Olivia Buckland

Love Island’s Olivia Buckland reveals black hair after dramatic makeover

Do you prefer the blonde or brunette?

Former Love Island contestant Olivia Bowen (née Buckland) shocked fans by revealing a dramatically different look this week.

The reality star, 24, swapped her usual platinum blonde locks for a deep brown shade after donning a chic wig for her latest Instagram image.

Doesn’t she look different?!


Posing in her kitchen, Olivia shared the pic with the caption: “Fancied a little change. Always trying to figure out whether I like blonde or brunette more, can never decide…Good thing I got a wig huh?”

Read more: Olivia and Alex Bowen beam in first official wedding pic

Fans were quick to offer their thoughts, with many telling Olivia the brown really suits her.

One wrote, “Wow stunning you suit brunette” while another quipped: “Wow. Brunette for sure! Someone call the firefighters.”


Others, however, felt Olivia should stick to her usual blonde, with one saying: “U look better as a blonde..this colour doesnt quite look good on u (sic).”

Another opined: “You look stunning but blonde is definitely more you.”

It’s been an incredible year for Olivia, who married Love Island co-star Alex Bowen in a romantic wedding ceremony last month.

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Olivia and Alex married in September (Credit: Flynet)

Olivia and Alex married at Gosfield Hall in Essex on Saturday, September 15 after first meeting on the second series of ITV2 dating show Love Island during the summer of 2016.

“The wedding was overwhelmingly perfect,” Olivia later told OK! Magazine. “It feels like it didn’t happen because it was so perfect. I had a vision and it all fitted into place like a puzzle. I was totally speechless the day after.”

Alex added: “I can’t describe it with words. It felt like we were in a movie. It was surreal.”

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They met on Love Island 2016 (Credit: ITV)

The couple invited 98 guests to their ceremony and afternoon reception, including TOWIE’s Pete Wicks and Love Island and Celebrity Big Brother star Gabby Allen, before another 150 guests arrived for the evening party.

The newlyweds then jetted on honeymoon in Sri Lank and the Maldives, where they shared multiple photos of their glamorous and idyllic vacation.


Arriving home afterwards, Olivia posted to Instagram: “Honeymoon Complete! ✨ Let’s do this Mr Bowen.”

She also changed her name on social media from Buckland to Bowen.


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