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20 Grecian Hairstyles That Will Never Go Out of Style

There are plenty of ancient cultures that have influenced and impacted all aspects of our style today. Here we have showcased a few looks which are reminiscent of the glorious Greek goddesses and all the glam that they had to offer! Hopefully these Grecian hairstyles will inspire you to get creative with your look and try a different take on some old classics.

  • Braided Up Beauty

    Intricate braids and twists make for a lovely and romantic style that would make any goddess proud!

    Grecian Braided UpdoGrecian Braided Updo Back

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side.
    2. Gather two sections of hair on the side of the part where there’s more hair. Each section should be about two inches wide and two inches deep.
    3. Secure one of the sections out of the way using a clip.
    4. Begin braiding the other section. Braid until you reach the ends of your hair and then secure the end with a small clear elastic.
    5. Braid the other section and secure it the same way.
    6. Gather the rest of your hair into a bun in the back/middle section of your head. Wrap the ends of the braids around the bun and secure them using bobby pins.
    7. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is ideal for gals with long, thick hair. To make the braids look substantial, you really need hair that’s fairly full and thick. If you have a round or heart face shape, this look will work well for you.

    Recommended Products:

    If you have flyaways and are having trouble creating a smooth braid, spray your hair with a light hairspray before you begin braiding. Bumble and Bumble’s Does It All Spray is absolutely incredible and will give you a little bit of grit to create a smooth, soft looking braid that stays!

    Tip:

    This style is a great option for day old hair that’s not super super clean.

  • The Graceful Goddess

    Here’s a look that’s sure to get you all the attention of a Greek goddess! It’s an elegant and timeless style that’s completely classic and stunning.

    Long Elegant Grecian HairstyleLong Elegant Grecian Hairstyle Side

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to the side.
    2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl your hair.
    3. After all hair has been curled, use your fingers or a flat paddle brush to brush out the curls and make them appear looser and more natural.
    4. Spray with a light holding spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is incredibly versatile and will really work for any hair type! It would be a fun way to show off your new color or freshly cut layered style. This look will flatter a square face shape or one with sharper features.

    Recommended Products:

    A product that will protect your hair from heat is a great thing to keep on hand. I love Staying Alive by Kevin Murphy!

  • Flower Crowned and Flowy

    This style is ultra romantic and sweet. The flower crown is a great touch and adds an extra dreamy element!

    Long Romantic Hairstyle with Flower Headband

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to the side.
    2. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl small sections of your hair.
    3. When everything has been curled, use your fingers and separate the curls so that they feel more natural and flowy.
    4. Spray with a light hold finishing spray and then attach your flower crown or other hair adornment using bobby pins.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Here’s another style that’s incredibly versatile and will work for any hair type! Keep in mind that I recommended using a 1-inch curling iron. If you have shorter, finer hair, this may make your curls too spiral-ish and you may want to opt for using a thicker curling iron. The bigger the curling iron, the bigger and looser the curl will be. An oval or heart shaped face will be flattered by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    If you want to add a little shine and shimmer to  your look, use Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Shine spray after you have finished styling it. Spray a bit in your hands and then apply it to the ends of your hair.

    Tip:

    You can make your own flower crown/headpiece or there are plenty of faux options at your local beauty supply store. You can also check out Pinterest for other fun hair adornment ideas!

  • Pinned Up To Perfection

    Although this look seems incredibly intricate and tough to create, it’s actually super simple! It’s very understated, but still feels ultra fancy and chic.

    Pinned Up Curly Grecian HairstylePinned Up Curly Grecian Hairstyle Side

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to the side. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl small sections of your hair.
    2. Use a backcombing brush to add body at the roots of your hair.
    3. Start gathering sections of your hair and pinning them up using bobby pins. This shouldn’t be an exact process. The idea here is to get the hair pinned up so it looks intentional, but not perfect. Be sure to leave out some longer pieces around your face to add some movement.
    4. Spray everything with a strong hold hairspray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is perfect if you have shorter hair (about shoulder length or collarbone length) that is full of body and bounce. If you have naturally curly hair, even better! An oval face shape will be complemented by this style.

    Recommended Products:

    I love spraying hair with a working spray before you curl it or back comb it. Try Spray de Mode by Bumble and Bumble. It’s my absolute favorite for curls!

