“Gingers have more fun”: Ellen Keane debuts new hairstyle


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Ellen Keane has decided to make a massive change!

The Paralympian headed to the salon to undergo a bit of a makeover. Debuting her new hairstyle on social media, she showed off her new auburn locks.

Yes, known for her blonde waves, the swimmer decided to shake things up during her most recent visit to the hairdresser.

“I hear gingers have more fun,” she captioned the mirror selfies she shared on social media.

Ellen Keane Pic: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

We are already obsessed with this new look!

Her change in her hairstyle comes just a few weeks after VIP Magazine caught up with the Dancing With The Stars contestant where she hinted at another big move in her life.

She explained that she planned to retire from swimming after the next Paralympian Games which take place in just two years.

“I’ll be 29 in Paris. It will be my fifth Games, it will be 17 years at that level. So it’s been a long time. Being an athlete is a 24/7 plan,” she told us.

Pic: Instagram/Ellen Keane

As for what she has planned next, Ellen told us that she would like to try her hand at media like so many other retired athletes.

“I would like to go into media. I’ve been in front of the camera so much, but I kind of get sick of talking about myself all the time,” she laughed.

She went on to say: “All I wanted to do was put myself out there and normalise my disability. The next step is normalising it. There’s not really anyone with a disability frequently on the screens in Ireland.”

And clearly, she’s already doing that as a class in Ireland created a mural that featured a swimmer with one arm.


“Why I do what I do,” Ellen captioned the picture.

“This makes my heart so full. Thank you to all the 3rd & 4th class involved. It’s little things like this that can make such a huge difference in one person’s life.”

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