Kate Middleton's Half-Up, American Visit Hairstyle Hairstyle Inspiration: Kate Middleton's Dressy, Half-Up Bun by Jaime Richards 11/7/11 10 Reactions 0 Shares Print 0 0 0 0 0 While Kate Middleton may be known for her signature long, wavy hair (which she most frequently wears down), there are a few times she experiments with her style. Last week while visiting Canada, the Duchess of Cambridge looked as sophisticated as ever wearing a half-up, looped style accentuated with butterfly clips. And over the weekend while visiting LA, she made a classic bun all the more modern by incorporating it into this pulled-back-at-the-sides coiffure. To see her latest look at various angles, and get a few tips on re-creating the minibun yourself, be sure to check out the gallery now. Source: Getty Blow-Dry What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Start by blow-drying the hair with a round brush and a body-enhancing product, like Living Proof Full Thickening Cream ($15 to $26). Source: Getty 1 / 5 Curl What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Once the hair is dry, curl the entire head of hair using a wide-barrel curling iron. Tip: hold the iron parallel to create spiral-like waves just like Kate. Source: Getty 2 / 5 Pull Back What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tease the top and the crown area to enhance volume and pull the hair back at the sides into a ponytail, smoothing out any bumps with a fine-toothed comb. Source: Getty 3 / 5 Do the Twist What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 Next, simply wrap the ponytail around itself, forming into a bun. Alternative: braid the ponytail first before securing it into a bun, or if your hair isn't long enough, consider adding in an extension. Source: Getty 4 / 5 From the Front What’s Your Reaction? 0 0 0 0 0 0 And voilà! From the front you have a classic half-up style, but from the back, a looped bun (a classic in itself) makes the look all the more interesting. Source: Getty 6 / 5 Hairstyle Inspiration: Kate Middleton's Dressy, Half-Up Bun originally posted on POPSUGAR Beauty 0 0 0 0 0 Back to Homepage Comments Read More Kate Middleton HairLong HairstylesCelebrity BeautyKate Middleton Kate Middleton Hair Kate Middleton Shows Us How to Make a Formal Half-Up Look More Fun 04/7/11 Kate Middleton's Wedding Hair: How to Get Her Look 29/4/11 Kate Middleton Hair Kate Middleton Shows Us How to Make a Formal Half-Up Look More Fun 04/7/11 Kate Middleton's Wedding Hair: How to Get Her Look 29/4/11 littlemunchkin 2 years OMG yes Lauren Conrad does kinda look like Kate! EvieJ 2 years mscc - I've said that for ages - she and LC totally look alike. mscc 2 years ItsGlisten17, you're totally right! I can't believe I didn't spot that earlier. Someone also else said that Lauren Conrad looks like Kate, too. Jaime Richards 2 years She definitely has a Belle-like quality! Now she just needs the yellow ball gown, right? ;-) ItsGlisten17 2 years She reminds me of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. So pretty. ALL THE TIME!