Ah, the faux bob.
From Amy Adams to Naya Rivera, the faux bob is a red carpet favorite of celebrities - and with good reason. Giving just the perfect amount of effortless chicness, the faux bob is a great way to dress up an evening out - and the perfect way to try out a shorter style if you're a longer-haired gal.
The Faux Bob
What you'll need:
Before you begin:
This style, like most updos, works best when you start with some added texture in your hair. After washing, I coated my hair with a sea salt surf spray and scrunched while drying with a diffuser. You could also curl your hair and massage the ends with a texturizing paste (try Kenra Platinum Texturizing Taffy) before starting the steps below.
Let's get started.
1. Pull the top two-thirds of your hair up out of the way and secure with a clip or elastic.
2. Separate the remaining hair into three even sections.
3. Gently tease the first section, starting midway up the strand of the hair.
4. Loosely braid the end of the hair and tie off with a clear elastic.
5. Repeat steps 3-4 for the other two sections.
6. Tuck the end of each braid under each teased section secure against your head with a bobby pin or two.
7. Release the top half of your hair from the clip/elastic.
8. Loosely gather the hair in a pony and secure it near the end with a clear elastic.
9. Tuck the elastic up under the other tucked sections and secure with spin pins or bobby pins. Hairspray that baby and...voilà!
Pair this look with a vintage-y top and light, fresh makeup.
For the love of hair,