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Last updated: June 01, 2017

How-To: Chocolate Lob

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  • Starting Level

    Grown out ombré on mid-length hair

  • Formula A

    Schwarzkopf Professional BlondeMe + 30-volume developer

  • Formula B

    Schwarzkopf IGORA ROYAL 7-16 + 7-1

When a regular client of Edwin Ramirez (@hairbyedwin) stopped in for her appointment, she asked for a drastic haircut change. And Edwin, a haircut and color specialist at Kut Haus Salon in Claremont, Calif., knew just the chop her medium-length locks needed: an on-trend lob. The bold cut, paired with a fresh and subtle color application, made for a dynamic chocolate lob. Get the how-to below.


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Natural/Starting Level: Grown out ombré on mid-length hair


Schwarzkopf Professional Color Formulas
Formula A: BLONDME + 30-volume developer

Formula B (toner): IGORA ROYAL 7-16 + 7-1


1. Balayage Formula A using diagonal sectioning around the face and around the crown for a softer blend. Hand-paint V-sections throughout the rest of the head using Formula A, then process for 30 minutes with no heat.


2. Next, tone using Formula B and process for 15 minutes.


3. For the lob, cut her hair at zero elevation creating a blunt line. When you get to the front, angle forward to give a slight A-line perimeter. Finish the cut by point-cutting the perimeter to soften up the outline.


4. For styling, prep the hair with Oribe Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray, rough-dry to about 80 percent dry, then apply Bumble and bumble. Defrizz. Flat brush the hair with a boar bristle brush.


5. Create waves using a flat iron and finish the style with R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo. For a more piecey finish, Edwin used Bumble and bumble. Semisumo.


Cut: $85
Color: $150
Total: $235



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