CATHERINE Zeta-Jones looked a cut above the rest when she unveiled a new haircut at the US premiere of her film Incredible Cruelty.
You'd be forgiven for assuming that she'd spent hours having her hair preened by a team of Hollywood's best.
But the multi-millionaire film star had a shocking confession to make about her latest style - a sweeping fringe cut at an angle.
While Mrs Michael Douglas could afford to buy a whole chain of salons, she revealed she had snipped her hair herself.
When questioned about the look she said: "Oh, I just decided to cut it myself then my friend tidied it up a bit." Celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie gave his seal of approval.
He said: "It's great to see Catherine updating her look. She looks much more modern and having a fringe has helped her look slimmer with finer featured.
"This type of side-swept fringe was started by Atomic Kitten and it's a great way to update your style but maintain the length."
And Catherine is not the only rich celeb to save time and money at the stylists. Here are some of the other stars who have saved their hard-earned pennies by giving themselves the chop.
IT'S a strand of this 80s rock chick's life that few people know about, but in this month's edition of Vogue the former Pretender reveals she has been cutting her own hair for years.
And she admits her barnet is exactly the same as another 60s icon.
"It looks just like Keith Richards' hair," she says.
SINGER Shirley was a Stupid Girl when she tried to make some minor improvements to a new haircut.
The lead singer of Garbage chopped too much off and admits it looked rubbish. "I took another chunk out of it this afternoon. It's starting to look weird and I must make an appointment to get it sorted," she said at the time.
TARA is more upper-cut than upper crust when it comes to styling her mop.
When she doesn't have time to pop to the hairdressers she trims her fringe with the kitchen scissors.
"If I want to reshape my hair , I twist it all up on the top of my head and chop the ends off," she says. "It gives it a choppy Jennifer Aniston look."
THE former footballer's luscious locks landed the Frenchman a lucrative contract with cosmetics giant L'Oreal.
But he clearly didn't think it was "worth it" to pay for a hairdresser when he won an award for his crowning glory.
Accepting the National Hairdressers' Federation gong, David admitted that he cut his own hair.
HOLLYWOOD star Sharon followed her instincts with this basic cut when she attended the Oscars last year.
She even turned down the chance of a free cut and blow-dry before the famous film awards ceremony.
The actress rejected top stylist Peter Coppola's offer to do her hair for her - and cut it herself instead.
IT seems that the Fun Lovin' Criminals frontman is more lock star than rock star.
When asked how much he had ever spent on a haircut New Yorker Huey revealed, "I've never spent anything. I cut my own, or the drummer cuts the back."
THE millionaire supermodel from Oldham is the new face of Yves Saint- Laurent Rive Gauche, but despite her enormous bank balance she still trims her own barnet.
The 24-year-old has been cutting her hair since her famous bright red locks and super short fringe saw her hit the big time six years ago.
FAME Academy presenter Cat is at the bottom of the class when it comes to styling her hair.
She recently admitted: "I was bored... so I picked up a pair of plastic scissors, grabbed a chunk of hair and chopped it off. It looked a right mess. I phoned my hairdresser but he was going to Milan so I had to put up with it for a week."
TV maths whizz and Mirror columnist Carol knows all the right angles to give herself a top haircut
"I've watched hairdressers cut my hair over the years and learned how to chop it myself," she says. "Sometimes I go mental with the fringe and it doesn't work but then I go to my hairdresser Daniel Galvin who sorts it out."
SCOTS actress Daniela admits to a terrible, drunken, hair disaster.
Daniela, best known as This Life's lawyer Anna, said: "I was p**sed. My friend was with me so she did the back and I cut a short fringe. It was a mess.
"I said to my hairdresser: 'Do you get this kind of thing often?' And he said: 'Only with children'."