  • Side Pony Sweetness

    In keeping with the ancient Greek goddesses and their style, a relaxed and flowing side pony is a great option for a date night or a brunch event with friends!

    Side Pony Grecian Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to the side.
    2. Use a back combing brush to back comb your hair at the crown.
    3. Gather hair into a low ponytail to one side. Be sure to leave out some hair around the hairline if you so desire.
    4. Use a piece of hair from the ponytail to wrap around the ponytail holder to hide it. Secure the end with a bobby pin.
    5. Use a medium-sized curling iron to curl the hair in the ponytail.
    6. Spray everything with a light hold hairspray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This relaxed and simple look is great if you have fine hair that you are hoping to make appear thicker and fuller. A longer and more narrow face shape will be complemented by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    If you need to backcomb your hair, I strongly recommend using a back combing brush instead of a comb. Spornette makes a fabulous back combing brush. It’s much gentler on your hair than a comb and will cause less breakage.

    Tip:

    Be cautious when brushing out a backcombed section! Be gentle and take your time to avoid causing breakage.

  • Extraordinary Elegance

    Of all these Grecian hairstyles, this one is extra fancy and oh so elegant!

    Elegant Grecian UpdoElegant Grecian Updo Back

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side.
    2. Spray dry shampoo at the roots of your crown area and use a brush to backcomb and create volume.
    3. Apply a smoothing serum to your hair and smooth it into a low ponytail in the back/lower section of your head. Leave out your bangs and the hair that is around your hairline. You will add it to the ponytail later.
    4. Curl sections of the ponytail using a 1-inch curling iron.
    5. Pin up sections of the ponytail around the back,/lower portion of your head. Pin some above the ponytail and some on either side of it. You’ll also want to pin some sections below the ponytail.
    6. Gather the hair that you left out around your hairline and bring it back to meet the ponytail. Wrap it around the top of the sections you have just pinned and secure it with a bobby pin, being sure to hide the end.
    7. Spray everything with a medium hold hairspray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    If you have medium length hair of any texture or thickness, this look is for you! A round face shape will be complemented by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    If you need a good smoothing serum for before you put your hair back into a low pony, I highly recommend Super Goo by Kevin Murphy. A little bit goes a long way, but this stuff will leave your hair looking shiny, soft and extra smooth!

  • Divinely Dainty

    This retro look will have you turning heads no matter where you are!

    Retro Curly HairstyleRetro Curly Hairstyle Side

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to the side.
    2. Use a 1-inch curling iron and curl small sections of your hair. Curl each section so it’s going away from your face.
    3. Use your fingers to gently separate the curls.
    4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Girls with square shaped faces will look completely perfect with this style. If you have fine hair that’s short and doesn’t have much body, this style will work really well for you! The curls will make your hair bouncier and appear fuller.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Moroccan Oil Medium Hairspray for the finishing touch on any curled look. It’s light and flexible and won’t leave your hair feeling crunchy or sticky.

  • Goddess With A Glow

    The hairstyle is soft and romantic, but gets all of your hair out of your face to showcase your stunning features.

    Soft Romantic HairstyleSoft Romantic Hairstyle Side

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair. Use a curling iron to curl each section of your hair.
    2. Backcomb the hair in your crown section.
    3. Gather the hair around your hairline and tightly pull it back to create a half ponytail. Secure your hair back with bobby pins.
    4. Spray everything with a strong hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is great for those with thick hair that want their tresses up and out of their face for a special occasion or event. If you have an oval or narrow face shape, this look will suit you well.

    Recommended Products:

    I absolutely LOVE Kevin Murphy’s dry shampoo. It’s called Fresh Hair and it is completely divine for creating extra volume when backcombing! It also is ideal if you have second day hair because it soaks up any oils your scalp has produced, making your hair appear fresh and clean!

  • Tenderly Twisted

    If this look doesn’t scream Greek goddess, I don’t know what does!

