Beauty

The reason behind Carrie Bickmore’s dramatic haircut

"I'm not having a midlife crisis!"
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Fans went wild when Carrie Bickmore revealed she’d had the chop back in October, and now the Project host has revealed the personal reasons why she decided to undergo such a dramatic hair transformation.

WATCH BELOW: Carrie Bickmore debuts dramatic hair transformation

Speaking to Stellar, the 40-year-old confessed that she’d had to reassure her mum that the reason behind her recent tattoo and haircut wasn’t because of her milestone birthday.

“She asked me how I was feeling about coming up to 40. I said, ‘I’m not having a midlife crisis!’” Carrie told the publication. “I’d just been in lockdown so long I was happy to be released so I could do some stuff.”

Whilst her small ankle tattoo is a tribute to family, the mum-of-three said that saying goodbye to her long blonde locks was a journey.

“Seeing the photo of my Year 12 formal, I can see why it’s taken me so long to get back to having short hair,” she reveals.

“I’m the daggy girl with braces looking at her partner hoping he would give me a pash by the end of the night, but there was no chance!”

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Carrie’s short haircut had a special meaning behind it. (Credit: Instagram)

2020 has been a tough year for many – especially for those living in Melbourne like Carrie.

Along with partner Chris Walker, and her children Ollie, 13, Evie, five and Adelaide, two, spent a lot of the year in lockdown so Carrie’s haircut was also a symbol of freedom.

“It’s probably why, without even thinking about it, that with the tattoo and cutting my hair, I just want to be a bit more carefree,” she said.

“I don’t throw caution to the wind very often and I’d like to do that a bit more.”

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Carrie and her family spent a lot of the year in lockdown. (Credit: Instagram)

Carrie debuted her new do in the most 2020 way ever with a hilarious TikTok and fans went crazy for her hair.

“Yes Carrie!! Looks amazing!” one wrote.

“OMG LOVE!!!!💕💕💕💕” added another.

Her former fellow Project panellist Lisa Wilkinson penned: “Fabulous!!!”

Beauty guru Zoe Foster Blake summed up our thoughts entirely, remarking: “Now THIS, THIS is a haircut. 15/10.” 

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We love the lob! (Credit: Ten)

Due to the pandemic, Carrie was unable to celebrate her 40th with a big bash but shared a photo of herself celebrating in her backyard with a balloon that read: “Covid fkd my birthday.”

Thanking fans for the birthday love, the Project host wrote on Instagram: “Not the big 40th party I had planned due to Covid…but after such a weird year I just feel so grateful to have my health…and I really felt all the love from my beautiful family and friends yesterday.

“Thanks Chris and the kids for making it so special. I’ll put on my dancing shoes next year and have a 41st instead!!!! Gotta mark these moments in life. Means I get to stay 39 for another year:) Thanks to my cheeky friend for the balloon.”

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