Faux Bob Hair Tutorial | Photos + Video

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One of my absolute favorite hairstyles is the messy/loosely curled, just above shoulder length, bob. It reminds me of Cybill Shepherd from the 80′s, specifically in one of my favorite movies Chances Arechances are, bobbed hair, faux bob. {It also reminds me of my mom :} And every time I grow my hair out I want to chop it off into a one-length bob {and have more than once actually – see here} But now, in my 30′s, I sort of enjoy my long hair as it can be used to hide thy face ;) But this faux bob was so ridiculously easy it made me wonder why on earth I never tried it before.

Disclaimer #1: I start off slow, lol, it’s been a while since I’ve done a hair-to.
Disclaimer #2: I’m pretty sure I left in a few bits that should have been saved for an outtakes video but they made me laugh so ….whatevs.

Enjoy…

CLICK HERE for my vimeo page it looks a little better there.

Tools I used: hot rollers, Large Bobby Pinsfor the main hold & a few Small Bobby Pinsfor loose ends, a skinny ponytail holder, Bed Head BIGGIE hair spray

 faux bob hair style - side

faux bob hair style - back

how to do a faux bob hair style+hair tutorial+blond hair

There’s something about this vintage dress that just makes me feel Italian when I wear it …I dunno why, I’ve never been to Italy, but it does. And the hair, I think helps, but also I think it adds an old Hollywood glamour-y touch that is just so fun. I love the idea of getting this look without having to chop all my hair off.

When I finished my hair/the video and walked out of the bathroom and into the living room where my husband was, he looked at me, tilted his head to the side and said “Your hair is SHORT …and BIG” …to which I responded “GOOD …that’s what I was going for” …and then he got that look in his eye which assured me he liked it ;) .

faux bob hair style+vintage floral print dress+louboutin shoes

faux bob hair+louboutin shoes+vintage dress

And just in case you’re wondering ;) I’m wearing a vintage floral print dress I’ve literally had for over ten years & purchased for under $5 {seen once in an outfit post here}, gold Rachel Roy drop earrings, gilded gold vintage necklace which was my grandma’s and Christian Louboutin’s that are so ridiculously high I can only use/wear them in at-home photo shoots.

* And yes, I teased you on Sunday …but you are all so smart, you knew I was bluffing ;)

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

88 Comments

  • FASHION SNAG

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    I love that dress and you are very cute in the video! x

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Isabel

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    i love it…im gonna have to try this with my hair :)

  • Leigh Viner

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE it and will definitely try! You are again so freaking adorable and have the best hair!!

  • nicole

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    First of all, I love that vintage dress, it fit you perfectly!! I am really inspired by this, I wonder if my hair is too long and straight for it though ;((

  • Lauren from Texas

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Oh my gosh, you are SO funny… you were cracking me up! Please do more of these vlogs/how-tos! You’re making me miss my long hair like whoa. xoxo

  • esdelope

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    I was totally fooled! It’s a great look.

    Becca

  • Mae Lu

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Pretty dang brilliant, Maegan! I love the big hair and the bombshell style of it all. I would watch the video, but I’m still at work, and they frown on that hear. :(

    You look lovely, and I can only wait for the day I have the time and energy to muster doing this for myself.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  • Amanda

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    the hair really is soooo cute with the outfit!

  • Moosette

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Loved the video! Made me laugh :-)

    Also – you have beautiful hair! So jealous! My hair is so fine… was totally envious of how easily your hair held curl – I am for sure going to try the Bed Head hair spray!

  • Heather

    September 7, 2010 | Reply
  • Brandy

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Amazing dress. Amazing hair! This is a GORGEOUS look on you.

  • Katarina

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Naaaaa, you already wrote that your hairstylist refused to cut it off, so I guess I’m smart cause I did not think: OMG she chopped off her hair… anyways, it was really funny to watch.

  • *starr fish

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Love how you crack yourself up, which in turn cracked me up! Hair looks fab, as always. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  • anhesty

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    totally cute maeg!

