Get the Look: The Curly Faux-Bob

Since cropping up (again) atop the heads of celebrities like Kirsten Dunst, Taylor Swift, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence and an array of others over the past few years, the bob has reigned supreme as one of the most-sought after haircuts in salons. But not all clients are ready to make such a major change. Enter: the faux-bob, the commitment-phobic friendly look that lets your client test drive the widely popular shorter style without sacrificing length.

This curly faux-bob, created by Amika global artistic director, Naeemah LaFond, is an especially glamorous version that’s perfect for your client’s next night out. Whether she needs a romantic look for a Valentine’s Day date, something eye-catching for a girls’ night out, or even an elegant wedding style, this look is simple to recreate with LaFond’s step-by-step how-to, below!

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    STEP 1:

    Begin the look by creating a deep side part in the hair.


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    STEP 2:

    Using the smallest attachment in the Amika Blowout Babe Interchangeable Thermal Brush set (1.2 inches), create curls throughout the hair towards the face on both front sides and under in the back.

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    STEP 3:

    Pin the curls as they’re created for a lasting hold.


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    STEP 4:

    Once all the curls are complete, remove the pins, and brush them out using the Amika Detangling Brush to create volume.


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    STEP 5:

    Spray Amika Headstrong Hairspray throughout the hair and use your hands to shape the hair to create the bob effect.


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    STEP 6:

    Use small, metallic bobby pins as a hair accessory by placing at least 10 on either side of the part. The pins can be placed towards the ear on one side, and above the brow on the opposite side.  


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    STEP 7:

    To complete the look, spray the hair all over with Amika Headstrong Hairspray.


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