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Story Of How Princess Diana Strategically Shortened Her Hair And Made A Textured Pixie Cut A Global Trend

December 14, 2018 10:56

From a humble teacher, Diana Spencer quickly turned into arguably the most popular representative of the British royal family. She won over the hearts with her benevolence and spontaneity, as well as a rather shy look, the secrets of which we shared with you earlier. Thousands of women all over the world imitated Lady Di, and her iconic images – including hairstyle – were recreated to the smallest detail.

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Despite the fact that she used to always be in the spotlight, at times she found the keen interest from reporters exhausting. So, during the shooting of the documentary Diana: In Her Own Words, she admitted that she didn’t feel very comfortable in the crosshairs of cameras. And yet she was one of the most photographed women of her time!

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While many of her female relatives preferred long hair, Diana used to wear her lush blond hair rather short. One of her stylists in his book Hair by Sam McKnight revealed the secret of her hairstyle. It turned out that once he styled Lady Di’s hair for a photo shoot with a tiara in such a way that it seemed much shorter than it was. Diana liked it so much that she decided to change her look.

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However, this is not the only unusual story related to Lady Diana's iconic hairstyle. Richard Dalton, who was her personal hairdresser for 12 years, shared another secret with Town & Country magazine. Before one of her Africa trips, Diana wanted to get a short haircut, but she was afraid of how the public would react to such a radical change of style. Dalton found an original solution: he cut her locks 1/4 of an inch every few weeks, and in this way finally was able to achieve the desired length and shape of her hair. So, Princess Diana, imperceptibly for almost anybody, started to wear a textured pixie, which quickly became a trend that outlived the famed princess.

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Celebrities should always be careful with their appearance because such a change can have a significant impact on their fame. Princess Diana's signature hairstyle turned out to be a great solution, which made her look even more stylish. What do you think about this strategic makeover?

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