If you've always envied your friends' stylish bob hairstyles but aren't willing to part with your long locks, here's an idea: try a faux bob. "It's the bob style you've always wanted without cutting your hair off," says celebrity stylist and Hair Basics expert Ted Gibson.

Anne Hathaway, Rosario Dawson and Kate Beckinsale have all recently rocked this short hairstyle on the red carpet. And believe it or not, it's achievable in a matter of minutes with five simple steps -- no snipping or clipping required.

Click through the gallery below for more of Gibson's tips and tricks on creating the faux bob.