6 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Wore Hair Extensions: Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, More

Georgia Brown

hair extensions have become synonymous with the ‘It-girl’ era, with everyone from Hollywood‘s A-listers to influencers, TV stars and even royalty who choose to embellish their natural manes with thick, shiny braid wefts.

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Extensions have come a long way since the days of artificial wigs. Now you don’t have to covet the luscious locks of the likes of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kim KardashianWhere Jennifer Lopezhair extensions being much more accessible and affordable than ever.

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In fact, versatile hair extension methods like tapes, micro-ties, nano-rings or the latest “invisible” ultra-tie method championed by leading extension specialists like The extensionist This means you can leave a salon with cascading curls all the way to the hips, if you want.

If you’re looking for some inspiration before your next salon trip, scroll down to check out the celebrities and royals you didn’t know had hair extensions…

Duchess of Cambridge

Duchess Kate stepped out in September 2021 with deceptively thick and luscious locks framing her pretty features in bouncy curls. Royal fans have wondered if the royal opted to have hair extensions done after spotting her thick tresses appearing to be much fuller and longer than they have been at other recent engagements.

Extension Specialist Olia Cutz, Founder of The Extensionist, quickly settled the debate. “Although the transformation is very subtle, it looks like Duchess Kate has enhanced her natural length with some hair extensions,” Olia says. “There are several undetectable hair extension methods these days.

“Kate could have easily had tapes or ultra ties, which are incredibly tiny strands of hair extensions. They can add thickness and length to any type of hair, but they’re so subtle that they are incredibly difficult to detect,” added Olia.

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Victoria Beckham

fashion mogul Victoria Beckham may be known for her sleek, business-babe bun hairstyles, but the former Spice Girl loves full hair extensions to enhance her loose locks.

Victoria owes much of her stylish look to Russian hair extensions, as she admitted in one of her interviews.

Michelle Kegan

Actress Michelle Kegan‘s hair has long been a cause of envy. The Manchester-born beauty is rarely seen without her brunette locks teased into a voluminous bun or styled into a princess mane – and hair extensions are the secret.

In photographs published in The Sun in 2019, the former Corrie star’s tape extensions were revealed as she wore her hair in a chic high bun, unknowingly flaunting the tapes.

Ruth Langford

loose women panelist Ruth Langford left fans in shock when she revealed she got her thick, shiny mane from hair extensions. In a video shared with her Instagram followers, Ruth checked in with Surrey-based salon Leo Bancroft, who swapped her tape extensions for flat-toe bonds.

“I had a little more than usual… the result is subtle but believe me, I can really feel the difference. As you can see, I’m not into the length, just the volume” , explained the star.

Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice joins the line of royal ladies who have chosen to enhance their manes with hair extensions. Most memorable, the auburn-haired beauty was the epitome of elegance to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Prince Phillip, in April 2021 – turning heads with her enviable Ariana Grande-esque long ponytail .

Millie Bobby Brown

If anyone can rock any hairstyle, it’s stranger things actress Millie Bobby Brown. The British star now sports a head full of XXL extensions after years of rocking a pixie cut after his role as Eleven which required him to shave his head.

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David R. Brewer