That's much better! Kerry Katona shows off her new sleek style hair extensions and slim figure in a short black dress


By Fehintola Betiku and J J Anisiobi

Just last week she was pictured taking to the stage at Birmingham Pride 2012 with an embarrassing crimp hair style and looking a little fuller figured.

However, Kerry Katona has since given herself a miraculous make-over and she looked back at her best as stepped out in Essex, last night.

The 31-year-old looked sultry in an all black outfit that showed off her slim figure and great legs as she headed into Funky Mojoe bar, in South Woodford.

Fine form: Kerry Katona looked in great shape as she unveiled her new hair extensions on a night out in Essex, yesterday evening

The former Atomic Kitten member debuted her longer hair last month via her Twitter page and said: 'Feel like I'm back in the kittens lol xx'

The pictures showed off longer hair extensions which was a significant change from her previous look - a bob which she had styled both straight and curly.

She later added, 'Omg my hair is soooo long!! Love a change xxx'.

The woman in black: Kerry stepped out of her taxi and instantly looked more svelte than she had earlier this week

A new look: Kerry showed off her long hair extension last month on Twitter

It wasn't just Kerry's mane that was in good shape, the mother-of-four looked svelte in her short black dress which she teamed with a pair of peep toe heels and a small clutch bag.

The curvy star ironically chose Essex to show off her extensions, but none of the TOWIE cast, who are well known for their fake hair and tans, were around to appreciate her look.

After enjoying herself in the bar, the blonde star headed home and didn't appear to be worse for wear at all, as her stylish look appeared the same.

Her outfit last night was a million miles away from the messy ensemble she had previously been seen in when performing in Birmingham.

Taking it back: Kerry Katona crimped her hair as she took to the stage at Birmingham Pride 2012

Kerry had pinned back the top section of her long blonde waved hair into a quiff and wore the rest down.

She completed her mismatched outfit with a pair of black wet look leggings, a white blazer and grey wedged trainers.

Following her performance, the former Atomic Kitten singer seemed to be in good spirits when she took to her Twitter again.

Her post read, '@BirminghamPride thank you so much for inviting me and my kids down to pride we had an amazing time xxx'.

In her element: Kerry looked happy to be back on the stage as she performed

Kerry was in Atomic Kitten from 1999 to 2001, when she left because she was pregnant with her first child with now ex-husband Brian McFadden.

And while there have been a spate of 90s bands reuniting in the past few years, such as Steps, Take That and the Spice Girls, it seems unlikely that Kerry will be rejoining Atomic Kitten for a comeback.

Jenny Frost - who replaced Kerry in 2001 - spoke recently about her feelings on the pop group reforming, but admitted that Kerry wouldn't be a part of it.

She said, 'I don't want to be derogatory about Kerry, but there shouldn't be four of us in Atomic Kitten. When we do anything, it will be just the three of us.'

Happy: The 31-year-old appeared to be in good spirits as she left the venue with her daughter Molly