Everybody has a story, and nobody is a bigger illustration of that than James Bowen. Londoners probably passed Bowen dozens of times a day, not realizing that the young street busker battled a heroin addiction and homelessness before becoming an unlikely celebrity — thanks to his constant companion, an orange tabby named Bob. Bowen found Bob almost six years ago, starving and injured, and took him in. After nursing him back to health, he took Bob with him (on a leash), as he made his rounds as a street busker. Bob helped Bowen make extra cash, and also helped him stay off heroin; the former addict realized he’d need to be responsible now that he was looking after another life. “It’s all down to him. For the first time, I felt like I had family,” said Bowen, who is estranged from his human family. “It gave me the determination to make my life more comfortable, to make his life better, too.” Keep reading »
There were surprisingly few misses at last night’s Academy Awards, and celebs shined from the tops of their heads down to their toes. A lot of ladies debuted new hairstyles — and there was a surprising number of shorter ‘dos on the red carpet. Is this a new Hollywood trend? Just when I’m growing my hair out again? (Of course.) Keep clicking to check out all the hairstyles we loved!
We can’t get over Michelle‘s curly bob, which is such a departure from her normally straight hair. And she’s almost convinced us that matching eyeshadow is a “do.” Oh, and the President looks good, too! [Washington, D.C., 5/19/10] Keep reading »
Heidi Klum debuted a new hairdo in West Hollywood yesterday. Her formerly long locks had been shortened into a bob with bangs. While Heidi looks gorgeous no matter what, we’re not sure how we feel about the cut itself; something about it (the way the bangs curl under?) reminds us of Florence Henderson. What do you think? Keep reading »
With a breakup comes the inevitable life changes: distancing yourself from all the old memories, reinstating girls’ night, and even changing apartments. In order to move on, you’ve got to emerge with the new, improved version of yourself, right? (If not to make yourself feel better, then just to show the boy what he’s losing in the breakup.) Jennifer Love Hewitt wasted no time after her split with Jamie Kennedy and immediately chopped off her long brown hair. [I can endorse this personally! -- Editor Amelia] Where she once had long layers and a dark mane, she’s now bouncing around with soft curls and shoulder-length locks. What do you think of her new hair ‘do? Personally, I wish I were bold enough to go short like her. [People Style Watch]
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Selma Blair was spotted at The Gap yesterday with a brand-new haircut. Look quickly and it appears to be a very Anna Wintour-esque bob. But if you look a bit closer, her hair is reminiscent of Agyness Deyn‘s bowl cut, too. I’m nicknaming it the “bowl-bob.” Check out the fringe cut down the front sides; her bangs are gradually blending into the length of her hair with a series of layers or fringe. Feeling her look? Ask your stylist for a bob with a thick bang and long layers for movement and to decrease the weight on your hair so it doesn’t fall flat. Then tell him/her you want to blend your bangs into the rest of the do—ask him to cut front fringe à la a bowl cut. Keep reading »
In Hollywood, a bob is a bob is a bob, which is why Dakota Fanning‘s ‘do in the new Teen Vogue gives us pause. Sure, we feel a little weird fawning over a teenager’s haircut, but this is a look that would work for any age. The key lies in the layers. There are none, see? It’s as if your typical blunt bob was grown out with just a hint of flip at the ends, and it looks sophisticated without being too precious. To get the look, print this pic out and take it to your hairstylist. Or just ask them to keep it mid-length, go easy on the layers, and blow it all out. For DIY-ers, apply Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to damp hair. This cuts down on drying time, smooths, conditions and shines. [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »