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European hairstyles that have rocked the world: Euro 2016

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With the Euro 2016 in full swing, it's not just the sport that's the talk of the town - learn about the origins of those hairstyles like the bun and braid; all styles that you may not have known originated from the European continent!

The Spanish bun

A style that is popular throughout Asia amongst both men and women, the bun is a uniquely versatile hairstyle. However, it finds its origins in the low bun from Europe. Straight from the heart of Spain, where it is the traditional hairstyle worn with the flamenco ensemble, the bun is often accentuated with a flower to add a bit of romance to the style.

The Dutch braid

Braided hairstyles have long been the trademark of African and Asian traditions. However, the Europeans have something to offer in this stead too- the Dutch braid. Similar to the ones worn by Vikings in the past, the Dutch braid is a famous style that showcases its roots in its Nordic past. Similar to a French braid, the hairstyle is created by pushing the hair outward by wrapping the strands underneath it. Being such an easy style, it is the go-to for many red carpet regulars!

English curls

Ringlets were a trademark hairstyle of the aristocrats well into the 18th century, with their perfect round shapes. Wound tightly and fashioned into powder wigs, they were a style statement in the past. However, today's ringlets have been fashioned to suit more current styles with their more modern approach. Brush them once for volume and movement, but make sure to use a lightweight defining mousse to maintain those perfect circular rings!

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