03.08.2021

How to Fake a Bob When You Have Long Hair

If it seems like celebrities hair lengths change drastically roughly once a week, thats sort of true. With the magic of wigs and extensions, stars often seem to grow Rapunzel-like strands overnight.

But the flip side of that is that sometimes theyll seem to have made major, unexpected chops – even when the reality is that they havent gone anywhere near a pair of scissors. This is thanks to the phenomenon of the fake bob, and yes, its totally doable even if youre not a celebrity with access to a pro stylist.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube – a search for “makeup tutorial” and “hair tutorial” yields more than five million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you whats best.

YouTuber Andrea Brooks of AndreasChoice put together an easy tutorial that shows how to create a faux bob with a few simple steps. Arm yourself with a brush, some bobby pins and a hair tie, and then follow along with her surprisingly quick (as in, it takes a few minutes) method.

Watch the full video below:

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