Kate Middleton Named Britain's Hair Icon in New Survey

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Kate Middleton Named Britain's Hair Icon in New Survey
Elegant Updo
Kate wore her hair up in a pretty twisted and braided updo for an Olympic concert in May 2012.
Bouncing Curls
The look that has become Kate's signature style, her hair was down and perfectly curled during a visit to a community garden project in October 2012.
Perfect Waves
Kate's curls were the perfect elegant accent to this lace Alexander McQueen gown in November 2012.
Side-Swept Bangs
Kate attended the opening of The National History Museum's Treasures gallery in November 2012, in a vibrant emerald dress.
Wind-Blown Perfection
Even after an extremely windy day during her visit with Prince William to Cambridge, Kate's hair looked lovely.
Hockey Can't Flatten Those Curls
Even running around playing field hockey with children (in heels, no less!) can't keep Kate's covetable locks from looking perfect.
Half-Up, Half-Down
Kate wore her hair half-up during the diamond jubilee, wearing a pretty fascinator to match her dress.
Picture Perfect
Kate viewed her first official portrait in January 2013, wearing her hair down and simply curled under.
Long and Flowing
One of the best things about Kate's hair is that it is thick and full of body.  She chose a simple look to pair with this patterned MaxMara dress.
Grimbsy Glam
Kate's hair looked lovely on a visit to Grimsby to tour the National Fishing Heritage Centre.
A Hat for Underground
The Duchess and Queen visited Baker Street Underground Station in March 2013, and Kate chose to wear simple curls with her pretty hat.
Scotland Curls
On a tour of Scotland, the pregnant Duchess wore her hair stylishly down and simple.
Wind-Resistant Locks
It may have been a windy afternoon visit to the Willows Primary School, but Kate's hair held up.
Twists and Weaves
Kate's hair was half-up for a visit to the National Portrait Gallery, with intricate twists and weaves keeping the look in place.
Magical Tresses
The Duchess was able to tour the Harry Potter sets along with her husband and brother-in-law, wearing Topshop and her hair down -- perfect for casting spells!
Sweet Curls
Kate wore a bright coat during her visit to Naomi House, and paired the look with pretty curls, a bit tighter than her typical waves.
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Kate Middleton leads a life that many women wish they could call their own. She is a princess, after all!

Turns out there's one more thing that women across the UK (and the world!) are coveting -- her healthy, shiny hair. Kérastase recently conducted a survey of 2,000 women, and Kate topped the list as Britain's hair idol. Second on the list was Cheryl Cole, and third Holly Willoughby.

The survey also revealed that women feel their hair is its most beautiful at the age of 29, when women have more money to spend on taking care of their hair, and no longer want to experiment with the colors and cuts of their youth.

The one thing that most women said they want for their hair is volume. 70% said that they wish their hair was more voluminous, and 41% wished for fuller, thicker hair, quite like Kate's.

The survey found that women think hair in the 1980s was the worst, and many admit to trying the "Rachel" cut in the late '90s. Proud of their crowning glory, almost half of the respondents said that their hair is the most important part of their appearance, and 8% said they value their hair at over 1 million pounds (over $2 million US!).

Click through to see some of Kate Middleton's best hair moments. You'll see why she is the envy of Britain for more than just her Prince!

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