No matter how many mystical chants and dances I do, no matter hard I will it to happen, there are some things I just cannot seem to control…
Like the weather, or Tabs (why do lurvies and lap time always have to be on his terms and never mine?), or the relentless drive to consume large quantities of Nutella, or the passing of time, or the mop of hair currently partying on my head like it’s 1999.
Yeah, my hair’s extra cray at the moment because I’m waaaaay overdue for a salon visit. My layers refuse to layer correctly, my roots are like, “OH, HAI, LADY!!” and the situation with my bangs? — let’s not even go there.
I’ve had to resort to hair trickery and disguise to get my mane looking semi-presentable, and one trick I’ve been loving lately is a little something I like to call, “The Faux Bob.”
I got the idea from a similar hairdo Taylor Swift wore a while back. I can’t remember exactly where or when, but I recall that her hair was long at the time, and it looked like she’d tucked it underneath, almost like a shoulder-length bob.
I’ve been wearing mine this way on the weekends because it’s just so easy to corral my hair into place.
If you have long, chin-length layers or side-swept bangs that frame your face, or if you just want the look of a shorter ‘do but don’t want to chop off all your hair, it’s easy and might be worth a try.
First, I start by gathering my hair into a loose, low pony and securing it with an elastic.
Then, and this is the magic secret to The Faux Bob, I tuck the loose pony underneath my hair at the base of my neck…
…and secure the end of the ponytail with several bobby pins.
When I’m done, it looks like a bob!
Now, as the day wears on, The Faux Bob tends to gradually come undone, but I like it. The pieces around my face loosen and frame my face, which gives it a soft, just-rolled-outta-bed look, which I love. But if you want your faux bob to look neater, all you have to do is just tuck, and pin the loose pieces as they fall out.
Christmas is comin’ early this year, hello!
Well, my life’s complete!
Soooooo, last night I learned that former makeup artist/actor/tank top enthusiast Jeremy Renner is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, and all I have to say about that is ARMS, ARMS, ARMS, ARMS, ARMS!
I can’t wait.
I’m betting it’s gonna be almost as epic as that time we went to See’s Candies and stuffed our tums with obscene amounts of milk chocolate.
Thank you, Heidi, for giving me the heads up.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,