Celebrity Hairstylist Frank Barbosa knows good hair. He's worked with a number of celebs, including Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Sarah Jessica Parker and more. The faux bob is a great springtime look, and Barbosa shares how to achieve it by "tucking."

Tucking is a relatively simple way to give the illusion of shorter hair without hacking off your clients' long locks. Hair can be rolled under or over, and it's a good way to change up a look or to have a test-run of a shorter style.

HOW-TO: Create a Faux Bob using TuckingGET THE LOOK:

STEP 1: Start with hair that hits the shoulders at least. Decide how you'd like to part the hair and what texture you want to achieve.

STEP 2: Use a working hair spray (like IT&LY Pure Definition) to either encourage smoothness or texture, depending on what look you're going for, and give hair some shine.

STEP 3: Loosely gather the bottom portion of the ends and tuck under into a roll as short or long as you want the bob. Secure with bobby pins.
Pro tip: For straight hair, use a paddle brush to mold a sleeker tuck; for wavy or curly hair, use fingers to arrange curls in place.

STEP 4: Once tucked, use your fingers to fan out the sides. For added volume and tendrils, use the tail end of a comb to lift and pull out shorter pieces.

STEP 5: Finish with hairspray that provides staying power plus shine. For more styling options, add an accessory or slide hair behind one ear.

 

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