  • CHEARLY

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Really you’ve never seen Italy? you shuld ;) )
    Nice hair styling I will try it soon!

  • vintagewithatwist

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    It turned out great! Makes me wants long hair again

  • chellemorgan

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    You’re such a bombshell! Love this tutorial, and the faux bob looks stunning on you. A perfect way to get the best of both worlds with short and long hair.

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

  • { aggie }

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Believe it or not, I actually thought you chopped your hair off!

    I have thin hair unfortunately (must be a Chinese thing), but I can’t wait to try this out!

  • Katie Carranza

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    oh my gosh maegan…your video is hilarious. yes, i learned- but i was cracking up! absolutely love it!

  • Jac

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Super sexy and chic. I will have to try this.

  • drollgirl

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    this is the most beautiful, sexy, fabulous and fun hairdo i have seen in FOREVER!!! i just LOVE IT!!!!

  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    You got me there bt I actually love your hair like this… ! Really suits you!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: I’m running a Hallelu boho bag giveaway you might be interested in ;)

  • Miyan

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    You are hilarious! And way too cute, I was laughing out loud at your video!!!!!

    http://www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

  • Caroline

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    oh your hair looks great .. you’d think i’d be able to get my already-shoulder-length-hair to look that good…

  • Katie

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    I love it!

  • Tiffany*

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    seriously I adore you! Your video made me laugh-especially when you said it needs to be tight, (that’s what he said)! I totally thought that in my head before you said it! Too funny-guess that means we’re both 12.

    Adore the hair- might try to do this- although I might have to kiss my fingers goodbye since it seemed like you burnt yours a lot.

    Great dress- and I hope you didn’t pay a lot for the CL since you can’t wear them out much.

    Love your blog!
    beijos-Tiffany-http://imashoewhore.blogspot.com

  • Belinda

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    YOU ARE AMAZING! And your hair is so wonderful – dont you ever chop it off :)

  • Tara Gibson

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    omg you are so gorgeous girl! how are you just the most fabulous little thing ever!!!

  • Abbey

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    I love your hair tutorials! I have a ton of hair that I never know what to do with, but now I’ll have to try this!

  • Sadie's Momma

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Maegan, I LOVE YOU. You’re so REAL and really just amazing. This had me cracking up at work… you made my day. Thank you.

  • Felicia

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    I was wondering if you cut of all your hair the other day because you had mentioned a few weeks ago that you were thinking about it! It looks great either way!

  • Jesslyn

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    We can see the back and it looks great!

  • Dith

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    u look fabulous as always lady!
    I love ur blog :)

    http://diths-haute-spot.blogspot.com

  • in the violet light

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    Okay Maegan,

    DO MORE VIDEO BLOGS!! You have a very witty writing style, but seeing your thoughts “unprocessed” and raw was absolutely cracking me up! You seem so fun and the videos make me want to hang out with you, hahah!

    But I LOVE your hair like that! Mine is a little shorter so I can probably make the bob without tucking it under… I can’t wait to try soon! Thanks for the tute!

  • Matthew Irwin

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

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  • The Owl's Closet

    September 7, 2010 | Reply

    This one of my favorite looks, Maegan! You look absolutely gorgeous and I’m definitely checking out the tutorial:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

  • ShoesForDessert

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    You should cut your hair!! Seriously you look stunning and it’s so flattering

  • Janice

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    This is such a great tutorial! I have been agonizing over whether I should cut my long layers into a bob, but now I can have both. Plus you’re hilarious so the vid was fun to watch.

    ~Janice
    CandyCoatedDame.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    You are so funny… great vid. Thank you for posting this. I love your dress, you look beautiful, your shoes, OMG, love them.totally awesome

  • Mary Ann

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome! ;-)

  • Iva

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    OMG OMG OMG OMG I LOVE YOU!!! I mean seriously this is totally fabulous!! The whole thing!! YOU, the HAIR, the HOW TO, the giggles, I’m totally loling with you and my son is like “mommy your friend is funny” ;)

    you are the bestest ever at everything!!! umm and if any youtuber leaves you a mean comment, they’ll be hearing from me ;)

    xoxox

  • M

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    I love the video…you are too cute! It made me laugh after a long day.

