Whether it is meeting the groom after the Kashi yatra ceremony, or the Naandi, or the most important Kanyadaanam ceremony where it all happens, the bride knows that any wedding-goer remembers the way she looked for each of these pre-wedding and main rituals in a South Indian (specifically Tamil) wedding.
Along with an incredible display of bridal fashion silks like the Kanchipuram or Banarasi silks, and some unforgettable traditional and modern gold jewellery, you know that hairstyles are a definite component to complete the bride’s wedding profile. Here we’re taking a look at the best South Indian bridal hairstyles for receptions.
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The traditional hairstyles in the South Indian wedding scenario go with the basic plait, long and adorned with embellishments made of stones or, in a more traditional setting, a beautiful arrangement of flowers, often jasmine. The two classic hair accessories for such a hairstyle is the netti chutti (the south Indian counterpart of the Maatha patti) and the lovely kunjalam worn at the end of the braid to complete the hairstyle.
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But tradition has come a long way and we all know that no wedding is complete without a wedding reception (well… we need the gifts!). This is the time for the bride to take the reins on her look completely for a personalised fashion profile that will be remembered for a long time to come. Here are some of the hairstyles that have been trending in the South Indian wedding receptions. Achtung, dear bride!
1. Delicious Hair-buns
Buns have been the wedding favourite in hairstyles for a long time now. Brides have been sporting them in a much more modern and contemporary style in the recent South Indian weddings.
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So with the right accessories like flowers, ornamentation and stone pins for the starry effect, you can get the right hairdo for an unforgettable look at your wedding reception.
2. Beehive bun with flowers:
The glamorous beehive buns were the thing of Bollywood heroines from the past, but they have made a comeback through South Indian weddings.A sharp beehive bun hairdo with the traditional mullappoo and kanakaambaramflowers are enough for the bride to seal the deal with her groom!
3. Chignon with minimal flowers:
The Chignon has been a trending wedding hairdo in both the North and South Indian weddings in recent times. Coming from the French expression “chignon du cou” which means “nape of the neck”, it is a rather sensual hairdo that is donned as a casual daily hairstyle as well. In the reception look, since the attire can be grand like an extensively embroidered lehenga or a heavy bordered traditional silk saree, a simple chignon with minimal flowers like few roses or others will compliment the attire with grace.
4. Fishtail with flowers
Fishtail is one of the most common casual hairstyles found in the latest trends, and it is exactly these casual hairdos that elevated to give a posh and sultry look, making for a delicious South Indian bridal hairstyle for receptions. They are usually done without many adornments, but with the right flowers and/or embellishments you can rock it the South Indian style!
5. Curly messy one-sided braid:
Another casual hairdo owned by the bride on her very special wedding reception is the curly messy one-sided braid which is at once both informally fun yet sexy in a laid-back way. It is that basic hairdo that can be accentuated by bright stone hairpins or adorned with a single flower for that classic look that all brides want to have.
6. The Half Updo:
As far as innovation goes the half updos are a platform for immense creativity for a hairstylist. The bride’s hairdo for the reception look is all set with the choice of a classy half updo where the rest of the hair can be either let down, or made into a partial chignon, or set into nice flowing curls to catch all the attention in the room!
7. Let the hair speak for itself:
In the most minimalist yet graceful way, the bride can have a beautiful and simple hairstyle by just letting the hair be natural. With just a bit of smoothening or slight curls, the hair let down and adorned with a single, elegant maatha patti can paint a picture that’s hard to forget.