While Kate Middleton may be known for her signature long, wavy hair (which she most frequently wears down), there are a few times she experiments with her style. Last week while visiting Canada, the Duchess of Cambridge looked as sophisticated as ever
wearing a half-up, looped style accentuated with butterfly clips.
And over the weekend while visiting LA, she made a classic bun all the more modern by incorporating it into this pulled-back-at-the-sides coiffure. To see her latest look at various angles, and get a few tips on re-creating the minibun yourself, be sure to check out the gallery now.
Start by blow-drying the hair with a round brush and a body-enhancing product, like
Living Proof ($15 to $26).
Full Thickening Cream
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Once the hair is dry, curl the entire head of hair using a wide-barrel curling iron. Tip: hold the iron parallel to create spiral-like waves just like Kate.
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Tease the top and the crown area to enhance volume and pull the hair back at the sides into a ponytail, smoothing out any bumps with a fine-toothed comb.
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Do the Twist
Next, simply wrap the ponytail around itself, forming into a bun. Alternative: braid the ponytail first before securing it into a bun, or if your hair isn't long enough, consider adding in an extension.
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From the Front
And voilà! From the front you have a classic half-up style, but from the back, a looped bun (a classic in itself) makes the look all the more interesting.
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