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Meghan Markle Wore Her Favorite “Controversial” Hairstyle at the Royal Wedding

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The messy bun is now a part of history.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle smiling at their wedding Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Meghan Markle’s wedding hair has been getting almost as much speculation as who her wedding dress designer would be (SPOILER IT’S CLARE WAIGHT KELLER FOR GIVENCHY). And we are happy to report that she is wearing her now-signature messy bun. Since it’s a fancy wedding, let’s call it a chignon. Either way, there are tendrils.

Meghan’s known to have naturally curly hair, though she reportedly gets keratin treatments to straighten it. She’s been subtly thumbing her nose at royal protocol by wearing a rule-breaking messy bun, and she’s continued that theme into her official wedding hair. She topped it off with a diamond bandeau tiara that used to belong to Queen Mary.

Meghan Markle wearing a messy bun and veil.
Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images

According to an official press release, the hair stylist was Serge Normant. (Page Six had earlier reported that the hairdresser was Miguel Perez, who denied it a few weeks ago.) For beauty industry insiders, Normant was a surprise choice. But he has worked with pretty much every single supermodel, as well as Blake Lively, Julia Roberts, and Sarah Jessica Parker and his aesthetic — chic and never prim — was perfect for Meghan Markle.

Makeup artist Daniel Martin, who is a Dior and Honest Beauty ambassador, is responsible for her beautiful makeup look today, which of course showcases her freckles. Martin has been a friend of Markle’s for years, doing her makeup frequently for red carpets and press junkets, according to US Weekly (which last night correctly predicted he would be tapped for the job). Dior Beauty sent out a press release with products “inspired by” Markle’s look, but a representative would not confirm to Racked the exact products used. Let’s assume at least a few were likely Dior.

One more picture in honor of true love:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss after their wedding.
The first kiss.
WPA/Getty Images

For the evening reception, the new Duchess of Sussex swapped out her daytime wedding gown for Stella McCartney and her daytime hairdresser for the London-based George Northwood. Northwood is popular with a certain type of cool-girl Brit (Poppy Delevingne, Alexa Chung, etc.) Did Serge Normant have somewhere more important to be? Regardless, Northwood kept on theme with a purposefully unkempt bun, except with more hair left out in the front and no tucking of the tendrils. For your analysis:

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry waving from a car. WPA Pool/Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle driving away in a convertible. WPA Pool/Getty Images