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After a few weeks of being upstaged by Dannii Minogue’s hairstyles on The X Factor just before Christmas, Cheryl Cole ditched the long tresses and the up-dos.
Mrs Cole wielded the scissors and fought back with a brand new crop of her own.
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Cheryl is mentioned in an article in the Times concerning regional accents:
The survival of accents is also helped by their increased prominence on television.
Ant and Dec, the television presenters, still speak with a distinct Geordie accent despite moving from Tyneside to London. They have said that they made a conscious decision to retain their pronunciation.
Another famous Geordie, Cheryl Cole, has also found success, first in the pop group Girls Aloud and then by becoming a judge on The X Factor reality TV show, where she went on to mentor this year’s winner, Joe McElderry, also a Geordie.
Cole’s accent may have proved an advantage as the pair could effectively speak in code. “When me and Cheryl were having conversations in full Geordie, people would be, like, ‘It’s like a different language’,” McElderry said recently.
She is also featured in the Mirror’s article on ‘the year in Twitter’ as one of the highlights from 2009 on the social networking site:
Amid constant rumours about her marriage to footballer Ashley Cole, X Factor judge Cheryl posts a picture of her £160,000 wedding ring. She writes: “3 words. Diamonds are forever.”
The Coventry Telegraph includes Cheryl in its article looking at celeb beauty secrets:
FORGET the X Factor winner, it was Cheryl Cole’s's crowning glory that’s grabbed all the headlines last year.
From flowing extensions, to one-shoulder plait, to shorter tousled waves, the judge’s hair has been hot gossip week after week, heightened by her starring role in the “because we’re worth it” L’Oreal Elvive ad.
Cheryl Cole loves: Origins Spot Remover, £10 (www.origins.co.uk)
“I use Origins Spot Remover to help dry and draw out any blemishes. Or sometimes I use Sudocrem – it really works!”
It’s hardly a surprise but Canary Wharf’s female population all want to be Cheryl Cole this Christmas.
That’s what Jubilee Place salon Seanhanna has being finding as the hordes of Wharfettes rush to get ready for their festive parties.
Adam Vincent, who has been with the company for nine years and manager of the Canary Wharf salon for two, said: “Girls are going for the soft movable looks, soft waves. Big and bouncy. Big blow drys.
“Unsurprisingly everyone wants to be like Cheryl Cole, with her bouncy movable blow dry, or hair up like when she’s on X-Factor.”
Last week the firm that owns Seanhanna won best salon group of the year at the Fellowship For British Hairdressing Awards in London.
The company’s success has been matched by its Canary Wharf salon, which has enjoyed a strong 2009, especially in December.
Adam said: “Christmas has been very good. Everyone’s getting ready for their work dos. We’ve had a fantastic couple of weeks, increasing on last year.
“December is always busy but we’ve had a very good one this time.”
Speaking about the award, which was presented at the Dorchester Hotel last Monday, Adam said: “It’s great to win and it’s deserved as it’s been a very successful year.
“The company’s moving forward and progressing well.”
As the party season gets into full swing, creating a unique hairstyle can really add the finishing touches to an outfit.
Following on from X Factor trend setters Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue, quiffs, plaits and lots of height are the look you want to go for this season.
Creating the look at home is a daunting task for some but can be easily achieved by following a couple of top tips from beauty expert Geraldine Harkins.
First of all, complement a plait with some soft curls using your straighteners: “You are best to use it like your old fashioned tongs, twist it around [the hair] and hold it.”
Once you have your curls in place, these can be pinned back into a side bun to create a softer look and bag the Cheryl Cole look.
“You don’t want it to look too rigid,” Geraldine explains.
If Dannii’s larger than life quiffs are more up your street, then backcombing is the secret to your success.
“Your backcombing is really important to create these quiffs and twists, very Dannii Minogue.
“The important thing is to get in and backcomb the root so the rest of the hair, the middle ends and ends, are quite smooth and soft for you to pin in at the back.”
And if that all sounds too much like hard work then you can always let the professionals work their magic.
Unlike the rest of us mere mortals who have a haircut when we fancy a change/can’t see through our fringe/resemble Hagrid from Harry Potter, a celebrity haircut is never just about the scissors. Oh no, a new ‘do is as powerful a form of ammunition in a PR war as an adopted African child.
And who is the absolute queen of positive PR? Why, our very own queen of hearts, Cheryl Cole, who managed to grab headlines this week by doing little more than having several tonnes of some poor Russian girl’s locks (we jest of course) yanked out of her head. What was left, whilst half way to being younger, fresher and way cooler was also, to be frank, a bit of a goddamn mess.
But why did she do it? Well, let’s pause for a moment to consider the very first lady of de-waggification, Victoria Beckham. Now she’s gone all high fashion on us, those denim hotpants and tacky hair extensions are as distant a memory as Rebecca Loos. And that elfin crop unveiled the night before she debuted her first dress collection was planned with military precision.
Now Chezza might not be brave enough to be quite so drastic (she’s still in the ‘wants to look pretty’ rather than the ‘would do anything for fashion’ camp) but the success of Dannii’s funky, versatile ‘do (the array of styles being just as exciting as her wardrobe this series) combined with the fact that she’s got a new single to promote means she’s had to up her game. It’s just a shame she got her mum to style it.
Cheryl wasn’t the only judge having hair issues this week either. Simon Cowell also lost a fair bit by having his hands waxed and as a result is now apparently responsible for a hand-depilating craze up and down the country. Expect to see a lot of gents looking like gorillas wearing tan gloves this party season.
