When it comes to beauty, our mantra is pretty simple: fake it ‘til you make it. Surprise pimple? Fake a clear complexion with a dab of concealer. Dark circles? Fake a good night’s rest with a swipe of well-placed highlighter. Our hair, however, is a different story. Other than faking freshly-washed locks with a spritz of dry shampoo, there are few styles that really require any faking on our part…until now.
A well-executed faux bob is the perfect way to flaunt the daring short hairstyle without actually going in for the chop—just ask Lea Michele, Cate Blanchett, or Amy Adams. Created by braiding and teasing the back of your hair, rolling or tucking it under, and pinning in place with bobby pins, this versatile new hair trend makes it easy to rock a shorter, edgier ‘do—zero commitment required.
Click through the slideshow above to see nine different ways to rock a faux bob!
Swift is the epitome of old school Hollywood glam with a tucked-under bob and tight curls.
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Cate Blanchett’s sleek ‘do curls up right below her ears for a polished, red carpet-worthy look.
We love how Ciara’s slightly tousled strands fall out in the front and frame her face.
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Amy Adams rocks a retro-inspired short hairstyle that’s perfect for the red carpet.
A deep side part and textured waves makes Alba’s bob the perfect option for day or night.
The Mother of Dragons is radiant at the Maleficent premiere with soft, brushed out curls and a noticeably shorter (faux) ‘do.
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Who says you can’t rock bangs with short hair? Lea Michele’s tousled strands perfectly complement her choppy bangs at the Kids Choice Awards.
The model and now actress flaunts a voluminous, blown-out hairstyle at the Amsterdam premiere of her movie, The Other Woman.
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Morrison’s tousled fake bob is the definition of bedhead done right—use Oribe’s Texturizing Spray ($42) to copy her undone texture.
Are you a fan of the faux bob look? Sound off in the comments!