HOW-TO: Cut a Wispy and Edgy Bob

Lauren Salapatek | November 7, 2012 | 10:10 AM

Gone are the triangular, bubble-shaped bobs of the ‘80s, today’s bobs are soft and wispy with a narrow edgy translucence. Sam Villa, founding partner of the Sam Villa brand and education artistic director for Redken 5th avenue suggests collapsing the shape to make it look more modern.


STEP 1: Start with taking a horizontal section at the parietal ridge around the head and isolate the top section of hair.

STEP 2: Then, elevate the entire bottom section vertically and cut it. This is the section that is creating the bulk, when it’s elevated and cut, the edge falls short to long, which collapses the shape.

STEP 3: When finished, release the top layer of hair over and cut the perimeter to desired length.  These techniques help to create the tighter shape, the edge also needs to be softened. Villa offers two options for loosening the edge:

*Fan the section and point cut into the edge.

*Weave the thumb blade into a horizontal slice and softly close the blade and back cut, close the blade and back cut.

For more information on this style and the Sam Villa Brand CLICK HERE.


HOW-TO: Cut a Wispy and Edgy Bob

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