get fancy: the faux bob

Are you dreaming of a complete hairstyle change? Give this sneaky trick a whirl before you lop off your lovely long locks! A faux bob is a snazzy way to spruce up your regular hairdo, for a routine trip to the post office or a special event. With a bit of practice, it can also be done on anything from wispy curls to super-straight, sleek hair.

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hair brush
tail comb
bobby Pins
hair elastics
curling tool of choice

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1. Section hair from ear to ear using your tail comb.

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2. Clip away the top section so it doesn’t get caught, then start to plait the bottom section. Once you've finished your plait, secure it with a hair elastic.

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3. Pin the plait flat against your scalp in a spiral. This is a ‘secret plait’, which helps to anchor the pins, making the style more secure.

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4. Curl the top half of your hair using your preferred method.

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5. Gently brush out the curls, then leaving your fringe out, take the remainder of the curled hair and wrap the ends around your finger.

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6. Sit the ends over the plaited area. Once you're happy with the positioning, pin through the secret plait using your bobby pins.

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7. Finish off the style by pinning your fringe into place. Use hairspray for extra hold, and whaddayaknow? Your hair is now an entirely different length!

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Pretty pictures of model Suzie Stevens were snapped by Kristoffer Paulsen. Hair by the Distinctive Dame and makeup by Dana Leviston. 

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