Celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke has denied reports that he criticised the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, for having stray grey hairs.
Speaking on ITV's This Morning on Thursday, the stylist said: "I didn't say any of that and I certainly didn't criticise anybody."
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Nicky denied the reports
He added: "As far as the Duchess of Cambridge is concerned, there was abolutely no criticism. She really never puts a foot wrong. She's got amazing hair."
Nicky went on to explain that he was instead referring to people who have stray grey hairs, saying that it's better if they cover them up.
"It's making the hair that you have not look as good as it is," he said. "But there is a point when you have that much grey that you should start considering going [going completely grey]."
Kate has been spotted showing signs of grey hair in the past
Nicky was reported to have said that Kate "needs to get rid of her grey hair – it's not a good look.
"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."
He went on to add that the rules are different for men.
"It's different for men," he said. "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. Kate is such a style icon that even a few strands of grey hair would be a disaster, so I highly recommend that she cover it up. I hate grey hair."
Nicky's comments didn't go down well on Twitter, with many users slamming tje stylist's comments.