August 8, 2012

How To: Kate Middleton Updo

Today I had a bride who wanted her hair in an updo like Kate Middleton's.  I've never done this before, but I thought I'd create a step-by-step for the updo while I was doing it.  Let me know what you think! 

1.  Curl all of the hair loosely with a flat iron or curling iron.
2.  Section out the sides to a little past each ear and clip them aside.  Then section out the top and clip it aside as well.  

 3.  Put the back section in a low ponytail.
4.  Create a chignon by looping small sections around the ponytail and pinning them in place.

 5.  Let down the top section and drape it over the chignon, loosely twisting it and pushing it upwards for more body.  Secure with bobby pins.
6.  Twist up the end of the hair remaining from the top section and add it to the chignon, securing with bobby pins.  Now the only hair left out should be the two side sections.

 7.  Use the remaning hair on the sides to do two braids going back, laying them on top of the updo.  In Kate Middleton's updo, she only has one braid going down one side of her hair (the shallow side), but we decided to do braids down both sides.  Either way is beautiful!  
8.  Secure the braids with bobby pins in the back.  




19 comments:

  1. Woooow! This is amazing! Now I want to get all dolled up and have this done to my hair too :p You're so talented!

    ♥ Megann of Style Surgery

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  2. wow!! I love this look so much! very beautiful

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  3. Hi Steph! This hairstyle turned out fabulous, I honestly think it looks much better than Kate's hairstyle! Love it.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!! http://madisonavenuephotography.blogspot.com/2012/08/sunshine-blog-award.html I awarded you! :)

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  5. That is absolutely AMAZING!!

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  6. beautiful!!! love this! you make it look so easy!

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  7. Stunning! You are so talented!

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  8. Love love love love LOVE this post!!!!! Did it yesterday for church and got compliments galore! More please!! <3

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  9. Such a beautiful updo! It looks exactly the same! Love it :)

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  10. el tuyo está más bonito que el original! felicitaciones!!! saludos desde Argentina!

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  11. You do amazing work girl!! :) Love it!! TFS!

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  12. Honestly, it looks way better than Kate's! Beautiful.

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  13. Totally gorgeous! I love people who can see soemthing and then run with it themselves!

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  14. i wish it was a video tutorial

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  15. This is great! I just had my hair trial last night, but rather than starting with a ponytail my hairdresser was just bobby pin crazy! Don't get me wrong, I love her and think she is amazing, but I have hair down to my waist and it is so thick, so she was trying to work an impossible miracle, but she did it, but I think with the ponytail, the bobbypins have more to stick to.......this was awesome!! Thank you.

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  16. I absolutely love this hair style! Thank you so much for sharing. You always are so great at explaining difficult looking styles in an easy to comprehend way!

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  17. I love this hair style. You are so talented. I featured this style on my blog today. Simply sweet hair is a feature blog just for hair tutorials. I want to make it the place people can go and look for their next hairstyle. There is such talent out there. You can find yours here: http://simplysweethair.com/kate-middelton-inspired-updo/ Thanks for letting me feature you!!

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  18. This looks great! Love Kate Middleton. I'm taking your tutorial to my hair dresser!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  19. I did this hairstyle on my sister for her dance recital. I'm no professional hair stylist, but your step-by-step was so clear and easy to understand that even a novice like myself could make the style look great! Thanks so much!

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