The Duchess of Cambridge always looks incredible – and royal fans are astounded at just how radiant she looks after giving birth – in particular her incredible hair. On 23 April, the 36-year-old welcomed her third child and she stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing and her famous mane floated lightly in the wind, looking more groomed than ever. Kate's trusted hairstylist Amanda Cook was on hand to coif her hair before the big reveal, and has worked with the Duchess for many years. HELLO! spoke with hairstylist to the A List Ricky Walters of Soho's uber trendy Salon 64, who explained the difference between each of Kate's famous post-baby blow dries.
For the birth of Prince George in 2013 - Ricky explains Kate's hair was "extremely natural"
When Kate gave birth to her first child Prince George in 2013, Ricky explains that Kate's hair was "extremely natural" and her hair was created in a "straighter, polished look that is able to kick in any direction needed, giving that natural, undone finish." He revealed that it's easy to recreate this look, telling us: "Take a large round brush starting at the top and working your way down to add a touch of volume. Finish by adding a light spray while moving or shaking hair to keep that looser finish"
After Princess Charlotte's birth in 2015 - Kate had a "much more glam, finished look"
For Kate's second baby Princess Charlotte in 2015, Ricky thinks that Kate had a "much more glam finished look in comparison to her first baby blow-dry. More volume and more lift, this is a look that is great for any formal occasion." If you want to try the look for yourself, he recommends: "Blow your hair in smaller sections using a smaller brush and clipping each section into a pin curl to hold and set the look. A good tip is to spray and leave the pin curls to set for as long as possible."
For royal baby number three, her blow dry had "volume and curls"
And for baby number three, Ricky feels her blow dry is "between her first blow dry with Prince George & second with Princess Charlotte. Her hair still has the volume and curls for a glam finish, just in a more subtle way. This style is taking hair away from the face to show of bone structure and to allow the world to see her smiling face."