20 Times Kate Middleton Deviated From Her Signature Hairstyle

20 Times Kate Middleton Deviated From Her Signature Hairstyle
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Kate Middleton is known for a lot of things. Her down to earth nature, her athleticism, her devotion to her children. But she's also known for something else: her hair. Her amazingly, glorious, Disney princess-like hair. It's incredible. So, why would she ever try to change it? Whether it was because she was in a rut or because she wanted to be more "on trend," there have been a few occasions where the duchess has attempted a new 'do.

Although her hair always looks amazing, we cannot tell a lie: Long, loose, and bouncy is how we like her best. Alas, though, Kate is human, and, historically speaking, humans get bored of their hair. So try a new 'do she did! (Must be a real drag to look at long, blindingly shiny hair in the mirror every day.)

She's never done anything too drastic, such as dye her hair blonde, but on occasion, the duchess mixes it up. Honestly, we love her glossy dark tresses, and as fun as it might be to see her change up her color, we think brunette suits her best. 

Of course, she always looks good, but we're definitely a little surprised whenever we see her without her signature style. Hey, we're creatures of habit. From bangs to bobs, here are 20 times Kate Middleton tried a new hairstyle. Oh, to be as tress-blessed as she!

  • The Curious Case of the Headband

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    Headbands aren't typically part of the duchess's beauty routine, so when she rocked one a few years ago in Haida Gwaii, we were a little surprised. It looked cute, though!

  • The Fancy 'Do ... Plus a Hairnet

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    Every once in a while when she's wearing a chic updo, Kate Middleton wears a hairnet. True story! And here we thought her strands obeyed her every command.

  • Pinned Back Princess

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    It isn't every day that the duchess pins her two front pieces of hair back. Adorable -- and you know she feels it too, from the look on her face!

  • Bangin'

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    Remember that time Kate tried side bangs? It was cute but super short-lived! Her hair must grow at light speed, because those bangs were gone in a flash.

  • Half-Up, Half-Down

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    Kate's not usually a half-up, half-down (with bangs split down the middle!) kind of gal. But hey, she's mixing it up.

  • Wild Woman

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    For the most part, Kate's hair is usually super smoothed and coiffed. But every once in a while, she lets it go loose and wild. Hot!

  • Wild(er) Woman

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    And every once in a while, she lets it go really loose and wild. She definitely looks like she's somewhere humid in this one -- look at those curls!

  • Low, Side Pony

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    Her part's going one way, but her pony's going the other. We love it when she goes casual with her hair. 

  • Fancy Pin-Back

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    Whatcha got there, Kate? A fancy, twirly, pinned-back tendril of hair? Very cute! And very helpful for keeping your hair out of your face when you stop to smell the flowers.

  • The Big Chop

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    In July of 2017, Kate chopped most of her hair off. And of course we now know it was really to divert attention away from her pregnancy. Clever duchess!

  • Middle Part

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    Shortly after cutting her hair, the duchess even experimented with a middle part. Bold!

  • Hard Hat Chic

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    OK, so this isn't a new hairdo exactly, but can we just take a moment to marvel at the fact that even under a hard hat, Kate's hair looks on point? Color us impressed. 

  • Air Dry?

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    Believe it or not, there was a time when Kate (kind of, sort of) let her hair air dry. Even when being air-dried, her hair still looks better than ours. It's just not fair.

  • Crazy Long

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    Once upon a time, before she was a princess, Kate had long hair. Like, Rapunzel-like long hair. But hey, being a busy wife and mom -- something had to give.

  • Pin Straight

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    Usually one to have a little wave or curl in her hair, the duchess sometimes just wants to play it straight. We get it, girl. 

  • Chignon With a Twist

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    When at a fancy event like the Royal Ascot, a simple blowout (no matter how perfect) or casual ponytail just won't do! Kate tucked her perfectly coifed hair under a hat and the look was perfect.

  • Khleesi Inspired Braids

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    Kate is a known Game of Thrones fan, and we can likely guess her favorite character is by her hair here. It has to be Daenerys Targaryen, also known as Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, who wears her hair in complicated braids.

  • Those Dramatic Bangs

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    We really wish Kate's bangs phases had lasted a little bit longer. Not everyone can pull them off, but she looks spectacular with bangs.

  • Under Wraps

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    While on a royal tour of the Far East, Kate visited the Assyakirin Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and dressed for the part. It's not often we can't see her hair!

  • Half-Up With a Twist

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    Kate usually goes for a bouncy blowout or low-pony or simple chignon, but we are loving this twisted half-up, half-down style. And those curls are just perfect.

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