And then of course there was Lady Gaga. We were expecting big things, sartorial wise, from her. A Dachshund as a bumbag maybe? Two pork loins as shoes? Not quite, but we were still pretty happy with her Paul O’ Grady does Gwen Stefani does Batman combo. She was a damn site better than Janet ‘I’ve run out of steam in this aerobics class’ Jackson who bizarrely came dressed in double denim like a reject from 90′s girl group B*witched. And didn’t she learn anything from Britney’s disastrous X Factor performance last year? If you’re going to lip-synch then at least try and do it convincingly. It’s not like she hasn’t had enough practice after all.
Finally, while we’re on the topic of inappropriate dressing it’s about time someone put Suri Cruise into a pair of Start Rites and a hand-me-down Clothkits frock. High heels, trench coats and designer bags are ludicrous on a three-year-old. Apart from anything, no toddler should look better groomed than the rest of us.
British singer, model and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has traded in her glossy locks for a slightly scruffier appeal.
She stepped out for Saturday night’s show without her normally long mane of hair.
Her extensions, believed to cost around 750 ($A 1350), are normally braided around her real hair at the root.
However, last week Cheryl came under fire for her extensions, as some people felt the fact that she wore them was slightly misleading.
Cheryl recently signed a rumoured 500,000 ($A 899,000) beauty deal with L’Oreal, who say there is a disclaimer saying Cheryl’s hair is ‘styled with some natural extensions’ which is clear and legible in the advert.
A L’Oreal spokeswoman told the Daily Mail, ‘Cheryl has worn hair extensions for some time. They are part of her look and are cared for the same as normal hair.’
Cheryl recently admitted she wasn’t planning anything drastic in the hair department, so could this be as risque as it gets for her locks?
X FACTOR judge Cheryl Cole showed off a shorter, ruffled hairdo during the weekend’s semi-final.
Cheryl Cole, who is mentoring X Factor finalist Joe McElderry, took to the stage minus her infamous hair extensions, debuting a shorter, all-natural new hairstyle.
With her locks lightly-curled and hanging in waves on her shoulders, the Girls Aloud beauty’s new look complimented her style perfectly, giving her a younger, fresher edge.
The 26-year-old, who was back to her fashion best in a gold toga-style minidress on Saturday, looked nervous as she unveiled her locks – anxiously beaming at the crowd as she made her way to the judges’ seats.
Cheryl, who is the face of L’Oreal Elvive, has faced criticism over the hair extensions she wears in the infamous TV adverts.
Stylists for The Fight For This Love singer had also reportedly advised she go for a more ruffled look, claiming her perfect tresses didn’t suit the rest of her fashionable image.
So, the departure of Danyl Johnson wasn’t the only talking point about this weekend’s X Factor – we were also very interested in Cheryl Cole’s new hair.
Cheryl’s shorter, extension-free look has had the thumbs-up from most viewers – but is Cheryl herself keen on it? We ask, because just before she decided to have the chop, she gave a new interview in which she says she loves having loooong hair.
“I associate long hair with feeling good,” she says. “At school, whoever had the longest hair was the coolest girl. I used to think you could wash your hair with a bar of soap. Then there was the time I was overweight and I cut my hair short. It made my face look moon-like. It’s a shame, because it stopped me from cutting it again.”
Except now she has cut it again. But we don’t think there’s much chance of her looking in any way “moon-like”. Cheryl’s also talked about her trip to plum hell earlier this year – but she says she loved being temporarily reddish of head, even if the rest of the world weren’t so keen. “Oh I couldn’t care less!” she says. “I loved it and that’s the main thing. I might consider doing it again, but permanently.”
Ooh. We’re already excited about what Cheryl and, indeed, Dannii will do to themselves for The X Factor final. They’ve worn some spectacular outfits and had some pretty odd things on their heads over the weeks – so will they manage to outdo themselves for the final?
For a change it wasn’t Cheryl Cole’s outfit that caused a stir on this weekend’s X Factor.
It has taken The X Factor judge 8 live shows for her to finally go for the plunge and ditch her beloved hair extensions.
In the past Cheryl’s said she doesn’t feel glamorous with short hair.
The new shorter ‘do proves that you can have ‘mojo’ in your hair without attaching an abundance of hair extensions.
In our opinion, the face of L’Oreal still looks as gorgeous, just without that WAG feel.
Celebrity hairdresser Errol Douglas says: ‘Cheryl’s got great hair both with and without the extensions so I love her new look’.
Next, we would like to see Cheryl with a sleek blow dry instead of the glamorous curly blow she always goes for!
Cheryl Cole ditched the hair extensions in favour of an au natural hairstyle for Saturday night’s X Factor
Cheryl Cole is the queen of statement hairstyles. If she’s not sleeking back her extensions into a high pony or donning exquiste hair accessories then Cheryl is sure to be letting her long tousled tresses do the talking.
However, on Saturday night’s X Factor Cheryl had ditched her uber-long locks in favour or a shorter, shoulder-length bob. This new look was fresh, youthful and sophisticated.
Cheryl styled her new hair with oodles of volume and a slight scrunch effect for an effortless beachy hair vibe.
Get Cheryl’s hair look now with these simple tips. Firstly, treat yourself to a tidy-up trim, this look is all about health and vitality so it’s time to banish those dead ends! Secondly, apply a volumising mousse before styling then tip your head upside down and blowdry while gently scrunghing the hair upwards. Voila!