How To Create A Grecian Plait: The Hair Romance Series

How To Create A Grecian Plait: The Hair Romance Series

Whether you’re going for Hollywood glam or Grecian Goddess, this elegant do will woo any admirer…

In this edited extract series, Christina Butcher, author of Hair Romance shows you step-by-step how to get the look. Happy Hair Days!

Inspired by classics from the silver screen, this beautiful braid pays tribute to the elegance and simplicity of the ancient Greeks. You’ll form this hairstyle by French braiding in a ring following your hairline, beginning at your right ear and braiding over your forehead, following your hairline until you run out of hair. Wear this braid in the sunshine—it’s perfect for picnics, the beach, festivals . . . and toga parties!

Difficulty level

Ideal hair length
Medium to long

Hair extensions needed?

Assistance needed?
Yes, but you can do this in your own hair with practice.

This eye-catching braid doesn’t need any additional hair accessories, but focus on other items, such as earrings or a necklace, to complement your hair.

Try this
If your hair is very long, you can complete this look by winding the braid into a bun and pinning it at the back of your head. If you have shorter hair, keep the braid nearer your crown and you should be able to go full circle with the hair you have. This should also help the braid stay secure.


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Christina Butcher is the founder and author of beauty blog Hair Romance, where he shares daily inspiration, hair and beauty tips, tricks and advice. Christina’s book, Hair Romance, $24.99, is available at Murdoch Books. Christina can also be found on Pinterest and on Youtube at ‘Hair Romance TV’.

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

In 2003 Franki immersed herself in all things teen as Deputy Editor, then Editor-in-Chief of teen Bible DOLLY magazine. Following this, Franki was made Editor of COSMOPOLITAN Hair & Beauty, COSMOPOLITAN Pregnancy and COSMOPOLITAN Bride magazine, where she held the helm (and tiara) for more than 10 years. Franki was also the launch editor of COSMOPOLITAN Health magazine, and is an accomplished Homes Editor and Travel Editor, covering honeymoon destinations, family travel, luxe abodes and health retreats. Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.


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