5 Cutting Tips For Perfectly Soft Bobs & Lobs
5 Easy Steps To Cutting Softer, Shorter, Fuller Bobs & Lobs
This season, we’re loving softer, fuller bobs with a little bit of everything—fringe, volume, movement, shine, you name it. So, what’s the secret to this all-in-one, transformative cut? BTC Team Member and short hair expert Carolynn Judd (@styled_by_carolynn) is revealing some of her go-to cutting techniques that send her clients home with a trendy, wearable cut they can style with ease.
Check out the results of Carolynn’s cutting service—and keep scrolling to learn how it’s done!
5 Deep Point Cutting Tips You Need To Know
1. Prep the hair with a reliable cutting aid
“You will want to use a good cutting aid for this [bob/lob] and all of your haircuts,” Carolynn says. Cutting aids are essential for clean, precise haircuts. Carolynn’s go-to is the FIBRE CLINIX Fortify Multi-Repair Lotion by Schwarzkopf Professional that fights breakage while she cuts with ease.
Click here to try Carolynn’s go-to cutting aid for bobs and lobs!
2. Rest the shears on the neck & glide out
Gently cut along the nape, careful to hold your shears at zero elevation to avoid nicks. Carolynn uses her Designer Series Phantom II 6″ shears from ARC™ Scissors to reach small areas behind the ears and around the face.
3. Revisit each section with a softer point cut to add diffusion
This simple tip blends the hair for a more seamless grow-out while adding subtle volume.
Pro tip: If the hair starts to dry during this part of the process, continue applying your cutting aid (a.k.a. FIBRE CLINIX Fortify Multi-Repair Lotion) to cut with ease.
Want to be the go-to for bobs? Learn from the pro @styled_by_carolynn in her Textured A-Line Bob class on BTC University!
4. Build shape & dimension with shorter point cuts
Point cut each section, leaving each section longer as you cut away from the nape. This will help tailor a more angled, dimensional result.
Pro tip: Point cutting also helps preserve length, but with much more structure and movement.
5. Point cut on each final section to refine
When you reach the final section on either side, point cut using a wide tooth comb as your guide.
Watch Carolynn’s soft bob cutting technique in action here!
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6. Add a soft, timeless fringe for extra texture
Carolynn loves adding romantic but manageable fringe to her bobs and lobs to add a little extra OOMPH. Here’s how it’s done:
- Separate your fringe into a triangle section.
- Generously apply Schwarzkopf Professional FIBRE CLINX Vibrancy Spray Conditioner as a nourishing cutting lotion
- To find the perfect length, plan to cut at the top of the cheekbone.
- Cut using the interior of your blade for an extra soft texture.
Watch the video below to see how Carolynn cuts a soft, romantic fringe!
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Want to upgrade your cutting routine? Browse Schwarzkopf Professional’s FIBRE CLINIX collection here!
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