Princess Diana's hair evolution: From Shy Di to People's Princess

·Freelance Writer

Friday 1 July would have been Princess Diana's 61st birthday, and her remarkable influence on the fashion industry still stands true today.

It’s not difficult to look back on her greatest moments, as she was undoubtedly one of the most photographed women in the world; her every move made it to the front pages of national newspapers from just days after meeting Prince Charles in the early eighties right up until her tragic death in 1997. But what’s truly admirable, is the way in which she never put a sartorial foot wrong.

So it comes as no surprise to learn that Princess Diana is name-checked as one of the most influential women in fashion history.

From the sweet pie-crust collars of the early eighties to the ‘Revenge Dress’ she donned in the summer of 1994, the ‘Diana Effect’ is very much still reigning over the fashion industry.

But when it comes to her royal wardrobe, many forget to note her daring experimentation in the hair and beauty department.

From her feathered 80s bouffant to her slicked back post-divorce makeover in the nineties, the “People’s Princess” was never afraid to try something new. And even 20 years on, there are timeless beauty lessons we can learn from one the world’s greatest style muses.

Need further proof? Take a look back at some of Princess Diana’s best hairstyles from her honeymoon in Balmoral to her last royal engagement…