The faux bob came out in full force at last month's Emmy Awards and it's no wonder. If your hair is in the awkward growing out phase, this is the perfect hairstyle that telegraphs timeless elegance. If you're bored of your long locks but can't commit to a cut, this is a good style to try for an evening out. Taylor Swift requently wore the look (above) before making the chop. And if you live in a humid climate and are always battling frizz, this style could be a lifesaver. But not all bobs are created equal. Here are some of our favourites that are more bob less faux. 

Although more commonly seen worn in waves and curls, Emma Watson's sleek version was as prim and pretty as the actress herself. To make your straight version work, try a deep side part and tuck your hair under before pinning it in place.

Emma Watson

Before she went platinum and buzzed, Miley Cyrus sported pretty conventional honeyed waves. Why we love this 'do? The contrast between her dark eyebrows and roots and the lighter blonde at the ends, and how it looks voluminous and feathery, but still perfectly chic.

Miley Cyrus

Kerry Washington loves the look and has worn it a few times at big events. At the premiere of Django Unchained her bob was tousled, messy and uneven, but still managed to be hairspiration for the rest of us.

Kerry Washington

If you have shorter hair, try a 1920s-style bob like Nicole Richie. Here her stylist has created elegant finger waves and the details are just on one side — the other side is pinned flat against the head.

Nicole Richie