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Ginger Zee receives unexpected haircut - 'I thought she was joking'

The star made a bold decision

Ginger Zee's curly tresses are a firm favorite with viewers but on Friday, the popular meteorologist threw caution to the wind and got it cut in a rather unusual fashion. 

The Good Morning America star took to Instagram with footage taken inside her dressing room in which she's letting her hairstylist loose on her locks without a salon in sight. 

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In the clip, Ginger revealed that she was preparing for the weekend and said to her stylist: "Let's just cut my hair".

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But before she could change her mind, her locks were tied in ponytails and the scissors were taken to it. 

"She said, 'I'll just put a ponytail in it and just cut it,'" Ginger admitted of her conversation with her stylist. "I thought she was joking, but that's what she did."

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She elaborated in the caption which read: "That’s a pro cut right there… pony cut by @msmerylin. Told her 'I've got 15 min before my next hit — can you do it?' She sure can."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ginger underwent a very quick hair transformation 

Many fans loved the shorter look and commented: "I like the new length," and, "You can do no wrong," while some said: "No, Ginger, what are you doing," and said they wanted her to grow her hair. 

Ginger's job means she has to brave the elements and that means her hair does too. 

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She recently revealed how she handles her tresses when rain gets the better of them. 

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Ginger was preparing for her weekend off 

The mom-of-two posted a video in which she pulled off an epic hair-flip in order to dry out her locks when her trusty hairstylist wasn't to hand. 

She joked: "This is how I do my hair when I've given up trying to fight the rain – I attempt to use it."

And in her caption, she added: "Love it when @samwnek catches me 'doing' my hair… it's tough out here on the road without @msmerylin."

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