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How the half-length of Kate Middleton is perfect for a busy mother

How Kate Middleton ‘s half – her – hair style is perfect for a busy mother because it is’ elegant but not picky’ and ‘takes five minutes’ – giving her more time with the kids

  • Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has styled her hair in a half-styled hairstyle
  • She has worn the look on four separate engagements since the beginning of the year
  • Famous stylist James Johnson explained that it is perfect for a busy working mother
  • It is relaxed yet polished and quick to put on, giving Kate more time with the children

The Duchess of Cambridge recently exchanged her distinctive resilient hair dryer for a half-styled hairstyle – and a celebrity stylist explained why the updated look is perfect for a busy working mom.

Kate, 38, has worn the half-hairstyle four times since the beginning of the year, including her joint outing with Prince William, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday.

In a conversation with FEMAIL, British celebrity stylist James Johnson explained how the fast and easy style is surprisingly versatile, allowing Kate to make the transition from formal appointments to family time.

The Duchess of Cambridge recently replaced her distinctive resilient hair dryer for a half-styled hairstyle. She wore this style in the photo at the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center

The Duchess of Cambridge recently replaced her distinctive resilient hair dryer for a half-styled hairstyle. She wore this style in the photo at the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center

It also only takes a few minutes to reach, meaning Kate can spend more of her precious leisure time with her children, rather than in the stylist’s chair.

He said: “Kate’s smart but feminine half-up hairstyle is perfect for a busy mother who juggles her three children in public activities.

“A style like this only takes five minutes to get together in the morning, as opposed to busier updos or its larger, bouncing blow dryers.

“This means she has more time to spend with the children before she leaves the house.

The celebrity stylist has explained that the updated look is perfect for a busy working mom because it's quick and easy to do, but still elegant enough for royal engagements. In the photo, Kate while meeting Holocaust survivors in London last month

The celebrity stylist has explained that the updated look is perfect for a busy working mom because it's quick and easy to do, but still elegant enough for royal engagements. In the photo, Kate while meeting Holocaust survivors in London last month

The style also remains firm in the face of windy conditions, such as the one she and William met in South Wales last week (photo)

The hairstyle also remains firm in the face of turbulent circumstances, such as the one she and William encountered in South Wales last week (photo)

The celebrity stylist has explained that the updated look is perfect for a busy working mom because it’s quick and easy to do, but still elegant enough for royal engagements. In the photo, Kate during a meeting with Holocaust survivors on January 27 in London (left) and last week in South Wales

“The mix of the elegant smooth rear section at the front and the more relaxed, looser waves at the rear means that it is also ideal for the transition between formal institutions such as royal engagements and the informal school run.”

There is also a decidedly practical element to the hairdo changeover, James said, pointing out that Kate had recently braved a windy arrival at Evelina London Children’s Hospital and a stormy day on the South Wales coast.

“This hair is weatherproof,” he continued. “Kate has been on the road in the stormy weather and this is a style that stays in place and prevents embarrassing windy moments.”

A basic version of the look can be achieved in minutes, with extra time needed for curls like that Kate wore on January 28 at Evelina Children's Hospital in London, pictured

A basic version of the look can be achieved in minutes, with extra time needed for curls like that Kate wore on January 28 at Evelina Children's Hospital in London, pictured

The Duchess of Cambridge shows off her half-hair in London last month

The Duchess of Cambridge shows off her half-hair in London last month

A basic version of the look can be achieved in minutes, with extra time needed for curls like that Kate wore on January 28 to Evelina Children’s Hospital in London, pictured left and right

There is also a decidedly practical element to the switch to hairstyle, James said, pointing out that Kate defies the elements when they are out on engagements outdoors. Pictured with William, Charles and Camilla at the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday

There is also a decidedly practical element to the switch to hairstyle, James said, pointing out that Kate defies the elements when they are out on engagements outdoors. Pictured with William, Charles and Camilla at the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday

There is also a decidedly practical element to the switch to hairstyle, James said, pointing out that Kate defies the elements when they are out on engagements outdoors. Pictured with William, Charles and Camilla at the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday

James explained how someone can copy Kate’s gaze in just a few simple steps: “Share the hair from ear to ear, using a hair spray sprayed on a comb to catch any flies.

‘Comb the top layer back and pin or band in a pony tail at the back of the head. For height, back comb first or use a pintail comb to lift to the desired position.

For an even more elegant look, parts of the hair can be curled or waved. However, these probably fall out when the weather is damp or windy.

The Duchess of Cambridge usually wears her hair styled in blown out resilient waves, as seen on this engagement at Ely & Caerau Children's Center in Cardiff on January 22

The Duchess of Cambridge usually wears her hair styled in blown out resilient waves, as seen on this engagement at Ely & Caerau Children's Center in Cardiff on January 22

The Duchess of Cambridge usually wears her hair styled in blown out resilient waves, as seen on this engagement at Ely & Caerau Children’s Center in Cardiff on January 22

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