Julie Bishop, 67, unveils a very daring new hairdo and hits back at criticism as Aussies are less than impressed

Julie Bishop has unveiled a dramatic hair transformation, but some of her fans are not impressed with the new look.

On Wednesday, the former foreign minister, 67, proudly showed off her choppy new hairstyle on Instagram as she dined at Chiswick restaurant in Sydney’s Woollahra with two female friends.

Looking worlds away from her usual polished and glossy fringed bob, Julie’s new  platinum tresses completely cover her forehead after being cut into a voluminous Eighties-style fringe. 

Several of Julie’s fans were not fan of the strikingly different ‘do. 

‘Not so sure about the hairdo Julie,’ one wrote.

Julie Bishop has unveiled a dramatic hair transformation, but some of her fans are not impressed with the new look 

Looking worlds away from her usual polished and glossy fringed bob (left), Julie's new platinum tresses completely cover her forehead after being cut into a voluminous Eighties-style fringe (right)

Looking worlds away from her usual polished and glossy fringed bob (left), Julie's new platinum tresses completely cover her forehead after being cut into a voluminous Eighties-style fringe (right)

Looking worlds away from her usual polished and glossy fringed bob (left), Julie’s new platinum tresses completely cover her forehead after being cut into a voluminous Eighties-style fringe (right)

Julie simply replied with a shrugging emoji, appearing unbothered by the critical remark.

Another Instagram user went further, writing: ‘Dear Julie Bishop, you always look smashing but those who praise your new hairstyle are doing you no favours… I apologise beforehand BUT the dishevelled look is … well, dishevelled! You paid a hairdresser? Hmmm.’

A quick-witted Julie clapped back at the remark, writing: ‘I love change so I’ll change it again sometime!’ followed by a laughing face emoji and clapping hands.

Despite the criticism, other fans heaped praise on her new look, leaving positive comments about both her hair and chic white shirt dress from Mara Collective.

‘Woosssh love the new hairstyle!’ wrote one, while another said ‘Love the new messy book hairstyle.’

Several of Julie's fans were not fan of the strikingly different 'do

Several of Julie’s fans were not fan of the strikingly different ‘do 

A quick-witted Julie clapped back at the remark, writing: 'I love change so I'll change it again sometime!' followed by a laughing face emoji and clapping hands

A quick-witted Julie clapped back at the remark, writing: ‘I love change so I’ll change it again sometime!’ followed by a laughing face emoji and clapping hands 

Despite the criticism, other fans heaped praise on her new look, leaving positive comments about both her hair and chic white shirt dress from Mara Collective

Despite the criticism, other fans heaped praise on her new look, leaving positive comments about both her hair and chic white shirt dress from Mara Collective 

Julie new hair comes with a new career venture after she left politics in 2019.

She has set up her own ’boutique advisory firm’ that offers her personal services in everything from business development to social media influencing.

Offering herself up as a brand ambassador, her newly launched website reads: ‘Julie has been referred to as Australia’s Minister for Fashion – she is well known for her love of fitness and fashion, and works with a few select brands she knows and loves.’

On the business side of things, Julie said she’s ‘focused on providing strategic advice to boards and management on complex international and domestic business challenges’.

Julie previously shared a video of her latest hair salon visit to Instagram, flaunting her brand new platinum 'do

Julie previously shared a video of her latest hair salon visit to Instagram, flaunting her brand new platinum ‘do 

Julie has rocked several different hairstyles over the years

Julie has rocked several different hairstyles over the years

Julie has rocked several different hairstyles over the years  

She’s currently offering herself up for public speaking and advocacy, ‘customised analysis of geopolitical and geostrategic developments’ and business development. 

Announcing the venture to her Instagram followers, Julie teased: ‘New year, new challenges. See link in bio for more.’

Julie has become quite the style influencer since leaving politics and has been spotted at events for Australian Fashion Week and Louis Vuitton. 

The high-profile public figure recently revealed that a trip to New York for the Met Gala was her number one ‘ultimate travel bucket list’.

‘Surely one year, I’ll get there,’ she told Marie Claire.

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