Cheryl Cole hires beauty 'dream team' to prevent repeat of US X Factor hair disaster

The Geordie singer shocked fans with her big, backcombed, lacquered look when she appeared on the red carpet in LA three years ago

Cheryl Cole is desperate not to repeat the mistake of her much-mocked bouffant hairdo at the launch of the US X Factor in 2011.

Now that she’s back as a judge on the UK talent show, she’s determined to be taken seriously and has signed up a new “dream team” of beauty experts.

The former Girls Aloud star has parted company with long-term hair and make-up artist Lisa Laudat and recruited celebrity make-up artist Karin Darnel and world-renowned hairdresser Paul Percival.

The new team will style her for the first of this year’s X Factor auditions in Manchester on Monday.

A source close to Cheryl, 30, said: “She has changed her whole team – her hair, her make-up, her stylist.

“She’s been away a few years and she naturally wanted to mark her return with a fresh new look, so it seemed the right time to change things up.”

The Geordie singer – who has reportedly been paid £1.5million to join the panel alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and new girl Mel B – shocked fans when she appeared on the red carpet in LA three years ago with what she called “crazy wild hair”.


that iconic outfit tbh!