How to Style Your Hair Like a Royal, According to a Celebrity Stylist

In 2011, 23 million people tuned into Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding, and this past May, seven million more gathered in front of their televisions for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's nuptials. Suffice to say, there's a fascination with the royal family, presumably with their fairytale-like regality and—call it shallow—their appearance. Kate and Meghan prompt pieces of clothing to sell out faster than most celebrities, and the disclosure of their favorite beauty products and routines likely ignites the same flash of credit cards. Both women bring to life the princesses we'd read about in storybooks or role-played as children, so to be able to emulate their style is adult dress-up, so to speak.

Take, for example, their hair. Kate's signature bouncy curls and Meghan's ever-present low bun are the epitome of elegance and, lucky for us, not entirely too difficult to achieve. It's true: You too can have locks worthy of a duchess, and to figure out step by step how to create their famous looks, we turned to Herbal Essences celebrity stylist Bridget Brager. (Conveniently, Herbal Essences is the first mass haircare brand to be authenticated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which houses the most biodiverse gardens in the world and is beloved by Queen Elizabeth.)