Nine yards of elegance, as we fondly call sarees, is deep-rooted in our culture. There were times when sarees were our everyday attire. From gracing special occasions in rich fabric to running chores in comfortable cotton ones, sarees are considered the most loved choice of attire. In modern times, we have modernised the look and feel of a saree. From using unique prints to customizing the definition of a blouse, the modernised version of the saree is noteworthy. It not only signifies the essence of nine yards but also brings out the millennial feel of modern times.
Scroll down to know how you can bring in the unique twist, in your own way.
1. The Millennial Saree
2. Long Length Hairstyles
3. Medium Length Hairstyles
4. Short Length Hairstyles
The Millennial Saree
Saree has played an integral part in Indian Fashion. As time progressed, it became a style predominantly worn for special events such as weddings; an outfit that had lost its charm among the younger generations, is now a popular expression of style among the youth. From experimenting with new draping styles to recreating their mother’s saree looks, the millennials have brought back that golden charm of the nine-yard cloth.
Bollywood, which is blindly followed for fashion inspiration and trends, has also shown how a simple saree can be made to look extravagant, eloquent, and sassy with the contemporary style of drapes. While a saree is a complete look in itself, choosing the right hairstyle to complement it goes a long way in enhancing the look. Gone are the days of a loose braid or a mogra added bun, the millennials are bringing in the fun to complement their saree looks!
Long Length Hairstyles
One of the best and unique ways of experimenting with your style is through your hair. Regardless of your length, a perfect hairstyle and elevate your look in no time. Here are some quirky yet chic hairstyles to this wedding season that brings in a modern twist to the traditional style.
Half Twisted Messy Knot
If your hair texture is naturally wavy and you need a style that is heatproof, this one for you. An effortless style, the half twisted knot gives out a messy yet chic vibe.
Step 1: Prep your hair with a lightweight serum. This will add more moisture and shine to your hair.
Step 2: Take a top section of your hair and divide it into two. It does not have to be proportional and neat as we are trying to go for a messy look. You can leave a few strands of your hair in the front to frame your face.
Step 3: Then, divide the selected top section into two and tight a messy knot. Once done, you can secure it with bobby pins and finish it with a spritz of hairspray.
Pro Tip: If you want to elevate your look, you can add a few tiny flowers to give it a summer vibe.
Hooped Low Bun
Prim and proper, the hooped low bun is a twist to the traditional tight bun. Elegant and easy to try, this hairstyle is not only long-lasting and secure but can also withstand a last-minute weather change.
Step 1: Prep your hair with a heat-resistant spray and straighten your hair. You can add a few drops of argan oil to bring in some healthy shine.
Step 2: Once straightened, take a thick section of your hair and separate it from the rest. Then, take the other rest of the section and tie the pony with the ends twisted upwards. Make sure that the ends are not sprouting out.
Step 3: Then take the first separated section and tie it around the rubber band. Make sure that the section is flat and wide to get a thicker look. Secure it with bobby pins and hair spray.
Pro Tip: To add more softness, you can take a few strands of hair around your face and create a breezy wave with the straightener. This will frame your face better and give it an easy look.
Thick tousled curls can be hard to manage, if not styled well. But with the right style and accessories, it can be the perfect summer look, especially for a bridesmaid. If you love flower embellishments and let your hair down now and then, this is a style you must try.
Step 1: Prep your locks with a sea salt hair spray which will let your curls stay on for longer. Scrunch it lightly.
Step 2: Once dried, Straighten the top section of your hair for a neater finish.
Step 3: Then, take two thin sections near your temple and twist them around your crown. Once done, secure them with an elastic hair tie.
Step 4: Tug on the sectioned bit to get a slightly messy look. Then, attach an embellished clip of your choice in the center of the section. Make sure to hide the hair tie. Finish the look with a hair spray.
Pro Tip: After your shower, you can lock in your curls even better with a leave-in curling cream and diffusing it. This will give you a tighter curl which will last longer.
Medium Length Hairstyles
Rounded Half Knot
With a much neater and sophisticated twist to the messy half knot, this look is an elegant turn to the rounded knot. With the perfect styling tool, you can create soft and clean waves in no time.
