Do you love short, sexy bobs but don’t want to commit to chopping off your long locks? All is not lost! Your new favorite hairstyle may just be the faux bob. This simple but sultry look is sure to turn heads wherever you go, whether it’s a formal event or just a day you want to look your best.
The faux bob is a sophisticated hairstyle that has become a must-have look for an evening out. In fact, a ton of celebrities have made this hairstyle their red carpet go-to. Just look at Sophia Bush, Kerry Washington, and Allison Williams. They all rocked this unforgettable hairstyle in 2015 and so should you for your next special event, prom, or wedding.
Are you ready to create your own faux bob? You’re in luck – this updo is simple and easy to do. To create your own style, the first step is to create texture. To really create that romantic hairstyle, you need tons of texture, waves, and curls! Keep in mind that this style works best on someone with medium length to long hair, since you’ll need enough hair to pin underneath.
Start by applying a small amount of volumizing mousse to clean wet hair. From there, messily blow-dry your hair, running your fingers through it and scrunching as you dry. This will help you to create the texture and volume you will need to make this hairstyle stand out.
Once your hair is dry, you will need to curl small sections of hair with a 1-inch barrel curling iron. After all of your hair has been curled, carefully brush out the curls to create that relaxed, wavy texture. From there, you may want to tease your hair at the crown to create more volume. Next comes the pinning!
Tie your hair into a low, loose ponytail. This will help keep your hair in place when you start pinning. From there, you will need to tuck in the ponytail by rolling your hair in an upward motion. Finish off the hairstyle by using bobby pins to secure the hair in place and spray it with hairspray. Style your faux bob by leaving softly curled front pieces loosely framing the face. This will give you a pretty, feminine look.
Be sure to watch this video tutorial to see how to create your own fake bob!
Think of the faux bob as a more temporary version of the popular haircut! It is an unforgettable hairstyle because it allows you to have the sophistication of a bob – without the commitment.