Between the Platinum Jubilee and the recent odes to Princess Diana herself in Netflix’s The Crown and the feature film Spencer, we can’t help but fall in love with the late Princess’s iconic aesthetic all over again. And now her nostalgic style is taking over our Instagram feeds yet again in the form of the ‘Princess Diana bob’.
It may be a classic ’80s hairstyle, but voluminous waves with a Farrah Fawcett flick have become synonymous with the late Lady of Wales and solidified her status as a style icon.
From the shaggy bob to Nicole Kidman’s effortlessly chic take, the bob hairstyle has proved that it never goes out of fashion. But there’s just something about Lady Di’s iconic hairstyle that we can’t get enough of.
Nor, it seems, can the beauty world. Princess Di’s iconic ‘do has been making the rounds on stylists’ Instagram feeds and even taken over the world of TikTok.
And let’s be real, what’s not to love?! The Diana bob is such a timeless style that can be styled with that voluminous swept-back look, or tousled and tucked behind the ears for a more laidback vibe.
One TikTokker, Claire Riley, has made a serious case for Princess Diana hair — and if we weren’t already sold on this trend, we definitely are now.
And just in case you needed more convincing, we’ve gone ahead and sourced some of our favourite takes for inspo at your next hair appointment.
Emma Corrin, the actress who embodied Lady Diana in The Crown, is the poster child for the modern Diana cut.
This take on Princess Di’s iconic feathered shag also taps into the current grunge trend, adding a more elevated vibe to your look.
Did someone say ’70s?! This flicked style is perfect for those with shoulder-length locks, with a layered face-framing fringe.
Diana meets old Hollywood
We’re simply obsessed with this exaggerated flick, and it’s so easy to recreate at home with a straightener, a good texturising spray to hold the flick in place, and chin-length locks, of course!
Kristen Stewart has well and truly mastered the pixie cut, and what’s not to love?! The lead actress of Spencer showcases the perfect example of a grunge-meets-royalty iteration of the Princess Diana bob.
Which of these Princess Diana hairstyles is your favourite?