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“The Crown” Nailed Princess Diana’s Hairstyles & We Have The Photos to Prove It

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At long last, one of the most beloved members of the Royal Family—Princess Diana—has finally made her official debut on this season of Netflix’s royal drama The Crown. Set between the years 1979 to 1990, the highly-anticipated fourth season follows the late princess, who is portrayed by 24-year-old Pennyworth actress Emma Corrin, and her introduction to the monarchy as well as her rocky marriage to Prince Charles (played by Josh O’Connor). The season also gives special attention to Margaret Thatcher’s (portrayed by Gillian Anderson) reign as Prime Minister.

Much of the buzz surrounding the fourth installment’s premiere has been heavily focused on Corrin’s spot-on transformation into the “People’s Princess.” From the mannerisms, to the voice, and the impeccable styling, the actress nailed it all around with her depiction of Princess Di, who she bears a rather uncanny resemblance to.

Being the hair lovers that we are, it was a definite highlight being able to see Corrin wear some of Diana’s reimagined hair looks. Hair and makeup designer Cate Hall was tasked with the special challenge of bringing some of the royal’s most iconic hairstyles to the small screen. According to ET Online, Hall designed six precise “Diana-cut” wigs for Corrin to wear throughout the show —all of which were styled and colored to match key moments reimagined on-screen.

Below, see how some of the show’s recreations compare to Diana’s real-life hairstyles.

Princess Diana’s Engagement Hair

To announce her engagement to Prince Charles in 1981, Diana went for simple, soft layers to frame her face.

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Princess Diana’s Wedding Hair

The royal made the most stunning bride on her wedding day, wearing her now iconic puff sleeved wedding dress designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel.  Her wispy bangs and trademark short haircut perfectly complemented her dazzling Spencer tiara.

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Princess Diana’s Red Carpet Hair

The late princess opted for tousled locks and her now signature side-part for the premiere of the James Bond film For Your Eyes.

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Princess Diana’s Flared Bob

Diana went for major volume, rocking a slightly longer cut with flipped-out, feathered ends.

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Princess Diana’s Rounded Hairstyle

Princess Di looked radiant while attending an event with a rounded hairstyle that kept her locks curled away from her face.

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Princess Diana’s Side-Swept Waves

Princess Diana looked pretty as can be with her ash blond locks tucked under a vibrant pink fascinator.

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To see even more stellar recreations of Princess Diana’s most memorable hair look, be sure to stream season 4 of The Crown on Netflix now.

Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung
Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor, based in Georgia, covering all things hair at The Tease. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.