The wedding of the century has come and gone, and it’s left a lot of us in awe of its simplicity yet subtle grandeur. As with all wedding celebrations however, all eyes were on the bride as she went about preparing for a life of royalty and elegance, and Catherine Middleton, now Catherine Mountbatten-Windsor, Duchess of Cambridge, is set for a life in the spotlight.
Before the big day, the world waited with bated breath to see who was going to design her dress and style her hair. Now that the ceremony is over, speculation may end, because people can now emulate the very crowning glory that did not disappoint wedding watchers.
WHO did her look?
The bride was styled by James Pryce supported by Richard Ward, while the bridal party was styled by the Richard Ward team of Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa, a L’Oréal Professionnel salon in the heart of London’s Chelsea that also uses Kérastase. This salon has been Kate’s favorite hair salon for the last eight years.
At the forefront of British Hairdressing, award-winning hairdresser Richard Ward has cultivated a unique team of talented experts, renowned for their outstanding technical knowledge and creative abilities. Ward is famous for his innovative yet wearable couture hair, while Pryce on the other hand specializes in precision and designer cutting of both long and short hair. Having stayed in the hairdressing industry for over 15 years, he gained extensive knowledge from working in salons such as Trevor Sorbie and Daniel Galvin, with his hair philosophy being that a great look lies in the cut.
WHAT was her look?
Princess Catherine’s bridal look is called the ‘demi-chignon’, an up-do style which combines a classic bridal look with a regal, couture finish. The focus of the style was her unique halo style tiara lent by the Queen Mother for the special occasion, set back from the hairline and which eventually determined the finished look. A bridal hairstyle totally in line with her beauty and personality, the demi-chignon allowed her to show her luxuriously soft and shiny hair all day.
HOW to do it?
The front part of the styling is done in a very natural way, opening up her face to enhance her pure, beautiful face. The hair stylist has created a classic volume on the top (with or without pads or hair pieces) and set in a classic chignon base that allows fixing the precious royal tiara. He has created a guide line from ear to ear for the level of this base.
The back part of the styling is completely inspired by the natural falling of her hair. The movement is achieved thanks to natural curls of different sizes (curling iron) which give more volume and texture to the hair. The look is finished fixing a long‐lasting spray.
WHAT do you need?
- L’Oréal Professione tecni.art Full Volume: a blow ‐dry volume mousse that creates big boudoir hair and overall volume.
- L’Oréal Professionel tecni.art Liss Control: an intense control and smoothing serum that gives 24-hour anti-frizz protection and adds natural shine
- Elixir Ultime Kérastase: a beautifying oil enriched with a complex of four precious oils that perfects the look as well as ads soft and shine to the hair.
- L’Oréal Professionnel Elnett: professional hair spray with microfine diffuser to hold the hair and keep it smooth, manageable and in excellent condition.