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 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…