20 Kate Middleton Hairstyles That Will Make You Feel Like A Princess February 14, 2017

It’s every girl’s childhood dream to be a princess someday. While for the rest of us that will remain nothing but a dream, for Kate Middleton, this fantasy became a reality when she got married to Prince William. And she has been nothing short of a role model and fashion icon for girls around the world. Her dignified style and perfect hair looks are an example of true class and beauty. If you would like to look like royalty yourself, we have compiled a list of the top 20 hairstyles sported by Kate Middleton that you could check out! And the best part is they are super simple to do and don’t require a high level of hairstyling skill to do yourself.

1. Off-Center Parted Blow Out

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Kate Middleton is not just the Duchess of Cambridge, she is also the Queen of Perfect Blowouts. This particular blowout style that leaves her hair looking lustrous and shiny is sported by her on a regular basis. And why wouldn’t she? This simple and elegant style seems tailor-made for a royal.

What You Need
  • Round brush
  • Blow drier
  • Smoothening serum
  • Tail comb
How To Style
  1. Dry your washed, wet hair with a high powered blow drier while brushing it down with a round brush.
  2. Wrap the ends of your hair around the brush while blowdrying to give them a bouncy, rounded effect.
  3. With the help of a tail comb, part your hair right above the center point of your left or right (whichever you prefer) eyebrow.
  4. Apply some smoothening serum all over your hair to get rid of frizz and give it some shine.

2. Big Curls With A Fascinator

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When you are a member of the British royal family, it is guaranteed that you will have an extensive collection of fascinator hats. For the Annual Remembrance Sunday Service, Duchess Kate went for some loose curls and an understated black fascinator hat. Simple, yet chic.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Medium hold hairspray
  • A fascinator
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl all your hair.
  4. Spritz on some medium hold hairspray to prevent your curls from unraveling throughout the day.
  5. Put on your fascinator hat to finish off the look.

3. Mid-High Ponytail

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Even princesses need a break from having perfectly blown out hair from time to time. Kate Middleton expertly demonstrates how to kick back and relax with this simple ponytail that perfectly goes with her sporty attire.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Paddle brush
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair.
  3. Brush back all your hair and tie it into a ponytail right at the back of your head.
  4. Pull up the hair at the top of your head by pushing your fingers under it to create some volume.
  5. Use a fine toothed comb to smoothen down any frizz at the top of your head and finish off the look.

4. Wrapped Ponytail

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No one does charity events better than Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge kept things simple with a mid-level ponytail with its base concealed by a section of her hair to add a bit of charm to the look. Her side swept bangs lent an air of sweetness to her style statement.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Apply some heat protectant all over your hair.
  2. Run a straightening iron through all your hair to give it a smoother texture.
  3. Brush back all your hair and tie it into a ponytail at the back of your head.
  4. Pick up a 1 inch section of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to hide the hair elastic from view.
  5. Secure this section of hair under your ponytail with a bobby pin to finish off the look.

5. French Braid Low Bun

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Now here’s a hairstyle that is fit for royalty. This French braided low bun goes perfectly with Kate’s sky blue lace back gown and makes her look like a fairytale princess. With her simple makeup and dangly earrings, it’s not hard to imagine her as a classic Disney princess.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Texturizing spray
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Strong hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your hair with some heat protectant and run a straightening iron over it to give it a smoother texture.
  2. Spritz on texturizing spray all over your hair to give it some hold.
  3. Divide your hair vertically into 3 sections, one on each side of your head and one in the middle.
  4. Tie a low ponytail with the middle section of your hair.
  5. Roll this ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head with the help of bobby pins inserted into it from all directions.
    Pick up a 1 inch section from the front of the left section of hair and divide into 3 strands.
  6. Start French braiding these 3 strands by adding more hair into it from the side of your ear with each subsequent stitch of the braid.
  7. Once your French braid has reached near your bun, simply braid it till the end and secure it with a hair elastic.
  8. Take it across the top of your bun and pin it on the other side with bobby pins.
  9. Repeat steps 6 to 9 on the right side.
  10. Spritz on some strong hold hairspray all over your hair to secure your updo in place.

6. Topsy Tail Low Ponytail

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Guys, even women who are a part of one of the biggest monarchies in the world follow mainstream hairstyle trends. Kate shows us how to sport a trendy topsy tail ponytail at a formal event and not have it look out of place at all. Just pair it with a smart blazer and you’re good to go!

What You Need
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastic
How To Style
  1. Brush out all the knots and tangles from your hair.
  2. Part your hair down the middle.
  3. Tie all your hair into a low ponytail.
  4. With your fingers, create a pocket in the hair above your ponytail.
  5. Flip your ponytail up and over into this pocket to topsy tail it.
  6. You could repeat the previous step to increase the twisted effect created by it.
  7. Flip your ponytail over one shoulder to finish off the look.

