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Celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke slams Kate Middleton's grey hair as 'disastrous'

Published 30/07/2015 | 09:14

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to meet staff and guests at BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) headquarters in Portsmouth, Hampshire, as part of a visit on the second day of the opening leg of the America's Cup World Series being staged in waters off Portsmouth
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to meet staff and guests at BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) headquarters in Portsmouth, Hampshire, as part of a visit on the second day of the opening leg of the America's Cup World Series being staged in waters off Portsmouth
Going grey: Kate Middleton
Hair Stylist Nikki Clarke attends the Hair Magazine Awards 2009 held at Il Bottaccio on September 29, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Iconic hairdresser Nicky Clarke has some choice words for Kate Middleton.

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The legendary stylist said the Duchess of Cambridge's greying locks are unacceptable for an international style icon.

"Kate needs to get rid of her grey hair — it’s not a good look," he told the Daily Mail.

"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’re really old, you can’t be seen to have any grey hairs.

Going grey: Kate Middleton
Going grey: Kate Middleton

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"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."

Clarke has worked with several members of the royal family including Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, but said that there are double standards with women's hair versus men's as they age.

"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."

Hair Stylist Nikki Clarke attends the Hair Magazine Awards 2009 held at Il Bottaccio on September 29, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Hair Stylist Nikki Clarke attends the Hair Magazine Awards 2009 held at Il Bottaccio on September 29, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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