Makeover for Maru

Want to experiment with hairstyles without the commitment? Let Maru, our boxaholic beautician, picture your lovely locks in the latest looks, thanks to cutting-edge cutting-hole-in-box technology.


  1. hahaha! Cute! Maru is adorable – love the spot on his nose. *boop*

    I think the bob looks best. 😉

  2. JohnnyJohnny says:

    I really think the bob could make a come-back.

  3. Lewis n' Clark says:

    I like the side-eye pose in some of them; that 3/4 head turn – very model-like!

  4. I vote for the bobcat.

  5. LOL! Brilliant. Can´t stop loving you, Maru!

  6. jlamusings says:

    And the latest Maru blog entry has a cute series of picks of him escaping from a hole in a paper bag- and I think there’s Maru tongue in the last pic! 🙂

  7. Sasha's Mum says:

    Don’t change a hair for me,
    not if you care for me,
    Stay, little Maru-cat, stay!
    Each day is Maru-cat day.

  8. 260Oakley says:

    As always, Maru plays his part and delivers more bang for the buck. I’m not sure which style I like best. I’ll have to mullet over.

  9. victoreia says:

    *snerk* “Mullet over”

  10. I love that, if there’s a the hole in a box, Maru will stick his head in it 😆

  11. emmberrann says:

    Maru, you make me laff! Clever Maru-parents to even think of such a thing! But then again, our Maru cannot resist a box, no, no! I’m leaning towards the wavy-Maru, because it makes Maru look like a feline Veronica Lake. (If you don’t get it, Google Veronica Lake. Some of us are older than others, and get it!)

  12. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    I vote bobcat!

  13. WOW ! I never knew Maru was a drag queen ! Look out RuPaul, Maru may want to visit the Drag U campus !

  14. The bob. Definitely.

  15. (The Original) Mel says:

    Wavy. That’s my hairdo.

  16. I love all the styles, but I kind of wish Maru’s mommy had gone with Harry Potter characters, in honor of the day.

  17. The bob. It makes Maru look just like Louise Brooks.

  18. Lerrinus says:

    *applause* 😀

  19. scarletgunn says:

    Maru is such a pensive cat.

    also, i like the first one where he comes around the corner and you see just his paws, and he speeds up when he sees the box.

  20. Cubbybutt says:

    Oy! This cat! I could eat him up like pudding!

  21. It’s a tangled comment you’ve left. Don’t give me the brush-off; I’m still combing through it!

  22. Haha! The bob was the best one.

  23. Woofy'sMa says:

    Yes, I like the red wavy look. And yes I know who Veronica Lake is without looking her up. So this is Veronimaru.

  24. kimmaroo says:

    pity maru’s human has no sense of humor.

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  26. Zombie Tomato says:

    Wavy please! Maru makes a lovely redhead!

  27. You are….being sarcastic…? This whole video is like an orgy of humour.

  28. Moi, Actually says:

    Forget the hair–it’s the Princess Diana eyes that get me.
    That shy upward glance. Don’t mind me–I’m hiding behind my eyelashes–ern, whiskers.

  29. AWW 😀 I like Maru just the way he is 😀

  30. Yeyy for bob-haired Maru!! He looks exactly like Anna Wintour!

  31. 260Oakley says:

    The Devil Wears Pawda

  32. Bob hair Maru looks like Der Golem.

  33. Fird Birfle says:

    YAY early cinema references!

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  35. Bookwolf says:

    Love this vid, so funny! Maru seems to have extraordinarily large eyes. I can imagine Maru’s human laughing each time and that is why Maru gives a sideways look, like – what? what? Do I have something on my nose?!

  36. mamabear says:

    Love eet! Orgy o’ humour!

  37. mamabear says:

    Every salon needs a wall o’ hairstyles. Forget the computer generated things where they masterfully place your face in the latest styles! THIS is the future of hair stylin’.

  38. Wavy, definitely.

    I’m going to suggest this “hole in the box” idea to my hairdresser so his clients can check out what they’ll look like before he gets his scissors out.

  39. ashagato says:

    the wavy red is my exact hair! so now i know how i’d look if i were as cute as maru…

  40. ashagato says:

    i’m always shocked that marumom can keep from cracking up. i would seriously die from internal injuries…

  41. Fuzzalina says:

    I prefer the Richard Lewis voiced Golem from the Simpsons (Simpsons did it!)

  42. Please tell me I’m not seriously the only one kind of thinking this is a good idea for at-home use. No? Maybe a few of you, there, in the back? No? Darn.

  43. Snowpea says:

    Ha! what a great idea!

    I’m all for the wavy hair myself.

  44. Queen of Dork says:

    What a wonderful video! I like Maru in ALL of those hairstyles. Cats are so funny. Here’s the conversation I have with mine when I get home from work every day and go into my room to change into comfy clothes. He hops up on the bed and this is what we say to each other:
    Me: Hi Albert! (pets and kisses him) How was your day? Did you do the laundry while I was gone?

    Him: 😯

    Me: No? Why not?

    Him: 😯

    Me: You were too busy? Too busy doing what? Napping?!

    Him: 🙂

    Me: Oh. Okay then. Let’s go get a snack.

  45. Queen of Dork says:

    Also: Cats also really seem to love plastic grocery bags. At least the one who lives in my house does. He tries to beat the crap out of them when I come home from the grocery store. 🙂

  46. Gail White says:

    Yes, definitely, the Cleopatra-style bangs are Maru’s LOOK.

  47. Rappenwolf says:

    I believe the wavy hair sets off the tilted big-eye look.

  48. Bobbed Hair Maru looks like a Russian Spy from a 007 movie

  49. Oh Maru – I love you.

  50. I LOVE MARU!!! He’s so freakin’ funny! A lot of his humor, I’m sure, can be attributed to his owners. 😉

    Hair styles. Awesome.