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October 28, 2013

Faux Bob

Fake it til you make it! Whether you’re considering a bob, or want to dabble in the short hairstyle trend for a night, we’re considering the gorgeous faux version Ashley Madekwe wore to be training wheels for both categories. “My inspiration for her hair was the ‘60s. I wanted to give Ashley a mod kind of look, so I decided to put it up into a chic bobbed style,” said her hairstylist Anh Co Tran. “We were going for something a little futuristic, too, while keeping it clean and simple.” Starting with clean, blown-out strands, Tran took individual sections and spritzed on a texturizer by Oribe for hold, and to impart a lived-in effect. He then back-combed individual areas, beginning at the nape of Madekwe’s neck and working toward the crown. Once he smoothed over the backcombed area with an un-teased portion of hair, Tran rolled the star’s ends into a big barrel curl. “Keep in mind that the curl will sit right below the crown, and above the neck,” he added. “I took a few strong bobby pins, and crossed them so that the barrel curl held in place. I then spread out the curl a little, and misted it with a hairspray for hold.” A few backcombed areas near the front added extra volume, and any loose hair was pinned back. “For the bang area, I swept it to the side and applied hairspray,” said Tran. “It was really just a gentle sweep.”

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