If anyone can make the chignon cool again, it’s Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle's chignon

It’s about to make a HUGE comeback

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / January 31 2019

Yep - you heard it here first, people. The beloved chignon is making a comeback. How/why? Well, Meghan Markle stepped out sporting the classic style this week, and now she’s got us reconsidering our stance on them for everyday wear.

The Duchess of Sussex recently paid a visit to the National Theatre, wearing her glossy brunette locks swept back in the chicest, most sophisticated and downright stylish chignon we’ve ever laid our peepers on.

*Cue global chignon outbreak*.

On top of that, her fringe was sleekly parted off to the side, and the rest of her hair was worn slicked back (yep, not a face-framing tendril to be seen!) and voluminous at the crown.

We told you it looked good. The best part is that it’s a super simple style to pull off, and it’ll pretty much suit any hair type (though those with lob styles or shorter may find it a little trickier to execute.)

If you want to add a little height like Meghan, second day hair will give you the grit and hold you need to make extra of volume at the crown work.

However, if you’re after a cool, more relaxed ‘I just threw this together in a second’ style, you can always go for a messier fly-away vibe - just check out our five tips on mastering this look here.

Also, just a quick side note separate to the whole chignon situation: can we please talk about THAT glow?! Her skin is luminous! 

Could it be that pregnancy glow? A killer highlighter? The crystal massaging? A combination of all three? Whatever it is, it’s working.

Want to soak up some more Meghan Markle beauty inspo? Check out some of her most recent hairstyles here.

Which hairstyle do you like best on Meghan? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main and inset image credit: Getty

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.