6 Dry-Cutting Tips For Texturizing A Blunt Bob
How To Cut A Soft Blunt Bob On Dry Hair
If you’re not already dry-cutting to customize texture on bobs and lobs, you will be after reading these six tips from BTC Team Member Chris Jones, aka @chrisjones_hair to his 93k Insta followers. We’re breaking down the secrets to achieving a cool-girl bob with blunt lines and a soft interior that looks rad when styled straight, curly or waved.
Keep scrollin’ and learn how to point-cut for subtle layers, tips for jumpy crowns and cowlicks, techniques for texturizing on dry hair and so much more. Then, watch the the video how-to!
1. But First, Cut The Neckline Wet!
Chris recommends cutting the neckline wet first—combing into natural fall, using zero elevation or overdirection and minimal tension. He cuts a subtle C-shape against the skin using ARC™ Scissors SAGA Slim 6″ lightweight scissors to preserve the corner and allow the bob to follow the neckline without losing the corners behind the ear.
2. Solution For Jumpy Crowns & Cowlicks
After cutting the back of the hair wet to just underneath the crown, Chris recommends blow-drying the hair. He always cuts the crown and sides dry because it allows the crown to lay in its most natural position before cutting and texturizing.
3. The Key To Soft Precision
To maintain subtle softness on blunt lines, Chris recommends cutting the outline with ARC™ Scissors Symmetry 10/10 Reversible Texturizer, ten-tooth texturizing shears made of 100 percent handcrafted Japanese steel. They will help create a super soft cut with precision, so when the textured hair air-dries into natural curls or waves, the haircut will come to life.
4. Use This Tool Before Cutting The Profile
Once the back and crown have been cut dry, Chris recommends blow-drying and smoothing out the hair with a flat iron before going in and cutting the sides. This will cause the hair to fall into a more natural length and position.
5. Cut The Sides In THIS Position
Chris believes 75 percent of a bob should be cut dry and from the profile, not from behind the client. Cutting from a profile position helps him see the line more clearly. “Cutting the sides dry allows me to see the exact length and line,” shares Chris. “This eliminates having to guess how the hair will lay when clients style their hair at home.”
6. Create A Moveable Interior
Once the baseline is created, point-cut the interior to add subtle layers and texture throughout. To avoid the unwanted “mom bob,” Chris likes when the cut has a strong yet soft base with a moveable interior. This will give the haircut versatility when styled straight, curled or wavy.
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