By Amy Lawrenson
Stills from Cheryl Cole's new video Call My Name, have been circulating online for a while, but it wasn't until I saw the video in full this weekend that I realised - I'm obsessed with Cheryl's new hair.
I was sitting in a bar with friends when the video came on the TV, and it may have seemed rude but I was so engrossed in Cheryl's tresses that I missed a whole conversation.
Why am I so obsessed? Well, first it has to be that cute is-it-or-isn't-it fringe. According to Cheryl's hair stylist Lisa Laudat it's a 'fringe/unfringe which provides versatility to the style without cutting any length off the hair. It also allows Cheryl to wear her fringe in a variety of ways from a full fringe to a side fringe dependent on the look she wants that day' - that's what we call clever hair.
Second, the whole look according to Lisa has a 'relaxed glamour' feel about it, which I love because it's so easy to wear. Lisa added in more layers along with the fringe to give the hair 'great texture and movement'.
Finally, Cheryl has gone back to her roots, forgoing the blonde she's been wearing of late and opting for a sumptuous brunette instead. I'm a big fan of the ombre look (well, I have been rocking it since November) but I am tempted by a more sophisticated hair colour. While you would need to see a professional to get Cheryl's new super versatile hair cut, you can recreate her glossy brunette colour at home, Lisa recommends L'Oreal Casting Crème Gloss in shade 613 Iced Mocha, £6.12 (available nationwide). The colour is semi-permanent and lasts up to 28 washes. I haven't used this exact colour before but I'm a big fan of the Casting Creme Gloss range - the colours are true to the box (although they do vary depending on your natural colour), leave your hair super shiny and fade naturally so compared with a lot of home hair colours they are reassuringly commitment-free.
What's not to love?
Photos by: Wenn and Planet Photos