The Great Gatsby-Inspired Fishtail Faux Bob Hairstyle Tutorial

Ever have a hairstyle that you totally want to try, but you just can’t psych yourself up for the attempt?

My personal stumbling block was cropping my hair short. I yearned for the simplicity of wash and wear hair, but I was too afraid of looking like a fuzzy pencil eraser. Once I finally tried it though? Best. Decision. Ever.

If you find yourself in a similar conundrum, it can be hard to know when it’s the right moment to finally take the plunge. One of the best solutions in my experience? Conduct a trial run!

The same way that you can experiment with bangs with these strategies for a top-notch faux fringe, it’s totally possible to dip a strand in the short-hair waters and test the look out.

If you’re thinking that you’re ready to unburden yourself of your lengthy locks—in the style of this notoriously Rapunzel-esque couple—but you still haven’t figured out your ideal length and cut, why not fake with a faux bob first?

With a few bobby pins, and some patience, it’s totally possible to convert your flowing mane into a sleek bob—and the effects are 100% reversible! You’ll be able to tell in an instant if the cropped life is right for you.

Check out the video below to see how it’s done. And if you can’t wait to experiment with a new look, please share on Facebook for all your pals who might benefit from a thoroughly modern mock-bob!


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