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How to get a faux bob

By: Julia McEwen

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Beauty

How to get a faux bob

By: Julia McEwen

Have long locks? Fake an asymmetrical wavy bob like actor Emily Blunt with tips from hair guru Kevin Murphy.

 

"What makes Emily Blunt's style different is it's asymmetrical and a bit 80's with the chunk of hair falling out at the front," says Kevin Murphy.

Step 1: After towel-drying damp hair, apply an oil free volumizing product from roots to ends; choose a lotion if you have fine hair or a mousse formulation if your locks are thick and frizzy. Roughly blow dry using your fingers until the hair is completely dry.

Step 2: Divide your hair into two sections at the front and two at the back—though you may need to double this number if you have extra-thick hair. Using a medium-barrel curling iron, roll the first section, then hold for a minute to heat the hair. Release the iron and leave the curl to cool, repeating with each section. "Once you've set the hair, just let it go," says Murphy. Don't try too hard to make perfect waves. 

Step 3: Create a side part, then place a small bobby pin in the front section want to leave hanging free. Next, lightly comb the rest of the hair behind into a low ponytail; secure with an elastic. Don't brush or rake your finger through it—you want to keep the look as sleek as possible.
Step 4: Roll the end of the ponytail under and secure the elastic to your hairline with a couple of jumbo bobby pins. Finish with a mist of a setting spray. 



TOOL KIT



Schwarzkopf Styliste Ultîme Biotin+ Volume Mousse, $13, schwarzkopf.ca.
Kevin.Murphy Anti.Gravity Oil Free Volumiser, $35, kevinmurphy.com.au.
Pantene Pro-V Style Series Airspray, $6, pantene.ca.
T3 BodyWaver 1.75" Styling Iron, $200, sephora.ca.


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This article was originally published in the June 2016 issue of Canadian Living magazine.

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