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

The Braid Took Two Hours To Do So I Guess This Will Be My Hair The Next Few Days

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

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Kai 3 months ago

This is so cool. I Cant even make a little tail on my hair lol

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#2

Tried New Leather Beads During My Last Viking Photo Shoot

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

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ƒιѕн 3 months ago

Love the long red hair.

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#3

Simple But Powerful Looking Hairstyle

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

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Some Body 1 month ago

Oh, oh, oh. His mirror must be wet.

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#4

This Is Impressive

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 

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Kai 3 months ago

That looks so painful

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#5

I Love Braiding My Hair For Reenactment Events, Photo Shoots And Everyday Wear

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 

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it's me again 1 month ago

I cannot even braid my own hair in a single plait w/o messing it up. :P

#6

Hairstyle For Tonsberg Viking Festival

Hairstyle For Tonsberg Viking Festival

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Bored Llama 2 days ago

How am I supposed to recreate that

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#7

Viking Hairstyle From A Dress Up Event Last Week

Viking Hairstyle From A Dress Up Event Last Week

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varwenea 1 month ago

This is gorgeous! The added colors add such flair to her look.

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#8

Viking Inspired Hairstyle

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 

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#9

Love This Viking Hairbun With An Oseberg Hairpin Made Of Bone

Love This Viking Hairbun With An Oseberg Hairpin Made Of Bone

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Susann Campbell 3 months ago

This is sort of how I wear my hair now.

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#10

Channeled My Inner Viking

Channeled My Inner Viking

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Person2638 4 weeks ago

I love the messy look! My favorite types of hairstyles are the messy, effortless looking ones!

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#11

Modern Adaptation To Viking Hairstyles

Modern Adaptation To Viking Hairstyles

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Dani 3 months ago

That eye makeup though.

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#12

Rocking The Braids Today

Rocking The Braids Today

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Princess Dram 2 months ago

I like this type of braid!

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#13

Easy Viking Hairstyle

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

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Maria Rohlen 2 weeks ago (edited)

The combs was often made of bone, not ivory, whalebones or antlers, just bone.

#14

Can You Believe That The Owner Of This Hairstyle Is 8 Years Old? Me Neither

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

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it's me again 1 month ago

Where can I go to have this done?

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#15

Even The Viking Men Are Getting Gussied Up For Sankthans

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

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Maria Rohlen 2 weeks ago

The Midsummerfeast is huge in Sweden, no bonfires since the nights are so bright, instead there's erected Midsummerpoles dressed in flowers and leafs.

#16

Man Braid

Man Braid

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Jon Wong 3 months ago

across the banks

#17

Viking Hair Goals

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!

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ƒιѕн 3 months ago

Is that a viking inspired dress?

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#18

Braided Viking Inspired Hairstyle

Braided Viking Inspired Hairstyle

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it's me again 1 month ago

Some of these look painful

#19

Love These Viking Braids I Did Yesterday

Love These Viking Braids I Did Yesterday

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Princess Dram 2 months ago

You should! they are beautiful

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#20

Viking Braids

Viking Braids

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#21

How To Train Your Hairstyle

How To Train Your Hairstyle

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Renee 2 months ago

clever name

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#22

Cool Viking Braid

Cool Viking Braid

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#23

Sweet Viking Braids

Sweet Viking Braids

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Isle_of_stressed_pilots 2 months ago

This reminds me of Cressida in the hunger games Mokingjay

#24

A Powerful Hairstyle. I Wore This One For Carnival. See You In Valhalla

A Powerful Hairstyle. I Wore This One For Carnival. See You In Valhalla

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#25

Keep It Moving

Keep It Moving

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#26

Viking Hairstyle For Men

Viking Hairstyle For Men

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#27

Starting From The Same Hairstyle You Can Do 100 More, Here Is An Example

Starting From The Same Hairstyle You Can Do 100 More, Here Is An Example

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#28

Viking Braid

Viking Braid

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Sylvia Niedner 2 months ago

He is about to boi someone so bad

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#29

Look Used In The Carnival, But It Can Also Be Used On Another Occasion

Look Used In The Carnival, But It Can Also Be Used On Another Occasion

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#30

Like A Real Viking

Like A Real Viking

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it's me again 1 month ago

Hot <3

#31

Viking Hairstyle

Viking Hairstyle

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#32

Had Some Fun With This Braided Up-Do On My Friend

Had Some Fun With This Braided Up-Do On My Friend

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#33

Viking Queen

Viking Queen

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Imaginer 31415 (Imaginer31415) 2 months ago

Young and sweet, only sevente-wait, wrong queen.

#34

Blonde Viking Braids

Blonde Viking Braids

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Bored Llama 2 days ago

*Dyed* blond viking braids

#35

Beautiful Hairstyle For A Viking Girl

Beautiful Hairstyle For A Viking Girl

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#36

Viking Hairstyle

Viking Hairstyle

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Renee 2 months ago

braids arent just for women, great work on this one

#37

She Looked Like A Cross Between A Roman Goddess And A Valkyrie

She Looked Like A Cross Between A Roman Goddess And A Valkyrie

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#38

Had Such A Blast Creating This Viking Up-Do For My Client

Had Such A Blast Creating This Viking Up-Do For My Client

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#40

Viking Hair

Viking Hair

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#41

Viking Hairstyle

Viking Hairstyle

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#42

Viking Hair Don’t Care

Viking Hair Don’t Care

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#43

Viking Braids For Men With Long Hair

Viking Braids For Men With Long Hair

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#44

Two Vikings

Two Vikings

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#46

Some More Viking Hair Style Photos Of What I Can Do With Long Hair

Some More Viking Hair Style Photos Of What I Can Do With Long Hair

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Marcin uścinowicz 2 months ago

Badass!

#47

Not Perfect But Overall Pleased With The Results

Not Perfect But Overall Pleased With The Results

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