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Hair Basics: The Faux Bob

02/10/2010 16:31 | Updated 22 May 2015

If you want a change in style but without a visit to the hairdressers, follow these simple steps to master the art of the faux bob.

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Hair Basics: The faux bob

You don't have to lose length to rock a bob. Celebrity stylist and Hair Basics expert Ted Gibson shows you how to easily fake this chic style.

Hair Basics: The faux bob

Whether your hair is straight or wavy, you can wear a bob. The key to keeping it fresh and modern is parting the hair to the side. Just make sure the part is not too severe, and slightly off centre.

Hair Basics: The faux bob

Gather the hair back as if you were making a very low ponytail. Secure with an elastic holder about four to five inches from the ends of the hair.

Hair Basics: The faux bob

Gently twist the hair up until you reach where you want the bob shape to end - at the nape of the neck, middle or shoulders.

Hair Basics: The faux bob

Tuck the end of the hair underneath and secure with bobby pins.

Hair Basics: The faux bob

Use hair spray to help hold the style.

Tip: Pull a few pieces of hair out so it looks less contrived.

Hair Basics: The faux bob

The finished look: faux-tastic!

Hair Basics: The faux bob

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