With just days to go until the Royal Wedding – Meghan Markle mania is in full swing and speculation is mounting as to what the former Suits star will look like on her special day. From her dazzling dress to the makeup, nails and hair, no detail will be left untouched ahead of the big reveal on 19 May. Celebrity hairdresser Jason Collier has shared three looks he believes the fiancée of Prince Harry is most likely to wear for her wedding. Jason has styled many of the Hollywood A-list's precious manes including Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria and Sienna Miller.
Look One – The Classic Meghan
"Meghan's worn soft, romantic waves before, but this is a highly-polished version for her big day. Loose, glossy and feminine, but still very contemporary, this is like Meghan's version of the soft curls Kate wore for her wedding in 2011. To get the look, wash hair the night before so that it has lost some of its slip, and prep hair with Shea Moisture's Smooth & Tame Blow Out Crème to tame any frizz and create a soft, smooth texture to work with. Part the hair in the middle and use a wide barrel tong to create loose waves through the hair, leaving them to cool before separating with the fingers. I can really visualise Meghan wearing this look with a long, dramatic veil on the big day, alongside a more contemporary tiara, like the Cartier Bandeau tiara. It’s a very pretty but modern style, and would work with a variety of dresses – ideal if she’s planning on changing her outfit during the day."
Look Two – Her Royal Up-Do
"It's already become iconic – Meghan's messy bun. This is a very contemporary look for this very modern Royal bride, and as she’s worn this look for a few important occasions since her engagement, it's obvious that it’s a look that she feels comfortable with, which is so important for any bride, let alone one stepping out in front of millions. This is a very quick style to achieve so ideal for a bride on a tight schedule! Spritz the hair with something like Shea Moisture's Fruit Fusion Weightless Texture Spray, to add grip and a slightly matte texture to the hair, and pull back into a low bun at the nape of the neck, pinning into place. Use a fine-tail comb to loosen some tendrils, especially around the face, and curl these with a tong for the quintessential Meghan look." He added: "I really think that this is the hairstyle she's most likely to wear on her wedding day; if the rumours are to be believed, then Ralph & Russo will be designing her dress and many of their catwalk looks feature hair swept up in a similar style, so I believe she will have chosen this look to fit with her dress. This loose bun would make a stunning contrast with a glittering and ornate tiara, such as the Strathmore Rose tiara, and full veil, beautifully blending classic and contemporary."
Look Three – The Hollywood
"What else for an actress marrying a Prince? These classic Hollywood waves are timeless and elegant, but it's also a look that Meghan has worn on the red carpet before, so she'll feel comfortable with it. Glossy and smooth, with a deep side parting and dramatic waves cascading, this is a style that would look truly incredible with a dramatic tiara such as the Spencer Tiara, and a veil of course. Jason explains: "Smooth, glossy hair is a key part of this look, so it's all in the prep – wash hair with Shea Moisture's Extra Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner to maximise hydration and shine in the hair, ideally the day before the wedding. This will make it easier to style on the day and more likely to lock into place."