How to Recreate 5 of Kate Middleton’s Zoom Hairstyles

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Just because Kate Middleton is self-isolating with her family at Anmer Hall doesn’t mean she’s sitting around in sweatpants all day. To stay busy, the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has been mastering the art of Zoom, appearing in a variety of video calls that are doubling as hair trials.

No, really. The royal keeps switching up her hairstyles during Zoom calls, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. From a simple updo to beachy waves, here’s a breakdown of Middleton’s latest looks.

1. The Half Twist

While discussing her photography initiative, Hold Still, Middleton wore an intricate hairstyle that’s slightly more complicated than your typical half-up, half-down ’do. To achieve this look, follow all the usual steps: 1) section the hair into three sections (right, left and back) and 2) prepare to pin the two sides. Instead of pulling the hair straight back, twist the hair twice before securing at the back of the head. Voila!

2. The Beachy Wave

Often considered Middleton’s signature style, beachy waves are suitable for just about any occasion. This style can be achieved using a large curling iron, depending on your length. (For Middleton’s hair, we recommend a 1.25 inch.) Curl in small sections, using your fingers to carefully brush through the hair once it cools. (Bonus: The curls don’t have to be perfect to create a uniform look.)

3. Straight Hair, Don't Care

While it’s rare to see the duchess with straight hair, it’s one of the simplest styles to achieve. All you need to do is dry your hair (any method works) and smooth it with a straightener. You can even use a large curling iron to style the ends inward, just like Middleton.

4. Simple Updo

The best part about Zoom calls? No one will see the back of your head, which makes virtual updos surprisingly easy. To obtain a simple—yet chic—style, part your hair however you please and gather it into a ponytail. Twist the hair into a bun and secure it with a rubber band or clip. Using your fingers, gently tug at the hairs surrounding your face to loosen the bun, ultimately creating an undone look.

5. Business In The Front, Party In The Back

Part your hair in two sections, from ear to ear. Brush the top section straight back (like you would for a ponytail) and secure the hair with a small rubber band or clip. (Pro tip: For added volume, tease the hair before brushing it back.)


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