cressida bonasWhile tongues are wagging that Camilla Parker Bowles is on Kate Middleton's case about her flowing, long locks, a possible future Duchess is being feted for her free-spirited mane. Prince Harry's girlfriend, heiress Cressida Bonas, usually looks like a flower child plucked right out of the crowd at Woodstock -- in the best, most glam way possible, of course.

Apparently, her signature "cool rather than conservative" style is also extremely inexpensive and low-maintenance, reports Vanity Fair.

Regulars at RealHair salon say Cressida goes for regular appointments every six to eight weeks (just so she never has split ends). A source at the salon confirms Cressida was in recently and shared, "When Cressida comes in she says, ‘I want it blown out, but I don’t want it to look like I got it done.’” And apparently, she has a top stylist, but "only pays $250 for a relatively quick cut and blow dry."

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While that may sound steep to us, consider the fact that Cressida's potential future sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, was rumored to have dropped $984 on her most recent "Method" haircut and hair "makeover" in December.

Guess the price of beauty skyrockets when you're officially a royal, eh? May be something Kate needs to give lil' Cressie a heads-up on at some point! Still, may not matter. A "pal" explained how the two women differ with their style preferences:

Cressida is all about low maintenance and looking stylish with minimal effort. She likes to be low-key and she is pretty laid back when it comes to her appearance. Kate is meticulous about her hair and makeup, but Cressida just sticks on a beanie hat and maybe a bit of lip balm.

And that's supposedly one reason Prince Harry -- "who likes his girls blond and ready to paint the town red in minutes -- not hours," according to VF -- adores her. Pfft! Will be interesting to see how that works out if Harry pops the question, and Cressida's suddenly under the same pressure to look as pulled-together as Kate!

What do you think about Cressida's laid-back style? Do you think she'll have to change if she becomes a Duchess?

 

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