Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s Hair Inspiration

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Kate Middleton hair

She may be the most admired woman in the world.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (or Kate Middleton, as so many people still call her), has made many appearances and visits under the watchful eye of photographers all over the world. While it’s hard not to admire her wardrobe of designer apparel, her carefully-coifed hair is often the highlight of an appearance.

Catherine’s hair stylist, Rosanno Ferretti, revealed recently that the secret product behind the Duchess’ tresses is Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil. While a 5 oz. bottle costs $69, it may be worth the splurge for a bride (and her ‘maids) on her big day.

Here we share some of our favorite bridal-worthy looks from Catherine; many of our picks are of her now-signature semi-chignon (replicate her look here). Go ahead, Pin a few of your favorites and get inspired!



Kate Middleton wedding hair

Kate Middleton semi-chignon and wedding veil

(Above) April 29, 2011: For her wedding to Prince William, Kate wore a modest yet elegant demi-chignon hairstyle. Her hair made perfect for her veil and tiara. Source: Dan Kitwood, Getty Images.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in semi-chignon hairstyle in Canada

(Above) July 8, 2011: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at a reception at Calgary Zoo in Calgary, Canada. Source: Chris Jackson/Getty Images.

Kate Middleton's casual yet elegant hair

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in a half-updo

(Above) July 10, 2011: Catherine and William visit an Inner City Arts Youth Project event. Credit: Bauer Griffin.

Kate Middleton with her hair down at a BAFTA event

(Above) July 11, 2011: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a BAFTA dinner; she wore her her flawlessly down. Source: Bauer Griffin.

Duchess of Cambridge in a formal gown and semi-chignon hair

(Above) October 26, 2011: The Duchess attended an event at Clarence House, again embracing a half-up do. Credit: Bauer Griffin.

Kate Middleton with her glossy hair down

(Above) December 19, 2011: Kate arrived at the Imperial War Museum for The Sun Military Awards with her glossy hair down. Credit: Bauer Griffin.

Kate Middleton in semi-chignon hair

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with semi-chignon

(Above) April 26, 2012: Kate and William were the guests of honor at a reception at the Imperial War Museum. Again, Kate wore her famous semi-chignon. Source: Via HELLO!.

Kate Middleton's hair

Catherine, Duchess of Cambmridge intricate braid hair updo

(Above) May 11, 2012: Kate wore an intricate up-do which with braid detail at a British Olympic Team GB gala event at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Sources: WPA Pool/Getty Images & Glamour.

Kate Middleton in an updo hairstyle

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge flawless hair

(Above) July 30, 2012: The Duchess attended the UK’s Creative Industries Reception at the Royal Academy of Arts. Sources: PacificCoastNews & Glamour.

Kate Middleton and pearl hair updo

bridal hair inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge

(Above) September 12, 2012: The couple attended the High Commission Reception; for their Asian tour, she wore a pearl-embellished updo. Source: Bauer Griffin.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with gorgeous hair in Malaysia

(Above) September 14, 2012: The couple in Central Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; another updo for the Duchess. Source: Bauer Griffin.

Kate Middleton in semi-chignon

pregnant Kate Middleton and gorgeous hair

Beautiful photo of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

(Above) April 24, 2013: Kate at a reception in London. Source: Bauer Griffin & WPA Pool/Getty Images.