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Anita Rani wows fans with hair transformation – see her gorgeous cut and colour

She's in the pink

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Sophie Hamilton
Parenting Editor
August 21, 2019
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Anita Rani, we love it! The TV presenter surprised her fans with a vibrant new hair colour and sassy cut on Wednesday, going for a gorgeous bright pink shade. Taking to her Instagram to share her hair news, Anita wrote a long personal message to her followers, speaking about individuality and empowerment when it comes to definitions of beauty. Just two days earlier, the star shared a snap of herself with her trademark brunette locks, so it was a big shock to see Anita's new fuchsia hairdo. What a fun look though and the short choppy bob suits her so much.

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Photo credit: Instagram / Anita Rani

Anita wrote: "When I was young girl I had long silky dark brown hair to my bum. I wasn’t allowed to cut it. Not for religious reasons (Sikhs don’t cut their hair) it was because my parents loved it. I did actually have lovely luscious locks and culturally long flowing hair is a sign of beauty for Indian women. Whatevs!"

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She continued: "For years all I wanted was to chop it short. And to dye it purple. So I used pots of #directions colour but never bleached it first, so had a wonderful purple hairline and tops of ears. Mum said I could cut my hair after my A levels so guess what I did the day after my exams?! I was told ‘I’d lost my beauty’ by a couple of ‘aunties’.

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"Well girls and boys here me now. Define yourselves however the hell you want. Finally I got my short beetroot hair and I feel great. Your definition of beauty doesn’t define me. Individuality is what makes us special and bloody cool! Thank you @oskarperahair for you’re creativity! #individuality #shorthair#pinkhair #indiabeauty #haircut."

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Anita's former brunette shade

The star was swamped with compliments from her followers with one saying: "Totally rocking it," and another posting, "Pure empowerment." Another fan identified with Anita's experience, telling her: "It’s lovely! Good on you! So true! When I was young I always used to be told the things I wasn’t allowed to do because I was an (Indian) girl. We are raising our daughter to be who she wants to be and not who others want her to be!"

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Anita's new look was created by celebrity hairstylist Oskar Pera who runs chic salon The Drawing Room in London's Shoreditch. His clients include Cara Delevigne, Florence Welch and high-end brands Dior and Vivienne Westwood.

What do you think of her new do, HELLO! readers… is it a yay or a nay?

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