Jessica Rowe: 'My husband's not mad on my hair'

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Jessica Rowe is known for many things, but pastel pink hair is not one of them. Until now.

The Studio 10 host is the latest Aussie celebrity to join the pastel hair brigade, tinting her hair a pinky-purpley shade, and we think it looks fabulous. We chatted to Jessica this morning about the reason behind the colour change.

“I just did it for fun, a bit of a laugh,” Jessica says. “For many years as a news presenter I had to look conservative, and now I can have a bit of a change.”

“I’m 44, I’m in a good place. Or maybe I’m having a mid-life crisis,” she jokes.

So did Jessica, like many of us, take in a picture of a celebrity to copy? “No, I discussed it with Studio 10’s Executive Producer first and after he said, ‘Okay. Why not?’ I told Pierre [of Andrea Connelly salon in Double Bay] who’s been cutting my hair for almost 20 years, that I wanted to go pinky-purpley.”

However, there was one person who didn’t know about her pastel transformation until afterwards.

“I didn’t tell my husband [Channel 9 news presenter, Peter Overton] that I was going to get it done. He’s very conservative, and I’m the opposite of that.

“When he saw me at home he said, ‘Nooooo. Why did you do that?, My daughter Giselle, who’s five, said, ‘It’s fun Daddy, it’s fun. That’s why!’ My kids love it, but Pete is still coming around – he says he’s ‘just not mad about it,” Jessica reveals.

Pfft, men. Good thing for Jessica, the Studio 10 viewers were more positive. “I got lots of nice stuff from viewers, saying, ‘Love the pink,’ and tweeting photos of their own pink and purple hair.”

Jessica’s not the first celebrity to embrace candy-coloured hair this year. Check out this gallery to see who else has gone bright:

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