By SARAH BULL
UPDATED: 11:49 GMT, 12 January 201
She made a name for herself as the ‘diva from Dagenham’ after her appearances on The X Factor and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
But today Stacey Solomon appeared to be trying a completely new look as she left a London hair salon sporting an Audrey Hepburn-inspired elegant chignon.
After arriving at the Michael John salon with her brown and blonde hair hanging loose, Stacey left several hours later sporting the new ‘do ahead of a photoshoot this afternoon.
What a difference: Stacey arrived at the salon with her long hair down, but left looking sleek and styled
She wrote on her Twitter page this morning: ‘Morning off too another shoot today wahhoo!! Finishing early today so definately (sic) some special time with zachary later xxx’
Shortly after greeting stylist at the salon, Stacey was sat down in the chair where she was doted upon by three or four staff members.
She then had her hair blowdried, backcombed and teased into place before leaving with a style reminiscent of the one sported by Hepburn in 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
However, Stacey was slightly let down by her choice of outfit for the day, as she stepped out wearing a checked shirt dress and mustard-coloured ribbed tights with UGG boots.
Stacey has already adopted a slightly more toned-down look since returning from Australia, after deciding she no longer wants to use fake tan.
She explained: ‘I don’t want to fake-tan any more. I can’t be bothered – everyone’s seen me pale.
‘I think I will lay off for a little while. It’s such a hassle to fake-tan, and it goes patchy!’
The 21-year-old star has been kept busy since she returned home after being crowned Queen of the Jungle on I’m A Celebrity.
And while Stacey has been vocal about her plans for the future, she has yet to sign up for anything.
However, publicist Max Clifford, who has represented stars including Simon Cowell and Kerry Katona, says Stacey has the potential to make herself millions over the next 12 months.
He said: ‘She could make between £1million and £5million in 2011.
‘She had success on X Factor and she was successful as she has a lovely voice.
‘Now this is about her personality she has come across really well.
‘Everyone likes her, has warmed to her and she has come across as someone with humility, someone who is kind. She is all the things we like.
‘Her appeal now is much wider. She has had the X Factor launch and now from this. She has much wider appeal.’
Finishing touches: Stacey hugs her stylist as she leaves the salon
Stacey said recently that she is keen to pursue a career in television after her appearance on ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity went down so well with viewers.
She explained: ‘I’d love to be able to say, “That’s the programme I present” and just go to work every day.
‘I want to try everything – TV presenting, singing, even some musicals and stage acting. I love all of it. I feel like I was born to do it.’