Vikings are truly history's badasses - the wolf fur wearing, Sleipnir-taming conquerors that have left their incredible mark all over the world. And though one might think of them as mountain-sized savages, the truth is that Vikings cared about their appearances as much as they cared about Odin. Not only they were known for their love for sauna and general cleanliness, but also their red or blond meticulously well-kept manes, that have led the Viking men to be regarded as wife-stealers and maid charmers.
Based on many archaeological finds, such as ornate hair combs and figurines depicting both Viking men and women with well-groomed hair and intricate braids, we can make a pretty accurate guess on how the Viking style would have looked. And this time, we'd like to acquaint you with fierce-looking Viking hairstyles. Though most of them seem to need the attention of a professional hairstylist, these hair braiding examples are perfectly doable at home. The only catch is that you need longer hair to express the Viking braids fully. Other than that, anyone can channel their inner Valkyrie with these hairstyle ideas.
Now, scroll down and check these luxurious Viking-hair-inspired styles and be ready to charm your way in conquering lands and enslaving the hearts of pretty maidens and handsome lads because these hairdos will transform you into a bewitching warrior in no time. Also, don't forget to vote and comment on the ones that you liked the best!
#1 Tried New Leather Beads During My Last Viking Photo Shoot
Though it is quite hard to prove the usage of beads and leather slips woven into Viking braids, the gravesites are full of these little trinkets, leading to believe that some of these jewelry pieces were used for securing the ends of braids
#2 Hairstyle For Tonsberg Viking Festival
#3 Simple But Powerful Looking Hairstyle
The Viking men were known not only for their bravery and savagery but also for well-kept appearances with long often braided hair and meticulously groomed beards. Precisely because of that, these men were regarded as wife-stealers and maid-charmers, which caused the jealousy and bewilderment of their husbands and fathers
#4 The Braid Took Two Hours To Do So I Guess This Will Be My Hair The Next Few Days
Both Viking men and women were described as wearing their hair long and well-kept. Their manes were also known to be of deep red or very fair colors, creating the fierce Norse men looks
#5 I Love Braiding My Hair For Reenactment Events, Photo Shoots And Everyday Wear
This year alone more than 40 Viking reenactment festivals and markets are to be held all over Europe. Viking tradition fans often try to recreate the costumes and styles as historically accurate as possible. And no Viking reenactment costume goes without the intricate hair braids
#6 This Is Impressive
Though basic Viking-inspired hairstyles are doable at home, braiding such as this one, requires the attention of a professional. Vikings were very clean regarding hygiene standards of their times, but they've still washed their hair only once a week, so most of the braiding was done in such a manner that the hairstyle wouldn't have to be redone more often
#7 Viking Hair Goals
Viking hairstyles might seem as elaborate and hard to do, but anyone can master these braids with a couple of tutorials and a few repetitions. And we think that it is totally worth the effort!
#8 Easy Viking Hairstyle
Viking hair combs were not only a functional household item but also an ornate piece of jewelry. Often made from ivory, whalebone or deer antlers, the combs sported traditional Norse ornaments
#9 Love This Viking Hairbun With An Oseberg Hairpin Made Of Bone
#10 Channeled My Inner Viking
#11 Viking Inspired Hairstyle
Viking women were no timid housewives - recently the discovery of a female Viking warrior grave was made, proving that the Norse women were not only beautiful but also as bold as their men
#12 Modern Adaptation To Viking Hairstyles
#13 Can You Believe That The Owner Of This Hairstyle Is 8 Years Old? Me Neither
Children in the Viking period weren't much differentiated from adults - though they did play with wooden toys, they also had to do much of the same chores the grownups did. Playing with such toys as wooden swords also led to useful sword fighting skills as they grew up
#14 Sweet Viking Braids
#15 Even The Viking Men Are Getting Gussied Up For Sankthans
Sankthans or summer solstice is celebrated each year after the sunset of June 23rd. Many bonfires are lit, and nobody sleeps on the shortest night of the summer. Though now this festivity is often related to the birth of Saint John, originally it's a pre-Christian celebration