When Kate Middleton received some significantly beautiful caramel highlights earlier this summer time, it marked one of many lightest hair colours we might ever seen on the Duchess of Cambridge. Usually one to put on a medium brunette shade, she would not have stunned anybody by going again to a darker brown for fall. However as an alternative, new pictures reveal that Middleton really went even lighter as we change to a brand new season.

Middleton joined husband Prince William to carry their two eldest kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to Thomas’s Battersea for his or her first day of college — Charlotte’s very first — and cameras captured not solely the kids’s lovely navy blue and purple uniforms however Middleton’s noticeably brighter hair shade, too. Worn in clean, bouncy layers that attain previous her shoulders, the middle-parted fashion as a golden honey tone that’s simply the blondest we have ever seen her.

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Impressed to lighten as much as an identical look? Nikki Ferrara, senior colorist at Sally Hershberger Hudson Yards in New York Metropolis, says there are two methods to go about this. “You are able to do the low-maintenance method and do a color-melting balayage that has lots of space protection to make you seem all-over darkish blonde,” she says. “I like this method finest as a result of it permits for dimension and incorporates among the brown that you’ve got naturally. It additionally grows out very properly and solely requires touch-ups each three to 4 months.”

If upkeep isn’t a difficulty and also you want to dive proper, “I might recommend a base break to raise the pure base a half to full shade lighter. You possibly can break up the lightness by including blonder items across the face and gloss with a golden tone,” Ferrara says. “You possibly can anticipate to be on the salon as early as 4 weeks and might perhaps go so long as eight weeks earlier than you begin actually seeing a line of roots.”

Is that this new lighter look a sign that Middleton is heading in a full-blown blonde path? We’ll simply have to attend and see — however both method, there is not any doubt she’ll look royally gorgeous.

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