From short and elegant to voluminous and shoulder-length: We show you Princess Diana's 10 best short haircuts.
As with so many of us, Princess Diana's hairstyle evolved with her. In her teens, she wore her hair messy and long enough to hide underneath, reflecting her shy nature as a 20-year-old girl who was suddenly thrust into the spotlight. As she got older and more confident, she asked her barber and friend Sam McKnight for a haircut that would make her feel confident and strong.
This is the stylist who cut Lady Di's hair
The length of her hair has always been short, but has varied over the years she has been in public. Sometimes it sat just under the chin, other times, especially in the 80s, it was more voluminous and shoulder length. Sam McKnight, who worked with the Queen from 1990, recalls the first time he met Lady Di - at a shooting - and tells how this adult short haircut came about.
"At the end of the shoot, she asked me what I would do with her hair if I could do anything I wanted and I said, 'Well, I would just cut it all off and start over,' because it was 1990. The maximum silhouettes from the 80s were overtaken, and a much leaner, almost androgynous power dressing had appeared on the fashion scene. I said, 'Cut it off, get rid of the 80s cut, and start again with a minimal, short haircut. And we did that, "he says.
Here are 10 vintage photos with the best Princess Diana short hairstyles over the years.