It seems the Duchess of Sussex has managed to spend much of the past year in the spotlight without ever having a bad hair day. Whether she wears it in loose and voluminous waves, in a fascinator-clad updo, or more often than not, in her favorite piecey low bun, rarely does she ever have a hair out of place. Whichever look you prefer, Meghan Markle's hairstyles are about to be your secret weapon for every holiday party on your agenda this season.
It's safe to say that 2018 has been Markle's year. Everything the mom-to-be wears makes headlines. But it's more than elegant dresses and slack suits that make up the former Suits actor's personal style; it's her impeccable hair, too.
Fans of the Duchess already know that the 37-year-old has naturally curly hair, but these days she's got a whole slew of sleek hairdos in her repertoire, and they're all holiday party-approved. While you plan out your party outfits this season, look to the newest member of the royal family to inspire your hairstyles. Ahead, The Zoe Report compiled five of Meghan Markle's flawless looks and the exact products you'll need to recreate them at home. Spoiler: They're so good, you'll be tempted to wear them into the new year, too.
Wispy Low Bun
Markle wears her hair in a low bun so frequently that the hairstyle should be renamed "The Meghan," much like "The Rachel" was named after Friends' Rachel Green. Her signature look entails wispy, loosely-curled pieces either hanging around her face or pulled behind the ear. The bun itself often changes from a tidy twist to a casual loop or a sleek sock bun, so take your pick of an array of Duchess-worthy knots. The best thing about her go-to updo is that it can be made as casual or formal as desired, as Markle does.
Full Dry Volume Blast
This lightweight Living Proof formula features textured aero-spheres (called ETAS) that give your hair big volume. This finishing spray will give your low bun a lift like Markle's.
The Duchess debuted a new hairdo during her royal tour of Australia in Oct. The half-up hairstyle she sported to the Invictus Games was polished on top and loose and flowy on the bottom. She pulled it back from her face into a tight twist and let the rest drape down her back in subtle waves.
Singlepass Wave 1.25" - 0.75" Professional Styling Wand
Recreate Markle's subtle waves with this styling wand, an easier and faster alternative to your traditional curling iron.
Down With Loose Waves
Markle's secondary go-to style is a no-frills down-do, typically parted in the middle and curled with a big-barreled wand to create low-key waves. If you really want to match the Duchess, you could pull one side over your shoulder and leave the other tucked behind an ear — which is also a good way to show off a pair of earrings.
Outer Space Flexible Hairspray
This finishing spray is spiked with pro-vitamin B5 to build volume throughout the day. Spray into your everyday curls to maintain a matte, natural look.
Sleek Low Ponytail
Lately, the royal has sported a sleek low pony more than ever before. During the couple's 16-day tour of the Southern Hemisphere, Markle played with different ponytail styles — she wore it straight on a rainy day in the Outback and then curled during a visit to Auckland, New Zealand. For the latter look, she parted her hair in the middle and tucked the front pieces behind her ears, then pulled the textured ponytail over her shoulder to showcase her curls.
Beach Wave Mousse
Markle's tousled waves call for this salt-free wave-enhancing mousse. The argan oil formula helps create texture and activate waves
Bouncy, Shiny Curls
During the 100 Days of Peace Commemorative Concert in Sept., Markle debuted a more formal version of her classic down-do. She wore tighter, bouncier, and super-shiny curls in a voluminous hairstyle parted at the side. As usual, she wore one side over the shoulder and the other pulled behind the ear to show off her sparkly jewels.
Ouai's cult-classic hair oil will give you Markle's high-gloss finish. A blend of ama, borage, and boabab oils help fight frizz while also protecting from heat damage and color fading, too.