Step 1: Prep your hair with a heat-resisting spray. Then go on to straighten your hair, giving it a natural finish.
Step 2: Once straightened, take a medium-sized curling wand or tong and curl your hair in big, elegant curls.
Step 3: Once curled, take two loose sections from the side of your temples and tie them in a loose knot. You can secure them with a bobby pin. Finish the look with a hair spray.
Step 4: Then you can add any embellished pin or flowers of your choice to take the look up a notch.
Pro Tip: Try finding 2 embellished clips that match your outfit and place them diagonally. This will create a fun yet elegant look and can also go well with other styles.
Asymmetrical Pinned Curls
For all the curly girls out there, Leaving your hair down can be quite tricky, but we have a style that you can try which can give you the perfect look.
Step 1: Start with scrunching your freshly wet hair with come leave-in cream and hair gel. Diffuse the curls and let them fall smoothly.
Step 2: Then, create a side partition without opening your curls. Once sectioned, take a pea-sized amount of gel and apply it only on the top section of the lower side.
Step 3: Once applied, a flat clipper comb and brush the section once. This will help push the hair back and give it a sleek look.
Step 4: Then, add 2-3 bobby pins of your choice.
Pro Tip: If you do not have hair gel, you can even use some hair spray to create a sleek look.
Teased Low Pony
Summer weddings bring in a lot of fun but also a lot of heat, especially if you are wearing a saree. It is always a good idea to go for a fun pony especially if it is teased.
Step 1: Take some hair mousse and apply it to the crown section of your hair. Then, take a flat comb and brush it back into a pony.
Step 2: Once the pony is tied, take a flat clipper and tease the ends of the pony. This will add some volume and will make the pony look fuller.
Step 3: Once done, set it with a hair spray.
Pro Tip: If you don’t have a fancy hair tie, you can use a regular one and take a strand of your hair and wrap it around the band.
Short Length Hairstyles
Low Knotted Bun
For all the short-haired girls who thought that they can’t pull off the knotted bun, this one’s for you. Easy to create with no wastage of time, this is the chic yet sophisticated look you need to try this wedding season.
Step 1: Prep your hair with argan oil to keep the frizz at the bay. Then take your hair behind and tie it in a low pony.
Step 2: Once your pony is secured, take the rest of your pony and twist it around your hair tie. Secure that with a bobby pin. Spritz some hair spray to help keep the flyaways at bay.
Pro Tip: If you love a traditional mogra and jasmine string, then you can wrap it around your bun for a floral feel.
Baby Dutch Braid
The perfect look for a daytime wedding, this easy-going style can look good on all of your outfits.
Step 1: Prep your hair with a hair cream that will help lock in the waves. Then add a drop of argan oil to bring in shine.
Step 2: Part your hair in a side section. Then take a small section and do a reverse braid.
Step 3: Once the braid is done, take the two sides of it and tie it behind the middle strand. You can tug on the braid to make it look fuller and wider.
Pro Tip: Leave your bangs and baby hair natural waves as it will bring in more dimension to your face.
Go for the traditional bun and make it into double trouble! A dual bun will create a fun twist to the regular style that can go well with any traditional outfit.
Step 1: Prep your hair with a styling mousse to give you a sleek look. Then section the top half and the bottom half of the hair separately.
Step 2: Once separated, Tie them with a thin hairband. Then, twist them around the band, imitating the shape of a doughnut.
Step 3: Once done, secure them with bobby pins and set the look with a hair spray.
Pro Tip: You can add a few hair stickers that will bring in a starry illusion around the crown section.
Q. Can you create a hairstyle without heat?
A. Absolutely! Some hairstyles require your hair to be in its natural state to bring in some ease and messiness. You can use hair products such as hair mousse and serums to tame away and fly around the hair.
Q. Can these styles be tried for functions with dancing and heavy movement?
A. With the right amount of bobby pins and hair spray, you can stay intact for a long time. Unless if there is headbanging involved, then your hair will get messy.
Q. Are these styles time-consuming?
A. Not really. Most of the mentioned styles are easy and can be recreated in 10-15 minutes, depending on your speed and hair length. People with longer, thicker hair might take longer in comparison to someone with shorter hair.
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