Hairstyles for Saree -20 Cute Hairstyles to Wear with Saree

Cute Hairstyles for Saree. If you want to get an idea of just how big a phenomenon saree is, you need only turn to Bollywood celebrities. Indian women are enormous saree lovers. For them, it’s part of their centuries-old culture and heritage; it’s something they feel comfortable in. Women in India don’t kid around when it comes to sarees.

According to Vidya Balan, a veteran Bollywood actress, and dedicated saree-lover, “Saree is the sexiest garment ever. It shows you the right amount; it covers the right amount. It’s extremely versatile; it suits every body type. It suits every face.” It’s hard to disagree with that. So, it’s important to pay attention to the most important detail that can make your saree a hit or a failure: the hairstyle!

What Kind of Hairstyles Complement a Saree?

Hairstyles enhance the natural beauty of a face and make you look well-put and presentable. Not all kinds of hairstyles are suitable for all types of faces. Moreover, hair types differ from person to person. Some people have naturally lush and thick hair, while some have hair that has thinned out all over their scalp. Lengths vary as well, which decide how elaborate a hairstyle you can try. Textures also play a huge part in deciding the hairstyle you choose. Therefore, we are here to provide you with saree hairstyle ideas that can look nice on your face cut and the texture/length/type of your hair.

Scroll down below to see 20 hairstyles to try with a saree. You will surely love these while trying them on with a saree.

How to look good in a saree?

It’s not that hard, so don’t feel daunted. There are just a couple of things you need to take into consideration:

  • Pay attention to the fabric the saree is made from. Is the fabric light and easy to drape, or does it add too much bulk to your frame? Depending on how you want to look, choose the appropriate fabric.
  • Sarees with subtle prints, colors, and borders are a safe bet. Darker and heavier sarees are harder to pull off.
  • Make sure it is pleated well. Saree is nothing without good pleats.
  • Experiment with different types of blouses. Traditional sarees all have simple blouses but draping a modern saree is so much fun because it allows you to play with various kinds of tops.
  • Your saree shouldn’t be too long as to brush the floor nor too short as to reach your ankles.
  • Wear heels.
  • Natural makeup is always a better idea for every occasion unless you want to go dramatic.
  • Choose an appropriate hairstyle.

Which hairstyle looks best with a saree?

It’s a subjective question: the answer varies from person to person. Hair types, textures, lengths, as well as preferences of the person, are the deciding factors. What looks best on a person is up to them to figure out.

However, the hairstyle you will most commonly see on saree-clad women is a simple bun. Deepika Padukone favors buns, while Rekha jee’s style is a mix of open hair and sleek buns.

If you are a Muslim woman looking for a modest saree look, then check out our article on Best Saree Styles for Muslim Women.

↓ 20 – Half-Tied Hairstyle

Let’s start with something straightforward, shall we? This hairstyle is adaptable to almost any kind of hair and most hair lengths. All you need to do is create a big puff on the top of your head, pin that puff to the back of your head (you can get creative here), and leave the rest of the hair to fall gloriously down your shoulders. To make the hair appear artistically messy, curl all the loose hair.

This young woman looks elegant in this divine saree. Her simple yet chic hairstyle looks incredible on her broad face.


↓ 19 – Preppy Hairdo for Collegiate Events

Graduating students from colleges and universities fret a lot about what to wear on their big days, especially young women. The auspicious day demands an attire that is respectable yet celebratory. While many choose to wear western-wear, if you’ve decided to go the traditional way, a modern saree is your best bet.

Take this girl’s pretty floral cream saree. With her amazing jewelry and beautiful hairdo, the entire getup is a dream for a student wishing to bid their education farewell in style.

Take a look at our earlier post about Most Trending Hairstyles This Year.


↓ 18 – Ultra-modern Low Bun

If we began discussing all the different types of buns hairstylists have come up with, we would likely be here all day. The skill level for this particular uber-chic bun is intermediate to hard. Amateurs have no hope of achieving something this fine. Youtube tutorials and hours of practice will get you there eventually, though. The intricate bun is made up of delicate braids and whorls of hair twisted at the back of the head. Make sure you have lots of pins!

Sonam Kapoor pulls this seductive lehenga saree off with astonishing ease. Her cute bindi is the perfect jewel to adorn her flawless bun.


↓ 17 – Juda Updo with Traditional Saree

A traditional banarsee saree with a small blouse and carefully arranged pleats calls for a similarly desi hairstyle. Indian soap operas are an excellent source for gaining insight into all such updos. They range from mediocre to hilariously overdone, but they all have one thing in common: they capture the vibe of a traditional saree. You need to be moderately skilled to create a beautiful updo like this. You can also take shortcuts; for example, instead of twisting your hair at the back like in this picture, take a wig scrunchie and tie your hair with ease.

This style is fantastic for family and friends’ weddings.


↓ 16 – Pearl-studded Fishtail Braid

This show-stealing free-falling hair is lush and arranged in the most pretty way imaginable. The fishtail braid, pearl studs and delicate curls at the end all look extraordinary.


