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Ashley Roberts: Manson loved my locks

Ashley Roberts used to love changing her hair colour, but could never imagine going dark again now.

The gorgeous blonde rose to fame alongside bandmates Carmit Bachar, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Nicole Scherzinger.

While she's rocking the all-American look now, the 31-year-old went through a much darker style phase before.

"I had black hair at one time, then red, then purple when we first started the Dolls," she recalled in an interview with the British edition of OK! magazine.

"I remember Marilyn Manson came to see one of our shows and he was like, 'You're my favourite Doll,' because I had Gothic hair. Then one day, I went for an audition and they were like, 'We want you blonde.'

I said, 'I'll go blonde if you guys pay to make my hair go back dark again.' Then I started getting loads of bookings as the blonde girl, and now it feels like me. I don't know if I could even imagine myself with dark hair again."

These days Ashley looks great with her light, shoulder-length locks.

She'd still be happy to try new things, but nothing too extreme.

"When I had my hair naturally, when it was dark, it was much longer, I had a mane of hair," she laughed.

"I had extensions for the Dolls and I had it really long. I'd do a short bobby look, but I don't know if I'd ever [shave it off]. I'd do a short, fun cut though - it's fun to switch it up."

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