One year after her royal nuptials, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, always looks lovely and put together. So it's no surprise that many women are clamoring to mimic her style. Obviously, her good looks were handed down from her parents, but constantly being so well groomed requires a serious beauty regimen. While nobody but Kate knows her exact routine, we've uncovered a few products and treatments that are said to be her favorites — and added up the costs. As you can imagine, looking princess-perfect costs a pretty penny. Read on to see the breakdown.
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.
Her sleek half-updo was simply swept back, but instead of putting the gathered section into a ponytail, Kate worked in pirouettes of hair and cute butterfly clips. To see the full hairstyle up close and get tips for getting a similar look on your own, just keep reading.
Rumor had it that Kate Middleton would wear her hair down and flowy, and that's just what she did. While there were no flowers in her hair as some speculated, she looked simply stunning in soft waves, topped off with a netted veil, and Cartier tiara. It was understated elegance at its finest.
The style came courtesy of stylist James Pryce of the Richard Ward salon. "Catherine’s bridal look is called the 'demi chignon' — an updo style which combines a classic bridal look with a regal, couture finish," the salon revealed in a statement. "The focus of the style was Catherine's unique and individual halo style tiara, set just back from the hairline, which determined the finished look.”
To make the style your own, apply a styling cream, like Aveda's Smooth Infustion Style-Prep Smoother ($24), to damp hair. Blow-dry with a round brush, creating lift at the crown and a soft curl at the ends.
When the hair is dry, form a side part, and then start curling all around the head, using a wide-barrelled curing iron to make corkscrew-style curls. Tip: hold the curling iron parallel to your face and head to do this. Finish off with a smoothing serum to refine, and twist the sides back to bring the hair away from the face. See Kate's style from all angles now!