Engagement/ Sangeet Hairstyle Ideas

by mehak on April 22, 2012

in Bridal Blog, Haircare

Karishma Writes “Hi Mehak, Can you do a post on  hairstyles for mehendi/sangeet/reception etc ?”

Hi Karishma! Any type of bridal post is my favourite type of post to do so here goes. Essentially i think hairstyles really depend on your own face type, as well as what you are wearing but as a general rule i feel like sangeet/ engagement hairstyles should be:

  • Fun and girly since the wedding is all indian and done up tightly .
  • Soft and flowy. Even if you are wearing a bun on the sangeet/engagement, keep it soft and framing your face
  • If you are planning to leave your hair open, make sure there is not too much hair covering your face, always pull back atleast one strand out of the face and pin it- you need your face to show in photos!  Plus im assuming you will be dancing, you dont want to keep pulling back hair from your face.
  • Remember that most makeup artists have hair extensions with them, so dont feel shy in asking them if that hairstyle is possible on your hair. ANYTHING is possible! Here are some that i love !
  • Makeup artists also have hair accessories– like jewelled clips, combs, ties etc. You can always incoirporate those into your hairstyle-but dont over do it. It starts looking like a nest otherwise

Here are some of my cousins wedding hairstyles

Okay now…on to hairstyle ideas..

  • The Half Up Half Down Style: Looks good on most faces, and your cna  adjust it to suit your face by changing howmuch of the hair is up/down. My cousin reception hairstyle was half up/ half down



  • Hair Open Style

Thats Natasha Poonawala from genelia’s Sangeet.  I really liked how she did her hair with a hairband thats encrusted to the side. Or is that a jhumar?

  • The updo


Whats my hairstyle of choice at my engagement? Im going to do either the soft curls on either side with puff in the centre one( Hair Open Style #1) , or the half up half down one. I do love the soft loose bun, but i dont trust indian hairstylists to give you that soft loose look, and besides i feel like i should look different on both days-and since wedding is hair up i think ill wear my hair down for the engagement.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

tannima April 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

looking forward to see your wedding pics ..


Kejal April 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

ohh! these r nice ideas..M storing them for reference for a cousin


jayashri April 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

i love the bridal posts! :)


Parul April 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Wow your cousin is really pretty…n I love those Half up half down styles…I am with you in not trusting Indian hairstylists about the loose bun…mine was a shocker during my reception..I am still embarrassed to see my own photos


mehak April 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Lol!!! I know i feel like theyr so used to that bridal bun that they wont get this!!


Niesha April 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

half up and half down hairstyles look very pretty… and vey cousin is very pretty and her dress too… :)


mehak April 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Sabyasachi! :p


Pooja@IBC April 22, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I love half up/ half down styles , my favorites out of the lot, look so feminine and flirty and you can always glam it up with some nice crystal encrusted hair accessories!


mehak April 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Yup me too!!!


Vanu April 22, 2012 at 10:07 pm

u hv become a wedding-post pro, Mehak!


mehak April 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Haha…Theyr the easiest to do :p
Half the time im googling all this stuff so just put it on the blog !!


KARISHMA April 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

yayayay!! u did the post! thanks a ton!! As usual, amazingly detailed and well researched.. This is being bookmarked along with ALL your bridal posts..yay!


Nisha Khan April 24, 2012 at 8:45 pm

thnx for the post Mehak,i have line of functions to attend …lets see which one i try first.. :-)


Karishma April 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

Whatte great post Mehak. Also, my name is Karishma too! :D


coralcrue May 5, 2012 at 12:27 am

you have very classy taste. i am so sure you are going to rock your wedding :)


Heena June 3, 2012 at 4:07 am

Hey Mehak…..
congrats on your wedding….I just randomly saw ur blog and loved it…. very useful for shoppin around in delhi….

After goin through your hairstyles page I thought of sharing this wonderful product for all the pretty brides to be which em sure will be very helpful for them…..its a hair accessory that is used to create volume in a variety of hairstyles…it creates amazing puffs and is very easy to use…

here’s d link of fb page of the product…..dose who all luking for some of above hairstyles ……em sure it will be useful for dem..


Priyanka June 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

hey Mehak,
have u ever used hair bumpits…?? Can we find it in Indian markets or may be some Online shopping website..
Hair bumpits are really gr8 to get a look of high volume hair…but havent used them..


mehak June 8, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Hi priyanka,
Iv been wanitng to use bumpits but never found one..thr r some onbline shopping sites like buyincoins.com etc tht u can try!


Chandni Singh April 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Hey I have velcro bumpits available at my salon – Chandni Singh Salon & Academy, 15, Community Centre, New Friends colony, New Delhi 110025 / Right above Modern bazaar. Ph 011 41666441/42. Set of 3 bumpits available for RS 525:)


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