    Greek Goddess Updo Hairstyle with BraidsGreek Goddess Updo Hairstyle with Braids Back

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side. Curl your hair using a 1¼-inch curling iron.
    2. Create a braid that begins about two inches behind your hairline. If you wear bangs, it should begin behind your bangs.
    3. Begin pinning the rest of your hair up into pin curls at various spots in the back/lower section of your head. Be sure to not pull any curls too tight because you want your hair to look soft and not too tightly pulled back. Leave out some hair around your hairline to create a more casual look.
    4. Wrap the braid around the top of the curls and secure it back using bobby pins.
    5. If desired, put flowers in your hair and secure them with bobby pins.
    6. Spray with a strong hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is great if you have short to medium length hair that is straight or wavy. If you have a round face shape, this look will suit you well.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Spray is a great finishing spray. A little goes a long way, so you don’t need much to keep your style in place!

  • Lovely and Laid Back

    This relaxed style is reminiscent of the intricate yet laid back style of the ancient Greeks. It’s really easy to create and is always a crowd pleaser!

    Blonde Hairstyle with CurlsBlonde Hairstyle with Curls Side

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair. Curl each section using a 1¼-inch curling iron.
    2. Gather a small section of hair that spans the width of your eyebrows. Back comb it at the roots if needed, pull it back to create a “poof”, then secure it with bobby pins.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style is absolutely magical if you have fine hair that’s short. It will add a lot of body and oomph, especially right around your face! A square face shape will be nicely complemented by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    I love using Classic Hairspray by Bumble and Bumble for looks like this one. Spray it after you have finished curling and pinning and it will hold your look in place without making it sticky or tacky.

  • A Heavenly Headband

    A braided headband adds a unique and fun element to an otherwise ordinary hairstyle!

    Grecian Hairstyles

    How To Style:

    1. Curl dry hair using a 1¼-inch curling iron.
    2. Create a braid that begins about an inch behind your hairline. Leave out the hair around your hairline.
    3. Secure everything back using a ponytail holder.
    4. Pin a few curls up and around where the ponytail begins to hide the ponytail holder.
    5. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look is a great option for those with long hair that’s fine to thick in texture. This hairstyle is extremely versatile and you can work for nearly anyone! A square face shape will be complemented by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    I love spraying everything with a working hairspray before I begin curling or braiding. Try Spray de Mode by Bumble and Bumble — it’s incredible!

  • Creatively Coiled

    This curled ‘do will bring body and volume to your hair, no matter the length OR texture!

    Curled Hairstyle with VolumeCurled Hairstyle with Volume Side

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair. Curl each section with a 1-inch curling iron.
    2. Back comb your hair at the roots using a back combing brush.
    3. Gather your hair to one side and twist the hair near the nape of your neck. Secure your hair to one side using bobby pins.
    4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look works for you if you have short, medium OR long hair! The texture of your hair won’t matter as this look can literally work for everyone. I love this style for those with a square face shape.

    Recommended Products:

    A good curling iron is crucial for everyone to have in their hot tool collection. Try a Hot Tools curling iron. They are affordable and will last!

  • Classically Crafted

    This style is an absolute classic and one that is sure to make the goddesses proud.

    Classic Long Hairstyle with CurlsClassic Long Hairstyle with Curls Side

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side.
    2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl your hair. Be sure all the curls are going away from your face.
    3. Use a brush to gently brush through your curls and make them appear softer.
    4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This style works for everyone! Whether you have long or short hair, this look will suit you. If you have a round face, you will be complemented by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    I love adding a bit of shine to hair after I’ve curled it. Try adding some Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble to the ends!

  • Superbly Side Braided

    This side braid is a total stunner. It’s a soft and sweet look that will guarantee all eyes are on you!

    Long Grecian Hairstyle with Side Braid

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry, straight hair that’s parted to one side. If you have naturally curly or wavy hair, blow dry your hair straight or use a flat iron to smooth it out.
    2. Braid your hair starting at the hairline and continuing back to the nap of your neck on the opposite side of your head. Secure the end with a bobby pin, but be sure to cover it with other hair.

    Best Face Shape and hair Type:

    This look is great if you have long hair that doesn’t have a lot of short layers. If you have a round face, this look will complement you nicely.

    Recommended Products:

    To make your hair look extra soft and silky, apply some Aveda Dry Remedy Oil to the ends. Use it sparingly though because a little bit goes a long way!

    Tips:

    A braid like this may take some practice, so don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t turn out perfect on the first try. Or, enlist a friend to help you out!

  • Ravishing and Romantic

    This super dreamy romantic look is insanely gorgeous and would be perfect for a fancy night out!

