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Pippa Middleton's milkmaid braids are really easy to copy - but you'll need day old hair

Kate Middleton's sister loves a plait…

Laura Sutcliffe

On Wednesday evening, at the British Heart Foundation Gala, Pippa Middleton made her first official public appearance since giving birth to her son last year Arthur last year - and doesn't she look sensational? The Duchess of Cambridge's little sister wowed the red carpet in an intricate Temperley gown that featured the most fabulous pattern. But we have to say, it was her thoroughly modern up-do that caught our attention the most. Not a chignon like her sister, nor a messy bun like the Duchess of Sussex, but a milkmaid braid. The funky plaits were visible at the front of head and wrapped round the back, finishing into neat bun. Fabulous!

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Pippa looked incredible at the British Heart Foundation Gala

We spoke to ghd's creative artist Patrick Wilson who has styled Mollie King, Rochelle Humes and Kendall Jenner's hair. "This style works best on next day hair. I would add a dry shampoo for extra texture." 

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You need dry shampoo for this look! Try Healthy Balance One Day Longer Dry Shampoo, £5.99, Charles Worthington

"Using a tail comb, create an off-centre parting. Start from left to right with a Dutch braid. Then, keep adding hair until you end up at the nape of the neck. Repeat the same steps on the other side of the head."

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Her milkmaid braid is easier to copy than you may think

He added: "with the remaining hair on the mid-section, smooth down with a ghd oval dressing brush, £20, and secure into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck."

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Oval dressing brush, £20, ghd

"Twist the ponytail into a small bun, using fine pins to secure as you go. You can also make the look your own by adding a few tendrils," Patrick explained: "To personalise the look, pull pieces out of the hairline to soften the style." 

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"To polish over and add movement to the flyaways, I like to curl away from the face with the ghd curve creative wand, £120."

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Curve creative wand, £120, ghd

"It makes it feel a lot more modern. Finish with a light mist of ghd final fix hairspray, £9.95 to hold the look into place."

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