Found yourself stuck in beauty rut and want to spice up your life, and your updo? Then instead of looking ahead for the next big trend, try looking back (way back) and finding inspiration from ancient civilisations and their amazing sense of style. We are, of course, talking about the beautiful Greek hairstyles that ruled the likes of Athens for millennia!
Yet while you may only have seen these opulent Grecian hairstyles depicted in art and on the busts of forgotten goddesses, they’ve actually been having a resurgence on modern day red carpets and runways. Want proof? Then take a peek below at the ladies rocking hair like it’s 600 B.C.
8 Gorgeous Grecian hairstyles you’ll want to copy
1. Crown updo
The best thing about it? It works a treat on all hair textures and is budge-proof, meaning you can hangout in the Acropolis all night long.
2. Milkmaid braids
For the romantic maven, you really can’t go wrong with this milkmaid braid hairstyle, which we spotted Lucy Boynton slaying on the red carpet.
So now you’ve laid eyes on this look, we bet you’re desperate to get this Grecian look RN – so checkout our easy milkmaid braid tutorial, here. Who knew evoking Aphrodite vibes could be this easy, eh?
Simply dust it over your braid after you’ve weaved it, then pancake it (AKA gently pulling apart each section of the braid) and prepare to be amazed by its thicker appearance. Neat, right?
3. Golden topknot
If there’s one thing that defines Grecian hairstyles, it’s luxury hair accessories. Back then, women were even more obsessed with hair than we are today, and competed to have the most magnificent mane around.
4. Messy updo
Who could’ve thought a simple messy updo could look so elegant? If you live for bedhead texture, you’ve got to make the most out of it by copying Emma Watson‘s wavy updo hairstyle, pronto!
Since flowing curls were a main feature of ancient Greek culture, you really can’t go wrong with showing them off! Just channel your inner Venus X Sandro Botticelli and you’re good to go.
5. Grecian tuck
When we spotted Emily Blunt rocking this Grecian tuck hairstyle, we had to include it in our edit. Why? It’s classic and whether you rock it plain or with some bling, the look is utter perfection. Thanks for the inspo, Emily!
Editor’s tip: To help keep your glitzy tuck in place all evening long, give it a healthy dose of the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray. Trust us: it won’t be going anywhere!
6. Low-slung braided bun
If your goal is to have the most head-turning hairstyle in the whole of Ancient Greece (or at your next event), you’ll need to take style notes from Olivia Culpo.
This charming, low-slung braided bun marries together all the things that make Greek hairstyles so unforgettable. Just watch: you’ll have everyone asking you if your a descendant of Helen of Troy. #Goals!
7. Twisted updo
If braids aren’t your cup of tea, you can instantly make your hairstyle goddess-worthy by rocking this pretty twisted updo, as spotted on this model. So, go on, get ready for your close up!
8. Floral updo
Looking for wedding-perfect Grecian hairstyles? For a fail-safe bridal look, nothing beats a wavy updo adorned with flowers. Just look at how this model rocks it and then you’ll understand what we mean — beautiful, right?
Feeling inspired by these gorgeous Grecian hairstyles and now eager to look at more historical styles? Then you’ll want to check out which Renaissance hairstyles we’re fawning over, here!