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4 Ways Kate Middleton Taught Us How To Never Have A Bad Hair Day

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The Duchess of Cambridge is always seen in looks that live up to her royal title, and of course she’s never spotted with anything short of lustrous locks. When her bountiful waves aren’t let loose, she’s sporting a sleek updo or a bold hair accessory (ahem, tiara). While she’s managed to teach us lessons in class and poise through her years in the spotlight, she’s also thrown a few hair tips our way. In honor of her 35th birthday, here are four important mane-taming strategies from Kate herself.

We can't think of a time when we've seen Kate without envy-inducing volume. She stays away from stick-straight strands and opts for bouncy blowouts. The lesson here? Play up fullness instead of toning it down.

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Kate's take on the half-up, half-down is low maintenance yet polished. Follow her lead for a simple style that makes you feel comfortable and confident.

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The rest of us may not have royal perks such as high-class travel arrangements or attending foreign events, but Kate's reasoning for pulled-back hair is refreshingly relatable—like carrying her youngest, Charlotte. And if conditions are windy, her locks are most likely in an updo. The point is, there are instances where letting your hair down is simply not an option.

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Kate often embellishes her hair with boldly structured hats, clips and tiaras. She even shocked us all when she wore a hairnet in public and managed to make it look chic. Whether you opt for bold accessories or delicate pins, keep the rest of your look subtle.

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