Long summer days call for short summer ’dos, which might be why June has been the month for hot new chops in Hollywood. These celebs all made the cut recently, debuting fresh new bob styles.
The Oscar-winner for A Beautiful Mind lost some serious length for a sideswept downtown-cool bob. Connelly was snapped walking and talking on her cellphone in New York City.
Verdict: It’s a refreshing change for the 42-year-old mother of three. The edginess of the layered look makes her appear years younger.
In The Bling Ring, she’s playing a shallow Californian criminal who feels entitled to rob from the rich and famous. In This Is The End, she’s playing herself… as an ax-wielding maniac. So no wonder Emma Watson wanted to put some distance between herself and her characters by lopping off a few inches for her take on the bob.
Verdict: This cut is still long enough to pull back into a braided bun, as Watson did at Bling Ring premieres this week. Versatility is good, but I have to admit I wasn’t feeling the under-styled look seen below when she premiered it at the This Is The End premiere last week.
Just as her alter-ego Betty Draper’s had a transformative season on Mad Men, Jones is changing it up off-screen as well. She debuted the bob-length cut with sideswept bangs on the red carpet at the Max Mara Women in Film awards, where she was honoured along with her female Mad Men co-stars with the Lucy Award for Excellence in Television.
Verdict: This is a sweet girl next door look, which would work on a lot of women. But on Jones, who has a reputation as the iciest blonde in Hollywood, this cutesy look feels like it escaped from the scalp of Rachel McAdams.