Princess Diana's Most Memorable Hairstyles through the Years — See Her Stunning Hair Evolution

Princess Diana is remembered for her kindness, compassion, impeccable sense of fashion, and of course, her iconic short hair. Let's a look at some of the most beautiful hairstyles she ever opted for.

Princess Diana's life was tragically cut short, but her memories remain alive in the hearts of those who knew her kindness. She only wanted to be the people's princess, and her grace and empathy helped her do just that.

Let's not forget how iconic her fashion style was, especially her ever-changing hairstyles. She famously wore her iconic short hair and rocked many different styles throughout the years. 

Princess Diana flaunts The Spencer Family Tiara, a gift from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia in 1983. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana flaunts The Spencer Family Tiara, a gift from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia in 1983. | Source: Getty Images

Diana was never a long hair person, not even during her childhood days. She flaunted shoulder-length hair as a child, and her cut only got shorter as she aged. Here's a look at some of the most memorable hairstyles she wore. 

During the late 80s, the royal curled back the hair from her face.

Lady Diana Spencer uring a summer holiday in Itchenor, West Sussex in 1971. | Source: Getty Images

Lady Diana Spencer uring a summer holiday in Itchenor, West Sussex in 1971. | Source: Getty Images

THE BLUNT BOB

In 1980, Diana caught the eye of Prince Charles. A teenager back then, she rocked an almost brunette, blunt bob that only a pair of dexterous hands could have cut. 

Princess of Wales at a polo match before she married in 1981. | Source: Getty Images

Princess of Wales at a polo match before she married in 1981. | Source: Getty Images

SOFTER LAYERS

A year later, Diana and Charles got engaged. In the announcement picture, the Princess's light hair was styled with soft layers. Keeping it simple and classy at the same time was what she did best!

Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles pose during their engagement announcement day on February 24, 1981. | Source: Getty Images

Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles pose during their engagement announcement day on February 24, 1981. | Source: Getty Images

THE CHIC WEDDING DAY HAIR

At her fairytale wedding, Diana's ash blonde hair was adorned with the Spencer tiara. She swept down her bangs for the special day to let the family treasure shine in all its glory.  

Prince Charles and Diana eave St. Paul's Cathedral following their wedding on July 29, 1981 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Charles and Diana eave St. Paul's Cathedral following their wedding on July 29, 1981 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

THE GRAVITY-DEFYING BLOWOUT

When Prince Williams was born, Diana had her hair perfectly swept back on the front and sides. That changed with the birth of Prince Harry as she debuted her voluminous blowout. 

Princess Diana leaves the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital following the birth of Prince Harry on September 16, 1984 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana leaves the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital following the birth of Prince Harry on September 16, 1984 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

BACK TO THE BASICS

As the princes grew older, Diana got her familiar bangs back with some added volume after briefly flaunting the cute pinned-back shoulder-length hair as a busy mom.

Princess Diana on an official overseas visit to Italy on April 22, 1985. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Diana on an official overseas visit to Italy on April 22, 1985. | Source: Getty Images

CURLED UP

During the late 80s, the royal curled back the hair from her face. Unlike her previous hairstyles, this one allowed her to flaunt her charming facial features and, of course, her elegant earrings. 

Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales meet guests arriving at a dinner in the Elysee Palace in Paris, France in November 1988. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales meet guests arriving at a dinner in the Elysee Palace in Paris, France in November 1988. | Source: Getty Images

In 1991, Diana met hairstylist Sam McKnight during a photo shoot and asked him what he would do if he could style her hair in any way he wanted. And that's exactly what he did and thereafter began the royal's pixie cut era

Before meeting McKnight, hairdresser Richard Dalton did her hair. He first met Diana when she was 17, and he was the one who gave William and Harry their first haircuts

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