Holly Willoughby adopts hair trend sparked by Meghan Markle with post-lockdown hairdo

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Holly Willoughby looks like she's adopted a hair trend sparked by Meghan Markle (opens in new tab)'s post-lockdown hairdo - and fans are loving it!

The TV presenter is currently enjoying a well-deserved summer break after she worked through most of lockdown to entertain and inform the nation.

While she shared some secrets of how she maintained her mane during lockdown (opens in new tab), Holly seems to have now reunited with her hairdresser for a touch up.

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But while most of us rushed to the hairdressers as soon as they opened (opens in new tab) for a chop, Holly's hair is actually longer.

Fans loved her longer hairstyle and beachy waves, which are perfect for summer. One said, 'your hair is getting so long now!! i love it💓', while another wrote, 'Love your hair longer 👌🏻'.

A third added, 'Love the waves!! You’re beautiful 💛'.

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Holly might have taken inspiration from Meghan Markle's own post-lockdown hairdo, after the duchess made an appearance a few weeks ago.

While many people were desperate for a shorter hairstyle (opens in new tab) - which is also said to be a more hygienic haircut (opens in new tab) - Meghan looked sensational with a much longer hairdo when she spoke at the Girl Up 2020 Leadership Summit.

The appearance sparked a hair trend, with search engine Google seeing a 170 per cent jump in searches for the term ‘how many inches does hair grow in a year?’.

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In fact, hair stylist to the stars Larry King told us that lockdown had indeed sparked a desire to grow longer locks.

“Lock-down has provided us with an opportunity to grow out our hair – and even pass that awkward stage you have to go through,” says Larry.

However, he did recommended that people wanting to grow their hair should focus on keeping strong and healthy with strengthening products (opens in new tab).

How to grow your hair like Holly Willoughby and Meghan Markle

Best hair treatment: Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector, £26.00, Cult Beauty

Best hair treatment: Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector, £26.00, Cult Beauty

Swisse Beauty Hair, Skin and Nails Supplement

Swisse Beauty Hair, Skin and Nails Supplement

£24.95, Amazon Biotin, vitamin C and selenium strengthen locks from the inside.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil

£34.40, Feel Unique Keep hair strong with this nourishing oil that has been coined 'liquid gold' by celeb hair stylists.

Grow Gorgeous Growth Serum Intense

Grow Gorgeous Growth Serum Intense

£45, Boots This bestselling serum uses a cocktail of active ingredients to increase hair thickness.

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.