Hair Trend: Faux Bob Step-by-Step How To

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Not prepared to chop off your locks? Fake it with a curling iron and hairpins instead. “Done” hairstyles of 2014 are the kind that move and tousle. Using the runways and red carpets as a reliable source for hair trends, 2014 goes retro. The eras influencing fashion are influencing hair as well. The 20s give us bobs and finger waves, and the 60s inspire perfectly sculpted, yet elegantly simple ‘dos. A unique opportunity to don a structured style, the vintage faux bob is as modern as tomorrow. 

To find out how to recreate the look for yourself, read the our full step-by-step how to guide.

step 1
Prep hair with smoothing serum, then curl ends under with a straightening iron to get desired shape.

step 2
Section crown of head up and clip into place. Leave underneath section down.

step 3
From the underneath section, take a smaller section of hair from the side at the front of the head, comb it back and pin it at the centre of the back of the head (the lower crown).

step 4
Repeat on the other side and pin at the centre of the back of the head. 

step 5
Take out the top section and brush it back over the pinned section - secure each side of the edge of the crown with a hairpin – where you can feel the skull bone.

step 6
Create a circle with the ends of the hair by tucking them under and pinning them in place. 

step 7
Loop all ends of hair under crafting a neat shape at the nape of the neck. The amount of looping depends on the length of your hair and on the desired length of your bob.

step 8
Hold look in place and keep it sculpted all day with a finish of strong hold hair spray. 

Get It Twisted: How To Get A Twist-Inspired Twirl


Get It Twisted: How To Get A Twist-Inspired Twirl

One quick fix to taming your tresses— fresh side twists, varying from effortless to avant-garde, achieved a sleek and modernistic look. Read on for the step-by-step deets on how to mimic the striking style!

For Runway-Inspired Side Twirls: 

1. Part your hair down the middle (it is best if it is slept-on or day-old) and apply a dime-size amount of mousse throughout, then tousle dry using a blow dryer.

2. Section your hair into two halves, then continue to section off into two-inch pieces until all of your hair is divided.

3. With a one-inch curling iron, wrap each section at a 45-degree angle, going in different direction to make the curls look a bit messier.

4. Take the two front/top sections of your hair (that frame your forehead on each side) and twist them away from your face, securing each with a clear elastic band.

5. Connect both sections together on the back of your head with bobby pins. Once secured, mess up the twist with your fingertips, and tease your hair for an effortless, just-rolled-out-of-bed finish.

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