A Gajra is a flower garland which women in India wear during festive occasions, weddings or as part of everyday traditional attire. Especially the brides prefer to make it a part of their look for the wedding day. They look traditional and beautiful. Usually they are made of varies types of jasmine or mogra flowers but rose, crossandra and barleria flowers are also widely used in making gajras. It can be worn both on the bun and with the braid coiling. The gajra is an ornament that is purely meant to decorate a hairstyle and does not generally aid in holding a bun in place. Flowers and buds both are used to make different designs of gajras.
Here are few styles for our bride to be….
– Playing with the traditional style, wrap the strands of gajra around the back bun. You can use just the traditional white Mogra flowers, or add a few red roses at the center to match the color of the dress.
– If you want a customized look then try matching the color of the flowers of gajra to your ensemble. Light pink carnations look awesome with the pastel pink lehnga, likewise red roses or carnations can be used for a red ensemble.
– For the South Indian brides who prefer a braid style hairdo, can experiment with a mix and match of different colored flowers. A layers of different colors are pinned at the top first to give a bun look, the braid can have the flowers too along with the braid and hair jewelry.
– For the brides who love flaunting the bun look, this layered style in two different colors, is a simple and graceful choice to try. Do not forget to add hair accessory for a perfect bridal look.
– The jaali pattern too is a very famous style which is used to cover the bun, and the rest of the gajra can be used in a normal way.
– Decorate in an abstract form with strands of gajra and fresh flowers.
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