We had to do a double-take when Emma Watson stepped out for the This is The End premiere last night. The actress's faux-bob was so believable, we thought that she'd actually cut off her hair. But the updo was simply an illusion . . . and a beautiful one at that. Instead of the typical faux-bob we tend to see that's full of messy tendrils, Emma's style was structured and sleek. And it's also quite easy to pull off yourself:
- Start by prepping your damp hair with a frizz-fighting serum, like Bed Head Control Freak (£14).
- Part your hair deeply to one side and then blow it dry, using a large round brush and a concentrator nozzle on your dryer. While blow drying, focus heat from the roots down to blow straight, but keep the end of your hair taught around your brush to create a large curl. Don't brush this curl out — it'll be easier to fold under if you leave it intact.
- Once your hair is dry, run a flat iron from your roots to about ear-level for added smoothness.
- Using a bristle brush, smooth the front two sections of your hair down and back and secure with a bobby pin at ear-level. Spray a healthy amount of hairspray to keep things in place.
- Take each curl one-by-one at the bottom of your hair and roll it under itself until your faux-bob is at its desired length. Pin each curl against your head by sliding a bobby pin through the center of the curl against your head.
- Once all curls are secure, gently run your bristle brush over them to fill in any gaps to create one cohesive look. Finish with a generous mist of hairspray, like ghd Final Fix Hairspray (£3.95).