How to Fake Short Hair with a Faux Bob

Happy Saturday, lovelies! Whether you’re kicking it around the house today in your slippers or getting ready for a night on the town, we hope you’re enjoying the beautiful weekend. Today, we’re bringing forth a little wedding hairstyle inspiration with one of our favorite styles: a faux bob. If you have long locks and you want a new hairstyle for your wedding (without cutting it) today we’re showing you how to fake short hair with a faux bob. This glamorous, 1950’s inspired hairstyle will look great and it’s easy to do. To fake it, all you need to start is long hair (curled naturally or with a curling iron), a million bobby pins (give or take) and hairspray. This is a great style to debut for wedding events, too, like your bridal shower and rehearsal dinner to try as a test run. We were inspired by the faux bob from a Real Bride who wore her hair long for the ceremony and pinned it into a faux bob for the reception. (It’s the new “second dress”.) Read on to find out more and learn how to fake short hair with a faux bob!

This bride (captured by Kelly Wood Photo, spotted via Destination I Do Magazine) wore her hair down and curly with layers for the ceremony then pinned back into a short faux bob for the reception. Take a look:

how to fake short hair

photo credit: kelly wood photo

Can you believe that’s the same hair length? Me either. It looks fantastic!

How to Fake Short Hair

I found this amazing tutorial on You Tube (I feel videos are easier to follow than photographs) by Luxy Hair and I think she did such a beautiful job! In reading about the faux bob, I discovered this style works best if you have long hair with layers, just to forewarn you. :) Enjoy the video below!

Now, I’m off to get some of those special Sally bobby pins. I’m pretty sure it’s these which my stylist swears by and they’re sold at Sally. It’s true: the cheap ones never seem to do the trick! Then, I’m going to try this style… wish me luck! Have a beautiful rest of the evening and be sure to check back tomorrow for an amazing event decor idea we’ve never seen before…

Happy Planning!


P.S. If you’re also interested in how to get more volume in your hair, check out this post!

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July 7, 2012 3:07 am

Emmaline, this is so great! I’m going to potentially try this tomorrow at my cousin’s wedding for my daytime look :P and surprise everyone at night! Maybe I can show you a picture! (:

July 7, 2012 2:14 pm


Please do! I’d love to see! :)


June 12, 2012 10:38 pm

Do you know how he got the waves? Did he do finger waving or a curling iron? I want the short look for a wedding I’m coming out in and I love how it looks like a retro wave I do hair so planning to do it to myself just wondering if he did it another I might not know of

March 18, 2012 5:43 pm

The hair stylist name is Christophe Saluzzo.

March 18, 2012 6:52 pm

Thanks, Johny!

March 15, 2012 2:23 pm

WOW …. Thats my gorgeous newdaughter-in-law … AND a fantastic hair stylist in LA …

March 15, 2012 2:35 pm

Hi Karolyn,

She’s beautiful! Do you know the name of the hair stylist so we can give her a shout out?

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