The soon-to-be princess debuted this refreshingly undone hairstyle during two formal engagements with Prince Harry.
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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Cardiff Castle
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Another reason to love Meghan Markle: She throws her hair into a “messy” bun just like us. Though for some reason her messy bun doesn’t look like our messy bun. While it does take a little more effort, here are the key steps for pulling off her perfectly imperfect style. From weekend errands to a night with the girls, we can almost guarantee it’s going to become your new go-to style. If it’s fit for a princess (to be), it can work for any occasion.

What You Need

  • Texture spray
  • Teasing comb
  • Neutral hair tie
  • Bobby pins

Follow These Steps

  1. Start by parting your hair down the center. If you don’t prefer a center part, you can also just wear your usual part.
  2. A couple inches back from the start of your part, grab a 4-inch section of hair. Using a texturizing spray like Amika Un.done Texture Spray ($24;, spritz the bottom of the section from behind. Then use a teasing comb like this Revlon Moonlight Teasing Brush ($4; to backcomb the hair to create texture. Keep this very close to the roots.
  3. Repeat this process (section, spray, tease) with small sections until you reach your crown.
  4. Flip your hair back over and smooth out the top so that there’s no bumps (but don’t brush out the volume).
  5. Loosely pull hair back into a low ponytail and secure tightly with a hair tie.
  6. Spritz the length of your ponytail with the texturizing spray to add grip and texture, then twist it up into a bun. Using bobby pins that match your hair color like Scunci Extra Long Bobby Pins ($3;, pin the bun into place, leaving out a few of the ends to keep that “messy” look.
  7. Finish by pulling out a few face-framing pieces in the front and you’re ready to mingle with the royals.