David Cameron swings from right to left... with his hairstyle

By Graham Smith
Last updated at 11:24 AM on 16th October 2010

He's only been in power for a few months, but David Cameron has already shifted from right to left.

Fortunately for the Conservatives, the Prime Minister has only altered his hair parting, not his policies.

Critics, however, will snipe that the Tories have indeed moved to the left as a result of their coalition government team-up with the Liberal Democrats.

Changes: David Cameron wore his hair with a right-hand parting when he was named shadow education secretary in 2005 (left). These days (right), the Prime Minister favours a left-hand parting

Now parted on the left, Mr Cameron's hair is also slicker at the sides and has had a little height added on top.

The man responsible for his new look is none other than celebrity hairdresser Lino Carbosiero, whose clients include Sharon Osborne, Madonna, Amanda Holden, Jennifer Aniston and Minnie Driver.

Lino Carbosiero

Celebrity hairdresser: Lino Carbosiero is responsible for Mr Cameron's new style

He also cuts Samantha Cameron's hair and it is thought she recommended him to her husband.

Mr Carbosiero is based at the prestigious Daniel Galvin salon in London, where haircuts for men start at £70.

He has previously explained how he believes the right cut is crucial.

'Getting the cut to suit a face shape makes all the difference to the jawline,' he said. 'The hair and jaw need to work together to frame the face.

'Jennifer Aniston needs those long, soft, flowing layers. Anything short and blunt and her chin would be all you saw. Minnie Driver's squarer jaw needs an angled fringe and gentle layers to add softness.'

Quite what he told the PM about his lock-to-jaw ratio we may never know.

The stylistic volte-face is not the first time Mr Cameron has played with his hairstyle.

In 2008, the-then Leader of the Opposition turned up to Prime Minister's Question time sporting a quite ridiculous centre parting that looked like he had just got out of bed.

A spokesman saved the day by explaining that the startling style - 'a split down the middle' - was a homage to the Labour party.

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