Just like everyone else on the planet, we're fascinated by Meghan Markle. Her life is endlessly interesting (marrying a prince will do that), but it's her tried-and-true beauty wardrobe that piques our interest over and over again. Even now, as she's transitioned from royal life to civilian living in California, Markle's beauty looks have remained true to her minimalist approach to beauty. And of all the staple looks the former duchess continues to wear on repeat, easy updo hairstyles top the list.
We know the word "updo" might make you think of stiff, overdone bridesmaid hair, but Markle's take on the classic style is far from stuffy. Just like the rest of her beauty routine, she tends to keep it simple with elegant buns secured at the nape, complete with face-framing tendrils or sleek, middle-parted chignons that are just as appropriate on the red carpet as they are for everyday wear.
The best part? This is the kind of style that looks like it would require hours in a stylist's chair when it can actually be executed in mere minutes. With the right products on hand, you can turn unwashed hair into a beautiful bun, twist, or braid in no time at all. In fact, updos turn out even better when your hair is a bit dirty. Lazy girls, rejoice!
If, like us, you're ready to emulate Markle's go-to style and other simple yet snatched hair looks, keep scrolling for the very best easy updo hairstyles out there. Be prepared to pin your favourites ahead of your next big video meeting.
Tracee Ellis Ross's simple low bun is perfect and so easy to do no matter what hair texture you have.