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Royal hair! Get Duchess Kate's signature blowout in 8 steps

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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When we think of lustrous, gorgeous locks, there's one woman who gives us royal pangs of hair envy ... Duchess Kate, of course!

We have some good news: Back in March 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge's hairstylist, Richard Ward, revealed how to get her signature look to People magazine. And now, TODAY's Ambush Makeover stylist, Arsen Gurgov of Licari Cutler Salon, showed us how to get a similar blowout.

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The voluminous, bouncy look has been coined the "Chelsea blowout" by the U.K. press and is now a staple at Ward's salon in London.

"It's not just about Kate's hair — it is beautifully finished, frizz-free, shiny hair. It's a hairstyle that is well finished," Ward told PEOPLE.

And healthy hair matters. "This look is all about having the hair in the best condition possible," he added.

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For all of us who agree that Duchess Kate is the queen of gorgeous hair, Ward shared step-by-step instructions and tips for achieving this classic, sophisticated look. Get ready for the royal treatment.

The foundation

To start, Ward brushes the hair with an anti-bacterial, anti-static brush.

Tangle Teezer, $15, Sephora

Tangle Teezer
Sephora

Wet Original Brush, $12, Ulta

Wet Brush
Ulta

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He then applies a bulking spritz in small sections of hair in order to get the most volume, which is a key aspect to achieving her enviable bounce.

Kenra Professional Root Lifting Spray, $16, Ulta

Kenra root lifting spray
Ulta

Phyto Phytovolume Actif Voluminizing Spray, $30, Sephora

Phyto
Sephora
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The blowdry

Start by rough drying the hair until it's about 25 percent dry. Ward cautions against shaking the blow dryer and the hair at the same time as that method will create frizz. To prevent this, he suggests using a nozzle on the blow dryer and setting it to a low-speed while gently blasting the roots with heat.

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Once hair is partially dry, Ward takes a round brush with real bristles and blow dries the hair in sections. He prefers brushes where the bristles lie flat, so that hair dries evenly and the cuticles close fully. A closed cuticle helps prevent frizz to leave that silky finish, Ward explained.

Wigo Round Wooden 100 Percent Boar Bristle Brush, $20, Ulta

Round brush
Ulta

Marilyn Flatter Me Too Round Brush, $14.50, Folica

Round brush
Folica

After drying each section, Ward pulls the hair up at the root, applies tension and adds in velcro rollers.

Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers, $10, Bloomingdale's

Velcro rollers
Bloomingdale's

Purple 2 Inch Classic Style Self Grip Rollers 4 Pack, $4, Sally Beauty

Velcro Rollers
Sally Beauty

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The finish

Remove the rollers starting with those put in first, but be careful to not pull too hard, Ward warned. Instead, softly twist the hair around your finger as you unravel to preserve the shape of the curl.

Once the rollers are out, Ward uses a round brush at the hairline and applies hairspray. He then dries the hair on low heat to perfect the hair around the face.

To complete the look, he runs his fingers through her final hairstyle. And just like that, the duchess-worthy blowout is complete!

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This article was originally published on March 2, 2016 on TODAY.com.

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