Gajra Sajake: 10 Ethnic But Modern Hair Accessories Perfect For Weddings

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A gajra holds a mighty place, so much so that there are several Bollywood songs about it. Even one by Kishore Kumar. But if you want something beyond a gajra, several hair accessories will do the trick. While a simple bun, plait, or even letting your hair down doesn't seem alluring enough, accessorising it just makes your hairdo better. 

We've scouted the internet to find pretty ethnic hair accessories, ideal to wear for a wedding whether you're the best friend of the bride, or the bride herself. From maang teekas to polki-style headbands, we've found several that'll make your hair look pretty and complement your entire outfit. 

Embellished Bridal Turban Knot Headband

Embellished Bridal Turban Knot Headband

Embellished Bridal Turban Knot Headband

1040
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Fit for a bride, Toniq's headband is heavily embellished with beads, stones, and sparkles because of its golden shiny fabric. The embroidered, beaded design is elegant, and there's a knot at the center to draw away attention from an otherwise wide fit. It can elevate a simple hairstyle easily. 

Price: INR 1,040 on Nykaa

Kundan Headband

White Gold Tone Kundan Headband

White Gold Tone Kundan Headband

891

Suitable to enhance your bun or to wear it with your hair down, this kundan headband by Imli Street is simple but can elevate your hairdo. With its white and gold tone, it can complement several Indian outfits in your wardrobe and is a great multi-purpose accessory to have too. 

Price: INR 891 on Jaypore

Meenakari Hairband

Gold-Toned Meenakari Kundan Hair Band

Gold-Toned Meenakari Kundan Hair Band

416

Karatcart's meenakari kundan hairband has black and gold tones, making it ideal for Indian wear in darker shades. It stands out and shines thanks to its colours, and the simple design makes it look elegant. Perfect for those who love a minimalist look and accessories!

Price: INR 416 on Ajio

Floral Bun Pin

Floral Gold Plated Bun Pin

Floral Gold Plated Bun Pin

927

A simple bun gets elevated with this bun pin that has florals all over it. This piece by Karagiri is a pinch of an accessory; the flowers with gold beautify your simple hairdo. It's like putting on a pin, except this accessory can help your hairdo standout. 

Price: INR 927 on Karagiri

Rose Gold Maang Tikka

Maang Tikka - Rose Gold

Maang Tikka - Rose Gold

600

You know what's the best bit about rose gold? It looks extremely elegant and contemporary, with a touch of traditional. If that describes your outfit, you need this piece to complement the look. The maang tikka has a simple design, giving a very subtle look but still does a lot as a hair accessory. It's petite, chic, and sophisticated as a wedding hair accessory. 

Price: INR 900 on Hair Drama Co.

Zaveri Kundan Mathapatti

Gold Tone Kundan and Pearls Bridal Mathapatti Style Maangtikka

Gold Tone Kundan and Pearls Bridal Mathapatti Style Maangtikka

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Now that we are on the mathapatti bandwagon, this one available on Nykaa isn't only pretty, and affordable, but it's also lightweight. So, you can swirl and twirl around as much as you like without your head hurting.

Price: INR 383 on Nykaa

Statement Mathapatti

Statement Mathapatti

Statement Mathapatti

7399

Have a subtle outfit? Then let your hair accessory do the talking! W found a statement mathapatti, which is made with pearly white beads and is dotted with tiny rose gold flowers. At the center, it sits like a maang teeka featuring bigger rose gold (well, 18K gold-plated brass, really) flowers and hanging beads that will instantly catch the eye. Perfect for the bride or the sister of the bride to make heads turn at the wedding!

Price: INR 7,399 on Amama

Maithili Peacock Maang Tika

Maithili Peacock Antique Maang Tika

Maithili Peacock Antique Maang Tika

899

If your style is more traditional and elegant, we've found you the perfect piece. The Maithili Peacock Maang Tika has an antique look with a dull-ish gold and coloured stones. It's a traditional design and even features Goddess Laxmi figure, but it's all made very delicately and ornately, giving it an elegant look that's not loud or gaudy. 

Price: INR 899 on Tarinika

Mathapatti In Gold Plated Brass

Matha Patti In Gold Plated Brass

Matha Patti In Gold Plated Brass

2720
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This enamel mathapatti features 18-carat gold plated on brass, and adds a hint of fun to the desi headgear with pops of pink and green enamel. The mirror work adds a glint of glamour and the fresh water pearls keep it traditional. We also like this one for it's versatility. Aaja Nachle indeed!

Price: INR 2,880 on Nykaa

Flower Hair Accessory

Veena Blue Flower Hair Accessory

Veena Blue Flower Hair Accessory

1600

Wear a floral arrangement in your hair that looks dainty! Perfect for a simple wedding, or for the haldi/mehendi ceremony this is a veena of flowers that will wrap around your plait or can be twirled as per your hairstyle. It's available in a length of 13 inches and 29 inches, and each flower is hand-rolled and tucked on the mashru dori. While more types of flowers in different colours are available; we loved this soft blue one that's inspired by raatrani flower and made with repurposed fabric in the hues of the sky along with some white. 

Price: INR 1,600 on Diaries of Nomad

Handcrafted Gajra

White Golden Handcrafted Gajra for Women

White Golden Handcrafted Gajra for Women

419

We couldn't hold back from adding a handcrafted gajra to this list! As soon as we spotted this white and gold gajra, we had to add it here. With artificial mogra-like flowers and ornate golden floral embellishments, this gajra is artificial, but it can slip on your bun like a hair band and keep your hairstyle looking fresh all through the wedding. It'll perfectly complement a saree or lehenga, and several other Indian outfits in your wardrobe for many weddings to come. 

Price: INR 419 on Viraasi