The modern Grecian up-do offers a classic hairstyle look that delivers both style and grace. A Grecian up-do can be a very pretty and elegant hairstyle to wear to a wedding or other special event. The hairstyle is formal, classy, and sophisticated, making it a great style for women of just about any age.
To create your own modern Grecian up-do, read on for step-by-step instructions from Dayna Cakebread, owner of Belle Epoque Salon in Portland, Oregon, and a list of materials you will need to complete the style.
How to Create a Heather Wedding Style Grecian Up-Do
“This Grecian up-do is simple and perfect for a quick and fun evening look,” says Dayna Cakebread, owner of Belle Epoque Salon in Portland, Oregon.
Cakebread shares the following tips for creating your own Heather Wedding Style Grecian Up-Do:
Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating a Grecian Up-Do
1. Divide your hair into two sections.
a. “The front section runs from the tops of your ears to the top of your head, including your bangs,” Cakebread says. “Once you have separated the front section, part as desired and clip these two pieces out of the way. These pieces will be used in the last step to connect the whole style together.”
b. “The back section should now be pulled into a smooth ponytail in the middle of your head,” she adds. “Use a thick ponytail holding band that will not slip or break, and pull tight to the head.”
2. Apply a bit of light hairspray to help smooth the flyaway hairs. Brush the hairspray through the ponytail until your hair is completely smooth.
3. Take small sections roughly one half-inch thick from the ponytail and start to twist until the curls are wound tightly against one another.
4. When each section is twisted tightly, pin with bobby pins close to the ponytail holder.
5. Arrange sections around the ponytail holder, leaving the centermost section for last.
6. After you have twisted the centermost section, pin it on top to finish the cluster of twists.
7. For an extra secure hold, criss-cross the bobby pins to lock onto one another.
8. To finish, unclip the front pieces, break into sections and twist.
9. Gently pin the front pieces near the rear cluster as best suits your facial features.
10. Apply light hair spray keep the twists from undoing.
About the Expert:
Dayna Cakebread is the owner of Belle Epoque Salon in Portland, Oregon. For more information about Belle Epoque Salon, please visit online at www.belleepoquesalon.com.