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Stacey Dooley's major hair transformation is so unexpected

The former Strictly star has wanted this hairstyle since 2018

Nichola Murphy

After years of joking about cutting in a fringe, Stacey Dooley has finally taken the plunge – and her new look is stunning!

The Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over star is known for her fiery red hair which she tends to style in loose waves around her shoulders.

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On Tuesday, Stacey took to social media to share a video of herself rocking her new hairstyle, writing: "The fringe (ish) is back" and tagging hairstylist Eamonn Hughes.

In the caption, she added: "I’ve been talking about this since 2018 btw." The video shows her hair tied back into a low bun while the front strands framed her face in a sweeping side fringe. 

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Stacey's partner and former Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton was among the first to comment: "Gringe." Another also joked: "Oh Christ. The Shetland pony returns. We talked about this, no?"

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Others showered Stacey with praise, with one remarking: "Gorgeous!!! You look about 16!!" and a second adding: "Really suits you, looks great."

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The former Strictly star has had a small sweeping fringe cut in

This comes after Stacey shared a fun video of her playing with her hair as she self-isolated at home during the first coronavirus lockdown. 

In order to see what her hair would look like with a fringe, she tied her hair into a ponytail and pulled the ends over her forehead, creating a thick and spiky look – very different to her elegant fringe today!

Despite not being able to have a professional haircut, the 33-year-old did manage to maintain her stunning hair colour during the lockdown thanks to a box dye kit.

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Stacey revealed she has wanted the hairstyle since 2018

Stacey, who is the face of Nice 'n Easy, started colouring her own hair and told HELLO! in a virtual Q&A how she got on. 

"My roots were halfway down my head and I was desperate to get my hair done and I thought I'm going to have to try it myself. And I'm not just saying this, it was much more straight forward than I anticipated. I mean, there was a bit of colour on the walls and down my T-shirt but aside from that, it was great."

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