Kate Middleton's half up and half down hair style got the name the demi-chignon originally for Kate's Royal Wedding. Richard Ward, the man who does Kate's hair says that this style is great to wear at a wedding, a party or even just as your out and about for the day. He also gives the secrets on creating this hairstyle or you can always schedule an appointment to get it done at the same place Kate uses.
Kate wore the style once again last week when she and Prince William attended the Imperial War Museum Foundation's First World War Galleries: Centenary Campaign. She looked classic casual as she mingled with the crowd at this event.
According to Now Magazine, Ward said the nice thing about Kate's signature hair style is that it works with most hair textures. For thick hair he suggests blow drying it smooth with a real bristle brush. Once that's done set the hair in Velcro Rollers, which will give the hairdo those cascading curls seen going down Kate's back.
When the curlers come out, tong random sections into soft curls to get the same look that Kate sports. He said although you do the same for most any type of hair, if your hair is fine, he suggests adding a real hair weft to create the body needed for this look.
The royal's hairdresser said this style works for long or short hair, it just depends on the length of hair you have the sides to sweep up and section and pin backwards. He said longer layers work better as they allow for a neater finish and you avoid hair falling into the face.
Once the foundation's been created, the next step consists of you just taking sections on each side of the front and twisting gently. Use discreet pins to secure the back. Lightly comb back the crown to create the soft beehive effect and sweep the sides across and pin them.
If this doesn't sound like something you're comfortable with doing, get your hair done in the salon that Kate uses, Richard Ward Hair and Metrospa. Phone number 020 7730 1222. You can also check the business out online at Richardward.com.