Meghan Markle rocks the messy bun for 2nd time: How to achieve the trendy look

PHOTO: Britains Prince Harrys fiance, U.S. actress Meghan Markle, waves to well-wishers as they leave after a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM community radio station in Brixton, south west London, Jan. 9, 2018. PlayAdrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
WATCH Meghan Markle rocks the messy bun

When Meghan Markle visited Wales Thursday with Prince Harry, the crowd went wild and women everywhere took a second look: Markle had again stepped out with her long hair pulled back in a messy bun.

Could she really be a royal-to-be just like us, sweeping her hair into a bun so she doesn't have to worry about it while she gets to work?

PHOTO: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their first visit to Wales since the announcement of their engagement, Jan. 18, 2018, in Wales, U.K. Mirrorpix/Newscom
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their first visit to Wales since the announcement of their engagement, Jan. 18, 2018, in Wales, U.K.

Markle, the California native who will marry Harry in May, chose to forego perfectly coiffed hair for a look that any woman can achieve. Her bun included wisps of hair sticking out and strands of hair pulled out to frame her face.

PHOTO: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet the crowds during their first visit to Wales since the announcement of their engagement, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cardiff, Wales. Mirrorpix/Newscom
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle greet the crowds during their first visit to Wales since the announcement of their engagement, Jan. 18, 2017, in Cardiff, Wales.

"It's something women have always done but surely Meghan will inspire that a bit more," said Alli Webb, the founder of Drybar, the famous blow dry bar with 90 locations across the U.S. "It's different and it feels fresh."

Markle, 36, first debuted the messy bun look earlier this month while visiting a radio station in Brixton, England, with Harry.

PHOTO: Britains Prince Harrys fiance, U.S. actress Meghan Markle, waves to well-wishers as they leave after a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM community radio station in Brixton, south west London, Jan. 9, 2018. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Prince Harry's fiance, U.S. actress Meghan Markle, waves to well-wishers as they leave after a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM community radio station in Brixton, south west London, Jan. 9, 2018.

Though Markle recently moved to London, the former "Suits" star was a client of Drybar for "many years," according to Webb.

"She loves a good blowout just like the rest of us," Webb said. "She’s so sweet and so nice and she cares about her hair."

PHOTO: Meghan Markle waves to the crowd after a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM in Pop Brixton, Jan. 9, 2018, in London.Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Meghan Markle waves to the crowd after a visit to Reprezent 107.3FM in Pop Brixton, Jan. 9, 2018, in London.

Webb said Markle may have been choosing a bun for a more strategic reason than simply style: To extend the length of a blowout and to protect her hair from heat treatment.

"We recommend waiting three to four days between blowouts," Webb said. "Extending your blowout is a huge category for us and we have everything from a dry shampoo to a shower cap designed to get the longest bang for your buck.

"This is another option of pulling it into a low, chic bun," she said. "You can just re-blow your hair at the front and pull the rest back and it looks very fresh and new."

Markle’s future sister-in-law, Princess Kate, typically wears her hair down, often with loose curls. She also sometimes steps out in a chignon for formal events or a ponytail for more casual events.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust attends the America's Cup World Series, July 26, 2015, in Portsmouth, England.

Markle's perfectly-imperfect bun could have been done by a stylist or by Markle herself. It was matched Thursday by her entire look, which featured on-trend jewelry and clothes and accessories -- including a purse and jeans -- that were from socially conscious labels.

"I think Meghan's look is saying you can look pretty and feel good in a lot of different ways," said Webb, whose 3,000 stylists complete around 1 million blowouts each year. "You don’t have to have perfectly styled hair to be public facing and show confidence.

"There are a lot of ways to style your hair and so many different options that women have," she added.

GlamSquad is an on-demand beauty service that operates in major cities from New York to Los Angeles.

The company's creative director, Giovanni Vaccaro, told ABC News the bun is "always on trend" but that more and more women are requesting a "messy, effortless, casual style."

PHOTO: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Reprezent 107.3 FM in Brixton, London, Jan. 9, 2018.Andrew Parsons/i-Images/Polaris
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Reprezent 107.3 FM in Brixton, London, Jan. 9, 2018.

"We believe the recent increase in this requested look is a reflection of both Meghan and [Hollywood's] awards season," he said.

Try Vaccaro's six-step process for creating the messy bun look favored by Markle.

1. Apply texture spray and tousle hair.

2. Leave front pieces out.

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PHOTO: Glamsquad creative director Giovanni Vaccaro prepares a client's hair to go in a low bun.

3. Pull hair back into a pony.

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PHOTO: Glamsquad creative director Giovanni Vaccaro demonstrates pulling hair back into a low bun.

4. Apply shine oil.

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PHOTO: Glamsquad creative director Giovanni Vaccaro prepares a ponytail to go in a low bun.

5. Twist hair in the pony and wrap it into a bun.

6. Secure with bobby pins and spray with hairspray.

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