  • Leigh

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE this look. You look like a sex bomb out of a Fellini film. And those shoes. I can’t believe you only rock those in photo shoots — they are SO fab.

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    First of all, You are crazy!

    Secondly, I clearly have an afro but I watched this hair tutorial so I can tell the Chinese lady at the hair shop in the hood how many inches of hair I need to achieve the length of your real hair.

    I’m thinking maybe 14 inches should be good. Ah forget it, they’ll tell me. They always do!

  • Catherine Tang

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    Your hair is gorgeous! Wish I had long, voluminous hair. Great video!

  • Rachel

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    Maegan, I had a crappy day and this just made it all better! You’ve got the best attitude, being able to laugh at yourself is a great quality, I’ve got to remember to do that too! I can’t wait to try it. Keep the hair tutorials coming!!!

  • Mara

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    you are so cute! Watching this video you had me laughing and smiling. And omg I can’t believe how easy it looks! I’m going to have to get some hot rollers for some of that crazy curl. I have thick hair too and it always takes waaay too long with a curling iron.

  • Anonymous

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    you inspired me! i have long, curly red hair and never want to cut it, because, obviously, it’s very nice when it’s long. But i’ve had the same hairstyle since I was a kid. This is a very welcome change.
    As a naturally curly haired gal, it literaly took me two minutes to do his, since I did not need any hot rollers. like your blog btw!

  • Christielove

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    Very sexy dress

  • Reikalein

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    You’re a lot of fun :)

  • Jen Ell's Revenge

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    I am loving this. I may just have to try it.

  • Rae

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    That was such a hilarious video. I have super thick hair and I never thought of putting it in a pony when I did it- that’s so smart… it sucks trying to pin super long thick hair up. I was cracking up the whole time… “It just can’t be this easy?!” hahaha

    Great Video! I love that you did your hair like that for the first time, so it’s like we’re learning right along with you!

  • TK Kerouac

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful hair, you really do need your own show!
    Love that you know which dresses to hold onto!

  • www.majormusthaves.com

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    Love , Love Love!! I also want the dress. I’ll dream about ot tonight.

  • Kristen

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    hahaha you’re not an asshole! you’re amazing… love you… love Maegan!

    great vid, awesome blog, and wonderful personality :)

  • Loren

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    I loved this video! I feel like you have a Sophia Loren vibe going on. Love it!

  • Daniela

    September 8, 2010 | Reply

    you couldn’t be prettier !!! Thanks for posting and maybe I’ll try this..I don’t know how great I’d look with short hair :/

  • wilybrunette

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    so glad that you posted this. i’ve been loving the faux-bob lately. nothing makes me happier and you of course look gorgeous.

  • Namine

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    you look amazing!! thanks for the tutorial!!

  • Anonymous

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    just do the Wednesday post already

  • The Divine Miss Em

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    You effing crack me up! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • achmea

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    Thing I like the most in the video – your hair before making a pony tail… it’s just wow!!! Wish I have such a gorgeous curls!

    And faux bob is great too… I wear a real one :)

  • Nicole

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    I just googled something fashion open 30 tabs, and landed on your blog. I didn’t read anything yet just saw this video and I think you’re pretty awesome. You’ve got a new subscriber (soon with a faux bob) ;)

  • chineseathena

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    Cute! With your new hair you’re looking very Michelle Pfeiffer from Hairspray. Absolutely fabulous!

  • Anna

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVE your hair!

  • Anna

    September 9, 2010 | Reply

    and I love the hair tutorial. I didn’t see it at first. Your voice sounds slightly European like English wasn’t your first language.

