Master the Royal Blowout at Home With Tips From Kate Middleton's Hairdresser
If you've ever dreamed of expensive-looking hair to rival Kate Middleton's, Richard Ward is the man to teach you how to do it. The acclaimed hairstylist has an award-winning salon in London's Chelsea where he tends to the tresses of celebrities, socialites, and royals. He's the genius behind the "Chelsea blow-dry," the ultimate blowout that'll give you the glossy, luxurious-looking hair the Middleton sisters have made famous. And we're here to show you how to do it at home. Richard took us through the steps required to achieve the royal look, and you'll be surprised how easy it is to re-create with a little time and a lot of velcro rollers!
Before You Start
According to Richard, the key to the perfect blowout is in the preparation. Comb through your wet hair, and remove excess moisture by rough-drying. Try not to blow the hair in all directions, and don't rough-dry too much. Richard believes a good blowout begins on hair that is 70 percent wet. Prep the hair by sectioning it (two or three times, depending on how thick your hair is) and generously spritzing in a root-lift spray. Finish by adding a couple of drops of serum to each section. This will help to give a healthy, shiny finish. Now that you're prepped, it's time to get started . . .