Meghan Markle is a modern-day style icon. There’s a reason why they call it the "Meghan Markle" effect: The Duchess of Sussex has the world in awe, not just for her real-life Cinderella story and honorable humanitarian efforts, but also for her personal fashion and beauty choices. The 37-year-old not only serves wearable wardrobe inspiration (power suits for days, anyone?) but also a slew of immaculate make-up and hair looks (hello, natural glow).
One of the most talked about aspects of her beauty routine is her enviable hair. When it comes to her dark brown tresses Meghan Markle rarely strays from her favourite hairstyles. If the royal Duchess isn't wearing her hair down around her shoulders - expertly whipped in bouncy loose waves - she is sporting her rule-breaking messy bun. Even wearing the modern upstyle on her wedding day to Prince Harry.
We know Meghan has curly hair from her adorable childhood snaps, so there's a good chance she's getting keratin treatments to keep her natural hair looking sleek all these years. Since pregnant women can't undergo the in-salon hair treatment due to the harsh chemicals - the Duchess has been choosing a series of sleek styles to keep her wayward curls in place. Enter the elegant ponytail and a Kate Middleton-inspired half-up, half-down look.
Here, we go back to the American-born British royal's early Hollywood days and revisit Meghan Markle's best hairstyles over the years...
2006: Bouncy loose waves
For her debut on the popular game show Deal or No Deal, Markle parted her hair in a deep side part. Her curls are defined, polished and voluminous.
2009: Caramel highlights and straight, medium length hair
2010: Shoulder length waves with choppy layers
Here Meghan has added flattering highlights to her dark auburn locks. Her natural curls have been worn straight ever since she has been in the spotlight.
2011: Beachy waves
2012: Classic sleeked back ponytail
A triumph! This simple ponytail keeps all the focus on Meghan's smokey eye make-up. Slightly controversial opinion: the duchess looks best with her pulled back in an updo letting her gorgeous face shine.
2014: The full and bouncy Suits blowdry
This year marked two major turning points for Meghan: firstly she becomes a fashion-girl making her NYFW debut, and secondly, she started her now debunked lifestyle blog The Tig which covered food, travel, fashion and yes, beauty.
2016: Polished Updo
Introducing Meghan Markle's most famous hairstyle the messy bun (version 1.0). Who could have predicted that she’d be the Duchess of Sussex and wearing messy buns similar to this on her wedding day? Well, just a short 12-months later she would be announcing her engagement to Prince Harry.
2017: Bride-to-be blowout
Look at the radiant smile. While it's hard to notice much else, there is one detail worth pointing out her. Meghan's Hollywood hair extensions. It's probable that Meghan still rocked tape hair extensions from her long-running stint on Suits. The royal's mane looks noticeably shorter and thinner in her future royal engagements.
2018: Wedding day hair feat. the crown jewels
The bride wore her hair in a center part and twisted up into a low, voluminous chignon at the nape of her neck, worn beneath her beautiful veil and tiara. We know that Meghan chose to wear Queen Mary's Filigree Tiara for the special day, adding a touch of sparkle to her Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy boatneck dress.
2018: Soft waves, dark chestnut brown hair
For her first official engagement with Queen Elizabeth II in Chester, England, Markle let her down.
2019: Maternity style
Duchess of Sussex is seen visiting the Andalusian Gardens to hear about youth empowerment in Morocco.
2019: Side-part polished bun
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits The National Theatre.