Faux Bob Tutorial – Short Hair Look With Long Hair

The first time I heard the words faux bob, I was like, “How do you fake short hair?”

I have always had long hair. I’ve had my hair right at my shoulders a couple of times when I was younger, but my whole life, my hair has been long.

I’ve entertained the idea of cutting it many times but I always chicken out. Besides, my husband loves my hair… he’s told me that he didn’t care if it was straight or curly, or black, red, or purple, but he would prefer I kept it long.

He really doesn’t ask for much, so he loves my long hair. I won’t cut it. However, this doesn’t keep me from wondering what it would be like to have short hair.

Then I got an idea… why not try a faux bob? I could have the best of both worlds!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Suave Professionals®. The opinions and text are all mine, as is this faux bob tutorial… (This post was originally created on 8/30/2019)

I find that any kind of updo, braid, faux looks, etc., does better with next day hair (dirty hair), or you can use products like Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to give your hair the texture it needs to hold a “style it yourself” look.

Prepare hair first with Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion
Tip: It is essential to have texture in your hair to achieve a faux bob.

So first, prep your hair by washing, conditioning, and texturizing it. I used:

  • Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo
  • Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Conditioner
  • Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray

Once I washed, conditioned, and used the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, I then dried and curled my hair.

Tip: A faux bob works best on curled hair with layers

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I have ever so slightly wavy hair, so I either have to curl it with a curling iron/wand, hot rollers, or straighten my hair with a straight iron. I usually curl my hair more often than not, though.

It was easy for me to achieve the faux bob look and it took only a few minutes.

How To Do a Faux Bob

Faux Bob #StyleItYourself Step 1
Pull about half of your hair up and pin it to the top of your head, out of the way, and put the rest of your hair into a low ponytail.
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Twist the ponytail into a bun and pin it to your scalp.
Faux Bob #StyleItYourself Step 3
Take about 2-inch strands of hair and wrap them under towards the bun, and use bobby pins to pin the strands to the bun, working around your hair. This is where you need layers… you’ll leave shorter layers towards the front to give the illusion of shorter hair. You can make your faux bob as short as you would like here, too, by wrapping the strands shorter/tighter before pinning them.

Before and After Front ViewBefore and After Faux Bob Back View #StyleItYourself

Just play around with it. You don’t have to be neat or perfect either. Just try to keep it even in the back, so it looks like you have a short haircut. Every time I do the faux bob, I bet it will look slightly different each time.

My husband actually loved it!

He still loves my long hair a little more, though. I love that I can do a faux bob and have the look of shorter hair without cutting my long hair. I could actually make the faux bob even shorter… maybe next time, I’ll do just that.

Before and After Front View

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A faux bob is an excellent way to see how you would look and like short(er) hair before you make the big decision to cut your hair or just a fun way to get a new look from time to time. People who don’t know you will never know the difference, and those that do… will think you cut your hair. I guarantee you will get attention.

Suave Sea Mineral Products and what you need to get a faux bob look Edited

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They feature a luxurious, sea-inspired fragrance.

NEW Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo & Conditioner system provides hair with 24-hour body and moisture that is easy to style.

NEW Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo contains no heavy silicones and helps remove build up from hair for natural looking body and bounce.

NEW Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Conditioner offers just the right amount of conditioning for natural, healthy looking body and bounce.

Salon proven to volumize as well as Bumble and bumble. Surf® Foam Wash Shampoo and Crème Rinse Conditioner.

NEW Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray helps create a loose, textured look with full-bodied waves that last up to 24 hours.

I can’t wait until our next date night to sport my new faux bob look!

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