Duchess of Cambridge's hairdresser shares at-home tips for lockdown cuts

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
·2-min read
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent haggis dinners for NHS staff. (Kensington Palace)
The Duchess of Cambridge's hair has been noticeably longer in recent photos and videos. (Kensington Palace)

The Duchess of Cambridge’s hairdresser has shared a guide to cutting men’s hair at home, after the royal revealed she had been cutting her children’s hair during lockdown.

Kate, 39, said she had to cut the hair of Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte while salons are closed, adding it was to their “horror”.

Her hairdresser, Richard Ward, has now shared a how-to guide on his Instagram account, which might help the duchess out as she keeps on top of her boys’ locks during the pandemic.

Ward, who has a salon in Sloane Square, is also hairdresser to Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and many more celebrity clientele.

The video advises starting with wet hair and paying attention to the overall shape of the hair as well as layering.

Ward cuts the hair at the back on the neck, before moving to the fringe.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

Read more: The Middletons took Prince William to the local pub when he was dating Kate

In the video, Ward- shows the importance of keeping the hair wet and the fingers pointing down to avoid cutting too much hair off.

Moving to the lengths on top, Ward also explains how to trim the hair and then blend it in around the whole head.

One follower said the video had been a “lifesaver”.

Salons in the UK have been closed for several weeks amid the latest lockdown restrictions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Ward is also encouraging his followers to join the campaign to slash VAT on hair salons, allowing them to keep more of their takings once they can reopen.

Homeschooling call (Kensington Palace)
Kate has shown her long hair on video calls from Sandringham, her grandmother-in-law's house. (Kensington Palace)

Read more: Duchess of Cambridge praised by royals fans as she reveals new sleek straightened hairstyle

Other members of his team have shared their tips for keeping hair looking good at home, with one sharing her how-to for beach waves and for a fringe blow dry.

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed she had turned hairdresser during a call with other parents and a headteacher as they discussed how they were getting on during lockdown.

She admitted she is finding it “exhausting” with homeschooling and working, and said Prince William had been her biggest support.

The couple and their children went to Norfolk before Christmas and have remained there during this third lockdown in England.

Their home of Anmer Hall is on the Sandringham Estate, the Queen’s country home, and they have used Her Majesty’s house for some of their video engagements.