Top 5 Indian Hairstyles Through History

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Ancient Period 

During ancient times, various hairstyles prevailed, often depicting social status and cultural significance. Women adorned elaborate hairstyles adorned with flowers, beads, and jewelry. Men's hairstyles were simpler, with some wearing hair in long braids or top knots. 

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Mughal Era 

In the Mughal period, hairstyles were influenced by Persian and Central Asian styles. Women often styled their hair in intricate braids, adorned with jewels and flowers, while men wore turbans or adorned their hair with ornaments 

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British Colonial Period 

The British colonial period saw a fusion of traditional Indian hairstyles with Western influences. Women often wore their hair in braids or buns, sometimes adorned with hair accessories influenced by Western fashion.  

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Post-Independence Period 

After India gained independence, hairstyles reflected a mix of traditional and modern influences. Women embraced various hairstyles, from braids to short bobs and pixie cuts, while men often opted for shorter haircuts or longer styles with influence from Western trends. 

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Contemporary Times 

In modern India, hairstyles are diverse and reflect individual preferences influenced by global fashion trends. Women experiment with a range of hairstyles, from traditional braids to layered cuts, while men opt for fades, undercuts, and styled looks. 

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