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3 Tips for “Tucking” a Faux Bob



Before the "Tuck"
Before the “Tuck”

Bobs. They are the go-to cut for celebrities everywhere. From lobs, to shaggy bobs and faux bobs, this infamous hairstyle is a regular on the red carpet. Celebrity Hairstylist Frank Barbosa who has worked A-listers like Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, and Sarah Jessica Parker shares 4 tips for “Tucking” a faux bob.

1. Shorter Hair. “Tucking” gives the illusion of shorter hair without having to cut your clients’ locks off. Simply take the ends of the hair and roll them under or even over. But why this style? Worn curly or straight, it’s an easy way to re-invent your image and temporarily try out any length.

2. Variety. There are many variations to “tucking,” including a vintage version that includes a flashback to the ’50s or even looks from the ’20s as worn by Nicole Richie. A modern “tucking” includes various textures and angles. Think Taylor Swift. To veer away from a conventional bob, opt for an asymmetrical or A-Line tuck with longer tendrils cascading or by adding a braid.

3. Length = Look. To achieve a faux bob, the hair must have some length (at least hitting your client’s shoulders). It isn’t necessary to have ultra-long hair, just enough length to roll under or over.

Tucking How-To
To start, use a great working hair spray like IT&LY Pure Definition Hair Spray. It allows you to create a smooth finish or enhance texture while imparting shine and a natural hold. To begin, have your foundation ready to go. This means having elements like the part, texture choice or fringe already in place. Loosely gather the bottom portion of the ends of the hair and tuck under into a roll, securing with bobby pins. This is where you can also decide how short or long you would like to go. Remember, for straight hair; opt for a paddle brush to mold a smoother, sleeker “tuck”. Trying this out with a wave? Use your fingers to arrange curls in place (brushing will only disturb the texture).

Once tucked, work the style with your fingers to fan out the sides. Apply a headband or for added volume and tendrils, use the tail end of your comb to lift or pull out shorter pieces. Finish with more IT&LY Pure Definition Hair Spray for shine and staying power. Want more styling options? Add an accessory or even slide the hair behind one ear.

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Hair Care Line- What’s Rockin’ My Face Off Right Now

Behold the Beauty of Oribe

As we know there is an incredible amount of great products and product lines out there. However, its  beyond difficult to pinpoint one line that just is phenomenal and diverse. I mean anyone with any type of hair need, texture, etc. could use almost every product and have a happy result. Well Oribe (pronounced Or-eh-bay) has overtaken the realm of hair products. Oribe’s dry texturizing spray is addicting; I mean we might just buy stock. Its part dry shampoo, part volumizer, part smell-good deliciousness, and a heat protectant all in one. I’ve been a long time fan of Bumble & Bumble’s Does It All spray since it does it all. Oribe’s does more. It can make hair thats dirty, flat, or unmanageable into a sexed-up , messy-hot style or refined, polished coif. You pick.

Another favorite is their…(and I can’t believe I’m saying this) Superfine Hairspray. I am NOT a hairspray person. In fact, helmet head is a severe phobia and gives me flashbacks to the early 90s and all of the waterfall bangs that shouldn’t have happened. This hairspray is a game changer. It has a light but significant hold and doesn’t create that crunchy feeling ewwwww. Since I cut 12 inches off my hair (yes, 12) I have found that with these two products from Oribe I can do just about anything with my A-line bob. Straight, wavy, messy, whatever- it can happen with these produbts. I would love to own every Oribe product that ever existed but be cautious: These babies aren’t cheap. The full size dry texturizing spray runs for $42 and most of their products price points are around $50. Being broke never looked so good!!

I suggest buying their purse size set of sprays to try out. There’s four in the set including a Hair Refresher spray (read: post bar hair), and an anti-humidity spray. They also have smaller sizes in many of their products and I bet if you’re super nice to your hairstylist (given your salon is an Oribe salon) I bet he/she will give you some samples to take home.

I hope you find your hairspiration with a lil’ Oribe!

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