20 Best Greek Hairstyles We’re Obsessed With

There is something intrinsically dreamy – and even noble – about ancient Greek hairstyles.

The elegance of the updos, the generous volume they create and the beautiful accessories which are often used to decorate the hair, make us dream about toga-wearing Olympian goddesses and wonder whether us mortals can ever look as magnificent.

We have nothing but admiration for these hairstyles – and today we’re going to share the ones we love the most!

Why Choose a Greek Hairstyle?

You simply can’t overlook the limitless creativity a Greek hairstyle allows you to incorporate. Jewellery, braids and big, bouncy curls are head-turning ingredients in a hairstyle – and these elements are the essentials of a Greek-inspired hairdo.

Take a look at these Greek goddess hairstyles we’re obsessed with – and we’re sure you’ll be experimenting with these the moment you’re done reading this!

#1: Messy Greek Bun with Fishtail Braids

If this messy Greek bun won’t turn others green with hair envy, we don’t know what will! The fishtail braid adds a wonderful detail to the messy bun, while the golden headband is perfect for glamming it all up. 

#2: Leaf-Decorated Low Braided Updo

If there’s one thing your hair accessory collection is missing – it’s this absolutely stunning decorative golden leaf back hairpiece. We adore how it transforms a low braided bun into a Greek-inspired goddess hairdo, which is absolutely perfect for a very special occasion – from prom, to your wedding day.

Leaf-Decorated Low Braided Updo 

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#3: Voluminous Low Grecian Bun

Did we mention that Greek-inspired hairstyles are all about volume? Oh yes – they have the power to transform your hair from ‘meh’ to ‘wow!’. This beautiful voluminous low Grecian bun is our proof.

Voluminous Low Grecian Bun 

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#4: Romantic Half-Updo Hairstyle

There’s nothing we love more than a big, messy braid! This romantic half-updo is all about the illusion of fullness, as the loops have been pulled apart. Use bobby pins to secure your braid in place – and you’re bound to hear people whisper (good things).

#5: Volume and Curls Decorated Updo

Back hairpieces are our new obsession (well, one of them at least!). We simply can’t get enough of low, Grecian buns and decorative gold hair pieces – whether we wear our hair up or down. Pair this hair piece with voluminous, loose curls and you’ve successfully nailed the look.

Volume And Curls Decorated Updo

Instagram / @kykhair

#6: Playful Braided Bun Updo

Now, creating new hairstyles wouldn’t be fun if you could’t get a little playful every once in a while! How about this cheeky braided bun updo? It’ll keep your hair in place, it’ll score points for creativity – as well as receive a lot of compliments. A LOT.

Playful Braided Bun Updo 

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#7:  Curls and Soft Balayage for Medium Hair

Looking for ideas on how to beautify your medium-length hair? Look no further – and try this Greek-inspired bouncy curls hairstyle. A jewelled headband can be used to keep the hair in place and out of your face – in addition to making your hair look très chic, of course.

Curls And Soft Balayage For Medium Hair 

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#8: Romantic Double Lace Braid Updo

Isn’t simplicity beautiful? Just take one look at this magnificent crown braid – and you’ll not in agreement. No need for hair pieces this time – this hairstyle is bound to win people’s hearts as it is.

#9: Elegant Braided Side Curls

And now – prepare to be enchanted. Big curls, paired with an elegant fishtail crown braid and lustrous dark chocolate tones are a winning combination. This half-updo captures exactly what Greek hairstyles are about – magnificent volume and refined femininity.

Elegant Braided Side Curls 

Instagram / @samirasjewelry

#10: Grecian Goddess Half-Updo

Closely resembling a classical Greek hairstyle with its waves and loosely braided hair, this half-updo successfully achieves an illusion of volume. The hair is braided loosely and fixed at the top to give it a boost at the crown. If you’re looking for a touch of glam – this decorative silver hair piece is the one you need!

