you cut or colour your hair to mark a big change in your life? Or after
the end of a relationship?
Woman's Own magazine want to hear from you…
dyed my hair brown because I thought it would make me appear more classy
and intelligent. But it completely changed my personality." says Chantelle
Houghton who famously entered a Celebrity Big Brother house as the only
non celebrity and won.
It all started as a fairytale - while she was in 'the house' she met and
fell in love with Preston - lead singer with the Ordinary Boys (real name
Samuel Preston). He left his French girlfriend, linguist Camille, for
her and they got married after a whirlwind relationship.
At the time he said: "I fancied Chantelle straight away - who wouldn't?
She's gorgeous, brilliant, funny... everything I look for in a girl. I'm
not bothered whether she has blonde hair or fake nails. That's not why
I like her. I like her because she's the way she is. That's why she's
Preston continued: "We had an almost instant connection of the kind I
never thought I'd experience, she's like a soul mate."
So it should have been happy ever after, each of them accepting each other
for what they are - so what went wrong? Strangely enough for a reality
show relationship … reality kicked in!
recognised that their lives were worlds apart -
"He was so wrong for me and I was so wrong for him. We were like from
two different planets. He loved politics and wanted to talk about it.
But I know nothing about politics, it doesn't interest me at all. I wanted
to watch Hollyoaks on telly but he preferred a serious documentary. I'd
go and buy Victoria Beckham's autobiography and he'd buy an educational
I'd fancy buying a BMW and he'd want an old Jag. He loved Brighton and
had all his friends there. I hated it and had all my family and friends
in Essex. I loved trendy champagne bars in London. He loved ordinary local
Left: Happy on Big Brother
Right: Incompatible reality
he told me I'd looked far sexier as a blonde than a brunette. I knew he
wasn't the person I wanted to be with."
She felt that going brunette had contributed to the change in her personality,
making her feel dull and boring.
has since changed back to long blonde locks and hopefully she can now
become the free spirit we all know and love. She won Celebrity Big Brother
because people liked her for herself - her fans were concerned to see
her losing so much weight and looking so sad. Now the hard decision to
split with Preston has been made, she is starting to get that sparkle
Woman's Own want to hear from YOU
So, do you have a story to tell? If so, this top women's weekly would
love to feature you in an inspiring piece about haircuts/colours that
change your life.
Own is looking for women aged 33-53 who have changed their hair style
(cut and or colour) after a relationship change - after the end of a marriage
or relationship, perhaps you felt you wanted a different image?
Please email: email@example.com
as soon as possible with a photo of yourself with your old hairstyle,
as well as a picture of the new hairstyle, and a bit about why you changed
your hair and the impact it's had on your life. We look forward to hearing