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How-To: Fake Short Hair Like Rosario Dawson

I can't say enough about the hairstyle (and gorgeous earrings) we saw on Rosario Dawson at the premiere for Seven Pounds in LA. At first glance, it looked like a chopped change from her recent Lucky cover but, once I zoomed in, I realized it was a nip and tuck.This style's a baby step for commitmentphobes who want a cut, but aren't quiiite there yet. The trick to the illusion of short hair: large hair pins. Taking a mix of the classic pins (the ones that are rigidly straight with ridges) and the ones that look more like a bendy "v", tuck sections of your hair starting with the bottom and loosely layer the top until it's all pinned under.

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Back when I chatted with the stylist who created Molly Sims messy updo, he told me that "a girl's necessity is always five long hair pins in the bottom of her purse, just in case." It totally makes sense now – why do with 20 what you can do with five – and, if oversized pins can make me go from long to short without the scissors, then I'm attached to the products below.


ferret ferret 8 years
looks like a fun look for someone with longer hair. esp with the dress she wore - getting the hair out of the way to show off her strapless dress. cute!
lola_love lola_love 8 years
I love it but wonder if it would really last all night. It someone tries it let us know how it goes!
nguidjol nguidjol 8 years
I don't like it!
Swen Swen 8 years
I don't like it. The front looks good, but it's so obvious from the back that it's tucked under. I think this only works if you have enough shorter layers you can pull out to cover the roll.
fcseamstress fcseamstress 8 years
I like it... I think I'll try it for our Christmas party tomorrow night! I've got some great silver earrings and an off the shoulder top that'll be killer with this hair!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Gwen-G Gwen-G 8 years
I really do love this hairdo.It looks good on Rosario
chelseacbboyles chelseacbboyles 8 years
who cares if the look is unpolished... who says hair always needs to be polished? I think it looks awesome and it's a great idea!
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
It looks like crap. I saw the picture and thought you posted it so we could make fun of it...
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I quite like her makeup. The hair is okay.
alice86 alice86 8 years
I just cut my long locks off yesterday...:(
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 8 years
My grandmother was a flapper in the 1920's who had knee-length hair she used to roll into a bob. In pics you would never know her hair was so long. I like Rosario's do -- mess and all -- as I think it modernizes a classic bob into a fun, festive look.
emalove emalove 8 years
Eh, it's okay...
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
I'm trying that when I get home!
azulsky azulsky 8 years
I just put a headband on and tuck the ends under to the length I want. When I wear it like that everyone always thinks I've cut my hair, nope just tucked under.
righteothen righteothen 8 years
I don't know if I really like this look. It looks fine from the front, but from behind it looks kinda unpolished. I guess it's okay if you are looking into how your hair would look short, but it just doesn't seem right for dressing up. That's just my 2 cents, though. To each their own.
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