Meghan Markle's hairstylist says that her wedding look only took 45 minutes
Meghan Markle achieved the most one could hope to get out of social mobility on Saturday: becoming a member of the royal family. The erstwhile Suits actress snapped up Britain's most eligible bachelor in a beautiful ceremony that was held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor - and naturally - all eyes were on the bride.
Meghan wore a Givenchy gown, by way of Clare Waight Keller, which was paired with Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara. She styled her hair in a low, messy bun, and her makeup was refreshingly simple and glowy. Now, of course, everyone is trying to replicate the Duchess of Sussex's effortless look, and luckily for them, her hairstylist, Serge Normant - who has worked with the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Julia Roberts - has revealed how to do it, and in under 45 minutes too.
Celebrity hairstylist, Serge Normant, created the low, twisted updo that Meghan Markle sported on Saturday. And according to the DailyMail, Normant told reporters at Kensington Palace that he was "still pinching himself" after having the honor of styling the new Duchess of Sussex for her big day.
Explaining how he created the look, Normant stated "We had to blow dry [her hair] from wet, I would say 45 minutes to an hour. Then they did the make-up and then you fiddle around with it a little bit. But it's not that long. I always tend to try and go as fast as I can at these events. Nobody wants to sit around."
Normant stressed that he was anxious to ensure that Meghan was comfortable with the look, and that it tapped into her signature style. "It's a messy bun, we call it. Messy in a controlled way," he continued. "I don't overload the hair with products in general and certainly not on this day."
While we all know that Meghan Markle joined Audrey Hepburn as a famous Givenchy bride, it appears that she was channeling the classic Hollywood actress in more ways than one. "I think it was a variety of things, as long as it didn't look contrived," he said when speaking about the inspiration behind Meghan's hairstyle.
"For me, I always think of icons I love, like Audrey Hepburn, all those styles that I still look at a picture of today and still love. I always have little '60s inspirations in my head but I didn't want to do anything set in a time frame. I didn't want too much volume. I wanted something very loose and easy which is why we chose a very loose bun...It wasn't about reinvention."
But while this is all well and good, I think the most important thing we can take away from Normant's breakdown is how lovely Meghan is to work with. "The thing is working with Meghan, she makes everything so light and easy that you don't think about these things in that dramatic way," he asserted. "It was an amazing day, something that will last a lifetime."