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March 1, 2019

3 Bulk-Removing Techniques For Lob Cuts

ARC Scissors Megan Schipani @shmeggsandbaconn Bulk Removing Tips Bobs Lobs Remove Weight Cutting Techniques Point Cutting Slide Cutting Slice Cutting Internal Layering Hidden Layers
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Lobs: 3 Techniques For Removing Bulk

When a thick-haired client requests a lob, it’s because she wants a lightweight cut with lots of movement. That means you need to find a way to remove the excess weight without losing too much length. Below, we’re breaking down three bulk-removing techniques from @shmeggsandbaconn that can help you do just that. PLUS, she shares how to adjust two of the techniques for fine-haired clients. So keep reading for the deets!

 

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Technique 1: Point Cutting

This is the most common method for removing extra weight from the ends because it results in a lived-in cut that is extremely pliable and easy to manipulate. Using the ARC™ Scissors PHANTOM 7″ shear, elevate a 2- to 3-inch section away from the head and point cut parallel to the hair, opening and closing the scissor to remove bulk. Successful point cutting requires a shear with a sharp point, the ARC™ Scissors PHANTOM 7″ shear is made from 100% handmade from Takefu VG-10 Japanese steel with full convex blades, ensuring the shears are sharp from pivot to tip.

 

ARC Scissors Megan Schipani @shmeggsandbaconn Bulk Removing Tips Bobs Lobs Remove Weight Cutting Techniques Point Cutting Slide Cutting Slice Cutting Internal Layering Hidden Layers
Know this: Cutting the hair at an angle will cause you to remove length instead of removing extra weight.

 

If you want even softer texture…

Megan says try performing the above technique with the ARC™ Scissors SYMMETRY 10/10 Reversible Texturizer. This pair will remove extra weight at a more conservative rate and is great for when you need to remove a little bit of bulk on normal to fine hair but still want to maintain a blunt line.

 

Technique 2: Slide Cutting

This is a great way to create layers and add movement without removing length. Start by taking a 2- to 3-inch section. Then, keep the scissors partially open (about 45 degrees) and insert them inside the section with the tip pointing toward the ends. Slice through the hair, leaving about ¼ an inch of space in between each slice.

 

ARC Scissors Megan Schipani @shmeggsandbaconn Bulk Removing Tips Bobs Lobs Remove Weight Cutting Techniques Point Cutting Slide Cutting Slice Cutting Internal Layering Hidden Layers
Pro Tip: DO NOT close your scissors as you cut. Always keep them partially open to avoid removing too much hair.

 

If you want to add some movement to thin hair…

Again, opt for the SYMMETRY 10/10 Reversible Texturizer. Start about 2 to 3 inches away from the ends, slice through the hair and avoid the area where it starts to thin. “The key is to add movement just above where the ends begin to thin out,” shares Megan.

 

Technique 3: Internal Layering

Internal layering, or what Megan likes to call hidden layers, is one of her fave techniques for the blunt bob/lob shape because it adds movement and volume without taking away from the strong perimeter. They may appear drastic compared to the rest of the length, but since the layers are hidden inside the hair we promise your client won’t notice them.

 

ARC Scissors Megan Schipani @shmeggsandbaconn Bulk Removing Tips Bobs Lobs Remove Weight Cutting Techniques Point Cutting Slide Cutting Slice Cutting Internal Layering Hidden Layers

 

To create internal layers…

Take vertical or horizontal sections, hold them out at a 90 degree angle and then “chip away” (cut small sections of hair near the midshaft) where weight needs to be removed. Just be sure to cut at an angle to avoid creating hard lines and use a sharp shear like the ARC™ Scissors PHANTOM 7″ shear to avoid snagging the hair. 

 

Ready to try Megan’s technique for creating internal layers? Click here to purchase the ARC™ Scissors PHANTOM 7″ Scissor!

 

Want to learn how to cut the perfect perimeter for bobs and lobs? Click here for three tips!

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