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Exactly how Kate Moss achieves her nonchalant wavy hairstyle

“I always start by blow drying Kate’s hair upside down” – Sam McKnight shares his styling secrets

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Among the many Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the weekend was the Platinum Jubilee pageant which saw supermodel Kate Moss joining a host of iconic British stars aboard a Nineties-themed bus touring the streets of the capital.

Decked in an appropriately patriotic get-up, from red Vivienne Westwood heels to a Union Jack blazer, Moss even nodded to Her Majesty with colourful flowers in her hair.

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The supermodel’s long-time hairdresser Sam McKnight – who too joined in the celebrations – shared exactly how he styled Moss’ hair to achieve her signature London-cool look.

“I always start by blow drying Kate’s hair upside down. It gives the perfect amount of volume,” he explains. Then, “whilst it’s still warm we twisted it up into a topknot on top of her head. And we left it whilst she got her make-up done.” Speaking of which, Charlotte Tilbury MBE was behind Moss’ party make-up, which you can see and shop below.

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McKnight continues: “Then we took [Kate’s hair] out, gave it a shake and I added a little more wave with a curling tong where it was needed. Kate’s got incredible hair so it’s really just about enhancing.” To perfect the shape, he reveals: “I backcombed the roots just a little at the crown, misting Easy Up-Do Texture Spray in first to change and add to the texture of [her] hair. It gives your hair body, hold and bite.”

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When it comes to products, it’s no surprise the hairstylist uses his own line formed by years of experience with creating hair for photoshoots, events and runways. For heat-styling he always uses the Modern Hairspray Multi-Task Styling Mist, explaining that "it gives all-day hold, shine and has heat protection so [is] multi-purpose".

Finally, for this look on Moss, “we had to finish with a little nod to the Queen,” he says, “with some blue, red and white flowers pinned on one side”.

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