Want to try out a bob without committing to a cropped cut? Rachel Bilson clearly has the solution, as she recently rocked a faux-bob on the red carpet. Her hair is slicked back on one side, giving the illusion of a trendy side-shave, but it’s left loose on the other side for a fun asymmetrical look. It’s pulled together in a loose bun in the back, but we love that it gives the illusion of a bob.
Step: Towel dry hair to damp. Apply styling whip from roots to ends.
Step: Use a comb to create a deep side part, then blowdry hair with a paddle brush.
Step: On the side of the part that has less hair, apply hair gel, and use the comb to slick it back behind the ears.
Step: Loosely gather the hair on the other side of the part, and pull it back behind the head. Pull together both sides into a low, messy bun, and pin in place. Make sure the gelled side is pulled tightly into the bun, while the other side is loose and carefree.
Step: Tug a little bit on the loose side to create a low swoop. Randomly pull out a few strands of hair for a messy faux-bob.