Head-turning year for Andrea Hill

WHO has been the busiest person in Suffolk over the last 12 months…?No, not Suffolk's �220,000 council chief, but her hairdresser!

Matthew Tacket

WHO has been the busiest person in Suffolk over the last 12 months…?

No, not Suffolk's �220,000 council chief, but her hairdresser!

Over the last year since her controversial appointment, Andrea Hill has had more hairdos than all of Girls Aloud put together.


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The press shot sent over from Bedfordshire County Council before her arrival in Suffolk was a soft, blonde, bob style.

Yet on the first day at her new job at the county, she showed she meant business as had swapped the gentle locks for a short, stern cut with a few light highlights.

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Since then her hair has grown, been snipped, coloured and curled.

At The Stars of Suffolk awards in February she turned more than a few heads when she wore a stunning blue dress and sported a longer do with flicks of red.

Her latest do is longer still and rather than opting for a cut, she has gone for strong brass-coloured streaks running through.

What I want to know is if she apparently works 70 hours a week for the council, plus sits on a board to improve one of Britain's worst-performing councils, how on earth does she get time for so many hair appointments?

Highlights take a good couple of hours and the woman clearly has a well maintained barnet, probably getting trims every few weeks to keep it in tip-top condition.

Being the public face of Suffolk must trigger a certain degree of vanity and it seems that like most Essex girls, she enjoys a regular change of image.

But has her boss changed his appearance as much? The good news about council leader Jeremy Pembroke is that he doesn't change a bit.

He may have had fewer grey hairs when he was first elected to the county council in 2001, but he certainly hasn't had a makeover!

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