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
• 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.
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