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Last updated: June 17, 2019

The Lob Your Clients Demand

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No question—the lob is one of the most sought-after haircuts in the salon. And the beauty of the lob is that it’s deceptively simple. Matt Swinney (@matt.swinney), Global Creative Director for L’ANZA Healing Haircare, shows us a lob-cutting technique that is quick and easy, but looks like a million bucks and will definitely keep your cool girls happy. Watch him on our exclusive Facebook Live, then get the steps!


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  1. Create a middle part, then split the hair from the occipital to the bottom of the ear on each side. Then, apply L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil and Healing Style Design Foam to wet hair. 
  2. Comb the hair with the wide-tooth portion of the comb, determine where you want the length and blunt-cut directly underneath.
  3. Create a horseshoe part from the bottom of the ear, over the parietal ridge and to the other ear. Comb the section down and repeat the same technique to set the perimeter. Pro Tip: When cutting the perimeter, the least amount of sections equals the least amount of errors, so try to cut the perimeter in minimal sections.
  4. Create a parting from the top of each ear over the crown. Using the perimeter as a guide, point-cut the top layer of hair in the back.
  5. To connect the left side, comb the side section and overdirect to the back of the head. Use the back as a guide, cutting directly beneath the comb. Repeat on the other side.
  6. Texturize and personalize the cut by creating peaks and valleys in the back perimeter. Pro Tip: For thicker, denser hair, take the peaks and valleys deeper. On finer hair, keep the peaks and valleys shallower.
  7. Add a face frame around the lob if desired for dimension in the cut. Take a small section of hair on either side of the part and slightly open and close your shears while you cut on a slight angle.
  8. Blow-dry, then grab random-sized sections, and with a 1 ¼-inch Marcel iron, create loose waves. Finish by spraying with L’ANZA Healing Style AirPaste and raking your hands through the waves. Pro Tip: Start waves around the face then move to the back. That way, the face-framing waves have time to cool and will look better and last longer.


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