↓ 15 – Messy Bun with Boat-neck Blouse

Boat-neck blouses a true gift from the heavens. There’s something about this neck style that exudes poise and finesse. The collarbones are often showing with boat-necks, which is a feminine charm at its highest. So, the question is, if you’re wearing a saree with a boat-neck blouse, what kind of hairdo would bring out the elegance of the outfit the most? Our answer: a messy bun! Just picture it, open hair just won’t feel right. You got to have a bun, and if it’s a messy bun, all the better.

You will find a wealth of information and tutorials on youtube on how to do messy buns. Good luck!


↓ 14 – Ideal Style for Round Faces

Round-faced beauties don’t have to wonder how to do their hair with a saree; we’ve got it covered. With a classy saree like this, you need classy hair. Look no less than the queen you are in this regal saree and aristocratic hair. You need to twist two thick coils of hair on both sides; these will frame the upper half of your face and secure them at the back of your head. Go a little bit low, one or two inches above the nape. Curl the rest of your hair into gorgeously cascading waves.

We love this look because it’s illustrious enough to get married in!


↓ 13 – French Braid with Banarsi Saree

This style is insanely popular among brides; you often see it popping up on engagements, nikahs, and mehndi functions. You can pepper the braid with flowers or other types of embellishments as well. Our recommendation is to go to a salon and get a professional to help you out. Even if you’re highly skilled, it’s still better to get an expert to do the job with something as ambitious as this.


↓ 12 – Enchanting Wild Curls

Why do curly-haired people ever feel insecure about their hair when they can do this! Don’t try to tame their magnificence; just let them be free (with a moderate dose of hair-spray, of course). If you have medium-length curly hair, this is your ultimate inspiration. You can also check out how curly-haired Bollywood actresses style their hair with sarees.


↓ 11 – Ponytail Perfection

Ponytails are surprisingly pretty common among saree-wearing celebrities. Pakistani actress Sajal Ali decided to wear her flawless hair in a slick long ponytail with a pale pink saree. Sajal didn’t disappoint.


↓ 10 – 2-minute Scrunchie Bun

This incredibly easy hairstyle is a breeze to pull off. You need a vibrant scrunchie that either coordinates with your saree in color, or contrasts brilliantly, and then do this bun. You can find tutorials on youtube if you don’t know how to do it.


↓ 9 – Crown-braid Updo

Crown-braids are worth swooning over and appreciating, their charm never fails to impress. No matter how inexpertly done, they always look beautiful. In this hairdo, your main obstacle is the braid, the rest is super easy.


↓ 8 – Festive Hair with Bright Saree

This festive hairstyle looks absolutely stunning with the bright orange saree. You can also fix flowers on your bun as an added embellishment.


↓ 7 – Puffy Twisty Juda

There isn’t a single hair out of place, which is incredible. The front is fluffed up and the hair is pulled back into so many twists it’s hard to figure out how this was created. We suggest showing this picture to a professional and getting their help.


↓ 6 – Hairstyle for Short Hair

The best option for women with short or shoulder-length hair is to let them loose. Touch-ups are necessary with open hair, though. It shouldn’t be sticking out all over your head. If you are deciding to let your hair loose with a saree, make sure to use some kind of gel or hair spray, so it stays in place and looks groomed.

This hairstyle looks luxurious with the shiny silver and tea-pink saree. It’s got a funky cut, which is guaranteed to look extra good on open hair.


↓ 5 – Regular Braid with a Fun Twist

That twist being an enormous floral arrangement! We’re seriously loving this.


↓ 4 – Hairstyling for Older Ladies

Thin and short hair is a constant source of aggravation for many women. It doesn’t have much volume, which makes it harder to experiment with different methods, the scalp keeps showing if you pull it too tight, etc. But if you’re an older woman and you’re hair has naturally fallen off, you don’t need to worry. Your age will ensure you look graceful in anything you decide to put on and however you style your hair.


↓ 3 – Sleek Knotted Buns

Messy buns and braids are super trendy but one mustn’t underestimate the power of sleek hairstyles. Sleek, slicked-back buns are classy on another level entirely. Not only do they look elegant, but they’re also straightforward and quick to do. We’re all about recommending things you can attempt without getting professional help so we hope you like this style.


↓ 2 – Floral Updo for Weddings

If it’s a wedding, yours or someone else’s, bubbly colors always steal the show. So, let’s say you choose a bright pink saree for the occasion. It’s pretty fabulous and makes you look like a queen. What else do you need to do? Good, natural-looking makeup, light jewelry, and the right hair.

This happy-looking juda updo with flowers is what you need to keep in mind while dressing for a wedding.


↓ 1 – Bejeweled Side-bun Hairstyle for Parties

You need to put your best foot forward for parties and other formal events, which means doing elaborate hair and lots of practice. Embellished hair has an ethereal effect and gives such princess-vibes. You can try putting embellishments on any type of hair, but it helps if you have thick and straight hair that is easy to handle. Once you’ve got the side-bun, thread whatever jewels and flowers you have in the hair as delicately as possible. And remember, practice, practice, practice!



We hope you have taken inspiration from these pictures and that you will surely try them. Try changing your appearance from time to time so that you can look different and you can stand out in the crowd.

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