Whenever you hear the term “Greek,” or “Grecian,” it conjures up images of excellence and pampered living, and by adding the word “Goddess,” one can only imagine the most excellently pampered diva, whom is surely in possession of beauty that is out of this world. So, surely any hair design befitting a Greek goddess would have to be the ultimate in beauty and luxury, and the thing to have. Obviously, one would not swiftly be transported to imagery of sporting a Greek goddess ‘do while pushing a grocery cart or carpooling in the minivan to the kids’ extracurricular activities, but more for a special occasion. Kind of like those times when a simple ponytail or bun is plainly insufficient, and the occasion requires your finest show of beauty and style–this is when it’s the ideal time to look to the Greeks, and the signature hairstyles by which their goddesses were known.
Works for all Hair Lengths
While the typical Greek goddess has luxuriously long tresses, it’s possible to take the basics and apply them to a short do, for the same Greek ambiance with fine results. The format is, simply put, a beautiful braid of hair that is wrapped somewhat loosely around, and through, more freely flowing curls of hair. This manages to pull the hair away from the face without being at all severe. It’s a completely romantic look that just cannot be outdone. If you prefer, you can alternately use a braid of fitting fabric, rather than a hair braid. Gold and silver braided strands serve beautifully for this purpose. Just make sure the braid is secure–but not too tight.
The Essence of the Do
Whether the hair braid of your Grecian goddess look is made with your own natural locks, someone else’s or synthetic is up to you. If not using your own hair, it’s best to try to match your own hair color and sheen as much as you can. The first step is to position the braid around your head, securing well with bobby pins. You can choose to pull the bulk of your long hair up in a loosely gathered series of twists and wraps, securing with bobby pins as you go, and all this is done above the braid. You don’t want to obscure the braid by strands of hair that spill down over it. What’s above the braid is one entity unto itself, and then what goes below the braid is generally the remaining leftovers that are curled in a more random fashion, and consisting of the more ribbonesque or beachy curls. You’ll want to refrain from any tight curls or hair that looks to “accurately positioned.” With an appropriately sized braid, even a pixie cut can exude the Greek goddess appeal with a little effort.
The HBB (Hair Below the Braid)
The treatment of the hair below the braid can also be gathered and twisted loosely all in one direction and sprayed with a securing spray for another effect. Sometimes a little help in achieving this is needed from a curling iron. Sometimes the hair below the braid can be gently gathered into a messy bun, but always leave some remaining curled strands hanging, as this is a trademark of the do.