8 Greek hairstyles that’ll make you want to channel your inner goddess

Want to be a Greek goddess? Then where better place to start than with a Grecian hairstyle?  

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


grecian hairstyles: close up shot of chanel iman with grecian inspired crown braid on the red carpet
Your hair will be your crowning glory in no time. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Crown updo

When it comes to Greek hairstyles, beautiful braids are a must — and Chanel Iman totally got the memo with this captivating 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.

grecian hairstyles: close up shot of lucy boynton with romantic milkmaid braid hairstyle
Aphrodite is that you?! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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?

Editor’s tip: If your locks tend to fall on the finer side, pump up your party braids with the TONI&GUY Root Lift Sculpting Powder!

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?

greek hairstyles: close up shot of janelle monae with golden puff hairstyle at palm springs event
Add some Grecian flair to your updo with some golden hair accessories! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

As Janelle Monae (AKA our curly hair hero!) demonstrates, adorning a topknot with golden accessories will take an otherwise simple bun updo to goddess worthy heights. Take notes ladies, take notes.

side shot of emma watson with greek inspired messy updo with leaf detailing in it
Prefer relaxed updos? Prepare to fall in love with this! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

grecian hairstyles: backstage of emily blunt with tuck hairstyle with golden jewellery on it
When it doubt, Grecian tuck it out! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

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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!

greek hairstyles: side shot of oliviia culpo with braided low bun hairstyle
Go all out with a balmy braided bun hairstyle that’s fit enough for any event. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

close up shot of model with twist updo with golden hair accessory into it with natural make up
Do the twist! Credit: indigitalimages.com

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!

greek hairstyles: shot of model with flowers in an updo backstage
Adding fresh flowers to your updo will make you feel like goddess in no time! Credit: indigitalimages.com

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!

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