Meghan Markle’s Wedding Reception Hair Stylist Bestows His Home Haircutting Advice

Royal watchers no doubt noticed that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wore two different outfits — with two different hairstyles — on the day of her wedding to Prince Harry. Not only did the newly married duchess wear clothes by two different designers, she also switched up hairdressers in the middle of the festivities.

A tale of two hairdressers

Meghan Markle smiling looking off camera wearing her wedding dress and veil
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Meghan wore a white wedding dress designed by Givenchy creative director, Clare Waight Keller to the ceremony. Meghan’s boatneck dress was simply gorgeous, as were her tiara and veil. The real show-stopper, however, was a five-meter silk tulle train that provided the perfect complement to her low, loose bun that was styled by New York-based hairdresser, Serge Normant.

After the nuptial ceremony, Meghan changed into a creamy, halter-neck confection designed by none other than Beatle’s daughter, Stella McCartney. The slightly tousled updo Meghan wore at her wedding reception was the creation of Meghan’s favorite hairdresser, George Northwood, who told British Vogue he devised the style to encompass Meghan’s relaxed personality. “We wanted it to be up, but we didn’t want it to be too formal. We always wanted it to be refined imperfection — that’s what sums her up.”

The royal wedding bun isn’t the only ‘do Northwood created for the duchess. In fact, the hairdresser accompanied the prince and his bride on their first official tour as a married couple.

Prenuptial preparations

Up until the big day, rumors abounded that the soon-to-be duchess would do her own wedding makeup. As it turned out, Meghan’s flawless face was done up by her longtime friend, celebrity cosmetician Daniel Martin, revealed Harper’s Bazaar.

Meghan’s wedding day makeup wasn’t a major deviation from her usual beauty routine. Martin kept it light, dabbing a bit of concealer under her eyes while leaving her adorable freckles on display. Gray eye shadow, warm cocoa brows, and a generous helping of mascara completed the bride’s blushing good looks.

DIY hair cutting hints from Meghan’s stylist

Before you cut your own hair at home, be sure you have a proper set of shears and a narrow gauge comb. Work with freshly shampooed, dry hair. Your stylist may cut your hair wet, but if you try it yourself, you’re likely to cut off more than you intend.

Resist the urge to hack your bangs in a straight line. Instead, comb bangs from beneath, and use your narrow comb to lift hair outwards before pointing the tips of your shears into the hair and making tiny snips. Follow the shape created by your stylist last time you visited the salon, and remember that snipping even a few millimeters can refresh your look, advises Northwood.