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Priyanka Ravani Punamiya lets us in on the trendiest hair accessories for your pre-bridal and bridal dressing.

There are countless tasks that a bride has to execute before she can turn her attention to the finer details like ‘HAIR.’ While brainstorming with your glam team about wearing your hair up or down, loose curls or poker straight or a classy bun, have you considered wearing hair accessories? These add extra sparkle and pizzazz to your look, and which bride wouldn’t want that?

Hey, don’t stress about adding another menial task to your to-do-list. We’ve done all the research for you and bring you a list of hair accessories for your bridal beauty.

Maang Tikka

Maang tikka is an integral part of a bride’s ensemble. The ornament dangles at the hairline – centre or side partition, with its string to grip and lock your hair. There are many variants of maang tikka; the Rajasthani bride wears a round-shaped maang tikka referred to as bor; and the Muslim bride wears the maang tikka on the side of the head, referred to as jhumar tikka.

Pair it with: For a Punjabi wedding, you can wear a delicate maang tikka with salwar kameeze. For a Hindu wedding, it will enhance the elegance of your lehenga; and a Muslim bride can ace her sharara game further with its intricate design.

Ways to wear your hair: Leave your hair open with soft curls or front puff half up half down style. You can even make use of the overlap hairstyle (open or half up half down), with the maang tikka blanketed under your hair with only the dangling piece adoring your hairline.

Embellished Headband

A stylish accessory, this one looks good and keeps hair off your face. For brides that have short hair and want to let their hair down for a pre-bridal occasion, this is your go-to accessory!

Pair it with: Add a minimalistic touch to your Indo-western outfits like jumpsuits, or add a bit of a sparkle to your pool party outfit.

Ways to wear your hair: Leave your hair open with beachy waves or straight hair; or have your hair tied or into a side-parted bun. Once accessorised with the headband, it adds a sophisticated touch.

Matha Patti

Maang tikka’s flamboyant cousin matha patti is a jewelled piece that sits on the forehead and has an intricate chain of jewels which go around the head. Whether you select a traditional South Indian piece, or go for a kundan or polki option, it will gracefully uplift your bridal persona.

Pair it with: The perfect accompaniment to your Kanjeevaram sari, or traditional lehenga choli.

Ways to wear your hair: The matha patti looks best with hair tied back, as it frames your face and adds the right amount of ornate finesse to your hairline.

Flower power

Mehendi is the most colourful ceremony of all the rituals. You can make it the best occasion to style your brightly-coloured outfits with the freshness of flowers in your hair. When it comes to blooms, choose hearty flowers that can withstand hot weather and doesn’t wilt. Another thumb rule to keep in mind is to use flowers that don’t weigh down your style.

Pair it with: Soften the overall look of your brightly-coloured outfits with a feminine flair.

Ways to wear your hair: When wearing your hair loose and open, tuck up a small sprig on one side. If it’s a classic bun, then add 2-3 flowers of your choice. And for a braided hairstyle, coil flowers around for a delicate look.

Bridal Hair Pins

Bridal hair pins are an excellent way to keep your hair intact and sport a glam look at the same time. Now you can dance with ease during your cocktail or sangeet party, without worrying if your hair is in place or not.

Pair it with: Hair pains subtly complement heavily embroidered outfits, be it floor-length anarkali dress or a silhouetted crop top and skirt.

Ways to wear your hair: Hair pins adjunct up dos such as buns or chignon at the back of the hair for additional detail.


Every bride wants to look like a princess on her special day, and a tiara is the best one for that. This crowning glory won’t lead to a blood bath we promise! The tiara will add additional height to your hair, further it will accentuate the crown area of head with understated grace. Christian brides can go in for a beautiful tiara, not only will it add charisma to their outfit, but also keep the wedding veil in place.

Pair it with: Support your wedding veil with a diamond and pearl-studded tiara. Think Princess Diana!

Ways to wear your hair: A bouffant hairstyle will add that much-needed body to your hair and be the perfect pedestal for the tiara.

Bun Chain

When it comes to wedding phera, a bun is the most preferred hairstyle for brides. Yes, a plain bun may sound boring! But, you can up the glam quotient by adding bun chains which will turn around your simple low bun into a gorgeous style.

Pair it with: So now when you cover your head with an odhni, there will be a stunning peak-a-boo waiting to happen with those stringed chains at the back of your head.

Ways to wear your hair: This accessory is exclusive for bun-styled hair, be it a messy, low or braided bun. Style it up further by adding bun chains and you’re wedding-day ready!

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