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The Return of the Bob!

posted by Nell Minow

Lulu2.jpgSilent star Louise Brooks had an iconic bob haircut that gave her image a power and vitality that almost a century later still seems both classic and contemporary. Two movies opening this month give us heroines with hairstyles that hark back to Brooks’ sleek look.
christina-ricci.jpgIn “Speed Racer,” Christina Ricci plays Trixie, the courageous and devoted romantic interest for the title character.
And in the new Indiana Jones movie, Cate Blanchett sports a bob for her role as one of the movie’s villains.cate%20blanchett.jpg
But perhaps in addition to Louise Brooks, there may be one other iconic inspiration….View image



  • jestrfyl

    The funny things is I can’t think of a single Bob who wears his hair this way. Nor would it be an effective design for a fishing line float – a “bob”. There is no good etymological explanation for the word either, except it means short or shortened. What a curiousity!

  • Christian Toto

    Good trendspotting … wish I were so observant. Wonder if regular folks will try the bob based on these characters … Trixie’s role in “Speed Racer” may be too negligible to have an impact, but that might not be the case for Cate’s “Indy” role.

  • Cindi

    I love the “Dora” bob! Cindi

  • Ben

    You noticing the only way I’d like to find out there another trend, is just enough to find out you see things in a way that only the, “blinded by the light” freaks show off.

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