How To Get A Short Bob Without Touching The Scissors

Sweater- Club Monaco, Skirt- J.Crew, Shoes- Sam Edelman, Ring- Nordstrom for similar

Just in case you are wondering why in the world I am sitting on a piece of furniture for this picture, let me explain. I wanted to show you guys my birthday dinner outfit and how I styled my new sweater from Wednesday’s post, but everywhere we (Traci and I) tried to take a picture ended up looking so… I don’t know… boring and staged. That’s how I ended up sitting on a piece of furniture. Ha!

Anyway, I decided to get cute for my birthday dinner, and by cute, I mean dressed up. And by dressed up, I mean wearing something other than pants/jeans. I tucked my new sweater into a leather skirt I already had. I knew I wanted to show off the collar of my new sweater, but I didn’t want to wear my usual bun. When I was trying this shirt on, my hair got tucked into the shirt (you can see it in Wednesday’s post), and I thought it looked so cute! I wanted to replicate the look but not permanently (as in no scissors were involved)…been there, done that. Well, I loved the way it turned out, and it was so easy!

Here’s my “short bob” that showed off my collar but involved no scissors!

First, I gathered my hair into a loose bun at the nape of my neck. I ended up re-doing this  to secure the hair on the left in the bun.

Tuck the bun under, and…

…pin it. I used two different types of pins. I stuck a few jumbo pins up the bun vertically to get the bun to stay tucked under. Then I used a few u-shaped pins and pinned them horizontally for extra security and to tuck in any strays.

If the bob is too short, just start pulling the sides down so it comes out of the bun. Viola! A short bob that showed off my collar without cutting one piece of hair. This would be a really good hack if you get a wild idea to chop your hair off.  Start with this hack and see how it goes! I decided to keep my hair long, but it was fun to change it up a bit!

Funny tidbit: My husband thought I had tucked my hair into my shirt all night and thought nothing of it. Funny thing is, I contemplated just tucking my hair into my shirt. I guess he knows me well. Ha!

Pictures by Traci Ling


  1. kristen March 3, 2017

    Girl, you are so cute! Love this tip!

    • Carly Lee March 3, 2017

      Thanks, Kristen!

  2. Sandy Hartley March 10, 2017

    Such a great photo! I Hilarious that he thought your hair was tucked in – brilliant!!


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