Get Kate Middleton’s glossy hairstyle

Jul 07 2011 by
Categories : Beauty

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been swooning over
Kate Middleton‘s envious, glossy long hair. Sigh. Granted she has a
hairstylist with her on her first official Canadian tour to help keep her tresses in picture-perfect form (be it in a ponytail, in waves, or in an updo), we still think her signature blow-out (or Chelsea hair as
ELLE UK dubs it) is going to become a new favourite request in hair salons. Her
hairstyles change only slightly and she’s not that adventurous, but hey, if it works for her and looks great, I say keep doing it. But in case you can’t get to
your hairdresser stat to copy her look, I asked
Daniel Naumovski, stylist/co-owner of
Taz Hair in Toronto his tips for getting princess-worthy locks.

Kate’s long, flowing waves:
1. Apply a full-body mousse before blow-drying hair.
2. Set dried hair in hot rollers (the size depends on how wavy or curly you want your locks). Allow the rollers to cool before removing. Or you can use a 1-inch curling iron to create curls.
3. Using a natural bristle brush, brush through the curls to create soft waves.
4. Apply a gloss serum to hair for sheen and smooth out fly-aways with
anti-frizz hairspray.
Get Kate’s chic ponytail and updo after the jump!
Kate’s chic ponytail:
1. Dry as above and set in hot rollers.
2. When you take out the hot rollers, leave them in curls and spray with hairspray to give hold and texture.
3. Using fingers pull back loosely into ponytail.
4. Take a half-inch section and wrap around ponytail’s base. Use bobby pins to secure. Hairspray and tousle curls for more texture.  

Kate’s classy updo:
1. Dry as above and set in hot rollers to add curl.
2. Divide hair from top of ears the middle of the back of head. Clip the top section out of the way.
3. Back comb or tease lower section, then loosely tuck section down and under securing curly ends with bobby pins near the nape of the neck.
4. Back comb top section to create volume using fingers. Add hairspray and brush hair back from face.
5. Pin all loose ends into the middle around bottom section. And voila, you have a chic updo.
What do you think of Kate’s hairstyles? Do you think she should be more adventurous, or stick to what looks good on her?
Fill me in below!
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