Good sport Evanne raises eyebrows with her new look
This is Evanne Ni Chuilinn as the sporting world has never seen her before.
The statuesque blonde from Kilkenny could easily swap jobs at the RTE sports department and jump on the fashion catwalk with these looks.
Weekend sports duties saw Evanne report on the clash of the titans, Munster V Leinster, at Thomond Park followed by Tipperary's masterly conquest over old rivals Galway in the Allianz Hurling League.
But with a welcome day off yesterday, the Bamford Cross native, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of sport, handed herself over to the beauty queens for some pampering and a total transformation which raised a few eyebrows, including her own.
"I got such a surprise when I turned around and saw myself in the mirror, " said Evanne.
"I looked like a different person. It was such a dramatic change, but I really liked it," she said.
The fashionable transformation, with make-up by Lan Nguyen, took place at O'Reilly Hall in UCD yesterday, prior to the L'Oreal Professional Colour Trophy eliminator with a theme of 'Hair Inspired by Fashion'.
The finals of the L'Oreal Professional Colour Trophy, one of the world's longest running and largest live competitions in hairdressing, take place in June.
The remodelled look was done in record time and took Evanne's breath away, so much so, she says she might consider "dressing up more".
"It was amazing to do something like this and it might just make me think about dressing up more," said Evanne. "I really enjoyed the experience but it's back to work tomorrow and it's going to be a busy sports week with the Champions League, the Heineken Cup and the Augusta Masters."