The shortened bob haircut is a very popular hair option this year, especially so during the hot, humid summer months. This style can be traced back to the 1920’s, when it was immensely popular – and from there, traced all the way back to Joan of Arc. Nonetheless, opting for a bob isn’t for everyone. Many women have long hair which they just can’t see themselves parting with. Now, you don’t have to. Join us in the article below as we explain how anyone with any long hair length can rock a bob – without chopping off your locks.
Bob #1 – The Chin Length Faux Bob
This is done to create a traditional chin length faux bob. You can have any long hair length to complete this look.
Step 1: Spritz some texturizer into the hair at the roots and work through.
Step 2: Divide hair into two sections down the back of the head, and secure with clear elastics in two loose pigtail styles.
Step 3: Swoop the hair up and under and pin with a few bobby pins to give it a shortened look.
Step 4: Repeat on the other side, adding bobby pins where necessary.
Step 5: Use a finishing spray to hold your style in place all day long. You can also opt for leaving a few pieces down in the front to give them a longer, wavy effect. Enjoy your new bob style!
Bob #2 – Waved Faux Bob Style
This is a fun and fantastic look for summer – and chances are you will love it so much, you will want to repeat the process again!
Step 1: Begin this bob style with wavy hair, or hair that is 2nd day to receiving curls.
Step 2: Add in some texture spray or hair lotion and work through. From there, grasp the hair in the back of the head, somewhere towards the bottom of the head, as if you were going to create a ponytail.
Step 3: Fold the hair under and upwards, and secure it in place with a large barette.
Step 4: Mess the hair a bit with your fingers to give it a messy wavy look, and move it around a bit towards the front of the face.
Step 5: Spray with some good quality hairspray to hold the look.
Bob #3 – Celebrity Faux Bob Style
Step 1: Apply a shine serum to the top of the hair, but not to the roots, to smooth flyaways.
Step 2: Secure the hair on top with a clip for now.
Step 3: Working with the bottom half of your hair now, roll two inch sections upwards towards the scalp. Pin in place with bobby pins, working in small sections. Be sure the style is all being pinned at the same site.
Step 4: Unpin the top part of your hair after all lower half hair has been pinned in place. From there, if your hair is very long, repeat the pinning process to this portion of the head. If you need to, repeat the steps from rolling the hair under and upwards from above.
Step 5: Finish the look with a good quality hairspray.