These Celebrity Hairstyles Prove That The Good Ol’ Gajra Is Making A Comeback This Festive Season

Written by Urvi DalalSep 16, 2023
These celebrity hairstyles prove that the good ol’ gajra is making a comeback this festive season

When it comes to the festive season, there are two types of people; the first who are really excited about following the traditions and bingeing on yummy food, and the second who can’t wait to dress up in new outfits, flaunt their hair and makeup skills, and click some stunning selfies. There’s no prize for guessing which category we fall in duh!

While looking at pictures of our favourite celebrities for some much-needed inspiration, we realised the good ol’ gajra is making a comeback and how! This elegant hair accessory has been a favourite with our mothers for years, but we never thought we would love them just as much. Thanks to these B-Town beauties, we can’t wait to sport the gajra this season. Here are some looks we’ve bookmarked.


Kriti Sanon

Krystle D’souza

The latest heartthrob of Bollywood, Kriti Sanon manages to give us major hair and makeup goals each time she makes an appearance. The tousled bun wrapped in a gajra gives this traditional hairstyle the perfect modern day touch. Kriti has kept her makeup extremely fresh with a light smokey eye, defined brows and nude lips.


Madhuri Dixit Nene

Krystle D’souza

We love how the Dhak-dhak girl of the 90s still ends up giving us some amazing hair and makeup goals. The gajra wrapped around her bun perfectly complements the traditional purple saree. Defined brows, fluttery lashes and nude lips tie her look together.


Taapsee Pannu

Krystle D’souza

If royalty was a person, Taapsee would be it. We love how minimal yet stunning her look is. She looks every inch like a Maharashtrian queen in this classic hairdo. We like the fact that she has kept her makeup extremely minimal with kohl-rimmed eyes, lightly flushed cheeks and nude lips.


Karisma Kapoor

Krystle D’souza

Minimal yet elegant is the perfect way to describe Karisma Kapoor’s ethereal look. The intricately styled sleek bun wrapped in a gajra, winged eyeliner, defined brows and a glossy pink pout make her look like an absolute diva.


Vidya Balan

Krystle D’souza

Can anyone beat Vidya Balan at the saree game? We think not! The centre-parted bun laced with a traditional white and green gajra is the perfect look to sport while house-hopping during the Ganpati festivities.


Krystle D’souza

Krystle D’souza

Krystle D’Souza is giving all South Indian bridesmaids major beauty goals with the lightly tousled bun tied together with a gajra, burgundy lids and red lips.

Image courtesy: Instagram

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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