A Celeb Hair Stylist Disses Kate Middleton's Hair

Good news, everyone. Men still have judgmental opinions about women's hair and they keep telling them to the public as if we care. Newsflash: We do not care about celeb stylist Nicky Clarke's opinion about Kate Middleton's gray hair. In fact, there is honestly nothing I care less about than his opinion, because Kate Middleton is a gorgeous mom of two who also happens to have a plethora of social obligations that she must attend, so sorry if she can't get her roots touched up every 14 days.

First of all, who is this supposed stylist Nicky Clarke? Who does he think he is, critiquing the Duchess like that. Apparently this isn't the first time 57-year-old Clarke, who is the former hair stylist of Princess Diana and the Duchess of York, criticized Middleton's hair choices. Back in 2010, Clarke said that Middleton's wedding hair was "unadventurous." Yes, that actually happened—it was only the most talked about wedding of the century, let's definitely experiment with hairstyles for this occasion. Sorry, Clarke, but you're wrong. Middleton went classic, because that's what you do WHEN YOU'RE MARRYING THE FUTURE KING OF ENGLAND. But I digress.

The real moral of the story here is that Nicky Clarke said that Middleton's greying roots were a disaster, which is, first of all, a tad dramatic, you can barely see them, and second of all, just ridiculous. He told the Daily Mail that, “she does have amazing things done to her hair and it can look great, but unfortunately it’s the case for women—all women—that until you get really old, you can’t be seen to have any grey hairs. It's different for men. Men can go grey in their mid-50s and still be considered attractive. It's the whole silver fox thing. But it's not the same for women. Kate is such a style icon that even a few strands of grey would be a disaster, so I highly recommend that she cover it up. I hate grey hair."


Middleton stepped out in 2013 with some gray roots following the birth of Prince George, and has recently been spotted with—gasp—roots again. Everyone needs to get over it. Seriously. Nicky Clarke's comments are sexist and exhausting. Mind your own business, man. Middleton has so much more to offer the world than just pretty hair. Women should not be expected to be perfectly groomed at all times. Also, intentionally gray hair is cool now, so if Clarke has a problem with gray hair, then he is clearly living underneath a rock. You do you, Kate.

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