When you've been in the public eye for as long as Meghan Markle has, you're bound to have gone through some changes. Sure, some of those don't involve falling in love with someone in the royal family, getting married, and having an adorable son together, but life happens! Anyway, since her early days on the game show Deal or No Deal, Markle has changed up her look in a big way. It's about time we gave some credit to the queen of the low bun and beachy waves; when we're not raving about her beauty routine, all we can ever think about is how gorgeous her hair is in, like, every single freaking hairstyle. We rounded up all of Meghan's looks over the years, from her celebrity life all the way up to the royal styles she graced us with as a duchess. You might want to bookmark this page so you can take one of these looks to your stylist.
For the season two Deal or No Deal promos, Markle wore a side part with big, luscious curls I'm forever envious of, and introduced a style we would see in years to come.
Serving us Blue Crush realness! I would've thought Markle was rolling with the female surfer crew, given how straight her layered haircut is.
Markle's pre-Suits hair was full-on California girl. Here it is on full display at an awards dinner held at The Beverly Hilton hotel. Her chestnut highlights and light curls would soon become a staple.
So perhaps the dark brown hair wasn't always her signature! Here, she's photographed with reddish curls that bring out the gorgeous color in her eyes.
Ah, the start of the iconic signature hairstyle that would become known (at least to me) as the Meghan Markle Power Pony. The style allows her gorgeous face to take center stage.
At the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Markle proved that when blowout is done correctly, it can give you crazy amounts of volume.
This wavy middle part hairstyle accentuates her face beautifully. It was the look for practically every actress in Hollywood during 2012, and it's easy to see why.
Ah, the first bun of many on this list, so get ready. At the 2013 Golden Globes after-party, Markle gave her bun some oomph with a slight bouffant to create a fuller effect.
Here, the straightest hair moment from Markle you'll probably ever see. This shiny blunt cut gives her a sleek edge that I'd love to see her recreate in the present day.
Markle served us some retro Hollywood glam with this side part and dramatic curls at the Novak Djokovic Foundation New York dinner in 2013.
Here, Markle's hair is sweat up. Her whole look screams poised and elegant for a gala in New York City.
The first of many buns that would feature two pieces of hair falling down the front. With a face shape as pretty as Markle's, it's no wonder this style would evolve into a signature look.
Speaking of signature hairstyles, may I introduce you to this gorgeous effortlessness? The classic center part with soft waves is one of Markle's rotating hairstyles we still see now.
Markle's slicked and straight hair, here, isn't a signature look, but one that says strong woman who means business nonetheless.
Look at all those beach waves accompanied by a deep side part! The amount of volume this photo exudes is unreal.
At the season five premiere of Suits in Los Angeles, Markle sported a heavy side-banged updo that looks chic and not stuffy, which is always the goal.
This deep, dramatic part with very loose waves was a red carpet first for Markle and proved you don't need insane volume to have a good hair day.
This was Markle's first public appearance with Prince Harry, and her hair did not disappoint. Here's hoping I look this cool on the sidelines of a sporting event one day.
For the announcement of Markle and Prince Harry's engagement after one year of dating, she went with her signature style: middle part with layered light waves. I wouldn't have it any other way, TBH.
It's the first royal bun, and a trend is born! All buttoned up and cozy, Markle proves that when you're wearing layers, the last thing you want to do is deal with your hair.
The not-so-centered part of this hairstyle gives the illusion Markle has some serious bang action going on, instead of the long layers she's known to rock.
Another day, another bun. In order to get the same look as Markle, make sure you leave two short pieces of hair out, grab your curling wand, and lightly wrap the strands around it for a few seconds. Tada, hair like a royal!
On her wedding day, Markle served some low-bun realness with a middle part that directs the eye right to that tiara. Iconic!
We don't know what we love more about this picture from Trooping The Colour in 2018: that sophisticated hat or the Duchess of Sussex's voluminous shoulder-length curls.
As an avid Markle hair fan, I always notice when she switches up her part. This part gave us double the drama and all the style.
Markle's hair looks perfectly straight, but her shorter layers scream blowout. It's the crossover of my hair dreams, and one of my favorite styles.
The bun of all buns, the top knots of all top knots, the textbook definition of simple elegance.
This screams '60s screen siren. From the perfectly clipped bangs behind her ear to the small bump at the crown that gives it that extra je ne sais quoi, this look is everything.
While on their royal visit to Morocco, Markle opted for a no-fuss, fun ponytail that gave structure to her outfit and complemented her earrings.
When you're attending a panel to mark International Women's Day, the obvious choice is a low chignon that shows how much of a girl boss she is.