Top 10 Greek Hairstyles That You Can Try Right Now

Hairstyles that will make you look like a vision straight out of Olympian mythologies.

By Jyotsana Rao

Close your eyes and think of a Greek woman. You’re probably picturing some beautiful girl wearing a toga and their hair tied up in a graceful updo. But did you know that there is so much more to Greek hairstyles than just updos? Keep reading to discover the different hairstyles flaunted by Greek women and how you can try them out for yourself.

1. Glam Goddess:

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The Glam Goddess is a slight tweak to the ancient goddess look, which requires you to form the braids with a shabby updo. Leaving a slight clean puff in the front, you can tie the rest with satin or lace hair-bands. To keep the grip, tie it up with three different layers, adjacent to each other. This is one of the easiest Greek goddess hairstyles to try out.

2. Gardener’s Charm:

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The Gardener’s Charm has been every bride’s dream hairdo in Greece, but only a few get it right as the curls and the firmness in the flow are important. The hairdo needs a lot of hair pins and some hair firmness gel. Best tried on naturally curled hair, this style is all about forming curls, pulled behind in the style of a bouquet and accessorized with white roses.

3. Greek Spit:

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The Greek spit is the way this hairdo has been named; it’s quite a gamete of 2 to 3 braids, clubbed together at the side, leaving the other tresses loose. The braid is pulled from the front hair, swaying backwards to club with the other braid crowns.

4. Messy Bun:

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The messy side bun was the ancient Greek hairstyle among slaves who did not have much time or options to tie their hair up. The side messy bun today is one of the top Red Carpet looks. All you have to do is club your loose tresses on one side, tying a knot to form a sagging messy bun. The messier the bun, the better it looks.

5. Rope Braided Updo:

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The Rope braided up do is one of the classic styles, straight from the book of ancient Greek divas. The braids are a mix of roll up and surround the bun to crown it. For blondes, it resembles the rope hair-ribbons but in real it is crafted from the original hair only.

6. Braided Turban:

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The braided turban is an imitation of the ancient false hair turban, tried out in reality to achieve a marvelous piece of art. This hairstyle is best tried on straight hair as the experimentation can be a great choice on it. Forming a braid with one side of the hair, you can roll it up, completing on the entire circumference of the crown area. Give at least 2 to 3 rolls to form a braided turban and let your hair look a shining piece of art.

7. Greek Fishtail:

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The Greek fishtail is a combination of the classic French braid and fishtail pony. Best known as the mermaid’s tress, this hairstyle is the top hairdo among college girls these days. It’s a low maintenance chic look, best when in hurry and suits all styles.

8. Knitted Braid:

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The knitted braid started off in the late 60’s and became the top Red Carpet hairdo for famous actresses. This fabulous hairdo is marked as one of the neatest and elegant looks. Not only Jessica Alba but even Kim Kardashian opted for this look at one of her screenings.

9. Rose Bun:

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‘Roses are red and violets are blue, but those imitations are so true’ are few words which come to your mind each time you ponder on this look. An affair to celebrate this high bun bouffant with rose imitations from the top view was given to a lot of brides, Miss Worlds and Miss Universes, adding the hint of panache as they graced the isle.

10. Bouffant Goddess:

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The epic bouffant may have been the grace of every crown. The bouffant look bears a resemblance to the Aphrodite goddess style where Angelina let down her tresses by clipping her bouffant and they swayed in rhythm.

When you think of Greek characters, Helen of Troy, Clytemnestra, Circe, and Calypso come to mind. Visions of wild curly hair tied in loose buns run through the mind when picturing Greek hairstyles. Hopefully, the above hairstyles give you the “émpnefsi’ to try them out for yourself. Most boho, romantic, and elegant hairstyles are inspired by classic Greek hairdos. The more you try these charming styles, the better you will become at adding your own personal touch to them. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll up and try out these 10 styles yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Did cornrows originate in Greece?

No, cornrows can be traced back to African culture thousands of years ago.

Did braids originate in Greece?

While many cultures across the globe have different types of braids, it is believed that the braids originated in Africa centuries ago.

Did the Greeks wear dreads?

Yes, it is believed that many Greek men wore dreads in ancient Greece. Several ancient Grecian sculptures depict men sporting dreads.

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She... more