When you're the actor in a major Hollywood movie, it's important to step it up when attending the film's premiere. But when you're an actor in a juggernaut like Pitch Perfect 2, then creating an unexpected beauty look that stands out on the red carpet is compulsory.

So who better to turn for a star-making red carpet ‘do than the film's hair designer, Cheryl Marks? After all, the A-list stylist created hundreds of hair concepts for the beauty-fueled movie.

To give Kelley Jakle, who played the role of Jessica in both films, a standout look, she created what she calls the Bella Bob—an illusionary style that both captures one of 2015's biggest hair trends and tricks us in to thinking the actor chopped her long hair.

ESC, Cheryl Marks, Pitch Perfect 2

Jenna Williams

First, Marks prepped the hair by applying dry shampoo, to help ensure hair wouldn't get oily mid-event, and created a deep side part. After sectioning off hair and clipping away the top layer, she lightly sprayed the remaining hair with Pantene Flexible Hold Hairspray and flat ironed sections using light tension to straighten. 

Once hair was smooth, she divided it into three sections and twisted the section of hair closest to Kelley's right ear into a bun secured at the nape of the neck with bobby pins.

Marks then returned to the sectioned-off hair at top of the head and back combed hair at the roots to create volume and lift, adding shots of hairspray to lock in the look.

To create the short-hair illusion, she gathered hair into a low, loose ponytail aligned with the side bun and tied at the nape of the neck. Note, she purposefully left some hair hanging free near the right ear. Next, she rolled the hair toward the nape of the neck and tucked it into the side bun.

ESC, Cheryl Marks, Pitch Perfect 2

Jenna Williams

After combing the hair smooth in the back and sides, she used a flat iron to smooth the remaining hair hanging on the right side of the face, which made the look appear asymmetrical and like a true lob.

As Kelley left for the premiere, her hair looked as if it had been cut into a fresh, angular bob—no scissors required!

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