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Peter Mark experts share how to recreate Meghan Markle’s Dublin hair looks – without having to wash your hair


by Holly O'Neill
13th Jul 2018
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During her visit in Dublin, the Duchess of Sussex changed her hair to suit each outfit, from an elegant chignon to loosely curled natural texture. Here, experts at Peter Mark share how to go easily from style-to-style à la Markle, without needing to wash your hair.

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The key

The key to Duchess-worthy transformable hair is an outstanding blowdry. To create a blow dry that can withstand restyling again and again you should start by applying Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry, €25 throughout your hair – this allows you to create any style and because it has flexible shape memory, it allows you to restyle without reapplying. Plus, it has 96 hours of anti-frizz which is ideal for the hot and humid weather at present. To start, blast hair until it’s 80% dry. Using the ghd Ceramic Radial Brush Size 4 maxi barrell, €20.90, work with medium to large sections and place the brush into the root area and direct the heat from your dryer at the barrel. This brush is ideal for long hair as it creates lots of volume and the ceramic barrell retains its heat to allow for a faster blowdry.  Be sure to keep the tension the same as you move the brush through your hair directing heat at the barrell as you go. When you finish, allow your hair to cool before starting your chignon.

 

Kérastase L’incroyable Blowdry, €25

Pro tip

 A common mistake people make at home when blow-drying their own hair is they start on the side of their head they find easiest or naturally go to. What happens with this is your arms get tired and so does your technique before you reach your weaker side. Try starting on your weaker side so you can do a better job of this awkward side then moving onto your easier side. 

Get your parting right

First, choose your parting. Choosing a different parting from the way you would wear your hair down will give this look another point of difference. Using a comb (some people find a hairbrush easier), smooth your hair behind your ears and gather it at the nape of your neck and put it in a ponytail. That’s the hard part done.

Twist

Now start to gently twist your ponytail from the nape of your neck to the end. It should begin to coil in on itself. Continue to twist your pony until it forms a bun shape (you can use your index finger to hold it in place as you coil it tighter). Then simply secure the bun with large pins as needed. Meghan was seen wearing her hair down later in the day – to achieve this look, simply remove the pins from the chignon and brush out your hair. Fix any flyaway hairs with some hairspray and voilà, you’re ready to go again!

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For more beauty features, check out the July/August issue of IMAGE Magazine, on shelves nationwide now.