HOW-TO: Cut a Wispy and Edgy Bob

By Lauren Salapatek | 11/07/2012 11:02:00 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.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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