3 Steps to Kate Middleton's Half Up, Half Down 'Do

You've heard the news by now, Kate Middleton is preggers!  To celebrate, let's discuss our envy for her full, rich, shiny hair.  Yes, I'm assuming you're jealous of it too.  I got the scoop from Edward Tricomi, Co-Owner of Warren-Tricomi Salons in NYC on the secret behind her mirror-like shine and how to recreate her sophisticated half up, half down 'do that's perfect for holiday parties. “Lady Kate kills it with this, taking a look that is sophisticated yet surprisingly simple to create. The off-center pin curls are unexpected, innovative and original," states Tricomi.  "To get her shine, I recommend using a hair glaze to bring out the shine and richness of your color."

  1. After blowdrying smooth, curl large sections of your hair with a 1 1/2" iron all around your head to create a soft bounce.
  2. Divide your hair into two sections from ear to ear across the back of your head and brush the top section straight back.
  3. Take the hair from your temple and pull it away from your face, twirling it into a pin curl in the back and secure it with bobby pins that match your hair color.  Repeat on the other side.