in that hydration and tame down the frizz. This serum is loaded with the goodness of Aloe Essence that provides an instant shine and gives your hair a salon-finish, smoother and shinier look. 

5. Undone fishtail braid 

Best Hairstyles for Lehengas: The Top Six

Image courtesy: @saniya_shadadpuri 

The fishtail braid is yet another popular hairstyle for bridal needs - it is pretty, can be accessorised in many different ways and suits most hair types. This undone and softer version of the side fishtail braid is perfect for naturally thick and voluminous hair that struggles from staying out in braids. The floral accessorising and sleek maang tikka plays off the statement hairdo with just the right balance. 

 6. Braided bun 

Best Hairstyles for Lehengas: The Top Six

If you want something clean, sleek and traditional (without the flowers!), this braided bun is the perfect option. The hairstyle is reminiscent of the kind of beautiful looks you can spot on maharanis in paintings, making this a good option for a royale theme wedding. The braided detail on the side and the bun are beautiful, paired with hair accessories that match the rest of the bling, the entire styling brings uniformity to the whole ensemble. 

Best Hairstyles for Lehengas: The Top Six

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FAQs about Best Hairstyles for Lehengas  

What is the best way to pick a lehenga hairstyle? 

There are a couple of things to consider before you finalise a hair look for a lehenga - your hair type, the kind of lehenga you are wearing, the accessories you want to wear and the skill set your hairstylist possesses. Oftentimes, a hairstyle might look good on paper but may not translate well to your mane. This is why it is important to heed the advice of your stylist to decide on the right hairdo for you. 

What is the best way to prep my hair for a lehenga hairstyle? 

Bridal hairstyles put a lot of strain on your mane. Wedding hairstyles require you to get a lot of styling, curls and waves done on your hair. Which is why you need to make sure that the ends are well-nourished. Try to eat well, get good rest and stay stress-free to maintain the integrity of your hair. Go in for hair spas or deep conditioning treatments to keep your hair ready for a styling session. 

Which hairstyles for lehenga are trending in 2022? 

Some of the lehenga hairstyles that are trending in 2022 are fishtail braids, bubble braids, floral buns and textured ponytails. Even though 2022’s shaadi season is going to be low-key and intimate, no girl is compromising on her glam and going all out with elaborate styles and trends. 

Main image courtesy: @ritikahairstylist, @abhilasha_sadana

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