'It Gives You An Energy': Vanessa Paradis Opens Up About Her Heartbreak Haircut

03 April 2014 by

Vanessa Paradis' new tousled bob (Porter)

Trying to mend a broken heart? Maybe all you need is a new haircut. After all, according to new research, women are spending hundreds of pounds on reinventing themselves after break-ups. There we were, thinking that Ben & Jerrys’ Phish Food, a bottle of Pinot Grigio and a night out with the girls were the best cures for a broken heart.

We apparently spend £500 on average to reinvent our image after breakups. Looking hot when you’re feeling down is a great mood changer, but is it worth that much? Men don’t think so. Whereas 43 per cent of women said that they reinvent themselves post break up, only 25 per cent of men admitted to it. Plus guys are only spending £150 per break up – that’s £350 less than us.

Plus, the majority of the women surveyed said that it was on new hair styles rather than a wardrobe or weight change. Alas, it’s not just us mere mortals who head to their hairdressers after our heart’s been broken; the celebs are at it too.

Vanessa Paradis Opens Up About Her Heartbreak Haircut In Porter Magazine

Vanessa Paradis before the chop [Getty]

Take Vanessa Paradis. In the latest issue of Porter, the super-sultry star shows off her new tousled bob. Vanessa, who split from long-term partner Johnny Depp after 14 years together in 2012, recently chopped her long locks and says that the dramatic new look has given her a new 'energy'.

'You do feel different… You do, you do, you do,' she says of changing your hair so dramatically. 'It changes… it does give you an energy, more younger than older.'

And she's not the only one. Rihanna went from black and buzzed to a lighter, curly hair look back in 2010 after her legendary split from Chris Brown in 2009, Scarlett Johansson’s post Ryan Reynolds hair saw her embracing more colours than we ever thought possible and the likes of Kim Kardashian, Sam Ronson and Olivia Wilde all got fringes in their broken-heart frenzy. Click through the gallery below to see the most dramatic post-break-up hair transformations…


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Vanessa Paradis

Following her split with long-term partner Johnny Depp, Vanessa took the plunge and went for a choppy, tousled bob.

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Reese Witherspoon

After her marriage to Ryan Philippe went sour, Reese went for a super-sleek, blonder 'do. We love!

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Amy McAdams

For the duration of her relationship with Michael Sheen, Rachel’s hair was long and super-blonde. Post break-up, she decided to dye her hair a vivid red colour. 

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Anne Hathaway

When Anne broke up with con-man, Raffaello Follieri in 2008, she swapped her whimsical waves for a chic bob.

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Ashlee Simpson

What better way to make a post breakup statement than a cute, blonde pixie crop a la Ashlee Simpson?

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Katy Perry

Katy isn't afraid of a dramatic hair colour change, but this pink to blonde transformation came just after her break up with Russell Brand.

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Kelly Osbourne

Kelly and model fiance Luke Worrall had matchy-matchy hair-do's throughout their romance, but when she found out he'd been cheating she got herself a longer, sexier do.

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Kim Kardashian

When her marriage to Kris Humphries ended after just two months, Kim lost a husband and gained a fringe.

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan went back to a more natural shade of red when she split with Samantha Ronson in 2009.

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Olivia Wilde

When Olivia split with her husband last year, she gained a fringe too.

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett chopped off her bombshell waves after her break up with Ryan Reynolds in 2010.


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