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The 80s bouffant

Princess Diana’s ashy bouffant was voted the most influential haircut of the past fifty years, according to Stylist. And it’s hardly surprising, as the Sloane cut was soon to become increasingly associated with the royal family.
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Princess Diana's hair evolution: From Shy Di to the People's Princess

Written by Danielle Fowler

As the nation prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, there is no better time to reflect on her remarkable influence on the fashion industry.

And 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 admirabl, 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…

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