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Pretty Simple :: Faux Bob

September 5th, 2012

Faux Bob Tutorial | Camille Styles

To my long-haired ladies out there: how often to you get that impulsive urge to just chop it all offI’ve gotten (and scratched) the itch twice, and following both incidents I spent the next two years kicking myself as my hair slowly inched its way back to its original length. That said, today Martha Lynn brings us a chic hairdo that also happens to be my new best friend: the faux bob. And they say you can’t have your cake and eat it too! Keep reading to learn how to give yourself the temporary chop, and I’d love to know if this is a look you’d try on yourself.

Faux Bob Tutorial | Camille Styles

  1. Begin with curled hair (the more hair, the better!) Collect a triangular section of hair at the nape of your neck. Tease and wrap into a messy bun, then secure with bobby pins. This will act as the “nest” that you’ll pin the rest of your hair too.
  2. Clip crown layer of hair out of the way and grab a section of hair above the bun.
  3. Tease hair section and loosely tuck the end of the hair under the “nest” to create the shape of a bob. Secure with bobby pins and spray.
  4. Repeat going around the head, continuing to anchor longer strands into the bottom of the bun and pinning.
  5. Once the middle layer of hair is all pinned, let down the crown layer of hair and repeat, tucking and pinning the very ends into the bun. Leave tendrils of hair long in the front, and touch up curls as needed. Spray.

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14 Comments under :: Pretty Simple :: Faux Bob
  1. Ashley A says:

    Yes, I have had that urge too lately. Might have to give this a try!

  2. Alyssa says:

    I have this terrible habit of wanting short hair when my hair is long, and long hair when my hair is short. Love that this is the best of both worlds–I can’t wait to try it!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

  3. Emily Austin says:

    What a gorgeous model! Love the hairstyle too!

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  7. Chelsea says:

    This is so cute!! I love this idea. Definitely will try this out. I have been wanting short hair, but it took me so long to grow mine out! Great alternative :)

  8. I’ve been experimenting with my Hair lately and so this is a great new ideas! Thanks!

  9. Ang says:

    It works really well if you do a little French braid in the back at the bottom and curl all your hair and tease and smooth it then roll it all up and pin it to the braid! It looks pretty believable as short hair!

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  13. Flo says:

    Thanks for this one! I’certainly going to try it ?

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