​Kate Middleton's pretty ponytail: Get the look

Looking polished and radiant as ever, Kate Middleton stepped out for a wreath-laying ceremony in New Zealand this week sporting a stylish ponytail.

The swept-up hairstyle is seldom seen on the Duchess of Cambridge, who prefers to wear her tresses in loose, bouncy curls, but it proved a practical choice for braving the outdoor elements that day.


Ideal for summer, the ponytail is one of the simplest hairdos to execute and is becoming a trend both outdoors and on the red carpet. We saw Prince George’s fashion-forward mom sport a more relaxed version of the look to attend the premiere of Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom last year.

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And Kate’s not the only one, either – Charlize Theron, Sofia Vergara and Doutzen Kroes are just a few additional A-listers who have adopted the easy ‘do.

Want to try it for yourself? HELLO! Online has some expert tips for perfecting the Kate’s regal ponytail.

How to get the 'perfect' ponytail:

Anthony Llobet, stylist for TRESemmé, recommends the traditional ponytail as much as for day-to-day styles as well as for fancy galas – much like the Duchess herself!

1. “For the perfect ponytail, leave the front locks of hair aside and pick up hair from the rear end of the head with the help of a comb.

2. Then backcomb this part using hairspray to give body to your hair at the roots. Now, gather the front locks to cover the backcombed part and hold it in place with hairpins.

3. Finally, tie back your hair in a high ponytail. For these types of looks, you should rely on products that help to set the chosen hairdo while giving your hair body at the same time.

4. As such, hairsprays as well as mousse come in handy for setting and protecting it from external factors while giving it both shine and body for the perfect look."

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