32 Easy And Fashionable Hairstyles For Sarees

Hairstyles for Sarees

Think no more about what hairstyle to opt for to match the different saris you have. The essential part prior to any hairstyle would be to blow and dry your hair. The low twisted bun, side swept hair, braided bun, tight ponytail etc have been the most popular ones over the recent years. So add the right hairstyle to bring the charm to the outfit.

Patterns of top, hemlines of skirts, fit of jeans and other variations in fashion will come and go; but what will remain is the evergreen saree. You may fish out a Bangalore silk or Banaras brocade from your grandmother’s closet and still look every inch up to date, for the saree never fails to bring out the best in an Indian woman.

The best thing about this ageless attire is that you can dress it up or dress it down as per your mood and need of the occasion. Wondering what hairstyle to opt for to match the varied types of saris? Here we have for you 60 diverse hairstyles that you can wear in different occasions.

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Always remember that the best thing to do before trying any of the following hairstyles is wash and blow dry your hair.

1. Low Twisted Bun

Wear your hair in a low twisted bun. This is quite an easy hairstyle that you can do yourself. All you need is some hair spray to set it and lots of bobby pins to keep the bun in place. And the best part is that you don’t have to worry about the bun being perfect. Just twist and pin the bun in place for that messy bun look.

Check out Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor rocking the low twisted bun look.

low twisted bun

2. Side Swept Hair

This is perhaps the easiest hairstyle for sarees that you could do. Just sweep your hair to one side, leaving the other shoulder bare. Use some serum to control frizz and you are ready to go.

Yesteryear actress Rekha and current sensation Vidya Balan have donned the side swept hairstyle on numerous occasions. I guess when it’s so simple and easy, you are bound to love it.

side swept hair

3. Tight Ponytail

Who says you can’t rock a ponytail with a saree? Just make it a little fancier by adding some poof to the front, or styling your bangs to gracefully sweep over your forehead. Use a lot of styling gel to keep all the stray hairs in place. You don’t want any flyaways to ruin the effect of an elegant ponytail. A sleek, tight pony would look great with a saree. Still unsure? Allow our Bollywood divas to convince you.

tight ponytail

4. Braided Bun

A braided bun looks great with a saree. While it may look very intricate and complicated from the outset, in actuality it is quite easy to do. Simply pull up your hair in a high ponytail. Then braid your pony in a regular or a French braid and twist it up in a bun, using a lot of bobby pins to keep it in place.

Here’s an image to show you how it’s done.

Braided Bun

5. Messy Side Braid

Wear your hair in a messy side braid. This is a contemporary take on the traditional braid. Instead of a tight neat braid, go for a messy side braid to make your hairstyle on saree more modern and unconventional.

Messy Side Braid

6. French Braid

If you don’t know how to do a French braid, I strongly suggest you to learn it. It is one of the most versatile hairstyles for sarees that looks great with a dress, a business suit, a pair of shorts, Indian wear and yes a saree too. So once you get the hang of the French braid, I guarantee you that it will be your go-to hairstyle for most occasions.

French Braid

7. Long Braid

Nothing is as quintessentially Indian as a nice long braid. Don’t have long hair? I have two words for you: hair extensions. Create a nice long and thick braid using hair extensions. It will look amazing with a saree and you can live out your Rapunzel fantasy for a day.

Long Braid

8. Soft Curls

Nice soft curls look great with a sari. If you have straight hair, use Velcro rollers or a curling iron to create soft curls. If you have curly hair, use an anti-frizz serum to tackle the frizz and then use a mousse to set your hair in a manageable fashion. You want to soft curls that look romantic and not tight curls that make your hair look like spring.

South Indian Belle Trisha nails the look in the below picture.

Soft Curls

9. Retro Hair

How about an 80’s inspired big hair look? Add a lot of volume to your hair by back combing and teasing your hair. Set it with a voluminising spray for a very retro look.

Retro Hair

10. Elsa Braid

Have you watched the animated movie “Frozen”? If yes, then you probably already know about the Elsa braid. It is a very beautiful braid worn by Elsa (one of the main characters) in the movie. It would look amazing with a saree. You can find numerous videos online that show you how to do it.

else hair

11. High Bun

There are a number of bun hairstyles for sarees. If you don’t want to go for the low bun, then just pull your hair up in a high bun and flaunt your sexy back and designer blouses.

High Bun

12. Straight Hairstyle

Hairstyles for sarees don’t have to be always about glam and sexy. A simple saree hairstyle would be to just leave your long straight hair open.

Straight Hairstyle

13. Short Hairstyle

Chopped off your long locks to beat the summer heat but wondering which hairstyle for short hair on saree would suit? Mandira Bedi shows you exactly how to rock a short hairstyle for party on sarees.

Short Hairstyle

14. Simple Layers Hairstyle

If you are looking for loose hairstyles for saree or hairstyles with sarees for farewell, then simply style your hair into layers. This will add more volume to your hair and you can either let the layers fall on both sides of your shoulders or style it on side of your shoulder.

