Belfast Telegraph

Elly Jackson on hair horror

La Roux singer Elly Jackson has had her fair share of hair mishaps, but now her fans try to copy her look.

The La Roux singer is instantly recognisable for her quiffed locks, and her snappy style has garnered just as much admiration as her music.

But the 26-year-old hasn't always been so fashion forward.

"I once chopped my hair off and looked like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber," Elly revealed to the British edition of Marie Claire magazine. "I just cut it all off, then I let it grow into the shape it's currently in.

"Now I see hairstylist Kevin Fortune every couple of weeks. We love talking about hair. Fans try to grow their fringes out, so there's all these people at my gigs with slightly too long fringes."

While hair may not always have been her forte, clothes have.

The London born star is well known for her androgynous style and regularly sports tailored looks on the red carpet. She also makes heavy use of accessories, with hats, sunglasses and oversized jewellery often making an appearance.

While Elly has become an alternative fashion icon, she still doesn't have designers fawning over themselves to dress her.

"I've always dressed how I want. I don't sit with a stylist and go, 'OK, I want to look like this.' Designers sending me clothes? You're joking?" she disbelievingly asked. "If I want something, I go and get it. I can't be bothered to lick someone's arse for six months so they'll give me a pair of socks."

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