It's a new season and Halloween is right around the corner, so if there's ever a good time to fake a new style, it's now. Whether you want to see what you'd look like with a trendy bob or want to fool all your friends with an edgy undercut, I've got tutorials that make switching up your look easy regardless of your current length and cut. Read on to see how you can fake it for a day.
For a modern take on the classic bob as seen on Christina Hendricks at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards, we went to celebrity hairstylist Philip Carreon who created the look for the Mad Men star. Watch our video for his expert tips on how to create this curly bob hairstyle that’s more chic than shriek.
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The bob is one of those cuts that's always around and always fashionable. It's feminine but low maintenance, and it's always been associated with independence and self-confidence. But although the basic structure of the cut has remained the same, the way we structure it and society's perception of the cut in general has shifted enormously over the last hundred years. So to find out how we got to the cut you know and love today, just keep reading.
If the new movies out today aren't enough entertainment freshness for you, then let me introduce you to some of today's new music releases. I've listened up already, so check out my suggestions for download-worthiness!Hip-hop upstart: Young rapper B.o.B. has already had a single on the radio, and his first album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, is jockeying to get more of his tracks in heavy rotation. The aforementioned single "Nothin' on You" may be the best of the bunch; it's a classic pairing of smooth-voiced R&B singer Bruno Mars with the addition of B.o.B.'s rap. It's very T.I., which makes sense, as T.I.'s record label put out the album.
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo joins B.o.B. for rap-rock intersection "Magic," and though I'll be the first one to say that I dislike this crossing of genres, I kind of love this super upbeat track. One of the biggest surprises is B.o.B.'s experimentation — he includes a cover of Vampire Weekend's "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance." His version, "The Kids," features Janelle Monae, and though I may not be able to say it's better than the original, it's pretty entertaining to listen to.Grunge throwback: Courtney Love is back to music and her old band, Hole. While Nobody's Daughter is certainly reminiscent of Love's glory days in the '90s as a grunge princess, the songs largely sound like they belong to that decade. The title track is the strongest of the album's offerings, but that's not saying much. "Skinny Little Bitch" and "Samantha" merely sound like Celebrity Skin B-sides. Sadly, one of the liabilities is Love's voice. Its scratchiness, once so perfectly suited to the band's edgy persona, now just sounds like a hoarse survivor of hard-living.
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I swear that half the ladies at Sugar HQ are talking about getting a big haircut before Spring rolls around. The number one wished-for style? A bob. It's no surprise, really, because bobs are eternally stylish, short and easy to care for but still very feminine, and if you get the right shape and account for your hair's texture, one is bound to look good on you. To help everyone who's contemplating going shorter, I've put together 15 stunning bobs, with something for every face shape and hair type. Click through and check out the best way to bob it up for you.
To bob or not to bob: That is the question. After all, as versatile as long hair can be — elaborate updos to easy ponytails — there are times when we may long for shorter tresses . . . like while hitting the snooze button early in the morning. In order to satisfy this internal struggle, I've searched for some of my favorite celebrities with both bobbed and not-bobbed styles to compare. Take a look at the matchups I've found and decide which you find more suitable.