The new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, came under criticism by royal watchers who thought her wedding day hairstyle to Prince Harry was too messy for such a formal event.
According to her stylist Serge Normant, the messy bun look was intentional as she headed off to meet her prince.
“It’s a messy bun, we call it. Messy in a controlled way — making sure it doesn’t become a whole mess after a few hours!” remarked her hairstylist Serge Normant to People Magazine.
The stylist revealed that he and Meghan decided on the look and that it took less than one hour to put together.
“Her style is so easy and not contrived,” said Serge to People.
“I wasn’t about reinvention. She has a beautiful head of hair and is gorgeous, so it was just easy.”
Meghan’s sleek style brought a Hollywood icon to mind when creating her look.
“I always think of Audrey Hepburn — little ‘60s things. I didn’t want to do anything set in a time frame — too much volume — that would look retro, I just wanted a loose and easy look, which is why we chose that loose bun,” he remarked.
“I just used long, regular pins,” he said to People.
“Things that you could just find in the shop for a few pounds. People could recreate it at home, absolutely, maybe even better!”
He then explained that the look was easy to create at home.
“A little mouse, a little texturizing product just to make it look a bit more shiny,” he stated to People.
“I dried it with a round brush and then used a little iron on the edges just to give it texture. And then put it up. Pouf!” he said.
While others criticized the messy look, Serge explained that both he and Meghan believed this was the perfect look for her wedding day to Prince Harry.
“I really wanted it to be loose. There were a lot of little bits [around her face]. I wanted her to be able to tuck it behind her ears if she wanted to do, because that is what she normally does.
“She was thrilled, very happy,” he concluded in the interview.
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