Meghan Markle's natural hair isn't what you think
The Duchess of Sussex's hair transformation in pictures
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / October 01 2018
Just like it’s hard to imagine Meghan Markle pre-royal wedding, we can’t picture Meghan with hair that’s not a rich brunette shade with an ultra glossy finish. Come to think of it, has Meghan ever had any other hair colour? Is this Meghan Markle’s natural hair? We did a little digging, and it turns out, her hair is rather curly.
Genes are to thank for Meghan Markle’s curly hair - just take a look of Meghan with her mum below for an insight into her natural texture. But, for quite some time - at least since she's been in the spotlight as an actress and now as a Duchess - Meghan has opted for straighter strands. A look that has become her signature. And a versatile one at that. We take a look back at the Meghan Markle’s hairstyles from wild child beginnings to princess-worthy status.
When this childhood photo of Meghan surfaced on Hello! magazine, it revealed a major insight into Meghan's natural hair. Showing a young eleven-year-old with very curly hair (she's the one on the left), we can't help but wonder what the Duchess would look like today if she let her natural hair shine through.
We think it’s safe to say we’ll never see Meghan Markle with blonde or brightly-coloured hair now that she has a strict royal beauty code to adhere to. This copper hue, which has a sun-kissed brightness to it, is probably the most dramatic hair colour we can expect to ever see Meghan Markle’s hair, now and forever more. And you know what, we're ok with that. Why mess with what works?!
Where: USA Network Upfront 2012
When: 17 May, 2012
A centre part has long been Meghan's part of choice, and we think she's on to something. She's definitely found the best way to accentuate her elongated face shape. A bigger, bouncier curl than normal for Meghan, we suspect hair extensions may be behind her next-level volume.
Where: GQ Men Of The Year Party
When: 13 November, 2012
After seeing Meghan’s natural hair texture in her childhood snap, it’s hard to imagine Meghan straightens her hair every day to get it looking this sleek. Turns out, she doesn’t. One of her former hair colourists, Theonie Kakoulli, revealed to People, “Meghan came to see me at least twice for keratin treatments. It’s great for people with naturally curly hair like Meghan, it takes the frizz out and makes it more manageable — she said it made a real difference.”
Where: Entertainment Weekly Screen Actors Guild Awards pre-party
When: 26 January, 2013
On the rare occasion Meghan wears her hair up, her go-to is a messy updo. Hint: When you have super shiny strands, every hairstyle looks instantly luxe.
Where: The 51st New York Film Festival
When: 02 October, 2013
So much shine
Talk about ultimate shine. How does she get her hair looking so glossy? In an interview with Beauty Banter, Meghan revealed her top shiny hair products are Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Anti-Frizz Masque and Wella Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil.
Where: Fall 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
When: 06 February, 2014
Boosting up the volume, and her tousled texture, it’s the little changes that make the biggest impact with Meghan’s hair. Here, it’s all about the no part, up-and-over hair flick.
To master this messy texture, watch our hair tutorial.
Where: 2015 NBC New York Summer Press Day
When: 24 June, 2015
Here's proof that a simple blow-dry that isn't too structured or over-styled is often all you need. To nail this look, the best thing you can do is focus on getting your hair healthy (try one of these top ranked hair masks).
Where: UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018
When: 06 April, 2018
Even with royal rules to follow, Meghan hasn't lost her hair personality. She knows exactly how to toe the line between polished and messy with her updos.
Where: Women's Empowerment Reception
When: 19 April, 2018
Their hair may appear chalk and cheese standing here side by side, but we suspect that if Meghan left her hair to its own devices, it would look similar to her mum's. Imagine that!
Where: Meghan Markle and mother Doria Ragland pre-royal wedding appearance
When: 18 May, 2018
Meghan generally prefers hairstyles that don't hide her face, but we do love this low-swept updo with a smooth finish and two perfect curls falling around her face. Very polished.
Where: WellChild awards
When: 04 September, 2018
Extra bouncy curls
The Duchess may have her signature look down pat, but she also knows how to keep things interesting with minor adjustments, such as the tightness of her curl, where she parts her hair, or where her hair falls (like over-the-shoulder here).
Where: '100 Days of Peace' concert
When: 06 September, 2018
Do you like Meghan Markle's signature hair look? Would you love to see her with naturally curly hair?!
Image credits: Getty Images; Hello! magazine
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.