Princess Diana’s stylist: It was ‘weird’ to recreate her hair for ‘The Crown’

It’s a déjà do.

Hairstylist Sam McKnight said he experienced some déjà vu while recreating Princess Diana’s hair for “The Crown” on actress Emma Corrin, who will star as the beloved royal in Season 4 of the acclaimed Netflix show.

“It felt weird,” McKnight, a legendary stylist famous for doing the ‘dos of Tilda Swinton, Kate Moss and Lady Gaga, told British Vogue. Despite it being one of his “first jobs after lockdown,” he said he initially questioned taking on the role to recreate his former client’s hair at first.

“To be honest, Emma is playing Diana before I even met her, so it felt fine,” he said. “We took a nod to the photos of Diana [in that period] and made a little pastiche of it.”

As Princess Diana’s personal hairstylist for seven years until her death in 1997, McKnight is also the man responsible for Diana’s trademark cut in 1990 — taking her locks from big and fluffy to her now-iconic, much shorter tousled crop cut that made tsunami-level waves when she first debuted the ‘do in public.

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