The most important wedding date since Charles and Diana in 1981 has almost arrived. Kate Middleton will soon become a princess and all eyes will be on her hair, make-up and that dress. Kates hairdresser, Richard Ward, is set to tend her tresses for the occasion and rumour has it she will be working an up-do - complete with tiara - for the big day. But what would other A-list stylists create for our future Queen given the chance? ELLE finds outMore
World famous hairstylist Frederic Fekkai says, ‘This knotted hairstyle makes a beautiful bridal look that would work well for Kate. It’s youthful but still classic and exudes a bit of drama that I think would appeal to her.’‘Using a round brush, blow-dry the hair smooth and straight, focusing on the top sections. Once dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create waves from the ears down. Build height and volume at the crown by teasing the hair gently with a fine-tooth comb. Next, gather hair into a low ponytail, twist it along the nape of your neck, pinning as you go. Once you reach your ear, shape the remaining hair into curls and pin them back over the twist. Spritz strands into place with Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray, £20’.
Hair stylist James Brown is styling the other Kate’s (Moss) hair for her big day; he believes William’s Kate will wear her hair up ‘because of all the pressure she is under to do what she is expected to do’. He says, ‘I would keep it really simple. She always looks great when she’s out shopping with sister, Pippa. I really hope she doesn’t do bride - hair half up and half down with ringlets. She’ll regret that!’