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Step 1: The Blowout

As with all of Kate Middleton's styles, the foundation is an amazing blowout (don't worry if it's a day or two old for this updo). To get salon-worthy volume at home, you want to focus all your attention on the ends, and wrap hair around a round brush to get that perfect curl.

"Think about setting hair on a roller," Skervin explained. "Blast [ends] with hot air, then let it cool down. To unravel hair with minimal frizz, use a twisting motion that locks in the curl. He applied Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse ($5) before blow-drying and finished with Vidal Sassoon Pro Series ColorFinity Dry Shampoo in Rich Darks ($5).

Photos by: Caroline Voagen Nelson

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