A big trend seen on the red carpet this year was the faux bob. If you're looking for a new head-turning updo for your long tresses without the commitment of a drastic cut, the faux bob may be for you. This hairstyle gives a fresh look perfect for your own red carpet night out. Your friends will be wondering 'Did she or didn't she?'.
Seen here on up and coming actress (and daughter of rock legend and U2 frontman Bono!) Eve Hewson, the faux bob is soft and romantic. But this versatile hairstyle can also be polished, sophisticated, edgy or vintage. The choice is yours to match your own personal style. Brunette beauty Eve chose a dark, sexy lip stain with a soft smoky eye to compliment her flawless porcelain skin. This hairstyle works best on those wanting to frame a long face shape—oval, oblong, square or diamond are all good matches for this 'do. Fair warning ladies: this style requires some prep work for maximum effect. But as you can see, the results are definitely worth the extra effort.
How to get this hairstyle:
If you are not blessed with naturally curly hair, the first and very important step in achieving this hairstyle is to set the hair in hot rollers or curling with a curling iron. This must-do step creates voluminous soft waves and texture. Hair pins are then used to secure the hair around the head, creating that just-chopped- into-a bob look! Finish it off with a strong hold hairspray to set the look.
Oscar winner and fashion icon, Cate Blanchett pulls off the faux bob beautifully here. Her locks are much finer than Eve's but by using the right products and tools the faux bob style was achieved. Side swept bangs, softly pinned curled hair paired with a natural makeup palette create a very romantic but glamorous look.
Here, Jamie King, who has medium length hair, fakes her way to a trendy bob. Soft waves frame her face creating an elegant look. If your hair is longer than Jamie's, not to worry! Prep your hair with mousse or your favourite product to add texture, create a deep side part and begin curling your hair into corkscrews. Leave the shorter layers in the front and sides out. Finally, take your longer hair at the back, roll it under at the nape of the neck and pin into place. You get the best of both worlds- from the front it's funky and fun, but at the back it's a sophisticated updo.
Australian model Jessica Hart shows us how to create the faux bob when you have very long hair. The finished result is effortless, fresh and fun. Jessica has slightly wavy hair, so she adds more curl with a curling iron. Once she has the desired amount of curl in her hair she rolls and pins it at the nape of the neck. Once again, messy, loose layers at the sides of the face are left out to frame the face.
This is one hairstyle to try out if you haven't already!