Britain's Prince William chats to guests at a reception after delivering a speech to celebrate the national rollout of the 'Step into Health' programme, at Chandos House in London, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.
Britain's Prince William chats to guests at a reception after delivering a speech to celebrate the national rollout of the 'Step into Health' programme, at Chandos House in London, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. AP

Balding Wills’ dramatic new $300 buzz cut

PRINCE William is sporting a dramatic new look - a buzz cut.

The 35-year-old has finally shaved his head, reportedly spending more than $300 on a No. 1.

Balding Wills took the plunge on advice from his wife Kate Middleton's long-time hairdresser, Richard Ward.

It is believed Ward's deputy Joey Wheeler oversaw the 'do in a private Kensington Palace barber session.

Wills unveiled his new style while meeting patients at Evelina London Children's Hospital, The Sun reports.

Ward and Wheeler use the "scissor over comb" freehand technique which results in a softer finish, making it less severe than clippers.

A source close to the hairdressers said: "Wills sought Richard's advice, but it was Joey who was the one to visit the Palace and give him his new buzz cut".

The Duke of Cambridge
The Duke of Cambridge AP Photo - Matt Dunham

Wheeler, from Sussex, is senior stylist at Ward's salon, where he has worked 11 years.

Wills' hairline has long been the butt of jokes from Prince Harry.

Harry, 33, has poked fun in public at William's balding head - once quipping: "I think he definitely is brainier than I am, but we established that at school, along with his baldness".

Unveiling newborn son George in 2013, William joked that the tot had "way more hair than me, thank God," The Sun reported.

British celebrity hairdresser Adee Phelan gave Wills' new cut an enthusiastic thumbs-up.

"William looks amazing - a million times better," Phelan said, according to The Sun.

"When you're going bald you have two options. A skinhead transplant known as scalp micro pigmentation so it's less apparent you're going bald. Or you just lump it off."


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