How to Get Kate's Famous Bun Hairdo

Kate MiddletonSure, Reese Witherspoon was all smiles when she got a chance to meet Kate Middleton in Los Angeles last month, but you can tell that behind that sweet Southern grin, she's thinking, "Dammit, why didn't I think of that hairstyle?"

Good news, Reese! You can get it, too!

The stylists at Salon Nfuse here in Nashville showed me how to do it, and trust me, you'll want to see this -- there's an awesome secret to making a poufy bun with even thin hair that I've never seen before now!

Kate Middleton HairFirst, tease the top of your hair with a teasing brush. I showed you how to do this in yesterday's post. Smooth it over on the top and pull it back into a ponytail.

Kate Middleton HairHere's the trick: Only loop your hair halfway through the elastic, like so.


Kate Middleton HairThat way, you (or a friend) can then spread the loop into a bun shape. Carefully pin your "bun" into place and pin any loose ends underneath.

Kate MiddletonAnd voila! A poufy bun (with very little hair in it) that even Kate herself would envy! To go all-out Kate-like, use a curling iron to put gentle waves in the ends of your hair.

I love this bun idea for other bun-style hairdos as well. Have you ever heard of this trick?


Images via Karen Ballard/Getty Images, Lindsay Ferrier

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sstepph sstepph

LOVE this!

angev... angevil53

that was a horrible pic! look at her man arm thing going on...i can't even look at her georgous hair :(

Linds... LindsayFerrier

LOL, I didn't notice the man arm! But you're right! I was just looking for a good one of the hairstyle!  :D

SandM... SandMsMama

I love this!! thanks for the tips!! I wonder if it can be done with all your hair for a quick, but neat, bun

nonmember avatar SuzieQ

This is how I have been doing my hair for years when I am having a lazy hair day. I don't have to fully blow dry my hair and it stays out of my face. Now it's a hairstyle. Too funny.

PoeDu... PoeDunkMae

Not exactly a new hair do style! I've been doing that with my hair since I was in high school.  It's quick, it's easy and looks nice. 

april... aprilmaydawn

I too have been doing my hair this way for YEARS! I have thick poofy hair & when I feel like wearing it down i do the bunbun(my name for it) oooh maybe I should patent that name hahahahaha! Its great now its fashionable since manarm I mean Kate has done it :]

nonmember avatar Monzie

I have a terrible cowlick right in the middle of my hairline. So anytime I try to pull my hair back and give it a little height, it does a little swoopy thing and I look like a bride of Warren Jeffs. So sad...

momma... mommareynolds09

I don't get why everyone is talking about her manarm?! Whatever...I love this hairstyle, but I use the new goody spiral clips. I don't know what they are called, but they work for me!

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