Faux Bob: How To Fake A Bob, Without Cutting Your Hair

Even fantasize about chopping all your hair off (a la Hayden Panettiere, Anne Hathaway or even – gulp – Miley Cyrus)? Dream about the sass sure to come with a sleek, sexy bob – only to fret frantically about the regret that may ensure and the long, LONG months of growing it out, hating your hair?

What if you didn’t have to choose between long, lux locks and a short, sleek do?

With a Faux-Bob you can have the best of both worlds! Celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler shows us how. And, with celebrity clients including Annalynne McCord, Rosario Dawson and Emanuelle Chriqui, we’re listening!

How to DIY a Faux Bob

Comb Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Restorative Oil ($19.95) through dry hair to keep flyaways and frizz at bay.

Loosely gather hair at the nape of your neck and, without using a hair tie, very loosely braid hair, making sue that hair falls loosely until the desired length of your faux-bob.

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Use a hair elastic that matches the color of your hair to tie the end of the braid.

Tuck the braid under your faux-bob, securing the braid and loose hair with a bobby pin.

Spray with Joico Joimist Firm Finishing Spray ($16.50).

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