Many hair experts disagree about the true origins of the modern bob style. Most experts trace the roots of the famous helmet-style hair to the shiny black locks of late Scorpion actress Louise Brooks. Famous in the late 1920s for her memorable performances, she is a cult figure not only for her sultry Dutch bob style but for her acting brilliance. Over the years the bob, which was also attributed to actress Irene Castle’s “bobbed” cut has morphed through a stunning array of lengths, colors and textures. Let the stars guide you to the best bob look for your astrological signature.
Aries - March 21st to April 19th
Take a hint from a trend-setting Aries, Sarah Michelle Gellar, who recently adopted a classic straight bob with a chic, edgy look. Opt for angled layering skillfully cut into the last few inches of your bob to give it super sexy texture and movement. Add your own special brand of individuality by weaving a row of tiny braids around the hairline or along the crown. Play up the texture for a naughty finger tossed look with Mine’s Chunky Strands. Banish boredom with skillfully applied luscious lemon, lavender or light milk chocolate highlights. Add or subtract bangs to achieve a new focal point.
Taurus - April 20th to May 20th
Kirsten Dunst and Renee Zellweger are just two of the earthly and sensual Taurean celebrities who have opted for romantic wavy bobs. Follow Renee and Kirsten’s lead by blending just sensual waves with a carefully coiffed medium length bob. Ask your stylist for a classic bob style sheared into a graduated line from the nape of your neck to your cheeks to accent your beautiful natural waves. If your strands are straight you can still get hot waves by working with your favorite Conair wavemakers. Crank up the brilliance of your wavy do with a drop of Phytotherathrie’s Relax Serum for brilliant shine. . (Photo of Kirsten Dunst Courtesy of ABC/CRAIG SJODIN).
Gemini - May 21st to June 21st
Ever changing Angelina Jolie has morphed through a dizzying area of hair lengths and colors in her many on-screen roles. In her current film, Life Or Something Like It, this gorgeous Gemini wears a wildly dramatic platinum do that is a modified bob look with tons of styling options. Follow Angelina’s stellar style and select a well-designed chin length bob with lots of natural fullness carved into the sides and on the top. Shampoo with Phytotherathrie’s Mousse Volume shampoo for spectacular fullness. Add instant pizzazz with brow-brushing bangs that can be styled many different ways according to your mood shifts.
Cancer - June 22nd to July 22nd
Take a lunar beauty note from gorgeous Cancerian Sela Ward who weaves her magic spell with a smashing shoulder length bob crafted with smooth and sleek curved lines for true sophistication. Steal Sela’s ultra feminine look with a shoulder length bob that is blunt cut. Experiment with various side and middle parts to add instant elegance and a highly finished look. Use a small barreled Conair Instant Heat curling iron to add tiny elegant flicks around the edges. Let your natural curls go crazy ala Cancerian Julianne Nicholson who recent sported a stunning short curly bob on TV’s Ally McBeal.
Leo - July 23rd to August 22nd
Natural blonde Gillian Anderson made her dyed cinnamon bob famous on TV’s X Files. A true Leo goddess, Gillian wooed her fans with a tapestry of flamboyant ruby red hues that showcased her magnificent well-defined mane. Transform your lioness locks into a straight, graduated bob with lighter highlights for a sun-kissed shimmer. Lock in luscious colors with Mine’s Fire Friday shampoo. Wear your bob soft and loose or crisp and edgy. Brush strands off your face to show-off your stunning features. For a more romantic look wear your bob a little longer with tousled waves and curls that cascade to your shoulders. (Photo of Gillian - FOX. 2000FOX BROADCASTING CR:Randy Holmes/FOX.)
Virgo - August 23rd to September 22nd
Throw your normal caution to the wind and embrace an ultimate shattered bob similar to the one that Virgoan Cameron Diaz made famous in her movie role as one of Charlie’s Angels. Since style and precision are important to your sense of order opt for a well chopped bob that has very definitive style and can easily be re-created with the flick of your fingers. Try on a deep side part to get a more modern and sexy look. Add instant glow and brilliance with subtle highlights that compliment your own natural hues. Style with Phytovolume Active spray to add texture and movement.
Libra - September 23rd to October 22nd
Heather Locklear is one of TV’s most famous golden girls. Her radiant California-girl shoulder length hair is currently styled into a soft slightly tousled blonde bob that is lightly graduated to enhance the natural curve of her mane. A subtle blending of complimentary darker and lighter shades add depth and warmth. Shampoo with Manic Panic’s high voltage color shampoos to protect delicate hues. Create instant sass with a deep side part that falls over one eye or add well placed longer layers around the hairline to add a provocative sweep of hair that cascades towards the jaw line.
Scorpio - October 23rd to November 21st
Follow the seductive, secretive lead, of Scorpion Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal) and adopt a soft, yet sensual, shoulder length straight bob with choppy ends and side swept convertible bangs. Simply loosen your bangs and let them cascade over one eye to signal your smoldering mysterious side. Whether you wear your bob sleek and straight or lightly flared at the ends, you will intrigue and fascinate the partner of your dreams. Mix in a pinch of heat with subtle burgundy strands that will add a bit of smolder. Simplify by adding a spritz of Mine’s Barbee Blast and twisting one side behind your ear for a mischievous change.
Sagittarius - November 22rd to December 21st
Tyra Banks is famous for her gorgeous catwalk looks as well as her outspoken views. A recent convert to the red hot bob craze, Tyra looks breathtaking in a very traditional straight bob that has been crisply cut into a line that falls chin-length. Since many Sagittarians love to experiment, a Tyra blunt cut bob offers a great hair adventure and is flattering on just about everyone. Block hair boredom by pulling side strands back and clipping them at the top of the crown. Insure a polished look by spritzing your strands with Giovanni's Frizz Be Gone for instant shine.
Capricorn - December 22nd to January 19th
Joey Lauren Adams won many hearts in her memorable sultry voiced role of Alyssa Jones in Chasing Amy. An elegant Capricorn whose hair seems to always hover close to a bob style, Joey Lauren Adams seems to do no wrong in her selection of classic cuts and hues that include her current soft and shapely beach blonde tousled do. Steal her current look by first applying Phytotherathrie’s PhytoStyle Finishing Gel to damp strands. Blow dry straight using a boar’s head paddle brush. Set hair in Conair’s Swizzlers for soft ringlets. Finger tousle for a soft, slightly polished, messy texturized bob.
Aquarius - January 20th to February 18th
A current poster girl for a fabulous chin length sleek bob, Aquarian Christina Ricci is no stranger to having fun with her locks. A well designed face hugging straight bob like Christina’s allows you to have fun with your strands, look sensational but not become a slave to your hair. Opt for a sleek bob style so perfectly coiffed that it shimmers. Choose a blunt cut or lightly beveled ends that slope in towards your face For more texture ask for a bob style that is sheared unevenly with a razor for fringed ends. Experiment with Kusco Murphy’s Beach Wax for chunky ends.