07/09/2011 12:52 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Dannii Minogue: My Choppy New 'Do!

Spring has sprung in Melbourne and as we all know 'tis the season to do something new, fresh and exciting, so I decided to try a new haircut...

I talk about hair quite a lot in my new book My Style which has loads of photos of my different styles and colours through the years in it. I've always been adventurous with my hair and been happy to try new things – I even went through a phase of wearing wigs – but I've never tried a really feminine short cut before.

I think changing your hair makes you change things in your wardrobe because pieces that used to suit you suddenly don't go with your haircut so you get to experiment with new styles and looks to find things that work.

I'd been talking about getting a hair chop for a few weeks and looking at pictures of 1960s style icons like Twiggy, Joanna Lumley as Purdy in the Avengers and 1920s singer and actress Josephine Baker for inspiration.

I was finding my old haircut pretty challenging to style and it was getting very long– the fringe was almost down to my chin. I loved it when I was working and someone else was styling it for me, but for day-to-day wear I needed to find something easier. With Ethan and my work commitments I don't have time to spend hours on my hair every morning, but I still wanted a style I can glam up when I have to dress up for events.

I was feeling daring, so asked Melbourne-based hair stylist Kevin Murphy to give me the chop. He's been working with me during