A short tutorial made for my blog on how to create a faux bob hair style for girls with long hair.
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Sometimes you want to enjoy the fun of having short hair but without committing to a cut.
What to do? Faux bob style.
You need a brush, pins and hairspray.
Start with clean hair and give it a good brush through.
Section it evenly into two parts.
If you need to, pin your fringe out of the way.
There are several ways to create this style, I will show you two of them.
First the plaited version.
Take one section and start around half way down. Plait loosely until you reach the end.
Repeat the other one and then realise you forgot to get a second hair tie.
Look around frantically then give up and go to the bathroom to find one.
Plait the other side loosely from about half way down to the bottom.
You should have something along these lines.
Now, take one of the plaits and curl it underneath and into a loop.
Roll the loop up towards your head.
Once happy with the shape, pin it in place.
This may take a lot of pins depending on how heavy your hair is.
The plaited version of this style gives a more natural bottom to the bob because of the divided sections.
Repeat on the other side.
Curl it under and up to form a loop then keep rolling up.
Pin it securely in place.
Here’s a side view.
Curl the plait up and pin in place.
Ok now the other technique to get to this point uses ponytails.
Section the hair and tie half away with hair bands.
To create more volume at the front you can pull the ponytails backwards so the hair shifts through the band.
When the ponytails are in front of the area near your chin bubbles.
Now it’s just a matter of using the same technique again.
Curl the bottom of the pony tail upward to form a loop.
Keep going until the band is hidden and pin in place.
Using ponytails rather than plaits give the final lok a very even perfect finish around the bottom.
You can see the coil of hair when it’s pulled back.
One side done.
Now just repeat on the other side.
Curl it under until the band is hidden and pin in place.
Sometimes it can be hard for the pins to grip in your hair.
You might find it easiest to push the pins through the actual band to hold them there.
Regardless of which method used to pin up the hair you should now lightly brush back to make sure there is no join between the bunches.
A little hairspray all over will secure everything in place.
Depending on how you curl it, you can change the angle of the bob.
Lastly you just need to straighten your fringe out and make sure it follows the lines of the bob.
This style works best if you have layers around your face which are around the same length as the bob.
Add a bow if you like and you’re all finished!
For extra bonus points I decided to curl my fringe under and curl the side bits too.
It took a little while to get working as I have had a side swept fringe for a long time.
Worth the extra time though, I love curls.
I think this is a really fun way to experiment with shorter hair without having to actually chop it off.
Now all you need is some place nice to wear it and some pretty sparkles to match.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.