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How To Create a Faux Bob

hair before and after a fake bob        Many women with long hair often think of going for a shorter bob cut, but realize that it is a big commitment to cut one’s hair. And sometimes, they may not really want to make that commitment, but just want to make a change for a little bit. Perhaps they’d like to sport a shorter style for a party, or want to play a harmless prank on a partner who loves longer hair. Whatever the reason, sometimes shorter is desirable.
 
       So, here’s a little trick to let you create the look of a short bob style without losing any length. It’s called a “faux bob” (fake bob) and is fairly simple, though it may take just a little time and patience while you get the hang of the technique involved.
 
       The following technique works especially well on long hair cut in a blunt style, but layered hair can be accommodated. It simply needs some additional treatment to imitate the appearance of shorter hair. This technique is also very suited to straight hair types, though wavy and moderate curl can be incorporated, though very curly hair will need to be straightened in order to make this technique easier to manage.
 
What You Will Need:
 
       Here’s a list of the things you’ll want to have to make creating this style as easy as possible:
 
how to create a faux bob        • Brush
       • Tail comb
       • Flat Iron
       • Smoothing Serum/Protective Product
       • Clips
       • Bob Pins (lots)
       • Ponytail Elastic
 
Optional:
 
       • Curling Iron
       • Volumizing/Styling Product
 
To Begin:
 
       You need to start with clean, dry hair. If the hair has been just washed or is very fine in texture, you may want to use a volumizing product or styling product to add some fullness or give it some tactile traction.
 
       Use your flat iron to smooth the hair out by working with small segments, until you have straightened it all. Once the hair is straight, and cool again, brush the hair through until it is smooth and tangle-free.
 
       Next, separate the upper section of the hair by gathering all the hair from before and above the ears and following an angled line to the crown of the head. Twist and secure the hair out of the way with a clip.
 
       Gather the remaining hair and twist it into a tight bun shape at the nape of the neck, just below the occipital bone. Carefully and securely pin this small bun in place using bob pins. {NOTE: You want to make certain you pin this small gathering of hair fully as it will become the anchor point for the rest of the hair.}
 
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