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Hairstyles For Sarees

Updated on July 5, 2015

Best Hairstyles Ideas For Saree

Hairstyles are just as important as accessories to a sari wearer.

Both add charm and elegance to the person who wears it.

Since ancient times women who dressed themselves in a sari played special attention to the type of hairstyle they wore.

Beautifully designed hair decorations in the form of flowers, hair pins, long draping jewelry would be used to keep the hair in place.

The chignon hairstyle, the long hairstyle, the braided hairstyle and the short hairstyle are some of the popular hairstyles found on women who dress in saree.

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Chignon hairstyle

The chignon (pronounced chêg-non) is a fashionable hairstyle many women who wear the saree opt for because of its simplicity and comfortableness.

The hair is tied at the back of the head in a bun and held in place with decorative hair pins exposing the nape of the neck and shoulders.

The chignon hairstyle was a popular hair do worn by many a woman in ancient Greece. It was also a hairstyle commonly worn by numerous married women in ancient China.

Chignon is taken from the French word ‘chignon du cou’ meaning ‘nape of the neck’ and is worn by women who are:

  • at home
  • at work
  • at parties
  • at special functions and even with their bridal dress

Special Occasion Hairstyles : How to Create a Chignon Hairstyle

Long hairstyle

Long hair has been a favorite of both men and women since ancient times.

Women who don the saree usually have lovely long tresses which are one of their beauty assets.

Some women prefer to tie their long hair in a bun such as in the chignon hairstyle while others may leave it as it is, long and flowing covering the shoulders and neck.

The long hairstyle is mostly worn to parties and weddings.


Braided hairstyles

Braided hairstyles are a common sight on many women and girls in countries like India and Sri Lanka.

The hairstyle is favored since it gives a neat appearance and is an ideal hairstyle for women with long hair living in hot and humid countries.

With the braided hairstyle women and girls with long hair find it easy to attend to their day to day chores since the hair strands won't fall out of place as they work.

The two common types of braided hairstyles are the French braid and the Dutch braid which are also two popular hairstyles worn with a saree.

Before braiding make sure hair is properly brushed out to prevent it from getting tangled and knotted as its being braided.


Traditionally Indian women wearing a single braid were regarded as married whereas women who wore two braids were considered unmarried.

Women from South India usually choose the single braid hairstyle on their wedding day decorated with jasmine flowers and roses.


Long Hairstyles : How to Do a Dutch Braid: Long Hairstyles

Short hairstyles

Although women who wear the saree usually have long hair it’s not uncommon to find women with short hair wearing it too.

Such women will typically have one of the following hairstyles: the short haircut with bangs, the bob short haircut or the layered short haircut.

Ladies with short hair may also choose to wear hair extensions to make their hair look longer and be easier to style in a chignon bun.

Such a hairstyle is generally worn to special functions or weddings.


Tips when choosing the right hairstyle

  • First determine the shape of your face, whether its round shaped, square shaped, oval shaped, long or heart shaped. Always choose a hairstyle which suits the shape of your face.
  • The texture of your hair is an important factor when choosing the right hairstyle. If your hair is too fine choose a short hairstyle as this will give your hair more body and a fuller look. Cut long hair in layers to give it more body.
  • To tame frizzy hair use a shampoo rich in moisturizer and condition every time you shampoo. Get a deep conditioning done every week. The drier the hair the more prone it is to frizziness. Avoid using the hair drier to dry hair as this can dehydrate the hair making it more susceptible to dryness.

© 2012 Suranee Perera


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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Yes, they do look beautiful. I like the silk and chiffon sarees best because it's so comfortable to wear :) Pleased to know you found the hub interesting. Thank you for stopping by Zubair Ahmed and you are welcome.

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      Zubair Ahmed 5 years ago

      Very interesting. One thing women do look beautiful in sarees though.

      Thank you for sharing this hub.

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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Thank you Hiraroomi :)

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      Hira Roomi 5 years ago from Chicago IL

      Nice hub:)

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      jazz 5 years ago

      hairstyles Are good in looking

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      yuve 5 years ago

      Nice good very good

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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      For an outing or special function - If you have long hair leave it down and add some bounce to it by curling the ends. If you have short hair curling the ends will give it more volume. The bob cut hairstyles are ideal too (if you have short hair) and so is the chignon hairstyle if your hair is long.

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      chetna sharma 5 years ago

      suggests some hair styles that go with both sarees and suits

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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      You're absolutely right Lucky, the hairstyles are fabulous looking. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      lucky 5 years ago

      all hair style are fabulas

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      Suranee Perera 5 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Rohan Sharma - I agree, the hairstyles are nice. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

      Meera - Glad you like the hub and I'll add more photos soon. Thank you for stopping by and for commenting.

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      meera 5 years ago

      its nice add some more

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      rohan sharma 5 years ago

      i like this type of indian hairstyles