Let's Discuss Kate Middleton's Gorgeous Post-Birth Hair

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Every woman in the world let out a collective "WTF" when the Duchess of Cambridge emerged from St. Mary's Lindo Wing on Tuesday looking fresh-faced with glossy locks.

Not only were said locks curled, volumized and bouncy, but her ombre coloring was to die for.

Inquiring minds wanted to know how to get one's hair to look like that (let's call it the "I Just Gave Birth" treatment), so I called upon celebrity colorist and he-who-is responsible for the greatest Ombre highlights ever, George Papanikolas.

"Kate really is a 'modern' princess," Papanikolas told me.

"Her gorgeous Ombre hair is just another example of how she can wear any trend with pure elegance.  The key to what makes her Ombre sophisticated is that the graduation of color is only a few shades lighter than her root color.

"She has a chocolate base color, gradually fading to a honey blonde.  Her loose waves accentuate the dimension."

The takeaway: Bring a picture of Kate and Papanikolas' guidance on Ombre highlights to your stylist.  Better yet, if you're in Los Angeles, pay Papanikolas a visit at the Andy Le Compte Salon.

 

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