Crown of glory: How to get Meghan Markle's $17,000 wedding hairstyle
Princess (hair) diaries
If you know anything about Meghan Markle, or should we say, the Duchess of Sussex, you would know that she loves herself a messy bun. She has been seen rocking a loose chignon with face-framing tendrils when championing for gender equality, income equality, and a host of other important issues. It came as no surprise when she chose an elevated version of her beloved relaxed bun for her big day.
This casual chic wedding hairstyle that was paired with soft pink lips and barely there base makeup was by no means low maintenance. According to a report by Bridebook UK, Meghan’s wedding day look (hair and makeup) cost about £10,000 (S$17,000).
Celebrity Serge Normant did her effortless hair while makeup artist to the stars Daniel Martin was responsible for the fresh-faced makeup. While most of us do not have $17,000 to spare on our mane, you can still recreate here tousled Cali chic bun. Check out some of her most beautiful hairstyles and find out how you can recreate these looks from the comfort of your own home.
For her big day, Meghan wore her hair in an elegant low chignon with face-framing layers tucked behind her ears, topped off with a gorgeous dazzling tiara and veil.
To get the look, start by creating a middle part with the sharp end of a fine-tooth comb. Next, smooth your hair behind your ears and gather it at the nape of your neck before gently twisting your hair from the nape of your neck to the ends. After which, coil your hair in a counter-clockwise circle and twist your hair into a bun shape and secure each side of the chignon with a bobby pin. Gently tug and loosen the edges of your bun to get your desired shape.
For the wedding reception, Meghan sported a more carefree and relaxed look to match her all-white Stella McCartney halter dress – a slightly higher and tighter bun with flowing face-framing layers.
Achieve the look by creating some texture in the hair with volumising hair spray or dry shampoo. Next, gather your hair into a high ponytail. Divide your high ponytail into two sections and use your fingers to twist your hair around into a bun. Secure the look with bobby pins.
Just three days after the stealing the hearts of millions at the royal wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out in their first appearance together as a married couple at a garden party in celebration of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday at Buckingham Palace.
Meghan turned heads with her deep side part, glossy sheen and tightly wrapped twist that is a refreshing change from most of the styles we’ve seen her wear. To get the look, start by dampening your hair with a spray bottle of water. For added hold, run some hair gel through your hair. Gather your hair into a high ponytail and twist your ponytail tightly into a coiled bun shape around the hair tie. Tuck the ends of the ponytail underneath the bun and secure it with bobby pins.
Meghan Markle has gorgeous locks that so many of us want – long, strong and glossy. Naturally curly, the royal typically wears her hair styled in effortlessly undone waves.
To get the former actress’s tousled waves, start by using some styling cream to fight frizz caused by the weather. Next, blow dry your hair and wrap sections of hair around big Velcro hair rollers to set you r waves and lock them in place. When your sections are cooled, run your fingers through your hair for that slightly disheveled bedhead look, parting it in the centre. To define your curls, you can using a curling iron to gently curl the ends of your hair.
The Suits star’s towering ‘do is pretty simple to steal and it’s the perfect style that will work with a casual getup. Gather all of your hair into a tight and high ponytail so it lands between your hairline and crown. Next, twist your hair until it starts to coil around itself. Wrap it around your hair tie and secure it with bobby pins.
A ponytail on anyone else is, still well, a ponytail, but on the brunette philanthropist, this slicked-back do belongs to a gala, not the gym. To cop her look, part your hair in the middle for that elegant and polished look.
Next, smooth out your hair with a flat iron topped off with some shine serum for added shine and to keep flyaways at bay. With clear elastic, gather your hair into a ponytail and place the pony at the nape of your neck. Top it all off with some hairspray and smooth out any frizz with a hairbrush and some hairspray.
This boho chic hairstyle isn’t something Meghan typically goes for – the Duchess of Sussex has often been seen either wearing her hair down in soft, effortless curls or pulled up in a messy bun. You can wear this look either with textured hair or curly hair.
Create texture in your hair by braiding your hair. You can alternate between doing a rope braid and an ordinary three strand braid. Next, grab a diffuser and diffuse the hair (braids) to create tousled waves. Next, tease your hair at the crown section before smoothing the hair to create a hair-up, half-down style. Grab some bobby pins and create an “x” to secure the half-up style. Finish everything off with some hairspray.