Lucy Mecklenburgh steps out for the first time since debuting new blonde do on TOWIE

So, do blondes have more fun Lucy Mecklenburgh steps out for the first time since debuting new blonde do on TOWIE

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09:11 GMT, 8 October 2012

She didn't get quite the response she was looking for when she unveiled her new blonde do on Sunday night's TOWIE.

But 21-year-old model Lucy Mecklenburgh isn't one to let a few negative comments get her down as she stepped out for the first time with her newly blonde locks in Essex on Sunday.

After dying her trademark chocolate brown tresses a caramel blonde, Lucy seems to exude a new found confidence as she set off for a meeting in Brentwood.

Blonde bombshell: Lucy shows off her newly dyed hair as she steps out for the first time in Essex

Blonde bombshell: Lucy shows off her newly dyed hair as she steps out for the first time in Essex

The TV star, who's engaged to fellow TOWIE cast member Mari Falcone, donned an extremely figure-hugging black dress as she parked her car near an office in her hometown before heading inside.

Although the dress showed off her trim figure, the young star looked relatively demure, letting her new hair do the talking.

Adding a pair of towering patent black Christian Louboutin shoes and clutching a studded black bag, Lucy looked the epitome of a professional businesswoman.

Off to a meeting: Lucy looks professional as heads out in Brentwood on Sunday

Off to a meeting: Lucy looks professional as heads out in Brentwood on Sunday

Lucy

Lucy

Having more fun Lucy seems over the moon about her new blonde locks

The boutique owner spent five hours in the salon last week after making the decision to go blonde, documenting the nerve-wracking decision on the ITV2 reality show.

While she got mainly positive responses from friends, including Bobby Cole Norris, the TV star got a surprising reaction from the person she wanted to impress the most.

Mario's first response, upon seeing his girlfriend's hair was: 'Oh my God'.

Who's that girl Lucy look like a different person as she shows off her new hair colour in Essex

Who's that girl Lucy look like a different person as she shows off her new hair colour in Essex

Seeing that his girlfriend wasn't impressed with his less than enthusiastic response, he changed tact:

'It's not THAT bad,' he said. 'I still think you look beautiful.'

'Making love to you like that, it's going to be like cheating,' he continued.

New do: Brunette Lucy Mecklenburgh dyes her hair blonde, but fiance Mario Falcone isn't too sure about it

New do: Brunette Lucy Mecklenburgh dyes her hair blonde, but fiance Mario Falcone isn't too sure about it

Not the best response: Lucy wasn't impressed with Mario's lacklustre response

Not the best reaction: Lucy wasn't impressed with Mario's less than enthusiastic response

Whatever her boyfriend's response, the Lucy's Boutique owner was over
the moon with the outcome of her trip to the salon, taking to Twitter
to thank all her fans for the positive responses:

'Thankyou for your lovely comments about my NEW hair!! Xxx #LucysLocks' (sic)

'Wow I've never had this many tweets!!!! 🙂 xxx.'

New look: Lucy is hoping blondes have more fun

New look: Lucy is hoping blondes have more fun

New look: Lucy is hoping blondes have more fun with her new look (L). Lucy (R) pictured as a brunette