Simple Layers Hairstyle

15. Bouffant Bun Hairstyle

The bouffant bun would be the perfect traditional hairstyle for sarees. It would be ideal for a half saree hairstyle or south Indian hairstyle with flowers.

Bouffant Bun Hairstyle

16. Side Parting

For this breezy hairstyle, part your hair sideways from the front after blowing dry. Later, comb your hair backwards from the crown of the head.

And there you have it – ten simple hairstyles for sarees. While some are a little tricky, most of them are relatively simple to do. So give them a try and find out which one’s your favourite.

Hairstyles for Sarees

17. Puff Crown Bun

This hair style would go well with a saree as well as an evening gown. Works best if you have bangs. Comb and set your bangs sideways, secure a dramatic puff with bobby pins on the crown of your head and form a simple neat bun to hang at the neck.

Bun Hairstyle for Saree

18. Side braided bun

We get it if you spend all the time in draping the sari and are left with almost no time to afford on your hairstyle – this hairstyle however won’t take more than five minutes. Bring all the hair by your left ear and run them into a regular plait. Now turn this plait to form a bun and fix it with about 6 bun pins. Done!

19. Twisted knot bun with bun-stick

You may also try the next five-minute hair bun. All you need is untangled hair and a hair stick. Twist the hair first. Then twist the hair again around the hair stick and pin it into your hair. The uniqueness of this style lies in leaving the loose end of hair unpinned, giving the bun an effortless look.

Twisted Knot Bun

20. Accessorized plait

If you are attending an evening event of more traditional nature like a wedding, or maybe your own, try this never-fading plait. You part the hair at your best side and pin it backward. The hair is arranged in a simple plait and accessorized with jewels. You may place layers of gajras at the root of your plait to give a hoax of bun.

Best Hairstyles for Sarees

21. Low bun with maangtika

While we are at accessories, let’s see how Soha Ali Khan loves to wear her necklace. Necklace? Yes, the one adorning her head is not a maangtika but necklace. Keeping the chunky pendant at the center, she wraps the pearls around her head – how royal is this look?

Soha Ali Khan Hairstyle

22. Full bun with flowers

Alternately, if you want to overdo on the floral, all the more power to you! It must be a special occasion that you have chosen to drape a saree around you, so just go with your heart’s desire. Make a full bun and wrap it up in bright flowers. Let the sweet fragrance flow.

Hairstyles With Ethnic Wear

23. Beach waves

You may also try this traditional look of Bebo where she wears her open hair backwards. She goes for beach weaves and leaves them unaccessorized.

Celebrity Hairstyle for Saree

24. Messy fish braid

Alternatively, you may wear your side plait like our model in the below picture. She back brushed her hair to give it volume and then sectioned it apart by running her fingers through it.

Messy Fish Braid

25. back brushed hair

Back brushing is in fact a great way of adding volume to your hair, as much as you want. With saris, thick hair is a perfect match. Try to section out your tresses and back brush them in the pattern our beautiful model here.

Hairstyles for Longhair

26. Real rustic

Have you ever tried a real rustic hairstyle? This is the one. Ankita Lokhande has been one of Indian television’s biggest stars, and we understand why.

Best Hairstyles for Sarees

27. Fairy tale curls

Here is another old Bollywood hair style that would work on every face. All you need is a good curling iron. Curt slimmer sections of hair for 10 seconds to form tight curls and pin them with bobby pin in your favorite way of hair partition. You may add a bejeweled clip of flower.

Hairstyles for Saree

28. Fringes and buns

Have you ever tried fringes with a traditional attire? Doesn’t this look innovative? Add a few well-structured fringes to your bun and you are a different person.

Hairstyles for Traditional Sarees

29. Angles fringes

Alternately, you may leave your fringes framing your face with the rest of blow dried hair open.

Easy Hairstyles for Sarees

30. Blown bun

Here is another example of combining a bun, bangs, and saree.

Easy Hairstyles for Saree

31. Wear it up

Now only a brave heart can opt for that super hi-key hair style Sushmita Sen is boasting. But why should you not try a fusion of western hair cut with Indian attire after all?

Best Hairstyles for Traditional Sarees

There is absolutely no venue or an occasion, where a saree cannot be worn. Whether it’s for office, or for a wedding, whether you are the Bride’s maid, or the bride herself, whether you are a pro or a first timer, these amazing hairstyles will add a new charm to your saree!

32. Barrel curls

We rarely see Aishwarya Rai with shorter hair. But she looks amazing in this hair do. Love the curls adorning her tender neck. Wear your hair like this next time you drape a saree.
Harstyles for Sari

Images Source: Pinterest

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She is a corporate professional. But beyond her regular 9 to 6 job, she is a story teller. She has published stories in numerous books of Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Debnath's debut novel is going to be launched by the end of August, 2015. Apart from building stories she contributes her writing to various websites, Fashionlady being one of them.

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  1. Kheyali

    July 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I have thin hair.. Can you suggest which hairstyle looks best in Saree?

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