How to do a faux bob

The bob is everywhere right now, but what if you want to dip your toe into the trend without sacrificing your lengths? Kim Rance, who has worked on countless Fashion Week shows and magazine covers, shows us a fast track to #shorthairdontcare…

Step 1

Spritz in texture spray at the roots, lifting sections as you go to ensure you get an even coverage.

This will give your hair grip so it doesn’t slip slide out of place when you’re styling.

Step 2

Divide your hair into two sections by separating your top layers from the bottom.

Step 3

Twist and clip the top section away from your face. Don’t worry about your fringe.

Step 4

Pull the bottom section of hair into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck leaving some loose strands free around your natural hairline (this will create a softness to the style).

Step 5

Twist your ponytail into a bun and secure it with a band.

Step 6

Unclip the top section and begin backcombing it to start building up the volume.

Step 7

Gently smooth your brush over your hair to get rid of any flyaways and frizz.

Don’t be too heavy-handed – you don’t want to flatten all that volume you’ve just created!

Step 8

Taking the ends of the top section, roll your hair inwards, wrapping it around your fingers as a guide.

Step 9

Continue rolling until you hit the nape of your neck where your bun is.

Step 10

Pin your ‘hair roll’ into place using your bun as padding. Once it feels secure, let go and your hair will naturally fall outwards to either side – this is what creates that natural ‘bob’ shape.

Step 11

Shape the front sections around your hairline, teasing them into place with your brush.

Backcomb the ends for an extra boost if you need it.

Faux-bob finito!