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Meghan Markle’s Ponytail Is The Easiest, No-Frills Hairstyle For Rainy Days


The Duchess of Sussex has debuted a new hairstyle on the second day of her royal tour of Australia. Known for her signature low bun, Meghan Markle's ponytail was a fresh change for fall. The simple updo was a perfect pick for a rainy day — and it's incredibly easy to recreate.

On Wed., Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their way from Sydney to the more central city of Dubbo, Australia, to speak at the Clontarf Foundation and Girls Academy Dubbo Senior College. Huddling with Harry under an umbrella to hide from the rain, the mom-to-be wore black skinny jeans and a white button-up with an oversized menswear-inspired blazer from Serena Williams' collection and J.Crew booties. The look was typical of Markle's signature style, except for one detail: her ponytail.

The Duchess rarely strays from her signature low bun, and when she does, she typically wears her hair down in loose curls. On the second day of the 16-day tour, however, she sported a super-polished ponytail. Markle parted her hair in the middle (per her usual look), pulling it back into a low pony at the base of her neck. She finished off the look by elegantly twisting her hair around the ponytail. Unlike the wispy, loose bun we've grown accustomed to seeing Markle in, the ponytail was sleek, smooth, and glossy.

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It isn't often that Markle sports a ponytail. One of the only times she's made an appearance with this look since her engagement to Harry was at Prince Louis' christening in July, when she wore an olive-green dress and matching brimmed hat. Before then, she would only rarely rock a ponytail on the red carpet during her acting days.

The next time you're looking for the perfect rainy-day hairdo, look towards Markle's royal-approved low pony for a quick fix. Slicked back in the front, the pony will prevent wispy pieces from peeking out in humid or rainy conditions.

Ready to recreate the Duchess' new hairstyle but don't know where to start? Ahead, The Zoe Report's favorite products to make your ponytail last.

Get The Look

Keratin Smooth Shine Serum



Start by working a dollop of this keratin-infused formula into damp (but not wet) hair. Keratin is a miracle ingredient in hair products that helps eliminate frizz and unlock Markle-worthy shine.

Round Brush 3



Every woman needs a good round brush for the perfect blow out, and this one from R+Co is made with natural boar bristles to help keep hair healthy, and a wooden core to leave it smooth and shiny. This round brush will give your hair a necessary boost for the most voluminous pony.

Smoothing Kerasilk Control



After blow drying your hair straight, spray your bristle brush with this smoothing formula, which is loaded with keratin and liquid silk ingredients that will help create a barrier against humidity on rainy days.

Black Bobby Pin Set



To copy Markle's wrap-around ponytail, secure your hair at the nape of your neck, then take a small chunk from underneath and twist it around the base, securing it with bobby pins.

Hairdresser's Invisible Oil


Bumble and bumble

Complete the look with this super-hydrating finishing spray, which calls on grape seed, coconut and almond oils to smooth and soften your hair.