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Last updated: November 02, 2022

Thuy Faux Bob by Rodney Cutler for ULTA

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Thuy Faux Bob by Rodney Cutler for ULTA

When you join the ULTA team, you have the opportunity to go to Fashion Week and work backstage with Rodney Cutler, Redken Expert and Celebrity Runway Stylist as an ULTA Designer. This Thuy Faux Bob was created by Rodney for the Salon at ULTA’s first fashion show to compliment the designer Thuy’s fresh, flowing, simplistic couture for Spring 2011. ULTA is committed to being part of the trends as they are happening. Come explore the endless opportunities they have to offer.


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    Prep: Apply a small amount of Redken full frame 07 Protective Volumizing Mousse to damp hair and blow-drying with a round brush for volume. Once hair is dry, back comb the hair all over to create a cushion at the scalp.

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    Anchor: Create an anchor at the nape by creating a 1” wide braid, extending from side to side. Use pins to make the braid lay flat against the nape hairline horizontally.

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    Pin-up: Divide hair into 3 low ponytails. To create the ponytails, use small elastic bands and secure each section near the ends of the hair. The elastic band should be placed several inches away from the scalp so the ponytail is extremely loose hanging.

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    Pin-up: Create your FOB (faux bob) by grabbing the very tips of one ponytail between thumb and forefinger. With opposite hand, grab the elastic band and “rough” it or push the band backward toward the scalp. Repeat this process with all three ponytails. This will create a wide bubble of hair across the back hairline with 3 long tails at the end of the bands. Roll and tuck these tails and elastics under the bubble of hair and pin into the anchor braid to secure.  Use your fingers and Redken quick dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray to mold the hair into the final shape which will look like a soft bob haircut. 

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    Detail: Lightly run your fingers over the surface of the FOB to create some airy pieces over the surface for softness. For added personalization around the face, twist at the temple area and pin into place or use a fashion bobby pin to secure. Mist Redken quick dry 18 over the entire surface for all day hold.