Hollyoaks' Michaela McQueen Is Now A Natural Beauty!

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Five years on from the leaving the streets of 'Hollyoaks', Michaela McQueen is a far cry from the bleached blonde hair and orange fake tan!

It's been five years since Michaela McQueen left the gripping Channel 4 soap, Hollyoaks, and as it turns out, a lot can change in five years!

Played by Hollie-Jay Bowes, Michaela was the quirky, magnet-for-trouble McQueen who aspired to be a hard-hitting journalist, always snooping around for a scoop. Neon clothes and wacky coloured hair was not unusual - the pink 'do being an absolute classic. 

Now aged 26, Hollie-Jay is a far cry from Michaela McQueen, working a subtler, more natural look. 

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my inner child used to love new glasses day. my outer adult also wants to show them off like an excited kid at school

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Hollie-Jay was controversially written out of the show after an argument with producers and allegedly leaking storylines. 

Still an actress and voiceover artist, Hollie-Jay is also a barber. And by taking a look at her Instagram page, she's been using her newfound talents for the greater good. She even gave a homeless man a haircut! 

You go girl!