The inimitable Cheryl Cole is famous for many things, not least her perpetually amazing locks. Whilst she is now, technically, Mrs Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, after her recent decision to tie the knot, with French boyfriend Jean-Bernard, the unpredictable glamazon will always be that girl who manages to fight her way back to positivity, after things do not go quite as expected.
She might have seen an acrimonious divorce, several public feuds (most of them involving Lilly Allen) and a very high profile booting from the US version of the X Factor, but Cheryl Cole continues to come out on top. She is never photographed looking anything less than gorgeous. She knows how to put together an outfit, like Miley Cyrus knows how to throw a party. Plus, there is the hair – the always flawless, always immaculately groomed hair.
Over the years, Cheryl Cole has rocked a huge variety of different ‘dos – everything from elegant French braids to big and bouncy curls, poker straight bangs and even a cherry coloured tone. With the 2014 season of the X-Factor now well underway, ClipHair thought it was time for a little trip down memory lane, Cheryl Cole style. This is a guide to the best and most beautiful hairstyles rocked by this superstar judge and pop icon.
The Romantic Curls
In 2006, the bubbly Geordie was basking in the fame earned by her exploits in supergroup Girls Aloud. She was fresh faced, with a wide smile and high hopes for her new marriage to footballer Ashley Cole. Whilst we all know how that turned out, at least she managed to look like a total bombshell – with romantic, messy curls and a sophisticated side-swept fringe. To replicate this look, you have to have at least shoulder length hair, because it is all about the bounce and volume. For a truly head turning ‘do, pick up a set of full head extensions
in chestnut brown
, and add a clip in piece in an ash blonde tone. Then, all that you have to do is wrap your locks in loose rollers, or a Dutch braid, for the night and let it loose in the morning.
The Poker Straight Bangs
It wasn’t long after this that Cheryl decided to change things up a bit, and opt for a sleek and sophisticated look – defined by poker straight tresses and a sharp, but super contemporary, set of poker straight bangs. With a perfectly styled fringe, ending just below the eyebrows, this style queen wowed at various movie premiers and industry shindigs. If you want to look as gorgeous as Cheryl Cole, and catch the attention of that blue eyed cutie in your local coffee shop, pick up a Remy clip in piece, in a glossy shade of mahogany or chestnut brown. The important thing to remember is that you should not style clip in hair extensions – always go for a piece that matches what you are looking for.
The Cherry Red Bombshell
This might be our favourite Cheryl Cole look of all, the vibrant cherry red tresses. This hairstyle saw scores of celebrities jump on the ‘Cole bandwagon’ in 2010, with stars like Vanessa White of ‘The Saturdays’ keen to replicate it. It was a look that really suited her olive skin and dark eyes, and it will suit yours too – if you are daring enough to try it. To steal this gorgeous ‘do, pick up a one piece clip in extension in plum red, and attach it to your crown, so that it gives your natural locks a little extra fire. If you are feeling bold, why not go the whole way and invest in a red clip in fringe piece too?
The Tousled Bed Head
The artfully ‘messy’ bedhead ‘do is a favourite amongst celebrities, both male and female, for obvious reasons. You miss the alarm call, stagger out of bed, cover yourself in a cloud of hairspray and you are good to go – well, once you have put your pants on. It looks like Cheryl Cole is a fan too, because she is frequently photographed rocking that ‘I woke up like this,’ look that we can’t help but envy. If you want to steal this style, pick up an 18-20 inch Remy hair piece, in a chocolate brown shade, and leave it in overnight. By the morning, very gently untangle knots with your fingers and cover your hair in a generous mist of hairspray. For a slightly less ‘wild’ look, secure hair in a French braid before sleeping.