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Barrie Blogs: The Changing Hair of Lily Allen

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In the realm of popular music, becoming a hair chameleon is one way to keep your name on everybody’s lips. Lily Allen, the former Nike-trainer-and-prom-dress-wearing Cockney songstress, is just one hair chameleon of many in the music world today.

Here, I take a look back over the years at Lily’s lively locks, from scraped back pony to dip dyed ends.

2006 – Imperfect Ponytail

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When she burst onto the music scene back in ’06, Lily was best known for her prom dress and Nike Air ensemble, accessorised with gold hoops, chains, and an untidy ponytail. This iconic look was somewhat designed to reflect the working class, however that shambolic fringe was crying out for help.

2008 – Pretty In Pink

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2008 saw Lily adopt pastel pink locks for a short time, becoming somewhat of a trendsetter for pastel hair which has been popular amongst teens in recent years. Even better, Lily adopted the look with proper hair care in place – or so it seems given her smooth hair!

Hair High or Hair Low? Hair High; you can’t knock a trendsetter!

2010 – Beautiful Bob

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At the end of the noughties, we saw Lily on the red carpet with a more mature hairstyle – a classic bob. Reverting back to her natural dark colour, Lily chopped off her once lank locks for a smooth, voluminous bob and a carefully coiffured fringe – gorgeous!

Hair High or Hair Low? Hair High; Lily’s face is perfect for this cute yet demure style.

2012 – Mummy Updo

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Following the birth of her first child in 2011, Lily’s hair took another mature turn, as she grew her locks again before taking on a 60s beehive-inspired updo for many of her public outings. Her smooth fringe also stayed a part of her look, albeit with a little more length.

Hair High or Hair Low? Practical and vintage inspired – I love a multifunctional ‘do so this is a firm Hair High.

2014 – Dipping Back into Dye

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Following her hiatus from the music biz, it was necessary for Lily to find a way to make her re-entrance with a bang. This year’s Glastonbury Festival saw Lily take to the Pyramid Stage with peach, flamingo pink and indigo locks, stepping back into her younger years and ridding herself of the yummy mummy ‘dos. This look immediately follows the blue fringe in her music video for her recent single ‘Hard Out Here’, and her yellow dip-dye ponytail for the 2014 BRITs.

Hair High or Hair Low? This is a high maintenance look, and one that can certainly ruin hair if done incorrectly. Vibrant definitely, but a Hair Low for me.

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