09/05/2011 14:01 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Kate Middleton's Hairdresser Practised On £6.50 Claire's Accessories Tiara

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Good news, people who hope to recreate Kate Middleton's wedding splendour - the hairdresser who worked on the princess's tresses practised the look using a plastic tiara picked up for just £6.50 at Claire's Accessories.

Award-winning hairdresser Richard Ward, whose salon was responsible for Kate's hair revealed how he and his team perfected Kate's wedding look on one of the salon's personal assistants using the plastic prop in place of the Cartier 'halo' tiara lent for the occasion by the Queen.

James Pryce who joined forces with Ward to do the Middleton family hairstyling told the Sunday Times: "We came up with a unique concept for securing it. We backcombed the top to create a foundation for the tiara to sit around, then did a tiny plait in the middle and sewed it on. I've never seen anything like it in my life."

The message from all this is clear - if you didn't have the foresight to get the Duke of York (later King George VI) to commission a jewel-encrusted headpiece for your great-grandmother-in-law you could at least steal the princess's hairstyle via affordable high street offerings!

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