Cheryl Cole voted as 2011’s hair icon by Brit women

Last Updated: Dec 24, 2011, 13:34 PM IST

London: Cheryl Cole has been voted as the hair icon for 2011, leaving thousands of women envious of her thick, full locks.

In the survey by hair loss treatment MediGro, the 28-year-old singer beat the Duchess of Cambridge, Winslet, and singers Rihanna and Beyonce to top the poll, which was voted for by 5,000 women in the UK, the Daily Mail reported.

Despite accusations of “fakery” in the controversial L’Oreal adverts because she regularly used hair extensions, Cole’s tresses are the ones most British women want to emulate.

The singer and beauty brand L’Oreal came under fire in 2009 when proclaiming a new shampoo’s ability to revive her “weak, limp, lifeless” hair in a series of television adverts, even though she was using extensions.

This year she was criticised for her look on US ‘The X Factor’, from which she was axed after just four days work and replaced by singer Nicole Scherzinger.

Cole adopted a bouffant, voluminous 70s style that prompted critics to call for her to sack the stylist.

The singer took some months off after the humiliation of being dropped from the show, but emerged on her 28th birthday in June showing of sleek blonde locks.

ANI