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SalonCapri's Nick Penna Shares His NYFW Secrets

I know, I know, I take a very staunch anti-NYFW stance because it isn't directly related to Boston. BUT (!) when I heard that SalonCapri's Nick Penna did hair for Theory (above), 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rodarte on behalf of Kerastase, my Boston pride started beaming and had to share. Nick has beeen kind enough to even share his tips and tricks for one of the coolest looks from New York - the faux bob (which is perfect for a girl like me who wants hair down to my elbows and refuses to chop it all off at my husband's begging and pleading). 

As spotted at Rodarte Fall 2012, here's how you can fake out short hair at home...

Begin the look by applying a texturizing cream like Shu Uemura’s Kaze Wave on damp hair.

Blow-dry hair allowing hair’s natural texture to take its course.

Separate hair from top to bottom by using clips or making a ponytail – you want a good section of hair at the nape of your neck free.

Using the hair that’s free, begin to braid hair starting at one ear and moving along to the other ear. This will be the base to pin the top sections into when you tuck your hair to create the faux bob.

Take down the section of hair that was separated/clipped up and using a brush and hairspray, tease the hair to create volume and extra texture.

Begin to take the ends of the teased hair and pin the ends of each section under and then into the braid.

Shape the sections you pin, into the shape of a bob. Depending on how thick or thin your hair is, you may need to continuously tease the hair before tucking it under and pinning it.

Finish the look with a light hold hairspray. Nick loves Shu Uemura’s Sheer Lacquer.

Reader Comments (1)

i've done the faux tuck under bob before but just using a hair band, a lot of tucking & even more falling out pieces! i loved the rodarte hair (plus the awesome star hair pins). thank you liana for these instructions & now i can recreate for my brother's wedding! the braid under is brilliant!!!
03.1.2012 | Unregistered Commenterlei ann

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