Perfectly sculpted and elegantly simple…spotted at the Jill Sander runway The trend towards 60s fashion gives us everything from Bardot bouffant bed hair to mod androgynous crops. It also brings back a unique opportunity to do a structured, pristine, ‘done’ style that defies effortlessness and still hits a trend note.

It’s as perfect as a Stepford wife, as ice cool as Betty Draper, as vintage as yesteryear and as modern as tomorrow. On the runway at Jil Sander this sculpted faux bob, inspired by the ’50s and ’60s, was a defining part of the ladylike yet easy aesthetic. And with the right styling, the right attitude, Jil Sander made a ‘done’ do somehow feel miraculously cool and even, contrarily, effortless.


Retro Faux Bob

This style needs to be immaculately sleek and sculpted. As such it works best on straight hair. If your hair is very thick or frizzy you’ll need to tame it first and do some prep work to get it straight. The best length for this style is shoulder length to medium length. Very short hair won’t be enough to curl under and very long hair might prove too heavy.

~ Leonardo Redavid

STEP 1: Prep the hair ensuring it is smooth and straightened using Orchid Oil Dual Therapy and Orchid Oil Treatment. Next curl all the ends under – you can do this by blow-drying it under with a round brush, or by using an iron.

STEP 2: Section the hair into two parts. Section off the top part from recession to recession to create a horse shoe section and clip it up. Leave the underneath section as it is.

STEP 3: From the underneath section, take a smaller section of hair from the side at the front of the head, comb it back and pin it at the center of the back of the head (the lower crown).

STEP 4: Do the same on the other side and pin at the center of the back of the head.

STEP 5: Take out the top section and brush it back over the pinned section. Note that a pin may be needed on either side to keep the hair in place when brushed back. The ideal place to pin is at the side of the edge of the crown – where you can feel the skull bone. Now you should have the beginnings of a sculpted retro hairstyle. Next, create a circle with the ends of the hair by tucking them under and pinning them in place. You should end up with all the ends of the hair looping under at the nape of the neck. The amount of curling you do depends on the length of our hair and on how long you want your curled under bob to be.

STEP 6: To hold the look in place and keep it sculpted, finish by spraying with a strong hold hair spray like REDAVID Max Hold.