Five Must Have Maang Tikkas For This Season!

Maang Tikkas are a popular Indian hair ornament. They are an integral part of Indian bridal looks and have a long standing history in India's culture and tradition. Not just this, maang tikkas have resurfaced again as a fashionable head piece and made appearances at formal events and on runways.

The maang is the long chain that has a hook at one end so that you can fix it to your hair. The maang also holds the tikka (which is the ornament that adorns your forehead) at the other end and lets it hang freely and move about. Interested in trying some designs out? Here are some great ideas to help you get started!

Simple:

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Simple maang tikkas are the way to go about when it comes to choosing maang tikkas for not-so-special events like family brunches or shopping dates with the girls.These head pieces are light weight and can make any simple Indian attire look stunning. Avoid heavy jhumkas and necklaces when wearing maang tikkas for kurtas and tunics.

Traditional:

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These ornate head pieces are worn during weddings and big festivals. They're usually made of gold and some times have precious stones encrusted. These maang tikkas are compulsory for traditional brides and they're teamed up with necklaces, jhumkas, a nose ring and a jhoomer. They add a feminine touch to a bride's look.

Runway Inspired:

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These chunky maang tikkas make the wearer look as though she just got off the ramp. One needs to pick only a single exquisite head piece like this one to shine everywhere one goes. Runway inspired maang tikkas are usually tricky to carry off so make sure you have on a simple dress or tunic and very minimal make-up and jewellery.

Pearls:

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Want a royal appeal? Pearls are the best bet. Pearls are super elegant and add a very light and ethereal effect to your look. Choose pearl maang tikkas for a sangeet celebration or for a family dinner. Keep the rest of the jewellery coordinated with pearl earrings or pearl necklaces. A good pearl maang tikka will last you a long time and can add a regal air to your attire.

Silver:

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Silver maang tikkas are popular in Rajasthan and nearby states, they're also a hot favourite of girls who love an ethnic contemporary look. Silver is a versatile metal and silver accessories never go out of fashion. Wear silver maang tikkas with simple hand-loom cotton sarees or kurtas and just enjoy the due attention you'll receive everywhere you go.

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