14 Greek-inspired hairstyles to wear during any occasion

Found yourself getting bored of wearing the same styles and trends? We love drawing inspiration from all over the world, which is why we’ve put together this list of 14 Greek-inspired styles. Read on to see some of the Grecian styles we love.


1. The crown braid

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This style is perfect for basically any occasion and it’s super easy. Simply part your hair down the middle into two sections, braid the sections to the ends of your hair, and then cross them over the front of your head. Pin in place to secure. How easy is that?

Struggling with flyaways? Use a hairspray to keep this Greek hairstyle in place and tame any hair that is misbehaving. We recommend VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray to finish off your do.


2. The formal French braid

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This glam Grecian style is usually worn to formal events, but who says you can’t rock it for a #stayathome selfie or a video call? To achieve this Greek-inspired updo, take two sections of hair from the centre of your hair and create a braid on either side of your head. Then gather the back section of your hair into a low ponytail, secure with a hair tie and create a low bun. Take your two braids and pin them into the bun.

For a bit of extra volume at the base of the style, run TRESemmé Volume & Lift Styling Mousse through your roots using your fingers before you begin.


3. The waterfall braid

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It’s been said that Greek women could only wear their hair down while they were single and usually opted for curls instead of a straight look. Take cues from this Greek tradition and mix it up with a modern-day trend. Add a waterfall braid to your hair and curl the ends of your hair for a softer, more playful take on the look.


Use TONI&GUY Body Amplify Creation Hairspray to hold your curl definition. This fabulous hairspray also gives your Greek hairstyle body.


4. Ponytail braid

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Want to try a simple yet classic Greek hairstyle inspired by tradition? Try a single braided ponytail look and wear it as is, or dress it up with hair accessories like oversized clips or a scrunchie.


5. Curly braided updo

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You can achieve this modernised Greek-inspired updo whether your hair is naturally curly or straight. On straight hair types, curl your hair first and allow your hair to set. Once your curls are in place, braid the front section of your hair into a French braid and gather the back section into a messy high bun. Hello, Greek goddess hair!


6. Half-up braid

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Let’s call this the Greek-inspired version of the half-updo hairstyle we all love! To create this updo, braid the front of your hair into a single French or Dutch braid. Then leave the rest of your hair down. This stunning modern Greek hairstyle frames your face and is a great hairdo to pair with oversized earrings.


7. The single braid

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Finally, a Greek hairstyle for the modern woman that’s easy and effortless! Try out this single braid style which we call an accent or feature braid (a braid added to a hairstyle to add texture and interest). Create a more Greek-inspired look. Add accessories to your ‘do just like the Greeks did with wreaths. We suggest opting for a stylish flower crown or decorative headband.


8. Low braided updo

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If you’re looking for a more casual Greek-inspired hairstyle, try this low braided bun style. Create a few braids in your hair, then zig-zag them into a bun and pin in place to secure.


9. Braids with flowers

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If you’re looking for a fun Greek hairstyle that goes with flower crowns, this is the style to throw into the mix. Create a Dutch braid at the back of your hair and secure it. To add volume, pull the edges of the braid outward to stretch the woven strands. Then dress up your look with a flower crown or decorate your hairdo with fresh flowers.


10. Hairstyles with decorative pieces

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Greek women often styled their hair with decorative pieces. Greek hairstyles had wreaths and decorative headbands added to them. We recommend looping your accessory through your braid or have it sit on top of your updo to show off your tresses.


11. French and fishtail braid hybrid

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You don’t have to settle on just one braid to channel a Greek-inspired hairstyle. Don’t be afraid to put your unique spin on the look. After all, you’re creating hairstyles inspired by the rich Greek culture.


12. Skinny headband braids

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Using a braid in place of a headband can make a huge impact on a casual hairstyle. Try your hand at this simple look by creating two skinny braids that loop over each other at the front hairline, to create a double-headband effect.


13. Loose French braid

greek-inspired hairstyle: woman with long wavy brown hair and loose french braid hairstyle
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You don’t have to dress your hair up with accessories to complete your look. Sometimes less is more when it comes to Greek hairstyles. If your overall look calls for techniques and details that are a bit more understated and low-key, opt for this loose Dutch braid updo.


14. Simple bun braid

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We love the simplicity of this beautiful updo. During ancient Greek times, women wore their hair up after tying the knot. Updo hairstyles in ancient Greece basically acted as wedding rings. Now, however, women of all ages and relationship statuses can enjoy this cute Greek-inspired hairstyle.


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