#11: Simple and Cute Decorated Updo

Another example of a simple, yet sophisticated low updo. This time, the simplicity lies in the hair – which is beautifully accessorized with a golden leaf back hair piece.

Simple And Cute Decorated Updo 

Instagram / @nicoledrege

#12: Fishtail Braid Grecian Bun 

Ever tried the Gibson tuck? If you haven’t – don’t wait any longer! It’s a simple technique which achieves a voluminous, minimalistic yet sophisticated bun we can’t get enough of! Bonus points for a beautiful, jewelled hair accessory – but with or without the hair piece, Gibson tuck rules.

Fishtail Braid Grecian Bun 

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#13: Voluminous Braided Updo

If we haven’t convinced you that Greek-inspired hairstyles are godsent ways to create more volume, then here’s another example for your eyes. Combined with a beautiful crown braid, this hairstyle is a dream for anyone looking to be the next Prom Queen!

Voluminous Braided Updo

Instagram / @jbraidsandbows

#14: Decorated Fishtail Half-Updo

What’s better than a pretty half-updo? A half-updo which can be achieved in moments, of course! Once you master a fishtail braid – then you’ve practically mastered this entire hairstyle. Add a beautiful Greek-inspired hair piece, and you’re ready to charm the crowd. Remember – simplicity is your best friend.

Decorated Fishtail Half-Updo 

Instagram / @heidimariegarrett

#15: Glam and Colourful Grecian Updo

While finding a toga-wearing lady with bring pink hair in ancient Greece may have been a complicated mission – taking a traditional hairstyle and adding a modern-day twist is what it’s all about! Add an accent headband to your messy updo – and your hairstyle will shine.

Glam And Colourful Grecian Updo 

Instagram / @irinabilka

#16: Gorgeous Flowery Low Bun

Elegance, femininity, innocence – those are the three words that initially sprang to mind when we first laid our eyes on this incredible bridal updo. Leaving some loose, wavy hair on the sides is key in achieving this beautifully feminine, nature-inspired hairstyle.

#17:  Greek Goddess-Inspired Braided Updo

We’ve never even dreamed a bun of this size could be possible – but I guess we should have been more ambitious! If you’re a lady with long and thick locks, then you’ll love this beautiful Greek goddess-inspired updo for a special occasion. Small side braids create a dreamy, playful look while the volume is a definite head-turner.

Greek Goddess-Inspired Braided Updo

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#18: Charming and Messy Crown Braid Updo

There isn’t anything we don’t love about this crown braid updo (apart from, maybe, the fact that it isn’t on our heads right now!). Simple, charming and playfully messy – it’s hard not to be head over heels! Having any sort of highlights will add even more charm to it – particularly a soft balayage.

Charming And Messy Crown Braid Updo 

Instagram / @kellgrace

#19: Braided Half-Updo for Long Hair

For ladies with very long, luscious locks, this braided half-updo will be the perfect hairstyle. It’s simple as it involves no hair jewellery, but really sophisticated due to the loose braids that have been incorporated. We absolutely love the fishtail braid combination here – and, since there’s a lack of hair decorations, you can show off that lovely neck piece of yours you’ve been waiting to wear…

Braided Half-Updo For Long Hair 

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#20: Grecian Hairstyle for Short Hair

Don’t worry, short-haired ladies out there – Grecian hairstyles are not exclusively reserved for long locks! While turning your short hair into a voluminous updo isn’t really possible, it can look just as beautiful when decorated with Greek-inspired hair jewellery. What we love about this hairstyle the most is the contrast between the hair colour and the piece – as well as how beautifully they complement each other.

Grecian Hairstyle For Short Hair 

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So – can you honestly tell us you haven’t fallen in love with these yet?! We knew they’d charm you!

Turn to Greek hairstyles when you’re after a sophisticated look – as well as a generous amount of compliments. You’ll achieve volume, elegance and ancient charm all in one – with an opportunity to showcase some of the most stand-out hair pieces.