Rachel Bilson could easily take the cake for one of the most influential style icons of our generation. Setting fashion trends left and right and launching her own visionary footwear line with ShoeMint, Rachel’s influence doesn’t stop with fashion – recently she rocked a “faux bob” hair style on the red carpet, proving that a girl doesn’t need to get a drastic chop at the salon to look like she took off a few inches. With the summer heat still going strong and always in need of a way to mix it up, us Minkettes are digging this easy and ‘cool’ solution to summer hair. Just follow the tutorial below from Style Noted to get started!
Step 1: Towel dry hair to damp. Apply styling whip from roots to ends.
Step 2: Use a comb to create a deep side part, then blowdry hair with a paddle brush.
Step 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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.