The Gajra Hairstyle is one of the best to opt for when planning your Bridal look. Gajraa is a small garland of fresh flowers that a young bride adorns her hair with for her wedding day.
This tiny token of nature is perhaps quite sufficient to instantly transform any girl into a bride. In fact, at times when jewels were yet to get into the mainstream ‘look’, it was the flowers that were widely used by the women folks for beautification.
The use of fresh flowers by the bride of any female has a lot to do with the breathtaking fragrances they impart. The mild and enchanting fragrance soon grows to become a part of the woman wearing the Gajra Hairstyle.
Also, the subtle and seductive fragrance manages to entice those around and offers the element of mystery associated with the woman wearing the Gajra Hairstyle.
Usually, the jasmine flower and Mograa are popularly used to create the Gajra Hairstyle. So, what are the leading trends in Gajra Hairstyle? Let us explore:
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The Simple Bun Gajra Hairstyle
Let’s start with the basics. We all simply love the classic bun hairstyle when it comes to wedding styles. This comprises of gathering your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your head and twirling it into a bun-shaped creation.
Now, the fun starts. While you can easily place and fix a Gajra Hairstyle around the bun and secure it with bobby pins as and where required, or you can go a step ahead. There are available ‘Jaal Gajra‘ or the ‘netted Gajra’ that needs to be worn over the bun, thus covering it in the pattern.
The best part is that this hairstyle suits just about any face cut and outfit, hence making it one of the most sought-after bridal hairstyles out there.
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The Hanging Mogra Gajra Hairstyle
If you are a bride with long hair, then this is the perfect hairstyle to try out. This comprises wearing the Gajra Hairstyle around the long plait of hair at the root of the hairstyle. But, the style does not end here, now take a long string of Mogra garland and twist it all around the length of the plaits till the very end of the plait.
Secure this with either a discreet rubber band or manipulate it with a bobby pin in the right manner. The result is a fine-looking appearance of the string of Mogra creeping all around the length of the plait, offering a heavenly appearance. One hardly needs any hair ornaments with this one.
Mix and Match Gajra hairstyle
Can’t make up your mind about what flowers to choose from? Roses, Jasmine or Mogra? Well, why not all of them? Yes, you can easily mix and match two different flower Gajra Hairstyles to make a hairstyle. Too much going on? well not exactly, trust us when we say ‘ you will simply rock the evening’ in this one.
This requires you to use a certain flower Gajra Hairstyle over the top of the bun and another Gajra of a different type at the lower curve. The arrangement should be in a manner to make a single circle of Gajra bun hairstyle. This offers a perfect colour combination if your outfit demands one.
You could stop here, or go a step ahead and add a few jewelled hair ornaments to the hairstyle at the centre of the bun.
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Criss Cross Gajra Hairstyle
Another one of Sonam Kapoor’s signature hairstyles, and now is a staple for most brides. Though the hairstyle looks sophisticated, nevertheless, it is just as simple to accomplish.
All you need to do is, plait up two long flower garlands along with your hair. Thus, incorporating the flowers with your hair all along the length of the hairstyle. This is one of the rare few hairstyles that suit all and any face shape, hence complimenting your bridal look.
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High Bun Gajra Hairstyle
This is a personal favourite and a beautiful hairstyle that can hardly go wrong. However, the high bun is hardly a new trend, though it has been popularised by the legendary Rekha on various occasions
For this, you need to create a high hair bun by gathering up all of your hair. Now you need to take a few strands of Gajra flowers and wrap them all around the high bun. Repeat with more than one strand till the entire bun is covered. This offers a beautiful ‘Apsaraa-like’ look to the bride.
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Open Hair Gajra Hairstyle
Another one of the looks made popular by Sonam Kapoor. A whimsical yet wonderful hairstyle that is bride-worthy. What say?
Well, to achieve, the hairstyle, you simply need to create a half-hair updo of your choice. To add some drama, you can also create a braid starting from the forehead and incorporate it into the half hairdo at the back. Now, take the Gajra Hairstyle flowers and clip them up within the half hairdo.
The best part about this particular hairstyle is that it is both youthful and charming at the same time. You need not have to be a bride to carry this hairstyle, you can also be a guest and rock the hairstyle just as well.
The Traditional Gajra Hairstyle
This is the typical South Indian Gajra Hairstyle, that suits just about any Indian outfit. However, it is the sheer simplicity of the hairstyle that makes it into our ‘Best list’.
This Gajra Hairstyle hardly requires any professional expertise. All you need to do is plait up your hair throughout the length. Now, take a generous bunch of Gajra Hairstyle flowers and fix them up at the root of the plait, starting at the very top of the hairstyle with a hairpin.
The result is a fine-looking hairstyle with a somewhat ‘wild yet wonderful’ cascades of flowers emerging from it. You can wear this certain style with the bridal saree to compliment both the hairstyle and the outfit.
The Side Low Bun Gajra Hairstyle
This is a typical ‘Deepika Padukone’ look and is just as beautiful. You might have caught it in her debut movie ‘Om Shanti’. The look is rather simple to start with. This is the best bet for any girl if you have a wedding function to attend and don’t know what to do with her hair. Or, this can also be done, for days when your hair doesn’t know how to behave.
Simply, pull up a low ponytail and twist it into a low bun resting at your neck. Now use a generous amount of hairspray to tame the flybys. To this simply encircle with a Gajra Hairstyle of your choice and secure with hairpins. And voila! you are as ready as the next superstar.
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Hair Ornaments and Gajra Hairstyle
This is yet another great braided hairstyle to which one can add the flower Gajra Hairstyle. However, the hairstyle is a step ahead when it comes to sheer simplicity.
Here, the hairstyle is a simple bridal braid. But, you need to take two (or three) different types of flower Gajras and completely cover the top base of the hairstyle. This needs to be done with each of the different Gajra types altering with each other as they encircle the base.
Now, to this add some hair ornaments. This can be individual jewelled hair clips at each of the braided sections, going all the way along the length of the braid. The overall look is rather like a goddess emerging from the heavens.
Braided Bun Gajra hairstyle
This is another great hairstyle that can go well with any festival occasion. However, there is a tinge of modernity in this otherwise ethnic hairstyle.
The hairstyle itself starts with a braid that is converted into a bun by twisting it into the right shape and securing it with hair pins. Now, to this, you need to fix your flower Gajra. However, the right placement is the key. It could be on one side of the bun, or the top of the bun.
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Women and fragrances go hand in hand. Perhaps this is the message that the cult classic Hollywood flick ‘The Scent of a Woman’ tried to state. It is the specific fragrance of a woman that follows her where ever she goes and lingers back long after she has finally left.
The flower Gajra helps her do just that. It assists in further enhancing her already mysterious aura by ensuring she has a ‘signature scent’ attached to her D-Day as well. The Gajra style and the bridal beauty go hand in hand.
Wedding flowers for the bridal hairstyle have a story to tell. They are a testament to the fact that every aspect of the special day is made memorable; including the ‘beautiful fragrance she is a part of’.