7. Elegant Low Bun

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One really must take notes from Kate Middleton on the Royal Dressing Protocol (if such a thing even exists). Because she’s absolutely nailing her royal attire here with the powder blue suit and simple low bun. It’s making her look practical, mature, and like someone who knows what she’s talking about.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Smoothening serum
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Tie all your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
  5. Neatly roll your ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head with the help of bobby pins.
  6. Rub some smoothening serum all over your fine toothed comb and run it all over the hair at the top of your head to give your hair a sleek and polished look.

8. Half Up Twisties

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Kate Middleton looks like an adorable 16-year-old here in this cute hair down style. This simple hairstyle sports just two twisted section of hair pulled back from her face to keep the focus on her makeup and dangly earrings. No-nonsense, yet so trendy!

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Part your hair slightly off center.
  4. Pick up a 2 inch chunk of hair from near your left temple, twist it a couple of times, and pin it back with 2 bobby pins crisscrossed over each other.
  5. Repeat the previous step on the right side.
  6. Run your fingers through your curl to open them up and finish off the look.

9. Braided Headband

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Kate Middleton seems to be channeling her inner school girl here in this braided look. The braided headband adds a touch of intricate elegance to her style while still keeping things simple. Leaving her hair open was a good choice as it keeps things casual and flirty.

What You Need
  • Smoothening serum
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastic
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Rub some smoothening serum all over your washed, dried hair.
  2. Brush back all your hair.
  3. Pick up a 3 inch chunk of hair from behind your, simply braid it right till the end, and secure it with a hair elastic.
  4. Place the braid across the top of your head and pin it down behind your other ear to finish off the look.

10. Elegant Half Updo

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A major part of royal duties is going on royal tours. And no one does it better than Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. On the royal tour of Malaysia, Kate paired her stunning white gold embroidered dress with an elegant half updo. The relaxed curls and sleek top added a soft and romantic vibe to the whole look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Teasing brush
  • Fine toothed comb
  • Bobby pins
  • Smoothening serum
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed and dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Tease down the hair at the crown of your head to create volume.
  4. Leaving out the hair at the front, use a fine toothed comb to smooth down hair over the top of the teased down hair.
  5. Pin down this hair at the back of your head.
  6. Part the hair on the front on one side.
  7. Comb back all the hair on the left side of your parting and pin it at the back of your head.
  8. Repeat the previous step on the right side.
  9. Apply some smoothening serum all over your hair and finish off the look.

11. Texturized Curls

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Who says that a princess always has to be neat and put-together? Kate Middleton is breaking these stereotypes down with this shaggy curly style that is to die for. These super texturized curls make her look super bohemian and chilled out.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Light hold hairspray
  • Texturizing spray
  • Paddle brush
How To Style
  1. Wash your hair at night.
  2. With 4-5 inch section of hair at a time, braid all your hair and secure them with hair elastics.
  3. Leave the braids in overnight.
  4. The next morning, spritz on a bit of light hold hairspray all over your braids before opening them.
  5. Spritz on some texturizing spray over your hair.
  6. Run a paddle brush through your curls to open and roughen them up and finish off the look.

12. Center Parted Bangs

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You know that annoying in-between stage that your bangs get to when you’re trying to grow them out? Apparently, Kate Middleton is above experiencing such basic problems. By simply pinning back her hair and parting her bangs down the middle, Kate has swiftly (and fashionably) dealt with this problem.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Apply a bit of heat protectant to your hair.
  2. Run a straightening iron through your hair to give it a sleeker texture.
  3. Straighten your bangs completely.
  4. Part your hair down the middle.
  5. Pick up a 2 inch section of hair from above your left ear, pin it at the back of your head, and let the rest of your hair fall over it to hide the bobby pin from view.
  6. Repeat the previous step on the right side.
  7. Part your bangs down the middle to finish off the look.

13. Low Side Bun

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And we’re back with the fascinators! And when it comes to colors, Princess Kate seems to favor deep blue shades. Here she has gone for an understated navy blue headpiece and a simple low side bun to match her suit and sparkling sapphire studs.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastics
  • A fascinator
How To Style
  1. Spritz on texturizing spray all over your hair to give it some hold.
  2. Part your hair on one side.
  3. From the side of your parting with less hair, pick up a chuck of hair from above your ear, pull it across the back of your hair, and pin it a little away from the back of your opposite ear.
  4. Pick up a chuck of hair from the other side, place it over the first chuck of pinned back hair, and pin it at the back of your head.
  5. Tie all your hair into a low side ponytail.
  6. Roll your ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head with the help of bobby pins.
  7. Put on your fascinator to finish off the look.

14. Braided Back Headband

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While, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie go a little crazy with their fascinator choices, Kate keeps her hat style a little more down-to-earth. In this particular look, she has gone for what seems to be a golf cap inspired fascinator and a simple braid headband running across the back of her head. The whole style speaks of upper class sophistication.

