Could there be a way to try out a shorter hairstyle without actually cutting your hair or putting on a wig? Umm ... yes! Enter faux bob – one of the trendiest hairstyles, which is very easy to pull off in real life without getting lost in fashion translation. The style looks quite appealing and works best with long hair.
You would have probably seen your favorite celebrities sporting a faux bob at special events and photo calls and wondered whether they chopped off their gorgeous tresses. The question is who hasn't tried the look! Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Cate Blanchett, Zooey Deschanel, Taylor Swift, Zoe Saldana – the list goes on! In fact, it is the favorite red carpet look of Hollywood's leading ladies, supermodels and fashionistas around the world. So it only makes sense to try it out and see for yourself whether it suits you and would you wear it in public.
Advantages of a faux bob
The best thing about this hairstyle is that it can be created with all types and textures of hair – straight, wavy and curly. If you're deeply committed to your long hair but want to shake things up a bit every now and then, this hairstyle is for you. A great look to pair with turtlenecks and winter jackets, this bob style will also protect the ends of your hair from getting battered in cold weather.
How to create a faux bob?
If you have fine hair, work in a dime-sized amount of volume inject mousse through your mane and use a wide-toothed comb to brush it through. A faux bob looks best when it has some body, otherwise looks quite flat.
Trace out a side part.
Gather your hair in a low ponytail at the nape of your neck and secure it with elastic.
Gently pull the elastic down to loosen up your ponytail. Stop when you're about 2 inches away from the end.
Roll the end of your hair under the pony and secure it at the base of your neck using bobby pins.
Adjust the spread of your hair and tuck in more pins to secure the folded ends and lend a nice shape to your hairstyle.
Spritz your faux bob with a generous amount of hairspray to make it stay intact for longer wear. Accessorize it with a couple of fancy pins or wear a sleek headband to sweep loose hair off your face.
Enjoy your new look!
Top Tips: If you're after an ultra-sleek look for a glam event, spritz your hair with some strand smoother serum spray before creating the faux bob. The product will not only make your strands soft and smooth but will also lend them a soft, long-lasting shine.
You can also sculpt your faux bob with some styling gel for a glamorous vintage look.
Yay or Nay?
Faux bob – a striking short hairstyle that you can try out today and totally forget about tomorrow. What do you say ladies – yay or nay?