Haven't we seen Tulisa's X Factor launch hairstyle somewhere before?

The Next Generation X Factor may have a brand new judging panel, but it looks like new girl Tulisa Contostavlos has taken inspiration from Cheryl Cole.

Tulisa stepped onto the red carpet at the O2 for the press preview screening of the first episode with a lustrous, side-swept mane of lush-looking locks virtually identical to a style Cheryl Cole sported on the X Factor live shows on 28 November 2009.

A perfect Hollywood smile and dimples complete Tulisa‘s X Factor transformation into Cheryl Cole.

Despite Tulisa‘s Vivienne Westwood frock, shame she was trounced in the style stakes by fellow judge Kelly Rowland in Versace.

Tulisa Contostavlos | copies |Cheryl Cole | X Factor | launch
Cheryl Cole | inspires | Tulisa

Alison Tay