5 Minute Fake Bob

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

OK, so I have a lot of hair.  And while I'm not complaining, sometimes it's a bit much, (and heavy, and hard to deal with...) I know, I know, I'll shut up.  But quite often, I find myself tempted to just hack it all off into a daring (and darling) little bob, as I did once before.
But because I am avoiding the cliché that is "every new mom cuts her hair",  I continue to refrain from what I believe would be sheer genius (props to all the short haired ladies out there!!) Instead, I fake it.  As seen herehere, and here.

5 min Fake Bob - How To:
Make sure your hair is nice and wavy. Have some sort of body or curl going on. (I always use hot rollers - see trick here.) Use a good amount of hairspray too, muss it all up. Hair with product in it is so much more malleable.
Next, twist your hair into a semi-loose bun. Secure it in the mid to low base of your head with a hair tie.

Pull the sides out a bit while keeping the bun intact. This will give the "illusion" of a bob.
Tuck the bun part up under at hat, or if you're not wearing a hat, flip the bun under the "bob" part and secure with pins. (But truth be told, a hat makes it much easier to disguise!)
Finish with some tucks and tweaks but be casual about it. It's a messy undone look. 

Let me know if you try it! xx


  1. That's so cute, I love it!

    The Flower Girl


  2. Ha, I used to fake haircuts with the tiny bit of hair I have as well. Fooled a lot of people! Suffice it to say, I'd kill to have your hair :)


  3. Thanks for your sweet comment!
    This is really great! I would love to try it for once, but I'm not sure if I will be able to do this with my own hair.. I'm not that handy, haha!

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    Great post, I am going to have to try this!

  6. Looks so gorgeous!



  7. Very cool, it looks amazing on you, but don't you dare cut it off! you have beautiful hair.


  8. This is such a GREAT idea! I have a full head of hair, just like you and sometimes just don't know what to do with it all for a quick fix. I'll have to try this sometime.
    You look cute with the bob, but I love your long locks!


  9. Looks fabulous my dear! And I completely agree with you! I, too, have very long/thick hair and sometimes I just want to hack it off... But then I remind myself, I used to have short hair and it took a LONG time to get it to this length! ;)

    Great post!



  10. Great idea although I'm impressed with your long hair, looks stunning!

    <3 Cess O.

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  12. Nice!! i love this look!!You give me one idea!kisses from Spain.

  13. Oh this is great! I'll have to try it. Hope my hair is long enough. Years of dying it blonde made it thin and impossible to grow.

  14. From long and glamourous to short and uber-chic! Love this trick...You're a stunna dahling!


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  15. Thats a cool little trick. I love your long lushious hair though..

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  16. this is adorable and you look great! it would be a fun, easy way to switch up my look every now and then... too bad I can't wear hats to work!!

    xo, allie

  17. Such a great idea! Love it! I'm a new blogger and also a mom and I'm following you! Check out my blog and follow me?? Thanks :)

  18. This looks AMAZING on you...such a fun way to temporarily sport a shorter do! You look beautiful!

    Liesl :)

  19. That is very cool. Although it is really shame to hide that beautiful hair of yours. If I am wearing hat of that style I usually just tuck all the hair in and pull out the fronts but your style looks cuter.

  20. Love this...you could totally rock a bob girlie.
    I am a habitual bun and ponytail wearer, never wear my hair down...unless I have something exciting like work or social event going on. Sometimes I wonder what the point in having long hair is...BUT you can always put it up and try different things...short hair has way more limitations(and my face cheeks tend to look chubby w short hair lol)
    Fun post...def let you know if I try:)


  21. You look adorable with the bob, but your long hair is stunning, it has that Va Va Voom feeling!

  22. Wow! what I wouldn't do for gorgeous hair like yours.

    I love this idea and am going to try it this weekend.

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  23. I love this idea. I have a similar hair to u (same lenght, but yours is in way better condition), I think the versatility is great!
    *kisses* HH

  24. I'm so glad you wrote a post about this ( I had been wondering about it for quite some time from seeing your other bob posts)! I also have long dark hair and bangs and last year I did chop it all off and go shoulder length...I liked it for about 4 days :( This is such a good way to have the best of both worlds :)


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