By Candice for blog.birchbox.com
Kate Middleton has a gorgeous head of long, brunette hair that she almost always wears flowing down over her shoulders. It’s a rare occasion when the Duchess of Cambridge decides to pull her hair back for an elegant updo—which is why her recent hairstyle at the BOA Olympic Concert (above) caught our eye. The braided loose bun was such a departure for everyone’s favorite real life princess, it inspired us to search for our other favorite up-looks from the British style icon. Click through to see Kate Middleton’s best updos!
For a sophisticated look to match a floor-length gown, the Duchess opted for a half-pulled-up ‘do at this charity event in October 2011 with some light curls falling gently along her back. This look is easy to get by yourself—just wrap ends around a curling iron, then pull hair back just above your ears and clip into place, letting the curled ends fall loose. This is similar to the style Kate wore under her veil at the Royal Wedding.
Keep reading for more gorgeous updos courtesy of Kate Middleton here…
Neuma Beauty is a luxury brand totally focused on health and sustainability launched in Summer 2010. Neuma contains no synthetic fragrance – only 100% pure essential oils and naturally derived plant extracts. Healthy hair is beautiful hair. Neuma gives you beautiful hair without sacrifice. Founded with beauty, health and sustainability as its heart – their philosophy is simple. They believe professional performance hair care, health and sustainability need not be mutually exclusive. Neuma lets your beauty shine… in all the right ways.
Neuma offers a full range of systems that deliver sensational results – leaving you and your hair looking and feeling more beautiful:
- moisture – Infuses life back into dry, damaged hair, improving condition.
- volume – Enhances volume, fullness with long-lasting body.
- renew – Ideal for normal hair, as well as clarifying.
- repair – Restores and strengthens overworked, over-processed hair.
- styling – A variety of stylers to complete your look.
Neuma heals and protects hair, sustaining vibrant color with UV Guard™ – leaving it soft, silky smooth and full of shine. Free of synthetic fragrance, often used to conceal harmful chemicals, Neuma uses essential oils that soothe the senses to infuse hair with life, bounce and a healthy radiance. Simply the best for your hair… for you… and our environment.
I LOVE their products especially their Style Extender: It smells so good whereas other heat protecting sprays smell bad especially the chemical ones. This lightweight refreshing spray saves valuable time by helping restyle with ease. Mist on dry hair to recreate your favorite look using hot tools (protects hair from heat). A proprietary blend of plant extracts and essential oils, Phyto Colour ComplexTM maximizes colour hue, vibrancy and longevity while Phyto UV ShieldTM, an exclusive blend of plant nutrients, protects color from UVA & UVB oxidation. Humidity resistant formula hydrates while penetrating cuticle to strengthen and help prevent damage to the hair.
Checkout their other lovely products here.
LEONOR GREYL is the brand specialist in hair treatments by using natural ingredients. Created with delicate aromas and plant extracts, the products give our hair more brilliance, more glamor and more beauty. Their collection contain everything from hair care to styling products.
Behind the success of the LEONOR GREYL brand, there are all the ingredients of success: the expertise of more than 35 years in hair care treatment using only natural products, the passion of healthy and glamorous hair and the most important: the love of her profession,founder, LEONOR GREYL.
I love their Lait Luminescence it’s a leave-in, detangling milk styling spray that leaves your hair shiny, smooth and manageable. Active ingredients include plant extracts and vegetal oils. This styling product is ecologically friendly -it is sodium laureth sulfate free, paraben free, silicone free, alcohol free and is not tested on animals.
Checkout their other products here.
Say goodbye to EXPENSIVE human hair extensions and to CHEAP alternatives that are thin, fake-looking and made with nasty stuff and say hello to LUXY HAIR! These two amazing sisters: Mimi and Leyla have established their own company that is all about hair extensions!
It is 100% Remy Human Hair that is silky, beautiful, healthy, tangle-free and thick (top to bottom) and can be colored, styled, heated, washed, cut and so on… It comes in so many colors in which you can pick from and the nice thing is that each hair color is multi-toned which makes it look natural and can easily blend with your natural hair color. They also offer Free Worldwide Shipping. Another thing I like about Luxy Hair extensions is that it is a clip on which can be easily clipped to your hair. The glue in extensions completely rip out your hair each time. They are much more affordable than sew ins, much better than the glue in extensions and they stay healthy for a longer time. Luxy Hair also has tons of hairstyle tutorials you can do with your extensions and with your natural hair, and they will show you how to wear, wash, style and care for your extensions on their YouTube channel, LuxyHair. They have another channel called EverythingLuxy where you can find make-up tutorials, healthy living, outfit of the day, follow me around and so on…
I love everything about them. Their my role models, and how lucky I am, I live near the same city where they live (around Toronto). They are sweet, lovely, and truly bring happiness and lots of smiles to everyone
Find your perfect color here.
Leyla and Mimi ♥♥