Here's some inspiration to help you decide what type of matha patti to choose and how to style your hair with it!
Bridal Matha Patti looksAs most brides opt for an up-do on their big day, the most common bridal look for a matha patti is to have all your hair up.
Here are two shingar patti/matha patti looks from Kyles Collection, as seen at one of their catwalk shows. These matha pattis don't have a strand going through the parting/to the back of the head and there's no extra volume added to the hairstyle:
Here are two bridal matha patti looks from the catwalk with some volume added to the front of the hair:
Party/Wedding guest Matha Patti looks
This look is from the runway at the Chanel Pre Fall 2012 show.
Here are some open hair styles worn with a matha patti:
Bollywood actress Amisha Patel wears her matha patti with her hair open and wavy
Radio DJ from Kiss FM Neev also wore her hair curly with a matha patti at the 2012 UK AMAs. Her jewellery was from Bees in London:
Cheska from Made in Chelsea wore this matha patti style headpiece from River Island with straight open hair:
This black and white beaded matha patti style head piece is from Elisha Francis London:
The Maharani's Matha Patti by Kavita Bhartia:
Half Matha Patti stylesThis style can also be called a "Pakeezah Jhoomer" inspired by this look from the film Pakeezah:
Here are some more modern ways to wear this style of matha patti.
Kangana Ranaut wore this one by Amrapali at the 2011 Indian International Jewellery Show:
This look is from make-up artist Hamida Patel which take the main focus off centre and has the strands going across the forehead:
This half matha patti style is by Naz Beauty
Hair stylist and make-up artist Nisha has made this video tutorial which goes through things you should consider before buying a matha patti:
And finally...here's a pic of me wearing my bridal matha patti, post-wedding, to a themed party, my hair and make-up on this occassion was from Make up by Mus.
Check out my pinterest board for more matha patti hairstyles and looks.