The Secret to Kate Middleton’s Perfectly Imperfect Blow-Dry


by: Jet Rhys

Congratulations to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge! Just a day after the birth of their new royal baby, the beaming parents posed on the steps of Saint Mary’s Hospital in London to give the world the first glimpse of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, or George Alexander Louis.

The radiant new mom wore a simple polka-dot dress and minimal makeup. Her long flowing hair — with layers framing her beautiful face — looked healthy and shiny as always, lovely but not overly coiffed.

Kate’s hair is a gorgeous example of long locks that have a lot of swing and movement, thanks to smart styling techniques. Want to get her dashing, flowing hairstyle? Here, we reveal the secret to Kate’s perfectly imperfect blow dry.

A Perfectly Imperfect Royal Blow Dry

Step 1: Shampoo and condition with products chosen for your hair type. Gently squeeze out extra moisture with a towel.

Step 2: Apply a quarter-size amount of a mousse, thickening serum or gel.

Step 3: Rough-dry your hair, making sure it’s about 80 percent dry before you pick up a brush. Remember, brushes and wet hair are not friends. The bristles can cause breakage. Instead, coax out any tangles with a wide-toothed comb.

Step 4: Use a large round brush when you blow dry. Angle the brush down and out, rolling the hair diagonally to create casual bouncy waves on the ends.

Step 5: Lift sections of hair at the crown and roll down. Give quick blasts of heat to each section, remove the brush and repeat. This creates volume throughout the top.

Step 6: Flip your head over and spray your hair with a lightweight hairspray. Massage your scalp for 20 seconds. By doing this, you create volume at the roots. It’s a great trick for long hair, which can sometimes fall flat under its own weight.