Liezel van der Westhuizen has got the country talking about her sassy new hairdo.

Although for many 2021 still feels like an unruly extension of 2020, some of Mzansi’s biggest stars are determined to start the year on a new and refreshing note. One such person is Liezel van der Westhuizen who has fully captured the spirit of “new year, new me” by taking her hair in a bold and beautiful new direction. 

New hair, who’s this?!

You can be forgiven if you had to look twice. That’s how striking Liezel’s new hairdo was and it’s no surprise that a fresh snap, uploaded to Instagram showing off her sassy new cut, has already swept the country and made tabloid headlines. 

Liezel is renowned for her adventurous fashion and colourful hairstyles, so it would make sense for her to begin the year on such a dazzling note. The TV and radio personality surprised her followers with a gorgeous pixie cut, dyed bright pink to match her personality. She captioned the first image of her new hairstyle by saying, “My little pony ain’t got nothing on my new do!” before showing off several snaps of her 2021 hairstyle. 


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She also added, “Whoever said blondes have more fun clearly never dyed their hair bright pink” before sharing images of herself at Palladium Hair Company in Cape Town. 


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Picking up where she left off in 2020

With this new hairdo, Liezel van der Westhuizen looks set to begin 2021 on the same exciting note on which she left 2020. While most people would rather forget that torrid 12 months, Liezel made the most of the time during lockdown when she launched her weekly series titled, Marketing Monday

Her efforts were recognised across the country which led to her being named as one of South Africa’s “Women of Wonder” at the end of the year – an award she was honoured to have received. 

It looks as if she is going to continue her trailblazing exploits this year, and she’ll be leaving a streak of pink dust behind her.