Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Faux Bob

With the holidays around the corner, some of us tend to have a lot of get together's that we need to go to. I like to try out different looks depending on where I am going since I know there will be a lot of pictures taken. This year in the next few weeks, we are going to be quite busy too! Friday is my works annual party, Saturday we are going to a wedding dinner(at The Medevil Times - how fun!), then next Friday is Juan's work party, then next Saturday a party at the CEO's house, then the following week is Christmas and we are going to be with our family in MA and while we are "home in MA" on New Years Eve we are having my daughter's 15th birthday or her Quinceanera if you are familiar with the Spanish version of a Sweet Sixteen (a year earlier). So I definitely have a lot of dressing up coming up, even though most of these are going to be somewhat casual, I think I will do myself up just a bit anyway.

I was thinking about trying out a Faux Bob. I love the look of a bob, but I am not about to cut my hair - so the faux bob is perfect for someone like me! Of course that means I needed to practice this before I actually wear it out, and since we were just chillin' on Sunday, I decided to try it out.

I probably should have taken some pictures or done a video tutorial of this, but since I myself didn't know what I was doing, I wasn't about to try. But there are a lot of youtube tutorials to show you. Briefly here is what I did. I used hot rollers in my hair. When I took the hot rollers out, I sectioned off the top layer from the bottom layer. I then rolled the bottom layer around my finger loosely as if my finger is a curling iron, but starting about midway of the length of my hair if that makes sense and then I just bobby pin it, leaving the bottom portion of the hair to curl loose. (Wow - that really needs a visual. Maybe I will have to try it again and have someone video it.) I then let go of the top section and because I have layers, I am usually good to go from here with some hairspray and fluffing and some random pinning of any areas I missed.

So in case you need a reminder - here is my before:

And here I am  with the faux bob:

So what do you think? I love wearing earrings longer than the bob to accentuate the look. I'll show the dress I am wearing here another time since this is the one I plan on wearing for Kat's Quinceanera on New Year's Eve. I think I'll do my hair like this that night too. But I'm not sure since I think this is probably a hair style for when you aren't going to be hugging people all night. My family likes to go in for the big hugs and the hair just might not make it with all that hugging. Maybe I will wear it like this for my work party, I know no one plans on hugging HR at a work event! Ha!

Here's a view taken from other angles for those of you interested.
The back. I look nekkid here! HA!

The side. I pinned it back with a feather clip.

The front. I look like I am up to something here
Another view of the front.
I really love how it came out - I just can't pick one picture. Kind of makes me want to cut my hair. That could be dangerous!
So what do you think? Do you like the faux bob? I need to come up with some other hair ideas for all these events. What's your favorite style when you want to do something different?

I also wanted to take a second thank Laura of Eight Days Designs for the wonderful layout of my blog! She did an amazing job and even re-designed the whole thing after I gave her cart blanche to do what she wanted and then changed my mind! I guess I did have something I wanted in mind after all. Oops! She was such a trooper and so pleasant to work with and the cost was quite reasonable. I will definitely use her for future site enhancements. I highly recommend her to you if you are looking for someone to design her blog. Thanks again Laura! You & Natalie rock!


  1. Your hair looks amazing and I love the dress!!!


  3. I love it! But don't cut you hairrrr. You'll miss all the things you can do with it long...trust me. I am now stuck cutting my hair because the in between stages of medium and long are haaaarrrrd.

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the curls. You're such a cutie!

  5. I think you look hot and gorgeous in that Faux bob! :) Good job!

  6. The faux bob is really cute, I love it!

  7. very nice :) Also, love the earrings, I have been wanting ones like that for a while now!

  8. Thanks girls! I may try to do a tutorial for this. Let's see if I am brave enough! Juan really liked it like that - he said it was very pinup. Danielle - I think I got these at Charlotte Russe or Claire's. I have them in silver too. I love them!