We all saw Kate Middleton make her elegant entrance into the first annual Addiction Awareness Week gala on Thursday.
Her Barbara Casasola dress was perfect, her Jimmy Choo heels were perfect, everything was what we’ve come to expect from the perfect Duchess of Cambridge.
But her hair, took her look to a whole new level of perfection and we’ve been obsessing over it since we saw her sunlit, bouncy blow-out float into the gala.
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The Duchess’ hair always looks immaculate but there was definitely something different about this particular hairstyle, so we asked hairstylist to the stars, Anthony Nader, for a concise how-to, because who doesn’t want a royal blow out like Kate’s?
Damp hair to begin
To achieve this lush royal blow out, Anthony says to start with damp hair and a volumising conditioning foam, to give your hair the ultimate body required.
Work the product through from root to end, comb it through with a wide-toothed comb.
Section off your hair
Inside your part line separate the hair up into four even sections, leaving the bottom section out and clipping the rest away.
Grab you big bristle brushes
“I would then use two large radial brushes with loads of bristles, this is going to help the hair look more refined and polished,” says Anthony.
Heat, and then cool, your hair
Take your first section up to the crown, blow drying it vertically. Once the section feels dry, mold your hair around the bristles, allowing it to sit on your head to cool. Once you’ve finished the next segment you can remove the first brush to use on your third segment. Continue this method until you’re whole head is dry.
“Make sure the brush work is always winding away from the face, to give that ultimate royal wave that we are after,” says Anthony.
Anthony’s pro tip: Want more staying power? Divide the hair in half, flip the top half away and grab the largest curling tong you have. Make sure it is XXL! Then take a 3-4 inch segment and wind it up.
Once the underneath layer is complete, you can un-clip the top section and do the same by winding from root to mid-length only.
For a final touch, run your fingers through the hair so it looks a bit more effortless, just like Kate’s.
Still obsessed with her blow-out? Scroll to see it from even more angles.