Tulisa Contostavlos shows off her new blonde hair

X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos left Londons High Court after settling her sex tape court case today with newly blonde hair.

The singers dark brunette locks were gone and replaced with a mass of loose sandy waves.

The X Factors resident hairdresser Jamie Stevens created the singers new look and his sister Tasha, head colourist at his salon, was responsible for the shade.

Tulisas initial attempt at bleaching her hair turned it ginger, so she went to the brother and sister for help!

Tasha said: This colour is an expensive champagne blonde and suits Tulisas skin tone more than a platinum white would. Shes got warm skin and beautiful blue eyes and this really complements her look its a lovely classy shade.

The colour took over 6 hours of correcting, cleansing, deep conditioning treatments and colouring. Tulisas thrilled with the style and has been Tweeting pictures of herself.

Jamie then cut Tulisas hair and his salons extensions specialist Harry Casey put in some extra pieces to complete the look.

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Karen Buglass