Get a Duchess of Cambridge Inspired Blow Dry at Lulu Blonde

Wimbledon marks a significant change in the summer social calendar for many Londoners. Champagne becomes a breakfast staple, strawberries and cream are a favourite at lunch and tennis whites become a much more attractive sartorial option. Kicking off the proceedings this week was YCB favourite Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who has now taken over from the Queen to become Patron of Wimbledon. This well deserved accolade puts Kate firmly in the spotlight over the summer and to mark this occasion, she debuted a stunning shorter hairstyle.

In true Kate style, her hair was still as bouncy and shiny as ever, but now to her shoulders rather than her signature long locks. We’ve seen her experiment with various things over the years, including a fringe but never much of a change in length. However this new shorter do has really caught our eye and done the impossible – Kate looks even more sophisticated than ever before. Wearing a mid length monochrome dress, the new style complimented her look so well and now the YCB team are dying to emulate the Duchess’ style.

Luckily for us, London salon Lulu Blonde have just launched ‘The Duchess Dry’: a quintessentially British blow dry emulating Kate’s new considerably shorter, bouncy style, featuring retro pin curled ends, adding an elegant playful twist. Lulu Blonde Hair & Beauty Salon is nestled in the heart of Wimbledon Village and is a firm favourite of Wimbledon players, wives, girlfriends and visiting A-list stars who head there every year and almost every day during the championships to make sure they are courtside ready. If there were ever anywhere to go to get Kim Murray’s stunning blow dry, Lulu Blonde is the place to visit.

What’s more, The Duchess Dry is only £40 and includes a glass of Chapple Down British Sparkling Wine – a brand the Royals chose for their wedding. So you can enjoy being pampered like the royal you are and top it off with a glass of sparkly. What more could you want?

Lulu Blonde is a haven of light wood floor and tan leather seating, it’s a sanctuary where a blow-dry can be enjoyed and not endured. Understandable then that so many women flock to the salon especially during the ‘see and be seen’ season of Wimbledon. Ladies, book your Duchess Dry in sharpish to score the hairstyle of the summer. When your blow-dry has to withstand a day of heat at Centre Court, only the best will do.

The Duchess Dry; £40 – for more details visit or call 020 8947 

Olivia Hunter

Olivia is an English student and blogger for her own site The Fashion Hunter and admits to having more shoes than sense. A self confessed blog stalker, no corner of the web is left untouched when looking to fill her fashion or beauty fix. Olivia's three things you can never have too much of are coffee, nail polish and, of course, shoes!