Wearing a saree needs commitment - from perfectly folded pleats to carrying the pallu the right way, a saree demands attention. Same goes for styling the saree. Your hair and makeup need to be on point to bring out the best of the drape. And no, we don’t mean an elaborate hairstyle or OTT makeup. We mean a flattering look that complements the style of your saree. While your pretty cotton sarees can be worn with easy waves, an embroidered heavy saree needs a simpler hairstyle to balance out the look.
Need a little more context? Well, here are some celebrity-approved hairstyles for every saree in your wardrobe!
- 01. Textured low bun
- 02. Side part waves
- 03. Classic floral bun
- 04. Pin-straight glam
- 05. Voluminous mid-rise pony
01. Textured low bun
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Deepika Padukone’s heavy embroidered saree is perfectly matched with kundan jewellery and a matte face in this look. The textured low bun looks chic with the beige saree and her gorgeous hair colour peeks through in just the right places. The hairstyle is not too loud to shift attention from the saree and the messy crown keeps it fun!
02. Side part waves
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Cocktail sarees enjoy a particular advantage over classic styles. They don’t need a lot of work in the hair department to be effective. Priyanka Chopra Jonas styled her thick mane into side part waves that have been twisted with intention. We love how the perfectly placed waves frame her face. And all that length is giving us major long hair goals!
03. Classic floral bun
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Is there anything better than a classic floral bun for a Kanjeevaram silk saree? Rashi Khanna elevated her coral drape with an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ do, made of a white rose bun and beautifully twisted waves from the temple to the ear. Invest in a texturising hair cream like the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Styling for some extra body with no frizzy flyaways in sight.
04. Pin-straight glam
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Rakul Preet Singh likes to keep her saree looks contemporary. With a casual drape and trendy millennial hairstyle, she likes it mod. The centre-parted poker-straight hair works with this silky drape because of the pleated, gathered pallu and chunky necklace. Make sure you are using a heat protectant spray before submitting your tresses to this pin-straight style.
05. Voluminous mid-rise pony
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Kajol Devgn adds a youthful twist to her minimal drape. The voluminous mid-rise ponytail is perfect for when you are getting ready in a rush and can only manage heavy brushing and a touch of hairspray.
Written by Sumona Bose on Jun 16, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!