  • Jenbow

    September 10, 2010 | Reply

    I didn’t really know quite what to think when I first stumbled upon your site. My hair and face are so unmanageable I’ve accidently turned into one of those girls who hates anyone who can!

    But you really are a lovely, wonderful person! Thank you providing such good, honest advice, you’ve restored my faith in hairspray :)

    Take care x

  • Emily

    September 10, 2010 | Reply

    Cute! Love the vid! I think I need some hot rollers now! :D

  • Rock'n Roll Ballerina

    September 10, 2010 | Reply

    Love the heels and your hair is faboulus! :)

  • Tina

    September 11, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome!! The video is hilarious so glad you kept all the un-professional parts in as you said in the video, I loved it I was just looking for a tutorial on how to get my hair sorta like this yesterday. Although I already have short hair this was still cool and very helpful. I need to get some of those hot rollers though they look awesome.

    Great Tutorial Maegan!! Thanks for the awesome idea.

  • daisy

    September 13, 2010 | Reply

    i already loved your blog, but after the ‘thats what he said’ blurb, i think you might be the greatest fashionista ever :)

  • Jaclyn Beith

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome blog and very pretty styling!

    http://www.extraordinaryhair.blogspot.com

  • Christina

    September 23, 2010 | Reply

    Love, love, love it…. seriously, this is great and not something I would have thought of on my own. It’s funny, I have long hair too and really considered getting a drastic cut because sometimes I just want it OFF the neck but not in a ponytail– this is my answer! Thanks for the great ideas as usual! :)

  • designstiles

    September 23, 2010 | Reply

    I think I will try this. Thanks for the heads up on the hairspray too.

    Love that you keep it real.

  • myoungpeter

    December 5, 2010 | Reply

    OMG Maegan you are a DOLL! I think we must have been sisters in another life. Are you sure you aren’t from Colorado? lol

  • Morgan Saunders

    February 23, 2011 | Reply

    I loved this video and think I might try it soon. You are hilarious. I am definitely enjoying your blog :) Thankful to have found you through the 818 :)

  • ElsiDeLaNiña

    April 3, 2011 | Reply

    maegan you are amazing, you make me smile every time… so fun!

  • Jenn Camling

    April 29, 2011 | Reply

    I loved this, I understood the basic idea on how to do it, but I thought it was hilarious. Im glad you didnt edit those bits out Thanks for sharing!

  • Lana Abu ghoush

    May 11, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the look seriously i think am gna do that to the party tom :D thank u

  • MrsPurvis

    June 9, 2011 | Reply

    I love you, you crack me up!

  • Anonymous

    August 26, 2011 | Reply

    I love your videos! I love you!
    Thank you for SO many quick good ideas!!
    <3 <3!!!!!

  • a cup of subtle tea

    August 31, 2011 | Reply

    I have never seen your blog before but after this video I have fallen in love with not only your page but you. You are hilarious and real and it is amazing!

    Sometimes hair is just that easy :) lol

    xoxohananh

  • tinka

    September 20, 2011 | Reply

    OMG you’ve got wonderful hair!!! Whatever hairstyle you do, it just looks great!!!

  • Kelly

    September 22, 2011 | Reply

    I tried this today and love it!! The best part it, my hair would never look this good if I actually cut it. This way, I get a totally new style AND a ton of body. Which, is like, my favorite thing. :)

  • MissOrloff

    December 15, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Maegan,

    Your tutorials are great! Can you please tell me what type of hot rollers you have? They look just like an old school set my friend has, which she stole from her mom who had them forever. I can’t find the type of rollers that have spikes like that anywhere.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Ivana

  • Beauty Tutorials

    June 17, 2012 | Reply

    Heh, You are so beautifull :)

  • A designer inside

    November 29, 2012 | Reply

    You look great with that hair.

  • BG Design Studio

    January 16, 2013 | Reply

    Love the tutorial but loved your monologue more!!! Just died laughing along with you!! AWESOMENESS!!

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