Cheryl Cole's friends thought she had had Botox when she over-plucked her eyebrows.

The 'Promise This' singer no longer tends to her own brows after her over-zealous antics with her tweezers made her pals suspect she had tried the muscle-freezing injections.

She explained: "I once tried to pluck my brows like Marilyn Monroe. I saw a programme on her and was like, 'She's amazing! I want her eyebrows.' But I went too far and everyone thought I'd had Botox."

Cheryl's beauty disasters are not limited to her face - the singer is still haunted by a disastrous trip to her local hair salon when she was a teenager.

The 27-year-old beauty admitted: "I had a nightmare in a salon when I was about 15. I was in there for eight hours, it was expensive and the end result was hideous. It put me off.

"Did they fix it? Not really. They'd turned me blonde. I've got photos somewhere."