Cheryl Cole has been voted as the hair icon for 2013, leaving thousands of women envious of her thick, full locks.

In the survey, the 29-year-old singer beat the Duchess of Cambridge, Jennifer Aniston and Kim Kardashian to top the poll, which was voted for by 2,000 women in the UK. Cheryl is the face of Elnett hairspray and has admitted in the past she loves her hair "big". Despite accusations of 'fakery' in the controversial L'Oreal adverts because she regularly used hair extensions, Cole's tresses are the ones most women want to emulate.

And hair stylists Toni&Guy revealed they see more requests for voluminous blow-dries similar to Cheryl’s style than any other. Second most in-demand style is This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby’s honey-coloured, long and wavy hair. Holly beat her rival team captain on TV’s Celebrity Juice, with Kelly Brook coming third with her brunette waves.

Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, Global Creative Director for ToniI&Guy, which commissioned the research, said: "Many women look for inspiration when deciding what to do with their hair next, particularly if they are going for a different colour or style to their usual.

"Cheryl’s long brunette hair has been popular for some time now and seems to be showing no signs of being replaced by another style anytime soon.

"The hair styles featured at the top of the list are very versatile and can be made to look different fairly easily.

"You can wear it in curls one day, straight the next and in a smart up-do for a night out. Perhaps that’s why they are so popular with women.

"We see millions of women each year requesting hair similar to celebrities, from Cheryl, Holly and Kelly’s classic looks right through to Rihanna’s or Rita Ora’s more daring styles.

"It will be interesting to see who the next big celebrity inspiration will be.”

Fourth place in the poll of 2,000 women, went to mum-to-be Kate Middleton whose brunette, slightly wavy hair has been copied ever since her 2011 wedding to Prince William thrust her into the spotlight.

Former Friends actress Jennifer Aniston’s long layered hair is still providing inspiration for millions of women, years after her famous ‘Rachel cut’, after being voted into fifth place.

Cheryl Cole’s brief change from her signature hairstyle – mahogany-coloured waves – is at number six, followed by Cameron Diaz’s short, choppy look.

TV’s New Girl star Zooey Deschanel came eighth in the poll thanks to her heavy fringe and long flowing locks, while Kim Kardashian’s dark, glossy hair is at nine.

Anne Hathaway’s short pixie crop, which she cut as part of her role in Oscar winning film Les Miserables, completed the top ten.
Other celebrities to feature in the list include The Saturday’s singer Frankie Sandford, with her asymmetrical pixie crop, and Jessie J’s sharp bob.

Supermodel Cara Delavigne’s long blonde locks, Gwen Stefani’s platinum hue and Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and her pixie cut are also among the most common hairstyles requested by women.

Top 10 most copied celebrity hairstyles
1. Cheryl Cole (long brunette waves)
2. Holly Willoughby (honey long, wavy)
3. Kelly Brook (long loose waves)
4. Kate Middleton (brunette long waves)
5. Jennifer Aniston (current long layered look)
6. Cheryl Cole (red/mahogany long waves)
7. Cameron Diaz (short choppy styles)
8. Zooey Deschanel (heavy fringe, long brunette)
9. Kim Kardashian (jet black long hair)
10. Anne Hathaway (short, pixie crop)