2 Pretty faux short hair styles perfect for Valentine’s Day: Tutorial by N1kk1sSecr3t

Beth | 27 January 2017
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Short hair styles are having a massive resurgence at the moment, but fear not long-haired ladies, you too can take part in this hair trend, and all without having to go anywhere near the scissors. To prove you can rock a shorter ‘do even with longer locks, we’ve sought the help of our resident beauty vlogger N1kk1sSecr3t, who’s going to teach you how to create not one, but two romantic faux short hair styles.

So, whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with that special someone or just hanging out with your friends, check out Nikki’s video (above) and keep scrolling for a detailed step-by-step guide to the flirty faux bob and stylish chignon.

Valentine’s Day hairstyles: 2 Pretty faux short hair styles


Before creating either of Nikki’s short hair styles, follow the steps below to prep your hair for styling.

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Wash your hair.

Both of these hairstyles require volume and body, so start by washing your hair with the TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Shampoo and Conditioner, to help make your mane look super voluminous.


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Prep and blowdry your hair.

Apply the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Hair Maximiser through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair, to help add even more volume, as well as de-frizz your strands! Next, spritz some of the VO5 Heat Protect Spray all over your hair to protect it from any heat damage, before blow-drying it.

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Curl your hair.

Both of these looks call for curly locks, so first brush through your hair to ensure it’s tangle-free. Then, take a 1-2 inch wide section of hair and curl it using a curling tong. Repeat this process until all of your hair is curled!

Editor’s tip: Curl your hair away from your face for a swept-out look.

Short hair styles look #1: The faux bob

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Roll and tuck your hair.

It’s time to start creating your flirty faux bob! Start by dividing your hair into 4 equal section. Then, starting from the ends of your hair, roll each section up and inwards towards the nape of your neck, ensuring that your ends are tucked neatly under to create the illusion of shorter hair. Then, secure your hair in place with some bobby pins.

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Set your style.

To an effortlessly chic vibe, pull a few strands loose near your face to help frame it. Then, help set your elegant faux bob in place with a generous spritzing of the Toni&Guy Body Amplify Body Creation Hairspray.

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Final look.

And you’re done! You’ve officially mastered the faux bob!


Short hair styles look #2: The deconstructed chignon

Woman parting her hair down the middle

Create a centre parting.

First, brush through your hair to loosen your curls for a softer effect. Then, use a comb (or your fingers if you’re a pro!) to give yourself a neat centre parting.

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Section your hair.

Separate a 2-3 inch-wide section of hair from either side of your face using sectioning clips.

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Backcomb your hair.

Take a small section of hair (around 1-2 inches wide) from your crown area, and spritz it with the Toni&Guy Body Amplify Creation Hairspray. Then, use your comb to backcomb this section, to add volume and body.

Nikki Secrets putting hair into ponytail

Create a ponytail.

Gently brush the backcombed section of hair back until it’s smooth, and then gather the rest of your hair (excluding the front portions that you sectioned in step 2) into a low ponytail.

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Create a chignon.

To create your chignon, twist your ponytail, and then wrap it around it’s base. Then, secure your ‘do in place with some bobby pins.


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Backcomb the front sections of your hair.

Spray the front two sections of your hair with some of the Toni&guy Body Amplify Creation Hairspray, before backcombing them. Then, twist these pieces around your chignon for a pretty finishing touch. Secure your ‘do with some more bobby pins and another spritz of hairspray!

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Final look

And there you have it, your deconstructed chignon is complete!


If you fell head over heels with these 2 faux short hair styles, then you’ll want to check out our Updos Page for even more Valentine’s Day inspiration, from stunning pretzel side buns to retro pin-up hair.