Hope you’re enjoying this week of hair tutorials!
For my next tutorial I’ve found a way to have short hair but without the big chop – a faux bob.
Inspired by NYFW and the the recent hair trend for faux bobs, as seen a Rodarte and Oscar de la Renta (pictured below).
What you need:
- Hair elastic
- Comb / Brush
- Bobby pins
How to create a faux bob
Step by step
1 – Section your hair. Take a section from ear to ear and clip the top section away.
2-3 – Braid the bottom section. Plait or braid the bottom section, whichever is easier for you to do.
4 – Pin the plait up. Fold the plait around and pin in place flat against your head.
5 – Tease for volume. Backcomb the top section to create some volume and shape so your hair hides the braid. If you have fine hair you can use some hairspray underneath.
6 – Smooth the top. Comb or brush the top of your hair to smooth it.
7-8 – Make a low ponytail. Use an elastic to secure all your hair into a low ponytail. Make sure the hair on the sides is long enough to cover your ears. Keep this loose as this forms the side of your bob.
9 – Tuck the ponytail underneath. Pin the ponytail in place underneath. Put a bobby pin through the elastic and pin to the braid. This will make it really secure.
10 – You’re done! Maybe add a spritz of hairspray to catch any flyaways and smooth your hair.
This faux bob hairstyle also looks great with curls. If you have layers, work with them to create a more natural looking bob.
This is new style for me as my hair is only just long enough to make this work, but I think it will become a regular favourite.