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I've got fringe fatigue so I might try a pixie crop next - Maura

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Maura Derrane. Photo: RTE

Maura Derrane. Photo: RTE

Maura Derrane. Photo: RTE

SHE created a stir when she chopped off her luscious locks for blunt-cut bangs and balayage dip dye.

But now, Today host Maura Derrane says she's suffering from 'fringe fatigue' and can't wait to showcase an even more daring haircut come RTE's autumn launch.

The 40-year-old presenter – who is married to Fine Gael TD John Deasy – is even considering trying out a gamine pixie cut.

"I'm over the fringe at this stage," she told the Herald.

 

Drastic

"I'm done with it. Over the summer I'm going to let it grow out. And then I'm going to come back with something new – part of me wants to go really, really short."

Maura said she would consider chopping off all her hair so she could sport a variety of wigs. "I want to do something drastic. I might even do a Beyonce; get it all cut off and then wear different wigs."

"I would actually really like that – you could have a different hair style every day of the week. That would be very cool," she laughed.

When it comes to hair, Maura says she's a big fan of wigs and clip-in hair pieces.

"I love the idea of wigs and fake hair," she said.

"You know what I loved a couple of years ago? Hair extensions. I thought they were great. I loved them because they made me feel really sexy.

"When you have extensions your hair is really thick and it feels great. So I'm a big fan of fake hair."

The Aran Island native was shocked last year when her new haircut resulted in a flutter of online comments and phone calls to the Today show.

"It was so funny," she said at the time. "Everyone was getting in touch with the show asking about it like it was the maddest thing ever.

"And, of course, Daithi was slagging me about my new hair, but it was time for a change."

No doubt her future look will cause another stir, but Maura takes it all in her stride.

"I like trying new things with my hair. I like change and, at the end of the day, it grows. Hair grows. So have fun with it," she said.

The chatty TV star was talking at the launch of the newly revamped shampoo.ie – a website that claims to solve all your hair-care needs.

She says if she loses her nerve and decides not to go under the scissors, she'll try out a rich red hair colour instead.

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