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The Best Royal Hairstyles Through the Years

Harper's Bazaar Logo By Jennifer Algoo of Harper's Bazaar | Slide 1 of 101: Royal hairstyles were both traditional and predictable for centuries—until Princess Diana rose to fame and made her signature hairstyle the must-have haircut of the '80s. The world fell in love with Kate Middleton and her bouncy blowout, and then suddenly the popularity of blowout bars exploded across the world. Now we have Meghan Markle, who isn't afraid to wear her hair up, down, straight, curly, or in a messy bun. Ahead, see how royal hairstyles have evolved over the years—from loose curls in the 1920s to Markle's waves of 2019.

Royal hairstyles were both traditional and predictable for centuries—until Princess Diana rose to fame and made her signature hairstyle the must-have haircut of the '80s. The world fell in love with Kate Middleton and her bouncy blowout, and then suddenly the popularity of blowout bars exploded across the world. Now we have Meghan Markle, who isn't afraid to wear her hair up, down, straight, curly, or in a messy bun. Ahead, see how royal hairstyles have evolved over the years—from loose curls in the 1920s to Markle's waves of 2019.

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