Pregnant Kate Middleton's Holiday Hair and Pin Curls

By Lauren Salapatek | 12/03/2012 2:59:00 PM


Announced today, Kate Middleton and Prince William are expecting their first child. To celebrate the occasion and the holidays, MODERN is sharing with you a couple royal holiday hair styles you can try on your clients--seen on yours truly--Kate Middleton. Read the hair styling tips below offered by Edward Tricomi, co-owner of Warren Tricomi Salons in Greenwich, CT.

Elegant and Charming:

TRY IT: Begin by parting the hair where it would naturally fall. This look is started with a very basic French braid at the back of the neck. Be sure to braid very loosely, this will keep the look modern and effortless. Once the braid reaches the top of the back begin to twist it into a bun. The bun should be more oval in shape as opposed to round and should sit right at the base of the neck. Secure with hair pins.












Sophisticated Pin Curls:

“Lady Kate kills it with this, taking a look that is sophisticated yet surprisingly simple to create. The off-center pin curls are unexpected, innovative and original,” says Tricomi.

TRY IT: Start by setting the hair with a curling iron in large sections until the entire head is curled. This will give it a soft bounce. Divide hair into two sections from ear to ear across the back of the head. Brush the top section straight back (this look is achieved with no parting). Take hair from the temple and pull it away from the face, twirling it into a pin curl and securing it with pins at the crown of the head, repeat with the remaining side.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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