By Courtney Leiva

Faux bobs couldn’t be any hotter in the beauty world right now, so to steal the look that stars like Kerry Washington and Anne Hathaway love, celebrity hairstylist Frank Barbosa shares his tips on how to achieve this romantic and trendy style in just three easy steps.

“Tucking gives the illusion of shorter hair without cutting your locks off. There are many variations to tucking including a vintage version that includes a flashback to the 50’s, or even looks from the 20’s as worn by celebrities like Nicole Richie. A modern tucking includes various textures and angles like the looks Taylor Swift has worn. To veer away from a conventional one, opt for an asymmetrical or A-Line tuck with longer tendrils cascading or even add a braid,” Barbosa explains.

Great for that upcoming date night, or making a great office-friendly look,  check out Barbosa’s complete faux bob beauty breakdown below.

Step One: To start, use a great working hair spray like IT&LY Pure Definition, as it allows you to create a smooth finish or enhance texture while imparting shine and a natural hold. To begin, have your foundation ready to go. This means having elements like you’re part, texture choice or fringe already in place.

Step Two: Loosely gather the bottom portion of your ends and tuck under into a roll securing with bobby pins. This is where you can also decide how short or long you would like to go. Remember, for straight hair; opt for a paddle brush to mold a smoother, sleeker tuck. Trying this out with a wave? Use your fingers to arrange curls in place.

Step Three: Once tucked, work the style with your fingers to fan out the sides. Apply a headband or for added volume and tendrils, use the tail end of your comb to lift or pull out shorter pieces. Finish with more IT&LY Pure Definition Hair Spray for shine and staying power. Want more styling options? Add an accessory or even slide the hair behind one ear.

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