Looking to change up your look without cutting your hair?
Have a special occasion coming up and you want to present a dramatically different you?
Like to see what having shorter hair is like without sacrificing the length you’ve worked so hard to grow and keep healthy?
Then a romantic faux bob may be just the style for you. It gives you a way to easily morph your style into something classically different that is party perfect. And you get there in less than 10 minutes or less.
Anyone who has shoulder-length or longer hair can achieve this eye catching 'do.
You might even think of this as cheating your way to fabulous. But don’t feel the least bit guilty. Any number of Hollywood celebs also rely on this chic style that is super easy to create.
Oh and the way of achieving the illusion of a bob in this video is different from those that start with a low ponytail that you tuck and hide away. Still if you have plenty of bobby pins you should be able to put this look together and be downright fab looking in next to no time.
Glamorous Curly Faux Bob
This look is obviously a curly bob. Isn’t it just super cute? It gives you a high impact retro look inspired by styles from that decade after World War II when film stars shaped our beauty culture. It’s a sexy, quite curly, pinned and tucked bob that exudes volume.
This faux style is done in sections. So separate out the first one and if you’ve just curled your hair, fluff things up a bit with your fingers to loosen those big coils just a little.
Take that section of hair and loosely wrap or coil it around your finger until the length comes to about chin level.
Bobby pin this to the hair close to the scalp behind your ears and at the nape of your neck. You want to be sure you are getting the pins inside the roll so it doesn’t come down. And don’t skimp on the number of pins used. You want your hair securely anchored in place.
Video Tip: It’s smart to have quality styling tools. That applies even with something as simple as bobby pins. So you might want to skip the drugstore brand that offer next to no holding power and invest in something like these from Sallys. You want ones that have some grip to them so that they are not falling out 10 minutes after sticking them in. Enough said. I think you get the point.
Work your way around your head repeating the process. Remember that you want each attached section to be about the same length as the others. The curls make it look like a natural if slightly unkempt curly bob.
Oh and this point is important too. Don’t forget this isn’t the every hair perfectly in place kind of style. You’re actually looking for a hint of gently mussed imperfection.
A couple of other things:
This works whether you have layered hair or it is all one length. If the latter let some pieces fall out for a more wispy effect. You can pull a few shorter strands loose to frame your face. If all one length you can create a clean classic looking bob.
Anyway, if you pay attention you’ll notice more are wearing this look than you might have imagined. And no wonder. This is a versatile look that looks shorter while your hair is longer that’s perfect for any dressier occasion. Or it might satisfy your urge to cut your hair when the heat has you fantasizing about going shorter. All achieved in 10 minutes or less.