What You Need
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • A fascinator
How To Style
  1. Part your hair down the middle.
  2. Pick up a big chunk of hair from above your left ear, pull it back, and braid it right till the end.
  3. Secure the end of your braid with a hair elastic.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the right side.
  5. Place the left braid across the back of your head and pin it above your right ear.
  6. Repeat the previous step with the right braid.
  7. Put on your fascinator to finish off the look.

15. Feathered In Straight Hair

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Duchess Kate kept things simple with this straight hair look, that is, quite honestly, my favorite out of all her hairstyles. With her mahogany hair cut in layers and feathered in ends, she creates the perfect picture of a princess. And the best part is that it is extremely doable by anyone who owns a straightening iron!

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Smoothening serum
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 1 inch sections of hair at a time, straighten all your hair.
  3. Turn your straightening iron towards your face when you are straightening the ends to give them a feathered in look.
  4.  Part your hair slightly off center.
  5.  Rub some smoothening serum all over your hair to give it some shine and finish off the look.

16. Sleek Half Up/Half Down Look

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If you ever want to dress up all posh, here’s a hairstyle by Kate Middleton that will suit you perfectly. With her straight hair sleeked and tied neatly in a half updo, Kate looks every bit the royalty that she is. Her baby pink dress and pearl earrings only add to the whole charm of the look.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Fine toothed comb
  • French clip
How To Style
  1. Apply heat protectant all over your washed and dried hair.
  2. Straighten all your hair.
  3. Comb all your hair in the front, gather it at the back of your head, and secure it with a French clip.
  4. Make sure you keep your hair a little loose before clipping it to create volume at the top of your head.

17. Messy Curls

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Kate Middleton, like all the other girls, just wants to have fun. So, for the Portrait Gala, she dressed up her deep blue ball gown with an incredible diamond necklace and some messy curls. Because you don’t always have to put up your hair in a perfect chignon when you go to a ball.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1 inch curling iron
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1.  Apply heat protectant all over your hair.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower 2/3rd part of all your hair.
  3. Spritz on some light hold hairspray all over your curls.
  4. Run your fingers through your curls to open them up and give them a messy look.
  5. Part your hair slightly off center to finish off the look.

18. Layered Half Updo

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Kate Middleton’s layered hairstyle game is so strong, it’s not even funny. And there’s no denying the fact that she is partial to her half updos. At the UK première of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Kate went for a basic pinned back look to keep her hair out of her face and a monochrome off-white dress to keep all the attention on her gorgeous statement necklace.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • Straightening iron
  • Bobby pins
How To Style
  1. Get your hair cut in layers.
  2. Apply heat protectant all over your washed, dried hair.
  3. Straighten all your hair.
  4. When straightening the hair at the front, turn the straightening iron towards your face to give the hair a more rounded finish.
  5. Part your hair slightly off center.
  6. Leaving out a few wisps of hair to frame your face, pull back all the hair from the front and pin it at the back of your head to finish off the look.

19. Pearl Encrusted Bun

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Even Kate Middleton can’t keep her hands off those pearl encrusted U-pins that everyone and their mother uses to accessorize their hair. Here she has gone for a princess bun look that is oh-so-elegant and absolutely timeless.

What You Need
  • Texturizing spray
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair brush
  • Hair elastics
  • U-pins with pearls attached
  • Light hold hairspray
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some texturizing spray.
  2. Brush all your hair back.
  3. Pick up a big chunk of hair from above your left ear, twist it a couple of times, and pin it at the back of your head.
  4.  Repeat the previous step on the right side.
  5. Tie all your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
  6. Roll your ponytail into a bun and secure it to your head by inserting bobby pins into it from all directions.
  7. Insert your fancy U-pins into your bun to accessorize it.
  8. Spritz on some light hold hairspray to set your updo in place and finish off the look.

20. Kate Middleton’s Wedding Hair

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The whole world was plastered to their TV screens on 29th April, 2011 when Prince William tied the knot with Kate Middleton. And everyone in the world agrees that she looked like a goddamn vision in her wedding dress. Because her gorgeous lace gown and diamond tiara stole the show, Kate kept things simple with her hair and went for some relaxed curls and a half up style.

What You Need
  • Heat protectant
  • 1.5 inch curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Medium hold hairspray
  • Tiara
  • Veil
How To Style
  1. Prep your washed, dried hair with some heat protectant.
  2. Picking up 2 inch sections of hair at a time, curl the lower half of all your hair.
  3. Part your hair on one side.
  4. Pull back all the hair from the front and pin it in the center at the back of your head to create a half updo.
  5. Spritz on some hairspray to set the curls and do in place.
  6. Put on your tiara and your veil to finish off the look.

So, there you have it! The top 20 Kate Middleton hairstyles that are bound to make you feel like a princess! Try them out and comment below to let us know which ones you liked best.

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