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Kate Middleton Inspired Half-Up Hairstyle

A Princess Hairstyle, Literally!
Kate Middleton Inspired Half Up Hairstyle

Our hair tutorial this week is inspired by a Kate Middleton hairstyle. We saw Kate, aka "Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge" wearing this lovely half-up, half-down "tie back" knotted hairstyle in a photo recently and immediately knew that we wanted to try and recreate it. This is truly a Princess Hairstyle! 

Half Up Hair Knot Hairstyle

I admire Kate's (or Catherine's) classic, ladylike, and timeless style (both in fashion and in hair.)  She always seems to look so elegant and put together.  We love that this particular hairstyle is simple, yet still unique and stylish. Adding some curls or waves would also be a lovely touch if you have some extra time.

Half Up Tie Back Hairstyle With Knot

This hairstyle is quick and fairly easy to create, although the bobby pinning can be a little tricky.  I have found that using "miniature pins" helps a lot, as it is much easier to hide a tiny bobby pin rather than a full size one (especially if your hair is not extremely thick.)  I would recommend finding some small, salon quality pins with a strong hold. We found ours at Sally Beauty Supply.
Kate Middleton Hairstyle Tutorial

This half up hairstyle could work for both casual and special occasions, although I wouldn't recommend this one for sports or very active days.  This is more of a delicate style that wouldn't hold up well to a lot of activity.    

Supplies Needed:
  • Several small bobby pins
  • 2 small hair elastics
  • Gel, pomade, hair wax (or water) to help control flyaways

Kate Middleton Half Up Hairstyle Video Tutorial: Click here to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube.

If you love this style, we have a few similar knotted half updo's from the past that you may want to try, found at the following links:

Pretzel Knot (or celtic knot) Hairstyle
Woven Knot Hairstyle
Seashell Knot Hairstyle

Whould you like to comment?

  1. Hey! I love your hairstyles, but I was wondering if you could show us more teen styles?? Your hairstyles are nice, for little kids. Please don't be offended by this at all!! They are more of ya know............I just wouldn't want that on my head. Plz answer.....

    If possible could it be a style for med. 2 layer hair.

    Btw does the Princess have natural highlights from nothing at all, or is it natural from the sun??? Thx so much.

    P.S. I am the same commenter from a few weeks ago!

  2. btw i was not referring to this style this one is more like what I meant. Just more of styles with most of your hair. Thank you!!

  3. Sorry, Same person. AGAIN. lol DO the princess naturally have perfectly straight hair????? It is just gorgeous!

    1. Hi, Her highlights are natural, from the sun I guess?! And yes, her hair is also naturally straight. I'm sure we will be doing more and more teen styles in the future, as she is getting older. ;)

    2. Thank you for responding, and I am VERY sorry for all the comments I have made! LOL

  4. Thank you so much for the response!!

  5. I have a little sister the same age as the Princess and I enjoy do hairstyles on her. I thank you all so much for this wonderful blog!!!

  6. I heard you have a dinner blog? Is that true??


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