See all the glamorous hairstyles the Duchess of Cambridge has showcased over the last year
21 October 2013
By Lyndsay Conway and Natalie Cornish
Duchess of Cambridge’s hair is coveted the world over. Whether worn in
those trademark tumbling waves (broken up here with a flattering
caramel-hue highlight) or swept back in to a chic chignon for an evening
event, the Duchess’s hair always looks shiny, healthy and polished.
with news that Princess Diana’s former hairdresser, Sydney-based Joh
Bailey will be on hand to style Catherine’s hair on next year’s state
visit to Australia, we’re wondering whether she’ll opt for a new style
in Oz or recycle a trusty favourite (just like those LK Bennett shoes!).
Take a look back at the Duchess’ best hairstyles here and find inspiration for your next salon visit…
Opinion was divided when Kate stepped out with a slight side fringe last November, but the style really complimented her green Mulberry shirt dress.
Kate showcased a brand new updo hairstyle for the BOA Olympic Concert at Royal Albert Hall in May 2012. A striking departure from her usual loose waves, this is a great look for the Duchess.
Looking at Kate's hair from behind, we can see the intricate and delicately woven plaits in her classic updo hairstyle.
Kate's signature waves were given a twist when she visited Fortnum and Mason in March. Curled more tightly than usual, her bouncy locks were a touch more retro than usual.
Kate's hair always looks perfect, but she went ultra-sleek for a charity dinner in aid of the armed forces last year. With less curl and a more grown-up side parting, Kate's hair complemented her bespoke Jenny Packham dress perfectly!
When Kate dresses down, her hair is still immaculately groomed. With a less formal edge, her signature blow dry was relaxed and glossy for her visit to the Olympic Park in London.
The world was bowled over when Kate stepped out with this new half-up half-down hairstyle for a fundraiser for the new WWI Galleries at the Imperial War Museum.
Seeing Kate's glossy new 'do from behind, we can see how the curls are longer and tighter than usual, giving her look a more glamorous, occasional feel.
Oh the royal tour of Canada, Kate worked her half and half hairstyle almost a year before vamping it up for the fundraiser in London. Keeping her lengths straight and the front completely off her face, this is was a more demure, subtle take on a great Kate look.
Kate knows how to work a glossy evening 'do. Wearing her tumbling waves in a chic side parting, Kate looked seriously glam at the Sun Military Awards in December 2011.
When Kate touched down in Canada for the royal tour she turned up the glamour with 50s-style retro waves. With Higher curls and a chic off-centre parting, Kate brought the vintage look into the 21st Century.
Moving away from her usual look, Kate parted her hair in the middle when she visited The Treehouse Hospice in Ipswich - but kept the thick, bouncing curls.
The biggest, most voluminous look Kate has worked so far, this blow dry could be our favourite! Kate's hair is longer and the waves are looser, but it is still that signature Kate Middleton style.
Channelling Farrah Fawcett at the BAFTA's Brits to Watch gala in Los Angeles, Kate reversed her waves and opted for 70s-style flicks, with another off-centre parting.