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Hair Tutorial : Kate Middleton’s Famous Half Up Hairstyle

I rarely share hair tutorials that aren’t my own… but this popped up in my inbox the other day and since it’s a style I’ve never personally done to my own hair, I learned a little something reading through it and thought you might too. I still find video tutorials easier to learn from than photos, unless the finished photo makes the hair style easy enough to figure out. Still, I liked it and may try it in the near future because it looks easy, breezy, and pretty. I like hair a bit messier though, since it adds that romantic feeling meshed with the I just threw my hair up and it turned out like this look, so I’d definitely add a bit more texture to mine…

Enjoy! Find the written steps below the photo tutorial…

Kate Middleton’s famous half up hairstyle: “It is very easy, practical and should take less than 10 minutes to complete,” explains guest contributor Natalia Simmons.

“The great thing about it is that it can work on many hair types, lengths, and styles. You can keep it straight, or try it with curly hair. However you do it, I hope you give this Kate Middleton hair tutorial a try. Enjoy having princess hair for a day!”

Kate Middleton's half up hair style tutorial

1. It’s best to start with mostly straight smooth hair, but a bit of curl at the bottom. This seems to be a favorite look of Kate’s.

2. Tease your hair at the crown and back a bit, but not all the way to the nape of the neck, just at the top.
Create a mini bouffant, like a mini snooki poof, but just at the crown of your head, leaving out the front. Secure with two bobby pins going straight across.

3. Starting on one side {it doesn’t matter which} take the front section of hair that you had left out. Pull it back and across, twisting at the end. Secure on the far side of the half up.

4. Repeat step 3 but with the remaining side securing on the opposite side as well… going back to the side you started with, take a section of hair from under the first section and pull over and across, lightly twisting as you go. Secure with a bobby pin on the far side, so the hair is brought all the way over {hiding your bobby pins beneath/within}

5. Repeat step 5 with the opposite side.

6. Voila! You’re done! You can fluff a little, smooth it out or add some hair pins or pretty barrettes to make sure there are no bald spots showing, but other than that, you’re done!


Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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