    Romantic Updo with CurlsRomantic Updo with Curls Back

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair. Curl hair using a 1-inch curling iron.
    2. Style bangs as desired, then begin pinning small pin curled sections at different points on your head. Be sure to intertwine the curls and hide the bobby pins.
    3. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look will be simplest to create on those with short hair; shoulder length and above. Fine hair is desirable as it will be easier to secure back with bobby pins. A heart shaped face will be complemented by this style.

    Recommended Products:

    I love Aveda’s Air Control Hairspray for the finishing touch on upstyles like this!

    Tips:

    This look will be easier to create on day old hair. Extra clean hair can be too slippery and soft!

  • Wavy Babe

    These loose waves totally have me swooning. I love this modern take on an ancient Greek look!

    Modern Wavy Greek Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side.
    2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl small sections of hair.
    3. Use a brush to brush through the curls and make them appear looser and softer.
    4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    I love this look on any length or texture of hair! A square face will be complemented by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    If you have hair that doesn’t hold curl well, you may want to try spraying it with a working spray before you curl. Try Does It All Spray by Bumble and Bumble.

    Tips:

    This look is super easy to create and will work well for any occasion, fancy or casual!!

  • Side-Swept Sweetheart

    This gentle, goddess-inspired side sweep is incredibly soft, but ultra glam! It’s must try for a romantic date or casual girlfriend get together.

    Long Side Swept Grecian Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
    2. Use a small curling iron to curl each section.
    3. Gather the hair above one ear and twist it back so it reaches just behind your ear. Secure it with a bobby pin and use the hair from your crown section to hide the bobby pin.
    4. Spray with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    If you have short, medium or long hair, this look is an option for you. Any texture of hair will work as well. Any face shape will be complemented by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    If you have fine hair that doesn’t have much body, use a root boosting spray after you wash your hair. I love Body Mass by Kevin Murphy or Thickening Spray by Bumble and Bumble. They don’t get sticky or heavy!

  • Gloriously Glam

    This uber sassy look is reminiscent of the most glamorous Grecians!

    Sassy Side BraidSassy Side Braid Side View

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair that’s deeply parted to one side. Style bangs as desired.
    2. Use a curling iron to curl small sections of hair.
    3. Gather hair to one side. Twist your hair at the nape of the neck and secure it with a bobby pin so it stays in place.
    4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    If you have a round face, this look will make it appear more slender and narrow. Really, any hair length and texture will work for this look. It’s so versatile and will work for anyone!

    Recommended Products:

    A smoothing serum can be applied before curling to calm any flyaways or frizz. I love Moroccan Oil Treatment Oil. Just remember to use it sparingly and keep it off your roots!

  • Supremely Spiraled

    These manicured, glam curls are completely stunning and will be the perfect accessory to a gorgeous dress for a fancy night out!

    Long Dark Hair with Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side.
    2. Curl each section of hair using a 1-inch curling iron.
    3. Gather hair to one side if desired.
    4. Spray with a light hold finishing spray.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    This look will work if you have super long hair or a shorter cropped cut. A round face will be complemented by this look.

    Recommended Products:

    I love using a texturizing cream after I finish curling my hair to make the curls look a bit more separated and defined. Try Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble.

  • Undone Perfection

    This perfectly undone look is the perfect combo of casual and glammed up goddess!

    Casual Undone HairstyleCasual Undone Hairstyle Back

    How To Style:

    1. Begin with dry hair parted to one side.
    2. Curl sections of your hair using a small curling iron.
    3. Gather hair into a ponytail in the back of your head. Secure it loosely with a ponytail holder.
    4. Take sections of the ponytail and tuck them under the ponytail holder or secure them with a bobby pin. This style should appear imperfect, but not like a rat’s nest. You only need to pin up a few small sections of your hair to achieve this look.

    Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Hair that’s naturally curly or wavy will give this look some extra oomph. Medium length hair is best and it will flatter a face that’s oval and narrow.

    Recommended Products:

    I love a little texture cream for the ends of hair in a nicely disheveled ‘do like this one. Try Sumo Tech by Bumble and Bumble. Rub a small amount in between your fingers and apply it to the very ends of your hair for a piecier, more texturized look.

    These modern day takes on Grecian hairstyles are all fun ways to try new hair looks for a casual or fancy occasion. Reaching back to an ancient culture filled with glam style is certainly an easy way to become hair-inspired. Happy styling!