Braids are a hassle free hairstyle option, ideal for when your mane refuses to be tamed. Additionally, braids add an elegant touch to outfits, especially with Indian wear. Of course gajra wrapped buns look stunning with Indian wear but why restrict your hairstyle to just that, right? Not only are braids super stylish, they require little to no heat so you're not damaging your locks either. Since the wedding season is almost upon us and nobody wants hair all frizzy when wearing a stunning lehenga, so here are some Bollywood approved braid hairstyles to make your ethnic looks top notch. Embellish them further with hair accessories or fragrant flowers and you'll soon be the most stylish desi girl out there.
9 Bollywood Celebrity Approved Braided Hairstyles
Pair your sarees, lehengas or fusion outfits with these stunning hairstyles.
1. Long Braid With Flowers/Jewellery
Sonam Kapoor proved to be a stunning bride thanks to her long braid which she styled with a long gajra wrapped around it. If you have long locks too, then this hairstyle is perfect for you if you're a bride-to-be or have bridesmaid duties upon you that will add grace to your outfit regardless.
2. Braided Bun
Of course buns are a bona fide winner with ethnic outfits but why keep it simple when you can jazz it up with a braid. Mouni Roy shows us that a braided bun looks just as stunning with a lehenga even without any embellishments. Feel free to add some rhinestones and flowers to this statement yet sophisticated hairstyle.
3. Messy French Braid
French braids are one of the most basic yet stylish hairstyles out there that doesn't get enough credit. Janhvi Kapoor's simple saree look is more stunning thanks to hairstyle. If a French braid is too basic then keep things messy by adding volume and structure to your look.
4. Braided Crown
Whether you're a bride or not, a braided crown is the ultimate braid look you can achieve. Deepika Padukone's Frida Kahlo inspired braided crown with an additional crown of roses were the perfect accompaniment to her bold floral outfit that is a keeper this wedding season too.
5. Messy Braid With A Side Dutch Braid
Let Karisma Kapoor show you the perfect hairstyle to go for with your fusion outfits this wedding season. Go for a boho chic vibe and top your look up with this stunning look that looks chic and unique at the same time.
6. Half Up, Half Down With Side Braids
One of the most classic looks but a winner every time, a half up, half down looks exceptional with Indian wear no matter what your hair length. Alia Bhatt keeps it edgy here but you can always choose to go the classic route with loose curls and pretty flowers.
7. Two-Strand Twisted Braid
The easiest hairstyle among the lot but certainly not any less stylish, the two-strand twisted braid is fuss-free and ready in no time. Kareena Kapoor aces this look and how. We reckon this edgy hairstyle should look perfect with your contemporary Indian outfits like a crop top, cigarette trouser and long jacket combination.
Who said cornrows can't look fantastic with your Indian outfits? Ananya Panday keeps it sassy with cornrows that extend into a ponytail, perfect for a modern-day chic look.
9. Messy Fish Braid
Fish braids maybe one of the most complex looking braids out there but the final outcome is too beautiful to be true. Take the style quotient a few notches higher and take inspo from Shraddha Kapoor's look and keep the look messy but stylish.
Ditch your heat products for a stunning braided hairstyle inspired by some of your favourite celebrities to get you ready for the wedding season in no time.