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Kate Middleton Hair Tutorial


We all want to be a princess, am I right? That’s why Disney Princess movies sell so well, it’s every little girl’s dream! Something that most likely won’t happen to most of us. I keep asking if my husband is some kind of Prince of The Bahamas but no such luck. Maybe he’s going to surprise me one of these days… Hey a girl can dream!

Another thing Disney did to us girls is give us an unrealistic ideal of what hair is supposed to look like. I mean, come on, Ariel, you live in the ocean. There’s no way it stays so pretty and untangled and not plastered to her head. And Jasmine? How much hair do you actually have? The size of your ponytail is ridiculous. Pocahontas doesn’t even own a hair brush and yet her hair is super silky smooth, right?

Disney Princess Hair

We all thought, well ya, they’re cartoons of princesses, of course it’s unrealistic. Then Kate Middleton came along and we all just hung our normal-haired head in shame.

Kate Middleton Disney Princess Hair

Yes, I know I have Disney Princess Hair…

Honestly, I love Kate Middleton. I just thought that picture was too funny not to post. I think she seems sweet and real and is so beautiful. Anyway, if we can’t have her hair or Disney princess hair, then I guess our next best bet is to give some of the styles a shot. We can attempt those, right?

Kate Middleton Hair tutorial

Here is my attempt at one of Kate Middleton’s hairstyles. This is the style I am recreating.  The way I’ve done it is actually very easy, and can be done on all types of hair. Check it out:

Kate Middleton Hair

Let me break it down for you;

  • You can definitely do this style on dirty hair. It might even be best. Of course, most my styles are done on dirty hair because my hair is often times dirty! Just use a good dry shampoo and you’ll be all set. 
  • Start by parting a section down the side. Begin this section above the outside of your eyebrows and braid to behind your ears.
  • Do the same on the other side.
  • Tease your hair from the crown to the nape of your neck. I love this teaser comb.
  • Twist and pin like you are doing a half-up hairstyle but sweeping the front up and a little to the side, not totally parted. .
  • Continue to tease the remainder of your hair that is left down. If you need texture, try something like this product.
  • Roll the hair up and pin into a bun. Similar to this hairstyle.
  • The wrap the braids on top of the bun & pin!
  • Spray it down and smooth it out so it looks oh-so-pretty and you’re done!

KM hair tut

Now we all can feel like princesses!! You’re welcome. :)

Is this a style you would try?

Have a beautiful weekend!




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Natalia is a mom to two crazy boys and wife to one handsome dude. She lives in France part of the year where her husband plays professional basketball, but she hails from Southern California. The hubs was born & raised in Nassau, Bahamas, which makes them an intercultural, interracial family traveling the globe together since 2007. She loves to cook (but mostly eat), hang with her fam, be adventurous, & find ways to stay girlie in a house full of men. On her site you can find loads of hair tutorials, makeup ideas, & fashion tips for the everyday woman. She believes that beauty and fashion don't have to be intimidating and that every woman should learn to embrace her own beauty.

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36 Responses to Kate Middleton Hair Tutorial

  1. Sheila September 20, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    So chic & elegant…just beautiful!

    I wannebe a princess too, but so challenged when it comes to hairstyling! I need some extra hands & some eyes in the back of my head !!

    • Natalia September 20, 2013 at 8:56 am #

      I know, it’s tough! I’m sure she has help all the time! But with some practice, you’ll get it!

  2. Ashley September 20, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    I really like this!! I saw something on the small things – but this has a different twist! I will for sure be giving this a try.

    ~ Ashley w/

    • Natalia September 22, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      Oh I’m glad it’s different! I try not to look at other tutorials so I don’t copy them at all! But I’m sure there’s a few bound to cross over. Hope you like it!

      • Ashley September 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

        I wasn’t suggesting you were copying!! I am sorry if I came across that way!! Yours is very different – the french braid, the roll-uped bun. I really love this style and can’t wait to try it out on my hair!

        • Natalia September 24, 2013 at 7:43 am #

          Thank you, I am glad you like it. You didn’t really come across that way, I just wanted to make sure people know! :)

  3. Leigh Anne September 20, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    So true about the princess hair……I always wanted Ariel’s hair! Thanks for breaking down this style. I have shoulder length layered wavy hair, but I think I could make it work 😉

    • Natalia September 22, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      I know, stinkin’ princesses! We can at least try, right? I’m sure you could nail this style!

  4. Amanda D September 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    haha that’s funny I was just looking at this article today that gives little personalities associated with the different disney princess hairstyles.

    I love how simple, but elegant and neat-looking this hairstyle is.

    • Natalia September 22, 2013 at 11:41 am #

      I just read through that, so cute! I read a few other articles too, so funny. Stinkin’ Disney Prince & Princesses – making us dream of an unrealistic life! LOL

  5. Cody Doll September 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I seriously need to learn how to braid my hair–I mean french braid. I wasn’t taught and I still haven’t found a tutorial that clearly shows how.

    • Natalia September 22, 2013 at 11:32 am #

      Oh I’m working on it! There will be a post on it soon, promise!

      • Cody Doll September 23, 2013 at 9:13 am #

        That would be AWESOME!! I would be forever grateful!

  6. Alison September 24, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    I just read this last night and decided on a whim to try it out this morning! I’m totally challenged at braiding my own hair so I did the rope twists instead of braids, and I think it turned out fabulously for a first try! In fact, my husband complimented me, and then when I got to school I had three separate colleagues tell me they liked it, INCLUDING my principal (I’m a teacher)!! So that was some high praise, haha. I was surprised at how easy it was. Thanks for the tutorial! Maybe I’ll master the braids one day… :)

    • Natalia September 24, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      Yay! So glad you liked it and that you got to try it. And awesome for using the rope braids instead, what a great idea! I’m gonna have to try this :)

  7. Arielle October 9, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Thanks for this tutorial! I love this hairstyle and have been dying to try it out. :)

    • Natalia October 11, 2013 at 6:36 am #

      Oh good, I’m glad you liked it! Hope it works for you!

  8. kathleen November 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    I only have shoulder length hair, but I am going to give this one a try!! beautiful!

  9. Dagney December 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    I don’t understand. Tease from crown to nape and then with the remaining hair… How is there remaining hair? Isn’t from the crown to the nape all of the hair? What am I missing?

    • Natalia December 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

      I’m not quite sure I’m understanding what your question in because I don’t see where I wrote that in the post. What it says was to tease from crown to nape and then twist and pin. When the hair that is left out of the twist, the ends of your hair, you also tease that. Then you roll and tuck and pin. Does that help at all? If not, let me know!

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