Kate Middleton got a mom haircut

Even Kate Middleton isn't immune to the mom haircut!

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OMG! Kate Middleton cut her hair. And I don't mean she got bangs or a trim. She actually cut about four inches off. She officially got a mom haircut.

Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal via Instagram) Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal via Instagram)

Kate's longtime hairdresser, Richard Ward, recently spoke to People magazine about the now infamous cut.

"It's a practical style and a great option for a mom who has had long hair, who has a busy life and is short on time," he says. "It's much easier to look after and takes half the time to blow dry."

Now, mom haircuts have gotten a bad rap. They are not unstylish and mumsy as people seem to think. In fact, they're the opposite—the lob (long bob) is quite fashionable. And Kate's is no exception.

Photo: Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal via Twitter) Photo: Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal via Twitter)

This haircut a pretty big deal for Kate who is known for her long glossy locks—it's kind of her trademark. But even Kate, with her personal hairdresser and her royal status, isn't immune to the struggles of having kids and long hair. Inevitably you get snot, baby food and vomit in it. Yep, it happens. And eventually you get so sick of the baby grabbing at your hair that you cut it off.

Kate debuted her shorter do today (December 9) at the ICAP annual Charity Day in London. She was wearing a teal L.K. Bennet peplum jacket and dress that she first wore back in 2012.

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She looked a bit tired today after her big night out yesterday at the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. Kate wore a gorgeous robin's egg blue dress (I think it's Alexander McQueen) and a tiara you may recognize—the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, which Princess Diana famously wore many times.


The reaction to Kate's hair has been mixed with many people noting it's lost its bounce—second-day tiara hair could be to blame. I am blaming it on an early morning with Princess Charlotte—she clearly didn't have time for her usual blowout and that's fine with me.

I kind of love that Kate is not immune to mom hair. And if it takes Kate getting a mom haircut to show everyone that a mom do is cool, then I love that even more!

Read more: 
Prince George will spend Christmas running around like a rabbit
Where to get Princess Charlotte's adorable dress 

This article was originally published on Dec 09, 2015

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