9 designer-approved summer wedding hairstyles


9 designer-approved summer wedding hairstyles

The softer, the better

By ELLE team  April 17th, 2018

Unkempt updos. Tight buns. High ponytails. This season, expect the expected at summer weddings, but with a hint of drama. We combed through multiple moodboards on Instagram and found 9 leading designers whose interpretations of the ideal summer wedding hairstyles are sure to serve up all the inspiration you need. While designer Masaba Gupta dreams of girls wearing pink sindoor, Anita Dongre opts for a messy low bun styled with a modern gajra. Sabyasachi Mukherjee offers a sleek, centre-parted hairstyle, Manish Malhotra goes back to the evergreen ponytail and Suneet Varma plays with extravagant floral headgear. Check out the gallery below for all the wedding hairstyles you need to try this summer.

9 inspiring wedding hairstyles perfect for summer: 

Masaba Gupta

Hairstyle: Low knot bun with a flower and pink sindoor

What's so great about it: Pink sindoor. Need we say more? Forget the hassle of wearing heavy maang tikkas — this summer is all about being fresh and natural. Add colour to your updo with a bright blossom, and you've got your next Instagram update sorted.

Style it with: A soft cotton kurta paired with palazzo pants.


Anita Dongre

Hairstyle: Unkempt updo with a gajra

What's so great about it: The messy hairdo paired with the dainty wreath will make you feel like a '60s flower child.

Style it with: A backless choli and lehenga. 


Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Hairstyle: Sleek centre-parted hair 

What's so great about it: Low maintenance, for starters, and minimal enough for you to go crazy with accessories. 

Style it with: A handloom sari


Tarun Tahiliani

Hairstyle: Low messy bun

What's so great about it: Girls with frizzy hair won't have to worry about humidity ruining their hairstyle. Also, it's super-low maintenance.

Style it with: A sari or a kurta-skirt set with statement jewellery.


Payal Khandwala

Hairstyle: Centre-parted messy updo with dainty flowers

What's so great about it: It's a nonchalant, understated look, while the flowers add a sweet touch.

Style it with: A tailored shirt paired with brocade palazzos


Falguni and Shane Peacock

Hairstyle: Centre-parted loose curls

What's so great about it: You get to show off your long locks through dreamy curls. What else? 

Style it with: A dramatic gown


Manish Malhotra

Hairstyle: High ponytail

What's so great about it: You get to wear the classic ponytail hairstyle to a wedding. Who's complaining? Not us.

Style it with: A plunging neckline.


Suneet Varma

Hairstyle: Centre-parted loose braid with flowers

What's so great about it: Skip the accessories and go all out with floral headgear for the perfect summer wedding look.

Style it with: A pastel lehenga-choli


Rohit Bal

Hairstyle: Tight top bun with floral headgear

What's so great about it: It brings all the focus on your face.

Style it with: An embroidered indie jacket