From Basic To Badass, Braids Are TRENDING In Bollywood


Not too long ago, wearing braids long after you’d graduated high school was a complete no-no. However, thanks to the bohemian wave that permeated all through 2015, we’ve seen some enchanting braided hairstyles both on and off the runway. Don’t believe us? All you have to do is turn to the Bollywood style brigade to know we have a real trend on hand. In fact, a few of our favourite celebrities have shown us time and again how versatile braids can be for almost ANY occasion.

Alia Bhatt

I wouldn’t be wrong if I said that Alia Bhatt and her hairstylist Ayesha DeVitre singlehandedly kickstarted the braid frenzy in Bollywood while promoting her movie Shandaar. And she still hasn’t stopped experimenting. Are we complaining? Hell no. I absolutely heart her heart-shaped braid below.


Thank you @ayeshadevitre for my heart braid and @artinayar for my heart make up haha ???❤️

A photo posted by Alia (@aliaabhatt) on



Kriti Sanon

At a promotional event for Dilwale, the crown of Kriti’s hair was twisted in tiny, intricate braids while the rest of her hair was curled and left loose.


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Photo: Viral Bhayani


Jacqueline Fernandez

She gives me a serious case of hair envy with her gorgeous mane. How can anybody’s hair look so beautiful both on and off duty? Needless to say, these twisted rope braids look insanely pretty against those stunning traditional earrings.



Neha Dhupia

Can you remember a time when Dhupia’s style, and hair and make-up were off? Nope, me neither. This faux undercut made with twisted braids is rad as hell.  


Deepika Padukone

Ever since she started promoting Tamasha, Deepika has stunned us with one fabulous beauty look after another. If you can get past those bold eyebrows, you’ll notice that she’s been wearing quite a few braided looks. From French braids to waterfall braids, I love them all. Do you have favourite?


Here’s a look at the gorgeous Mastani snapped before leaving for #BajiraoMastani promotions. #BajiraoMastaniOn18Dec

A photo posted by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on

Beach waves with a waterfall braid for Deepika today #danielbauermakeupandhair #deepikapadukone #deepika #tamashaofficial #hairstyles #wavyhair #shaleenanathani A photo posted by Daniel Bauer Makeup And Hair (@danielbauermakeupandhair) on


Kareena Kapoor

To cop her chic braided bun, read this. The key to nailing Kareena’s braided look is not tie it tightly. Loose, soft and romantic hair is flattering on everyone. Unless you have sharp, angular features stay away from severe, pulled back styles.



Blake Lively

I know Blake Lively isn’t from Bollywood, but her braids are beyond gorgeous and it would be a sacrilege to exclude them from this story. Don’t you agree? I see no reason why this twisted, intricate-looking beauty can’t work on the red carpet. Ethereal is the word!    

REGRAM from @rodortega4hair #NatureInspiredHair #WhoWoreItBetterBlakeOrTheBush ?? A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

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