Do you know where the chignons, braids, and curls that you covet most originated? To celebrate the Euro 2016 kick off, we've put together a quick overview of hairstyles from different countries of the old continent...
The Spanish bun
The bun is popular all over the world, including throughout Asia, where it is worn by both men and women. The low bun, however, is rooted in Europe. This popular hairstyle for brides comes directly from Spain, where it is an integral part of the traditional flamenco ensemble. For the occasion, it's usually adorned with a flower... how romantic!
The Dutch braid
While many braided hairstyles come from African and Asian traditions, some of them have European origins. Not far from the type of braids traditionally worn by Vikings, the "Dutch" braid is a popular style that maintains a strand of its Nordic past. Unlike its cousin, the French braid, this hairstyle is created by wrapping the strands underneath to push the hair outward. Today, this hairstyle is a top choice for red carpet regulars!
Wound tightly into a perfect circular shape, ringlets were the preferred hairstyle of celebrated aristocrats well throughout the 18th century. Though today powder wigs are a thing of the past, ringlets have been given a modern day upgrade and remain a popular hairstyle for girls. Once brushed, they provide unparalleled volume and plenty of movement- just make sure to use a lightweight defining mousse to give your curls extra shape!