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The Rachel is tops - Kate’s hairdresser

Published May 16, 2013

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London - Her bouncing waves regularly top polls as the hairstyle most desired by women.

But the man who looks after Kate Middleton’s hair has confessed that in the race for most popular haircut even the Duchess of Cambridge is beaten by ‘The Rachel’.

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Twenty years after it was first made famous by Jennifer Aniston in hit American sitcom Friends, the style is still seen by Richard Ward as the one women really wanted.

The Chelsea-based hairdresser, whose team has tended to the tresses of the entire Middleton family, said: “I really don’t remember another time in my whole career where people have come in and asked for a haircut as many times as they have asked for a Rachel.

“Not even people wanting their hair cut like Kate Middleton and she has the most beautiful hair.”

He added that the only other celebrity style to have come close to Miss Aniston’s iconic cut was the bob sported by Victoria Beckham a few years ago.

The royal-mother-to-be is a loyal client at Mr Ward’s salon and it is believed he cut in the fringe she showed off last November, days before confirming her pregnancy.

Speaking at the launch of shopping site tothetops.com, Mr Ward said: “I’ve done so many celebrity haircuts that I’m proud of – Kate Middleton being one of them but, you know what, if I could actually create something like the Rachel…or Meg Ryan’s haircut, those kind of classic haircuts, I wouldn’t work any more.” - Daily Mail

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