From Kate Middleton’s Ponytail to Kim Kardashian West’s Top Knot, Here Are 12 Photos of Casual Celebrity Hairstyles
Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our lives — hairstyles included — have become decidedly more casual. Don’t get us wrong; there’s nothing bad about dressing up from time to time. But these days getting fancy means wearing jeans for many people. The rest of the time we can’t be bothered to spend more than a few minutes on our wardrobe or hairstyle.
With all the comfy vibes of stay-at-home life, we’re taking inspiration from celebrities, royals, and other public figures who have made casual styles downright iconic.
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy
First up is Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. The late wife of John F. Kennedy became a minimalist style icon, and that included her hair. No matter how fancy the event — whether it was a gala or a magazine launch — Bessette Kennedy stuck to simple and easy hairstyles. Although her affinity for understated styles had a sad backstory, there’s no denying it worked for her.
Bessette Kennedy wore her hair in a ponytail while walking her dog Friday.
She also wore the same style to a much more formal event, keeping with her simple yet chic approach to style.
Kim Kardashian West
A style icon who launched her own shapewear brand and line of cosmetics, Kim Kardashian West has had many hairstyles over the years. Way before her sleek hairdo, she and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner family couldn’t get enough of top knots. The 39-year-old wife of Kanye West would put her hair in a bun on the top of her head for all sorts of occasions.
Kardashian West wore the top-knot style at the airport.
And at times, she opted for a more polished version of the top knot.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has become a major style icon since she married Prince Harry in May 2018. But even before joining the British royal family, Meghan knew how she liked to wear her hair: in a messy bun.
The laidback style quickly became part of Meghan’s signature look. She wore her hair in a messy bun on royal engagements, her wedding day, and many more occasions. It’s been said Meghan strategically picked the style to come off as more relatable. No matter why she chose the look, we’re betting her messy bun sticks around for years to come.
Not only did Aniston’s character become known for her hair, but Aniston herself has become known for her hairstyles. She’s sported straight, sleek styles that are simple but never boring. They can cost a lot to maintain. But Aniston does wear the casual style on red carpets, too, so maybe the price tag is worth it.
Look up “ponytail” in the dictionary, and there will be a picture of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wearing her signature casual hairstyle. As the wife of the future leader of the British royal family, Kate’s ponytails are elevated but still casual compared to her other go-to look: a shiny, bouncy blowout.
Kate’s ponytail goes well with her casual, off-duty look.
While Princess Diana had many iconic outfits, her hairstyles were memorable, too. Meghan and Kate’s late mother-in-law made headlines when she switched up her short hairstyle. Like Aniston’s straight locks, Diana’s short hair worked for any and all events.
Her short hair even looked great wet.
And the casual hairstyle also worked when photographers snapped pictures of Diana leaving the gym.
Here’s to more casual hair days!