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From the editors of PEOPLE
Words by Monique Jessen
There’s no such thing as packing lightly for a royal tour — especially if you’re Kate Middleton’s hairdresser.
She and Prince William are currently in Stockholm as part of their their royal tour of Sweden and Norway, during which they participated in a husband vs wife hockey game.
Ahead of their arrival on Tuesday, Kate’s private hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker, revealed the essentials needed to keep the soon to be mum-of-three looking her best. And while we’re already privy to a few of Kate Middleton’s favourite beauty products, her lustrous hair is another matter.
Whether the Duchess is hiking in the Himalayas or stepping out of the hospital post-birth (yes, Tucker got a cuddle with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte before the grandparents did!), Kate has been counting on Tucker to style picture-perfect hairsince 2012.
In a post on Tucker’s private Instagram that quickly made the rounds on the royal style blogs on Monday, the British hairdresser shared a photo of her meticulous preparation for the four-day trip, with various products and tools spread out on a wooden table with the caption: ‘Think that’s everything! #worktrip #packing.’
The rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes prep is unlikely to happen again — Tucker has since removed her account.
Along with an astonishing 13 brushes, six combs, three hair tongs and two hairdryers, there are seven hair products on the table. And in good news for anyone wanting to recreate Kate’s famous voluminous blow dry, most of the products cost less than $10.
Considered to be an old-fashioned favourite, Elnett’s Supreme Hold Hairspray is one of the chosen few and is known for its superior holding quality and lasting shine. Also making the coveted cut: Charles Worthington’s Volume and Bounce range, including their Texturising Spray. The most budget-friendly option is Boots’ Essential Maximum Hold Unperfumed Hairspray, which you can snap up for a purse-friendly £1.99.
More high-end products include Kiehl’s Crème with Silk Groom, a non-greasy grooming product that’s used to smooth ends and condition. Another product appears to be from silicone-free range Living Proof.
The most expensive product is Diva’s Professional Styling Intelligent Digital Argan Tong. Infused with argan oil for hair, the heated wand creates loose curls that are extra smooth and glossy.
Well, we’d always dreamed of learning what gets used on Kate Middleton’s amazing hair.
Now we know.