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A-list hairstylist Wendy Iles sets sights on royal makeover

Wendy Iles was overjoyed when her close friend Heidi Klum presented her with a Hollywood Beauty Award.

A-list hair stylist Wendy Iles would love to get her hands on the royals’ hair.

Wendy has worked with everyone from popstar Cheryl to model Heidi Klum during her career, enjoying a close friendship with hoards of celebrities.

There are a few famous ladies that have so far eluded the hair pro, namely Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

“I’d love to coif Kate,” Wendy beamed to Hello! magazine. “She is at her most beautiful with her hair long and free – she’s a breath of fresh air. I’m not so keen on those chignons they do on her. They’re a bit old lady. They should stop that."

As for the Queen, Wendy continued: “She has the most iconic hairdo. She has not changed it since she came to the throne – nor should she. All that has changed is the soft hue of white, which is delicious. If she was in my chair tomorrow, my goodness, that would be the cherry on the cake for me.”

Other showbiz names on Wendy’s client roster include Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger and Alessandra Ambrosio. The super stylist is also the go-to person for fashion houses Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton.

“When a celebrity has confidence in you, they want you for everything. I try to be available for them but it’s difficult,” she admitted.

Many of Wendy’s clients turn into friends, and that is especially true of German model Heidi. The Germany’s Next Topmodel host was even on hand to present Wendy with a Hollywood Beauty Award for Hairstyling earlier this year (16).

“Heidi is a lot of fun and that was an incredible night. It was the highlight of my life – apart from having my daughter,” she smiled. “Imagine winning an Oscar for hair. It was from the same people.”

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