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Trick your way into short (looking) hair with these sneaky updos!

/ 04.05.2014
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  • Trick your way into short (looking) hair with these sneaky updos!
  • Trick your way into short (looking) hair with these sneaky updos!
  • Trick your way into short (looking) hair with these sneaky updos!
  • Trick your way into short (looking) hair with these sneaky updos!
  • Trick your way into short (looking) hair with these sneaky updos!

Anyone with long hair has those moments when they're ready to chop it all off and they're ready to do it right now! Only, there's always going to be that voice in the back of their head warning them not to commit. Though hair does grow back, it can often be a painstaking process. Luckily, there's a think called the "optical illusion" hairstyle, which can instantly give you the appearance of having shorter hair than you actually have! All it takes is a little trickery, similar to the hair-tuck trend that Mulberry kicked off recently, only it continues to work even when you take your scarf off.

Faux bobs and faux hawk are a great way of making your hair look shorter, and they also happen to be super easy to achieve! Even better, they work on just about any hair texture, so they might just be the most accessible hairstyles ever?

Put down the scissors!

How to fake a bob: A faux bob hairstyle is so easy to achieve that you might already be able to guess how to do it. Use your hands to smooth the hair back and gather it into a low ponytail with a hair tie. Next, pull the elastic down a couple of inches (or longer, depending on the length of your hair). Pull the hair at the sides forward a bit so that they begin to resemble a bob, then grab the ponytail and roll it up toward the nape of the neck before pinning in place with bobby pins. Spray your hair all over with hairspray to ensure the style lasts all day.

How to fake a faux hawk: A faux-hawk is the perfect hairstyle for making a big impact, but without having to commit to such a drastic measure as cutting off almost all of your hair! To get the look, create a deep side part on side, and then another on the other side, so that you have three strips of hair. With the center section, create French braid. Smooth the sides of the hair back so they lay very flat against the scalp, then join them into the French braid at the back. Secure the braid with bobby pins.

So, which look will you be trying?

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