It was an updo sort of night time for Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, who celebrated Prince Charles’s 70th birthday in nearly-identical hairstyles.

The royal dynamic duo traded their signature hairstyles — Middleton’s wavy blowout and Markle’s messy bun — for one thing barely extra polished by the use of French twists. Middleton’s model was barely extra intricate, with coils expertly pinned up the again, whereas Meghan opted for a simple-yet-chic type together with her hair tucked behind her ear. Every paired their tackle the evening-approved type with a set of sparkly assertion earrings, smoky eye shadow, and pale pink lips.

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This is not the primary time Meghan Markle has swapped her messy bun for a twist: Whereas touring by Fiji in October, she wore her hair in a extra informal model of the type, embellished with recent flowers. And whereas Kate Middleton hasn’t tried the type but, she’s historically been a fan of a flowery bun for formal occasions.

Reaching the black tie-worthy type by yourself is a surprisingly easy feat — even when you do not have your personal royal glam squad on deck. “For a French twist that can final you all night time, I by no means like to begin with clear hair. Subsequent-day hair is at all times greatest,” explains hairstylist Teresa Cavaliere with Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in Palm Seaside, Florida, who begins by teasing the hair and spraying it with Paul Labrecque Polish and Seal Droplets from the shaft of the hair to the ends. Then, part the hair from the again of the ears to the highest of the top.

“Pull that front-sectioned hair ahead and tease the hair on the other aspect of the top the place the French twist will lay. Subsequent, take that hair and coil it round your hand, incorporating the edges and again that had been disregarded and begin to pin the twist flowing upwards in the direction of the crown of the top.” End the look with some shine spray (she likes Paul Labrecque End Shine Spray, “as a result of who does not love shiny hair?”), and you will be prepared for a royal occasion of your personal.

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