Future princess Kate Middleton always looks lovely and put together, so it's no surprise that so many women are clamoring to mimic her style. Obviously, her good looks were handed down from her parents, but constantly looking so well groomed requires a serious beauty regimen. While nobody but Kate knows her exact routine, we've uncovered her favourite products and treatments — and added up the total price. As you can imagine, looking princess-perfect costs a pretty penny. Read on to see the breakdown.
Kate Middleton's hair is envied around the world. Her stylist is James Pryce of Richard Ward salon in London, where cuts run about $210 and styling comes in just under $100. Kate is said to be a fan of Kérastase in-salon treatments, which range from about $50 to $70. Total cost: Assuming one trim, a couple of blowouts, the cost of a few hair-care products, and one conditioning treatment per month, you could spend $4,500 on your hair every year.
To get her glowing complexion, Kate uses Karin Herzog skin care. “Ms. Middleton uses the Professional Cleanser ($55), the Vita-A-Kombi 1 ($83), the Vita-A-Kombi 3 Spot Zapper ($33), and the Oxygen Face Cream ($60),” according to the brand's UK managing director, Julie Cichocki. Kate is also a fan of oxygen facials and is said to have had a Crystal Clear Oxygen Therapy treatment (about $125) to brighten her skin for the big day. Total cost: If a woman were to restock her products every three months and go for a monthly facial, she could be spending upwards of $2,400 a year.
Kate might be doing her own makeup for the wedding, but she reportedly took lessons with bridal artist Arabella Preston beforehand, who charges $100 per hour for consultations. As for the products Kate will be using on the big day, it's not known, but she was recently seen stocking up on Bobbi Brown products, including eye makeup and "basics." Total cost: Most of Bobbi Brown's foundations run between $70-$90, blush is $58 and her eyeliners and eyeshadows are around $44. With several hours of lessons and new makeup every few months, even a fan of the natural look like Kate could be spending more than $900 on makeup in a year's time.
Nails and brows
Kate is rumored to get $91 manicures and pedicures as well as $50 brow waxes during visits to Richard Ward salon. Total cost: If you were to have a manicure and pedicure every two weeks, and wax your brows monthly, each year, you'd be spending almost $5,000.
Teeth and tanning
Kate has long been rumoured to get sunless tans, which run $150 a session at her usual salon. And she's supposedly also had her teeth laser whitened by Dr. Didier Fillion, which could have cost over $1,000. Total cost: If both of these are true, you could have about $4,500 in the past year or so.
For a year of hair, skin, makeup, and grooming like the soon-to-be princess's, you're looking at spending about $17,300.