Kerry Washington is always ahead of the style curve, and the actress showed off the perfect solution to going from long to short hair with ease (and without extensions) with her faux bob style. Get tips from her hairstylist on recreating the look at home!
Kerry Washington, 38, proved you don’t have to commit to putting your hair on the chopping block to play with shorter styles. The Scandal actress temporarily got in on the bob trend with some super stealthy styling tricks you can copy with three quick steps.
Hairstylist Marcus Francis shared his how-to for getting Kerry’s faux bob, which is surprisingly simple for such a statement-making look.
1) Marcus says the faux bob works best when your hair has more texture. So if your hair is on the thinner side work in a volumizing spray that will give your hair grip like Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease before you even get started.
2) Pull your hair into a low ponytail and once secured, slide the elastic down a few inches so the top of your hair is looser.
3) Roll the hair in your ponytail under, using bobby pins to secure the hair in place.
Faux Bob How-To — Copy Kerry Washington’s Bob Hairstyle
Though Marcus’ pic of Kerry was a major TBT to a look he created for her in 2012, the style is one Kerry has worn several times since and can be dressed up for formal events or worn with more casual looks. And if you have layers, Marcus says the faux bob will look even better since it adds a more natural, choppy effect.
Are you going to try out the temporary bob style?
— Marissa DeSantis