The Golden Globes bought us many makeup wins this week, but the one we’re most excited about is the faux bob as seen on Amber Heard and Cate Blanchett. “It’s such a head turner, as you never really know if the actress has really gone for the big chop, or got crafty and whipped up her hair into a faux bob,” says Anthony Nader, Celebrity Hair Stylist and owner of RAW Anthony Nader, Sydney.
“This hairstyle will never date,” he adds. “It can be switched up by simply using hot tongs for a more voluminous, wavy bob, or styled on the sleek side for a more contemporary look.”
Trust us though, it’s easier than it looks! Anthony takes us through the steps to getting this glorious ‘do at home…
Step 1: Blast freshly-washed hair to 80% dry, then work a tennis ball size of medium hold foam into your hair from roots to ends and comb.
Step 2: Split hair into two even sections and clip the top half away and blow-dry the underneath section with a large round brush. Stretch up the root area for maximum body.
Step 3: Undo the top section and create your side part, blow-drying like you did the underneath section.
Step 4: Create beautiful big waves with a large hot tong and brush out so they become full bodied, backcombing the underneath root area for extra hold and spray those areas with hairspray.
Step 5: Now gather the body of the hair at the back to be in a low ponytail and tie a snag free elastic around the very ends. Then roll the hair up tight to form a thin coil-like-shape and secure with bobby pins around the base of the nape of the hairline till you feel it’s not going to move.
Faux bob complete! Now scroll through for these major beauties who mastered it for all the #hairspo you’ll need this weekend.
By Laura Wilson for OK Magazine