How To Fake A Bob


If you are getting a little bored with your long locks, but are not yet ready to make the chop,  we’ve got the perfect solution: a chic, faux-bob that fakes going short.

A well-executed faux bob is the perfect way to flaunt the daring short hairstyle without actually taking scissors to your hair —just ask Lea Michele, Jennifer Morrison and Vanessa Hudgens how have all sported the faux bob. Morrison’s tousled fake bob looks uber chic. We recommend using Oribe’s Texturizing Spray ($42) to copy her undone texture. Lea Michele’s tousled strands looked cute with her choppy bangs. And Vanessa’s long locks were perfectly hidden with some curly strands falling perfectly around her face.

Here’s how you can create this look:

Step 1: Apply a dime-size amount of shine serum all over to smooth flyaways. Then pull the top half of hair (from ear to ear) on top of your head, and secure with a clip.

Step 2: Take the bottom half of your hair, and fold two-inch sections up to your scalp. Use a bobby pin to pin the ends of your hair tightly to your head. Then put in another pin (or two) for extra hold.

Step 3: Unclip the top of your hair. If your hair is layered, let the shorter top layer cascade over the tucked-in pieces. If your hair is all one length, roll the ends of the top half under the bottom pinned sections; pin it in a few places to secure it there. Finish by spritzing with hairspray all over.

Or you can watch the video below and follow the tutorial step-by-step:

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