When Kate Middleton stepped out earlier this week with her normally flowing locks wrapped into a chic chignon, we knew were about to get very busy on the hair front!
Smart, glamorous and easily elegant, the low up-do added a fabulosuly polished finish to Kate's look, and left us eager to try the style on our own tresses.
So here we go, the chic chignon, a la Kate Middleton...
STEP 1: Give your hair some volume and texture by spritzing on a lifting spray such as the Charles Worthington Front Row Volume Blow Dry Spray, £5.49, while drying your locks.
STEP 2: Separate your dry hair into three sections - the first being mid-way to the ear, the second up to the crown of the head, with the third being the remaining strands - then secure the bottom section into a pony.
STEP 3: Tease and gently roughen the pony to create some volume, before wrapping it into a bun and securing with kirby grips.
STEP 4: Then, split the second section of your hair (at the crown) into two pieces with a diagonal parting.
STEP 5: Wrap these two pieces around your bun, with each going in an opposite direction.
STEP 6: Then, twist the front pieces of your hair (loosely for a relaxed touch, tightly for super chic) and wrap them around the chignon before pinning to secure.
NOTE: When pinning your kirby grips at the top of your head, make sure you push upwards rather than down, as it helps to create volume at the crown.
STEP 7: Finish off with a strong hold hairspray to keep your hardwork in place - we're loving the Charles Worthington Front Row Forever Lasting Hairspray, £5.49, for hair that ain't going nowhere!