Kate Middleton’s best royal tour hairstyles

And tips on how to nail the looks at home

Contributor / May 25 2017

Kate Middleton’s stylish beauty ways can often steal the show during a royal tour. And the Duchess of Cambridge certainly didn’t disappoint during her recent seven day tour of India and Bahtn.

In true Middleton form, Kate’s luscious locks were immaculate on every occasion - elegantly fashioned in three main styles throughout the trip.

Yet, whether it was a traditional bouncy waved look, a graceful updo or a tasteful half-up style, Kate’s hairstyle can easily be recreated at home.

Look 1: The glamour curls

It’s the quintessential Middleton look; voluminous, silky curls neatly resting below the shoulders. The bouncy blow-dry is definitely a favourite of Kate’s and was worn multiple times during the visit.

In order to achieve this look, make sure you opt for a large barrel curling tong to create bigger-style waves. A volumising mousse will also help form movement and ace the ‘bouncy’ effect. Finish with some hairspray and you’re good to go.

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Look 2: The loose updo

This elegant updo made a couple of appearances, however Kate switched between a loosely braided style, and a low bun with some side twists.

The neatly presented style perfectly highlighted her gorgeous features and can be an ideal look when going from day to night. If you opt for the low bun, it’s also a great option for when you need to style your hair in a hurry.

To master this chic style, twist the sides of your hair back and secure at the nape of your neck, and tie your hair into a low ponytail. Then, loosely twist your ponytail into a low bun and secure with some bobby pins. Some light hairspray will also come in handy for extra hold.

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Look 3: The half-up, half-down


This playful style was worn a little differently for each event, where Kate would change how much hair was pulled off her face. While this tasteful look was a practical choice for the Duchess to look chic but sensible during her overseas travels, it’s also a handy hairstyle to try when your front pieces and roots are looking a little oily, but your lengths still have some life left in them.

When creating this style, spray some volumising or dry shampoo at your roots to create some lift (and deal with any oiliness), then take a section of hair from either side of your part and slightly twist it as you pin it back. To really nail the look, make sure you pin the sides of your hair slightly below the crown of your head. If you want to get really creative with this style, you can try using jewelled pins or a pretty hair comb to secure your style.

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Image credits: Getty

Passionate about all things beauty, Brittany has created digital and print content for BEAUTYcrew and Famous Live.

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