It’s been just over four days since the royal wedding finished and we’re still completely and illogically obsessed with everything Meghan Markle is wearing, putting on her face and doing with her hair.
You too? Thank goodness.
Not a ‘slut strand’ or flyaway in sight, it’s the kind of hairstyle every woman wants to try, but might not because she thinks it’s too dressy or conversely, too simple.
Luckily for us, this sophisticated, no-fuss style of hair is 'in' this winter. According to the experts in all things Parisian style, Franck Provost Master Stylist Melodie Delimauges confirmed we'll be seeing less messy buns and more of looks like Meghan's over the following months.
Think: sleek, nourished hair that looks soft to touch and like you put a lot of effort into it. Only, Melodie says you don't need to.
In the spirit of being obsessed with everything French (or how we imagine French style to be), we asked Melodie to unpack, step-by-step, how to achieve the hairstyles that will get you through winter looking chic and French.
Croissants not included.
1. The soft half bun
Here are Melodie's instructions for creating a softer, more refined version of the messy half up bun style you've seen all over Instagram.
- First, to achieve the right texture, curl the hair with a large iron or tong in the same direction towards the back of the head and brush through to create a soft wave on the mid-lengths.
- Once the waves are settled, part hair from ear to ear, using your fingers to brush the hair into a half ponytail at the back of the head.
- Tie the ponytail with a hair band, then twist the hair into a small bun and secure it with some pins, using L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium Hairspray ($12) and Kérastase Volumifique Spray Volume spray ($34.99) to set the style.
Melodie recommends wearing this style on the second or thrid day of your hair washing cycle.
"Hair that hasn’t been freshly washed works best for upstyles, as it has more volume and natural texture," she says.