Faux Bob: How to Get the Look, Plus Ways to Wear It

All Things Hair | 02 December 2018
how to create a faux bob: hair tutorial

If you’re in the mood for a new look this season, ahead you’ll find a simple way to fake short hair. 

Are you craving a change but not sure if you’re ready to commit to cutting off five to six inches? We totally get that. The faux bob hairstyle is one of the best ways to give a short haircut a test run without regretting an irreversible change.  And it’s one of the hottest looks out there that’s also a favorite hairstyle amongst celebs as seen on the red carpet.

To help you try out a new short look, we’re sharing two ways to wear a faux bob. This will allow you to try out this fashionable short style for your everyday look or to jazz up your hair a bit for a party. And if you’re loving the short style, why not keep it for an entire week to decide if it’s a look you want to rock all the time. Just test-driving for a few hours? Create a fake bob just to snap a few selfies and see what you think about this length on your face shape.

Read on to discover how to fake short hair in minutes in our helpful hair tutorial:

How to Create a Faux Bob Hairstyle: 2 Ways to Wear the Look

blonde woman applying spray to her hair

Prep your hair.

Start with cleaned and conditioned hair by using the Dove Radiant Shine Shampoo, followed by the Dove Radiant Shine Conditioner. Then, prep your hair for blowdrying by spritzing it with some of the S Factor Body Boost. This formula works to help to smooth the hair as it adds volume and hold to your style.

blonde woman blowdrying her hair

Blow-dry your hair.

After your hair is at 90% dry, use a blowdryer to continue drying your hair. Use your fingers to lift the roots of your hair as you add volume.

blonde woman curling hair with hair wand

Curl your hair.

Using a curling wand, start at the front of your hair and create curls that extend downwards away from your face. This will create the initial structure for a voluminous-looking bob.

blonde woman pinning her curls

Pin your curls.

Hold each curl on the iron for 30 seconds and then let it fall. Wrap the curl around your finger until the end of each strand, and pin it into place against your head.

blonde woman curling her ends

Curl all over.

Continue curling and pin each curl as you go. Keep working around the rest of your head until all of your hair is curled.

blonde woman with pin curls in her hair

Let your curls set.

Let the curls set as they cool down and achieve optimal bounciness.

blonde woman brushing her hair

Brush your curls.

Take out the pins and let the curls down, run your fingers through the ends, and lightly brush through the curls.

blonde woman styling hair into a ponytail

Create a ponytail.

Create a loose ponytail and tightly secure it in place.

blonde woman tucking her hair

Up and under.

Twist the ponytail up and under itself and use your fingers to roll it out and fill it out into the faux bob.

blonde woman with hair tuck hairstyle

Pin your hair in place.

Slide a few bobby pins into the bottom of the bob, securing the hairstyle in place. This will also ensure that your look stays put.

blonde woman applying hairspray

Lock in your style.

Use some of the TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray to achieve a frizz-free, all-day hold.


Finished Faux Bob Hairstyles in 2 Ways!

blonde woman with faux bob hairstyle

Look 1!

Wear this look to a casual event or even to the office.

woman with blonde hair wearing fake bob hairstyle

Look 2!

Pile on the glitter and rock your fake bob hairstyle for a night on the town.

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