How to Make an Indian Hair Style

By Serena Norr

An Indian hairstyle is elegant, and traditionally involes braids or a bun. Styles have been modified with western influences, but for the most part Indian hairstyles are passed down from generation to generation. A typical Indian hairstyle is placing hair in a delicate bun that is loosely decorated with flowers and beads that can be elaborated, depending on the occasion.

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Traditional Indian Style Bun

Step 1

Comb or brush hair, making sure to get out any tangles and knots. Apply a styling cream with your hands and lightly saturate the hair. This will remove any fly-a-ways and cow licks from the hair.

Step 2

Part the hair down the middle and place it in two sections from ear to ear. Grab the first section and pull the hair and loosely secure it in a ponytail. Pull out a few loose strands and place them around them face as seen in traditional Indian hair.

Step 3

Pull the ponytail and twist the hair until you arrive at the ends. Wrap the twisted section in a circular motion until there is no more hair to wrap. Secure the wrapped with bobby pins, making sure to slide them underneath the hair in the twisted section.

Step 4

Grab the other parted section and repeat the above steps until it is wrapped.

Step 5

Grab the second twisted section and wrap it around the first section in a circular motion. Once twisted secure the bun with bobby pins, making sure it is kept as close to the head as possible for a round and smooth appearance.

Step 6

Shake your head to make sure that the bun is secure. Additional bobby pins, hair spray, and gel can secure hair.

Step 7

Add decorative accessories throughout the bun. You can also pull a few additional strands out of the bun to frame the face.