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7 Hair Hacks for Faking a Shorter Style ...

By Lyndsie

I'm growing my hair as long as I possibly can, but I've reached that length and that time of year when I always decide to cut it off because it's too hot and heavy and miserable. I always regret it, so this year I'm trying to avoid that dreaded pattern. You know what helps? Short hair hacks. It's so easy to fake a shorter style without having to chop off a single inch! I had no idea, but then, my idea of styling my hair mostly involves brushing it. Admittedly, some of these take more time than others and, as pretty as they are, I myself will probably be saving them for special occasions. Others, though, are so easy that you can experiment with a sassy short look without going near the scissors!

1 Fake the Most Fabulous Faux Bob

Whenever I give in and get a drastic cut, I always go for a bob. It's one of my favorites because it's flattering for my face (a rare and treasured miracle, btw). Faking it with this particular bob takes some time and effort, but it's so gorgeous and glamorous! The best part is that it looks so cool – I mean, like it will keep your neck cool and your head won't feel so hot and heavy from all your hair.

2 Glam It up with This Great Gatsby-inspired Look

You could wear this on the daily or save it for something special – it's perfect for either one. You might need to add some waves or curls to your hair, though, unless you're lucky enough to have them naturally. Even still, it never hurts to give your hair some extra structure, especially for a style like this.

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Doesn't Veena have gorgeous hair? Her whole look here is fire, and for those of you who do have really, really, super, stunningly long hair, she's your new muse. You can fake a short pony or a bun, and I imagine you can play around with the length you want quite easily.

4 Gotta Love Those 1920s Looks

This is a great fake look for medium-length hair – after all, your hair doesn't need to be super long for you to want a shorter 'do. Again, this is cooling, plus it's perfect for daily wear or special events. I don't think I'd add a bow, though.

5 Rock a Rihanna-inspired Style

Love Rihanna's curly faux hawks? You don't need to have one yourself to steal her look. This is brilliant and the final product is ravishing – and it looks so real! Love it, love it, love it!

6 Fake a Fringe without Snipping Your Hair

I need to remember this. I'm forever getting bangs cut, loving them for a week, and then loathing them as they grow out, lose shape, and start tickling. No longer do I have to make that commitment, however, and neither do you. Fake it for a day or two. I bet this is also a fantastic solution for second- or third-day hair!

7 Let DiscoCurls Show You How to Fake a Short Afro

DiscoCurls is fire. She's taught me about several curling techniques and tools, and I don't know, I just love watching her hands at work. This faux short 'do is involved, but more than worth it. It looks like you could do it with any length, honestly, especially since you can use bobby pins to tuck your hair and shape your afro.

Have you ever thought about fake a shorter cut instead of actually getting a shorter cut? Because I'm absolutely a fan.

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