Perfect for creating the illusion of having short hair, the faux bob is a great way to change up your long locks and update your look without the long-term commitment. Find out the pro’s verdict on this popular hairstyle.
In the style shown, you can actually see the ponytail hanging loose, however you wouldn’t usually see this part of the style. ‘Normally, to create the illusion of having a true bob, the ponytail or chignon part should be neatly tucked away out of sight, as this creates a better end-result’.
The faux-bob is totally different from boyish crop hairstyles
. ‘With the faux-bob, you aren’t required to cut your lengths and simply use styling techniques to conceal your long locks. It’s a great option for women with long hair who fancy a change without actually cutting it'.
Creating a faux-bob is simple! ‘Gather your lengths into a lose ponytail or chignon
at the base of the neck, leaving a few strands loose near the front to give your new style a bohemian feel. These strands will also act as a disguise and help to conceal the fact your hair is actually longer than it appears’. Our tip:
The faux bob is the ideal style if you want to try out a shorter length. Wear this style several days in a row to really get a feel for what shorter hair feels like before going for the chop. ©Pixelformula © Jean Louis David