Faux Bob (Video Tutorials)

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I’m pulling stuff out the crates y’all!! LOL!! Really not doing much with my hair, so I started to review my old GOC blog for some fodder:)!! Anywho, this is a faux bob that I rocked on March 31st, earlier this year (I realized that I should have waited until April Fool’s day to debut this look, because it was hilarious how many people at work thought that I had cut my hair!). I used to do this in college too. I’ve always liked my hair at this length straight. It just isn’t my favorite length on my naturally curly hair. Fortunately, I’m able to achieve the look of a short style without cutting my hair!

Anywho, I create the faux bob by doing the following:

  1. Start on stretched hair (I think I did this on a TnC that was bunned for several days).
  2. Make a side part.
  3. Gather hair like I’m going to secure the ends all together in a super low ponytail (I gather the length as low down as possible, but high enough that the shorter hairs are secure and not hanging loose).
  4. Start rolling the ends under and keep rolling until hair is at nape of neck
  5. Secure roll with a couple (maybe three) bobby or doobie pins.
  6. Once the ends are secure, smooth and shape with hands, securing any stray long strands.

If you have a shorter bang or layer that hangs the length of the faux bob, this is even cuter and more convincing.

Here’s a video by Lilith Moon demonstrating another way to create a faux bob. I haven’t tried it, but I like this version too!

And here is another option that I found, ironically enough, a couple of days ago on ZanandRob.com while internet surfing! If your hair is longer or thicker, these technique may work better for you because they are based on two ponytails. This YouTuber demonstrates a few options for achieving the bob as well as different ways to wear bangs/shorter layers.

I love it with the side-swept bangs and big bow headband!

BONUS!!! This is a low manipulation, protective style because your ends are safely tucked away, safe from the elements and your clothing!

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So, what do you think? Would you/have you rock(ed) a faux bob?

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