We know that there are a hell lot of things to look after when it comes to your wedding or even attending one. From the perfect attire to flawless makeup, everything holds its own importance. But what about hair? A stunning and in-trend hairstyle is a part of your overall look too. Be it dazzling ornaments in your hair or adorning them with a simple gajra or mogra flowers, your hair accessories should be perfect.
So, when we started looking through Pinterest and Instagram to give you inspirations for some amazing hairstyles, we literally got obsessed with gajra. Who thought that something as simple as gajra can be used in so many different ways and look that beautiful? Well, here are some ways in which you can incorporate gajra in your hairstyle - bridal and non-bridal.
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What is the first hairstyle that comes to mind when you think of adorning your hair with gajra? The answer is buns. Yes, and why not? Buns are not only easy to pull off, but they also go with every attire you could possibly be wearing at a wedding - be it a saree, a suit, a sharara or a lehenga.
Here are some gajra hairstyles bun that would look stunning:
For girls who love to keep it simple, you can go for a simple bun and then wrap a single or double string gajra around it. Believe us, you will look gorgeous. You can do it with a messy bun hairstyle with gajra as well as a low sleek bun. Such gajra hairstyles look stunning with Banarasi sarees.
Rather than using just a string, you can also cover up your entire bun with the gajra for a decked up look. Trust us, try this one to make heads turn at the next wedding you attend. The addition of baby’s-breath looks so fresh and gorgeous in this one.
This is another simple yet gorgeous way of decorating your bun with gajra. Get a beautiful gajra net made and adorn your bun with it. If you like, you can also do it with colourful gajra rather than going for all white.
This gajra bun hairstyle is super chic and will look oh-so-gorgeous with a Banarasi saree. Get a messy bun hairdo with or without a middle partition and decorate your juda with a half-moon-style gajra and make a nice gajra juda with your hair.
If you don’t want to go for a bun but still want to use gajra in your hair, don’t worry! You can also style your hair into a braid and decorate it with gajra.
Go for a simple braid with any kind of front styling you want and twirl long strings of gajra around it. Whether you’re wearing a suit or a lehenga, adorning it with gajra is not only the simplest way, it looks stunning as well.
If you’re thinking that you can adorn a normal or a fishtail braid with gajra, you’re wrong. Go for something as pretty as a messy bubble braid and put little strings of gajra at intervals. Believe it or not, it will look amazing.
Just like Sonam Kapoor, you can also decorate your long braid with gajra in a criss-cross style. Accessorise your hairdo with chain earrings and voila, you’re shaadi-ready for your bestie’s wedding.
Who said you can only use gajra only when you’re tying up your hair in some complicated hairdo? You can decorate your hair with gajra when you want to leave your hair open as well. Here are some hairstyles with gajra for open hair. Check them out!
When in doubt, we usually tend to go for soft curls and then half-tie our hair. While some girls like to use hair accessories to jazz up the hairdo, some like to keep it simple. How about using gajra strings instead of a hairclip. Believe it or not, it will look classy AF.
This gajra hairstyle for open hair is so easy that you can do it yourself too. Just make a half updo and secure it with pins. Then all you have to do is hang a gajra to either one side of your head or both the sides. This will make you look simple and elegant.
Gajra has been a part of the Indian legacy since forever, but girls these days are wearing gajras in their hair in unconventional ways. While you might have seen a number of gorgeous hairstyles, here are some that will look even better if you have long hair. Here are some gajra hairstyles for long hair.
Just because you want to use a gajra, it doesn’t mean that you can’t use anything else. You can also team the gajra string with roses or other hair accessories to go all glam. All you have to do is go for a messy or simple bun and wrap the gajra + hair accessory string around it.
If you have beautiful long hair and you’d rather flaunt them than tie them up in a bun, then this gajra hairstyle is for you. Ask your hairstylist to give you soft curls and half tie them in any stylish way you want. You can then put white or colourful mogra flowers at intervals to decorate your long luscious hair. Isn’t this looking beautiful?
Mogra veni is one of the most popular ways of decorating the braid of a South Indian girl, especially the brides. Even if you’re using mogra veni (which are available in many colours), you can use other hair accessories such as phooljada or nagajada to further take it to the next level. If you’re a South Indian bride, you have to go for this gajra hairstyle.
If you’re thinking that you might never be able to use gajra in your short hair, you’re wrong. Well, we understand that there might not be that many options available but with us, you’ll always find a solution. Here are some hairdos:
There are so many different options these days as far as maathapattis are concerned - from floral to gotapatti designs, and they are so in trend. So, if you’re thinking about wearing a maathapatti at your bestie’s upcoming wedding, why not wear a gajra maathapatti? You can easily rock this look at her mehendi/haldi ceremony along with a suit or a lehenga.
If you want all eyes on you at your sister’s wedding, go for a gajra duapatta. Never heard of it? Well, get two gajra dupattas made for you and your sister and be ready to do some twinning at her chura ceremony. And if you’re a bride yourself, go for this at your haldi/sagan ceremony and voila, you’ve got yourself all the compliments.
Instead of hair extensions, why not use gajra as an extension and ask your hairstylist to weave your hair and gajra into a beautiful bun? This will look elegant and will go with every attire, so don’t worry about selecting an outfit and pick up anything.
So girls, picked your favourite gajra hairstyle for a wedding yet?
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