Amp up the glam quotient at weddings this year with StyleSpeak’s stylish and chic bridal hairstyles for the contemporary bride.

The wedding season 2022 is around the corner, and Instagram and other social media sites are already doing a round-up of the trending wedding hairstyles. From the aisle-worthy updos to stylish chignons and well-placed accents, StyleSpeak combs through the best contemporary wedding hairstyles to make your clients’ D-day ‘do’ timeless.

Keep it Natural

Contemporary Indian brides believe in the concept of less is more, a prime example being the wedding hairstyle of bubbly Alia Bhatt. Looking radiant in a gorgeous white and gold lehenga, she wore her tresses in soft waves.

For all those low-key brides, this simple hairstyle is the perfect way to go natural. To make this style stay, dust the roots with a volumizing powder and apply a finishing spray to keep waves manageable. Hair accessories like a big maang tikka, headbands, and flowers can accentuate this simple look into an ethereal one, making the bride look like a Diva.

A Contemporary Updo

This romantic updo works best for brides who want a fairy-tale princess vibe on their big day. You can tweak this updo to go with the ensemble. Curl the hair with tongs and tie them up loosely in a bun leaving a few strands to frame the face, or simply blow dry the hair into soft waves and knot them up loosely. Add a finishing touch like flowers or pearl accessories to give the hairstyle a more dreamy feel.

The Vintage Braid

Some brides want a vintage appeal to their overall look, and for them the best hairstyle is the classic braid with flowers. There are endless options when it comes to this style – from the classic three-strand and pull-through braid to the more contemporary Dutch, French and fishtail braid. Add floral accessories to complete the look with a headband or a maang tikka. Just like our very own Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, with her long braid dressed with white flowers.

The Bohemian Vibe

Many brides are moving away from the classic big fat Indian wedding and going in for a boho vibe. For all the free-spirited, nature-inspired brides, this hairstyle is striking and different from the run-of-the-mill styles. Elevate a classic half-updo with edgy braids in the front, or have floral veins interspersed into the braids to give it a creative spin.

The Evergreen Bun

The elegant low-bun adorned with flowers and hair accessories is one of the favourites amongst brides. Be it Bollywood celebs like the charming Katrina Kaif and glamourous Deepika Paudukone. Many divas have gone with this classic look on their special day, and there are many ways to style this look.

Shloka Ambani too chose an updo while Priyanka Chopra raised the bar in a slicked-back updo and a relaxed, messy bun during her wedding ceremonies.

Another favourite bun variation is the Ballerina Bun. A hit in the early 2000s, it is still as popular. It suits people with oval face shapes and high cheekbones. This chic hairstyle puts the makeup in spotlight. It is a great choice to show off all the beautiful bridal jewellery as the hair won’t hide them.

Making Retro waves in Hollywood style

Vintage couture and heirloom jewellery are making a comeback, and it is only too obvious that vintage Hollywood glamour is making a re-entry. The side-swept waves set to perfection are a massive hit with today’s brides. If not for the main wedding function, this hairstyle looks absolutely elegant and chic for a sangeet soiree or a cocktail party. Accessorize the retro-coiffed waves with delicate embellishments or flowers to amp up the glam quotient.

Bun and Braid them pretty

Dutch and lace braiding is a carefree and messy look for the contemporary bride. This is a side braiding style with the partition on both sides that goes to the back of the head with a messy bun at the end. Leave a few strands at the front to give the look some finesse. Puff up the back of the crown by backcombing or use a filler. A side braid can be coupled or even tripled instead of having one single braid, giving a perfect side profile as well as a front profile for the wedding pictures.

Nothing takes the breath away quite like a smiling bride walking down the aisle on her special day. Try out these easy-to-do yet effortlessly classy hairstyles on your bridal clients and make their special day memorable.