Love the idea of going short but not ready to fully commit? Then the faux crop could be your new fave hair trend.
The ’20s-inspired faux bob has been sweeping the red carpet, with everyone from Taylor Swift to Emma Roberts and Zooey Deschanel giving jaw-length locks a go with the help of some nifty pinning. And now there’s an even shorter variation on the trend taking over – enter, the faux crop.
Sienna Miller had us swooning when she showed off a slicked-back slightly parted ‘do at the Foxcatcher premiere this week. With her face-length locks concealed in a taut ponytail at the nape of her neck, she created the illusion of an androgynous wet-look crop. Worn with kohl-rimmed eyes, it was oh so on-trend and just a touch vampy.
Next, cue fellow short hair fan Lily Allen, who arrived at the Chanel No 5 the Film dinner in New York with her rainbow bob pinned high on the crown into a tiny, beehive to give the illusion of a cute coiffed bob. She finished her retro look with a soft side-swept fringe.
Will you be giving the faux crop a whirl? Here are the tools you’ll need…
1) Arm yourself with plenty of pins and a strong hold hairspray to recreate Lily’s tucked-under style.
2) For Sienna’s super-modern look, you’ll need a strong hold gel to comb through your hair in two sections, plus a clear hair elastic to hold back your lengths and a high-shine wax to set. Check out L’Oreal’s Tencni.Art range for tips.
By Hayley Spencer