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June 28, 2019

4 Cutting Tips For Bobs & Lobs

Chris Jones Bob Lob Cutting Tips Instagram Videos ARC Scissors Soft Blunt Bob @chrisjones_hair
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Bob & Lob-Cutting Tips For Textured Haircuts
What’s the difference between cutting a textured and layered bob? How can you achieve subtle graduation on a soft blunt bob haircut? We’re sharing some of our favorite bob- and lob-cutting tips from Chris Jones, aka @chrisjones_hair to his 185k Instagram followers, that will answer all of your cool-girl texture questions. Plus (since who doesn’t love a good quickie?), we’ve included some super satisfying and educational technique videos that will make you wanna pick up your ✂️ and snip away! Get it all below. 

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1. How To Achieve Subtle Graduation
Want a fast but effective way to create subtle graduation? Try slide cutting with a texturizing shear, starting higher in the back and lower toward the front. “You don’t want to wipe out the corner near the face,” warns Chris. “Enter the section leading with the straight blade [using the ARC Scissors SYMMETRY 30/2 Reversible Texturizer], closing the shear on the way out!” Watch the full technique below.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. The Difference Between Texture & Layers
Textured bobs are all over Instagram, but your client might not know what finished look they’re really requesting when they bring in their inspo pics. For example: If they bring in the photo on the right (below), they might not end up with the one on the left. When curled, the haircut looks a lot more layered than it actually is… “When in fact the haircut is 90 percent one length with just enough texture to add movement,” shares Chris. “Know the difference and you can avoid those hard to style, over-layered cuts. 

 

Chris Jones Bob Lob Cutting Tips Instagram Videos ARC Scissors Soft Blunt Bob @chrisjones_hair
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3. The KEY To A Soft Blunt Bob
Picture this: You cut a bob wet, blow-dry and the sides shrink up! OH NO, right? To prevent this, dry-cut the sides to take out the guess work. “I like to cut the nape area wet—it allows me to get the precise line I’m looking for,” dishes Chris. “Once the line is in, I blow-dry and flat-iron to finish the cut dry. I love the combination of a strong perimeter but with a soft interior.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another bob we LOVE?! The shaggy bob with fringe! We’ll just leave this here…

 

Chris Jones Bob Lob Cutting Tips Instagram Videos ARC Scissors Soft Blunt Bob @chrisjones_hair
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4. Textured Lobs & Bobs With Blunt Lines
To create texture, Chris works with ARC™ Scissors SYMMETRY 10/10 Reversible Texturizer to cut the hair in its natural fall without pushing her strands out of the shear. This tool allows him to ‘chip away’ at the blunt line until it’s exactly the way he wants it. “Think of it as sketching with a pencil rather than drawing with a pen,” dishes Chris.

 

Watch Chris’ Long To Lob Transformation Video Below!

 
 
 
 
 
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Lob fever?! Chris used ARC™ Scissors texturizing shears to create this super soft, natural-looking texture below. For more education on bobs and lobs, TAP HERE to learn three mistakes to avoid when cutting blunt lines!

 

Chris Jones Bob Lob Cutting Tips Instagram Videos ARC Scissors Soft Blunt Bob @chrisjones_hair
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