saad | Jul 14, 2011 | Comments 0

A Grecian updo is a popular choice for summer patio parties, formal dances and even weddings; few would argue the femininity that can be had in a Grecian updo. If you want to embrace your exotic side, consider wearing any one of these Grecian updo variations.

Pair your Grecian style with no-fail fashion wardrobe pieces. Long maxi dresses, maxi skirts, one shoulder dresses, white gauze pants and rope or leather sandals help to invoke a true Grecian feel. Whether for patio, play or performance, the following inspirations will help you design an authentic look from head to toe.
A classic side wrap braid will always define true Grecian updo styles. If you’ve got the length, embrace it by creating a side-hugging braid. Start from the front and twist three sections of hair loosely back . Braid from top to bottom or leave some hair out to create a half updo with loose tendrils. To make a side wrap braid, do the same as above (one braid on each side of the head) and connect them in the center and adorn with a gold bobby pin or hair clip. If you have extra long hair, consider wearing a long fishtail braid and finish it off with a gold metallic hairspray for texture and sparkle.

For a romantic Grecian updo, nothing beats loose tendrils and a half-up style. Channel the goddesses and wear your hair loose and lovely. Set hair in varied sizes of hot rollers. Shake or separate natural curls with a frizz-controlling gel. Pin small sections of tendrils onto the top of your crown and embellish with gold ornate hair pieces.

For a modern day Grecian updo, pair blunt bangs or an edgy bob with an eye-catching, yet thin gold headband. If you’ve got dark hair you’ll love the way the metal shines off your tresses. Gather hair in a chignon with a deep forward part and rock this modem Grecian style that’s both effortless and chic.

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