Choosing Latest Hairstyle With Dirndl Dress This Oktoberfest

The Dirndl is a beautiful and iconic traditional attire with intricate embroidery, delicate embellishments, and rich fabric, but it’s incomplete without the perfect hairstyle! Whether rocking a conventional look for Oktoberfest or attending a Bavarian-themed event, the right German dirndl hairstyle makes your overall look authentic and alluring.


Here are some hairstyles for women that would perfectly complement your Bavarian costumes;

For the Braiding Queen

Braids symbolize purity and innocence in various cultures. They evoke a sense of tradition and youthful charm in the elegance of the dirndl. Back in time, braids were a standard hairstyle for women in Bavaria, and including them in your dirndl attire reflects authenticity.

●      Braided Crown

Tying your hair in a braided crown is a classic and elegant choice. Braid two sections of your hair from the temple back, meeting the center, and secure them with bobby pins. This creates a beautiful woven crown around your head, you may loosen the braids slightly to achieve a relaxed look and add ribbons and flowers to enhance the touch of festivity.

How to Do

  • Part your hair in the middle
  • Take the loose side and start at the nape of the neck
  • Divide it into three strands and do a Dutch Braid or a reverse French Braid
  • Work across the top of the forehead until you finish the braid
  • Take the opposite side of you hair in hand
  • Create the “crown” and secure it with Bobbi pins


●      Braided Halo

Unlike a crown braid, a braided halo creates a dimensional effect, adding a unique touch to your Bavarian costume. Braid two sections of your hair, starting near the forehead, bringing them around the head to meet at the back. This will surely take things up a notch and add a touch of whimsy to all lengths of hair.

How to Do


  • Grab a 1-2 inch section of your hair
  • Braid the left side of your hair in an inside-out French or Dutch braid
  • Repeat the braid on the right side of your hair
  • Pull both the braids at the back of your head, and a “crown” should appear.
  • Secure both the braids together with Bobbi pins.


●      Fishtail Braid

This single braid adds texture to your hair, whether long or short. Create a low-side ponytail, then separate the hair into two sections. Weave a small strand from one section to another, creating a beautiful knitted effect complementing the traditional Bavarian outfit.


How to Do

  1. Divide your hair into two even sections
  2. Take a thin strand of hair from the left section
  3. Pull the thin strand up and across the left section
  4. Tuck the thin strand under the right section and tug it tightly
  5. Take a thin strand from the right section
  6. Pull the thin strand up and across the right section and tuck it under the left section.
  7. Keep alternating sides until you reach the end of your hair
  8. Secure it with a hair tie.


Updos for a Touch of Classic

Updos are a wonderful way to elevate the appearance of your dirndl and attain sophistication. They also provide a neat finish, visually balancing the full skirt and fitted dirndl bodice, creating a perfect silhouette. Not only this, these updos keep you cool during the afternoons of lively celebrations like Oktoberfest. They provide a perfect canvas to showcase beautiful hair accessories like fresh flowers.

1.     Flower Bun

For a sophisticated look, gather your hair in a low bun. Leave a few strands to frame your face, and add fresh flowers or ribbons matching your dirndl for a touch of Bavarian charm.

2.     French Twist

This classic updo is both elegant and practical. Twist sections of hair from the temple back and secure them tightly with bobby pins. This style keeps your hair out of the way, creating a polished, well-groomed look.

3.     Romantic Dutch Braid Updo

Enhance your look with a Dutch braid updo. Here, you braid your hair in a Dutch braid (similar to a French braid but with sections woven over instead of under) on one or both sides, twist or coil the remaining hair, and secure it with the braid for a beautiful and elegant updo.

4.     Modern Messy Bun

Updos don’t have to be overly formal. You may modernize your hairdo by gathering your hair loosely into a loose bun at the nape of your neck and leaving a few strands for a relaxed look. This style serves to be perfect for a casual, easy-to-go look.

German Hairstyles for Short Hair

You can still achieve a festive look with your dirndl even if you have a short hair length. Provided below are a few hairstyles that go best with your dirndl, enhancing the Bavarian charm of your outfit.


1.     Short Curls

Using a curling iron or rollers, create a soft, voluminous look with bouncy curls or waves. Pin back a section on one side for a touch of asymmetry, or add a decorative hairpin for a polished finish.

2.     Half-Up, Half-Down

This versatile hairstyle works for all types and lengths of hair. Simply gather the top half of your hair back and secure it with a cute barrette or a fancy ribbon. Leave the bottom half loose and wavy for a romantic vibe.

3.     Headband Flair

Headbands with braids, flowers, or feathers add a Bavarian sensation to your short hairstyle. Choose a headband that perfectly complements your dirndl’s colors, pattern, and design, keeping everything together.

4.     Textured Pixie

Add texture and volume to your pixie cut using a styling mouse or wax to create an edgy look. This creates a playful and modern twist on the traditional dirndl outfit.

With creativity, you can find the perfect hairstyle to complement your short hair and dirndl, ensuring a cohesive look.

Accessory Magic for Dirndl

Hair accessories are the unsung heroes of the dirndl look. While the dress is a statement piece, the right hair accessories can elevate your outfit and transform it from pretty to unforgettable. These accessories, like ribbons and flowers, tie the entire assembly with a thread of traditional Bavarian motifs. Whether you choose a delicate flower tucked behind your braid or a vibrant ribbon woven through your hair, these accessories personalize your look, showcasing your unique style within the Bavarian framework.

The Finishing Touches

Add some final touches to seal the perfect hairstyle perfectly.

1.     Hairspray

Keep those braids and updos in place all day with a good-quality hairspray. Light misting will keep flyaways at bay and ensure your hairstyle stays in place throughout the day, whether dancing at a festival, a wedding, or a celebratory event.


2.     Shine Bright

Consider using a hair shine spray for a subtle, healthy glow for extra glamor. Especially for updos, where the light can catch highlights of your hair, let them shine bright using glitter and shine sprays.

3.     Keep it Fresh

No matter which hairstyle you choose, ensuring your hair is clean is essential. This will create a better base for braiding, updos, or other hairstyles. You may use volumizing products if desired. These may add bounce and texture to your hair, making it look better!


With these finishing touches, your hairstyle will look beautiful and stay put throughout your Bavarian adventure.


With your chosen hairstyle and finishing touches applied, you’re ready to rock your dirndl confidently! The key to a beautiful Bavarian look is to embrace tradition while expressing your unique style. Experiment with different hairstyles, do as your heart says, and get all set to have an unforgettable Bavarian celebration