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Style Like A Queen! 6 Easy Hairstyle Of Kate Middleton That Every Girls Need To Learn

Style Like A Queen! 6 Easy Hairstyle Of Kate Middleton That Every Girls Need To Learn

Kate Middleton isn’t just a royal princess who shot into the limelight with her marriage. She is a modern style icon, a celebrity who was and to an extent is, still a common every day girl at heart. She is simple in her ways, fashionable yet not so gaudy as a royal or as bland as a Jane. She is the kind of woman every modern girl wants to grow up to be. Be dresses, the way she presents herself or even the welfare programs she’s associated with – everything is newsworthy.

So, here is something that is just as gorgeous and definitely what a every young woman wants to emulate – the hairstyle of Kate Middleton. So let us look at these six super stylish yet distinctly different hairstyles that her royal highness has sported along the way.

1. Chelsea Blow Dry

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    This signature style manages to make a woman look feminine and young, and feels natural as well as put-together at the same time. The style has Duchess Kate as its most famous patron, and the loose, bouncy curls with a glossy shine make a snazzy style statement. For those who want to sport a similar look, an easy way would be to use over-sized rollers to get those large wavy curls and lots of hairspray for the shine!

    2. The Demi-Chignon

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      The royal wedding was one of the most watched events worldwide and the demi-chignon received a royal reception, thanks to it being chosen as Kate’s wedding hairdo. It is a whimsical version of the half up-half down hairstyle. This particular style is simple and elegant at the same time and is thus suited for all occasions – from weddings to a chic party look. Here is how Kate wore it on two different occasions.

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      3. Classic Half-Up, Half-Down – Sexy And Polished

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        The Duchess often sports this style as it confers several advantages, as it straddles the space between casual and formal styles with finesse. Wearing your hair down will give you that sexy look but won’t confer the polished vibe of an upturned hairdo.

        This is where the half-up, half-down styles come to your rescue; they keep the hair away from your face bringing out its beauty. At the same time they retain those dreamy curls that lend sexiness.

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        4. Braids And Knots

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          Sections of hair weaved into braids will contrast beautifully against free-flowing locks of a half-up style. Bringing the side strands into a knot or a cute bow at the back through which hair cascades down, or artful placement of overlapping strands of hair to form a gorgeous pattern at the back of the head are all variants of the half-up style.

          Featured below is a simple form of half-up style worn by Kate, the side strands have been brought to the back and pinned into place with cute hairpins and the ends curled to give a wavy look.

          5. The Ponytail Look

           
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            This ‘funky’ ponytail with strands of hair wrapped artistically around the plastic hair band is a chic look that would be apt to look your casual best for a sporting event.

            6. The ‘Princess’ Look

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              A round-up of Kate’s amazing hairstyles would be incomplete without featuring the coiled chignons and messy buns that have helped Kate look her royal best. When Kate attended the premiere of the movie Spectre, she styled her hair into an intricate chignon which complemented her bangs very well, giving a fun yet elegant look. Sections of hair have been rounded into small curls and placed in artsy design to form a bun and secured with pins to create this stunning hairdo.

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              This is the most popular of them all, and has been a popular style chosen by many young women and brides as quoted here, where these collaged pictures were sourced from.

              Featured photo credit: www.thebridalbox.com via thebridalbox.com

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              Last Updated on May 22, 2019

              10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

              10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

              There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

              One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

              In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

              Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

              1. Cat Camel Stretch

              Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

              Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

              Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

              Here’s a video to guide you through:

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              2. Go for a Walk or a Run

              This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

              Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

              The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

              Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

              Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

              3. Jumping Jacks

              Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

              Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

              4. Abductor Side Lifts

              Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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              Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

              5. Balancing Table Pose

              This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

              Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                6. Leg Squats

                Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                7. Push Ups

                You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                8. Bicycle Crunches

                There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                9. Lunges

                Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                10. Bicep Curls

                You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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