>> There have been rumors circulating that Catherine McNeil had changed up her hair in a big way, and now her agency Next has released the first photos of McNeil's new black bob (a couple more here), adding that it was cut and colored by "a friend." Frockwriter thinks that statement might be code for it having been done on a recent yet-to-be-released job; it's not rare for a model to have her hair changed for a shoot: Abbey Lee Kershaw's was cut to shoulder-length by Chanel for the Fall 2010 ad campaign.
That exact thing also happened to Ajak Deng, who recently went blond after encouragement from Jimmy Paul and Edward Enninful. “They dyed my hair for Italian Vogue, but everyone seems to like it, so I think I’m going to keep it like this for a while! It was a little shocking,” she told Modelinia. “I was crying, but now I’m trying to rock my new hair!”