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September 15, 2009

Denman Finishing How-To: Graduated Bob

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Denman Finishing How-To: Graduated Bob

Bobs are eternally modern and endlessly suitable for so many face shapes. There are several ways to finish the classic look, but in this Graduated Bob Finishing How-To, Denman spokesperson Mark Woolley demonstrates how to create a sleek, graphic shape that accentuates the solidity of the cut’s outlines.  

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HOW-TO STEPS

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    Damp hair is misted through with blowdry spray.

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    Using a Freeflow brush, move the hair around the head to get air in at the roots and release moisture. Start to push the hair into shape with the brush.

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    Using the Freeflow, part the hair, and brush into bob shape.

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    Section the hair from nape to hairline and ear to ear. Clip away the sections. Begin working at the nape below the occipital bone.

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    Using a Classic 7-Row Denman, work up the head taking sections at 45 degree angles. Standing to the side, hold the dryer directly above the section and place the brush in at the root and turn. Apply tension as you draw the brush down the lengths to make sure the hair lies flat.

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    Swap hands with your tools and repeat for the other side. Work up the head towards the crown in this manner, blending sections as you progress.

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    Next take a section from just below the crown to the front hairline. Place the brush in at the root very precisely and lift the section pulling the brush through to the ends. Continue forward, but do not over lift the hair at the front hairline. For the shorter sections at the hairline use the first two rows of bristles or switch to a small Classic 5-Row Denman.

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    For the top sections, place the brush in at the roots and pull it through the mid-lengths.  At the ends remove the air flow and roll the brush. Repeat technique for the entire section, smoothing the sides and creating a slight bend at the ends. Blend all the top sections with the previously dried hair.

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    Section off the fringe making sure it’s still damp. Begin working on the fringe by taking very fine sections. Blow dry using the same technique, gently lifting and pulling the hair into place following the brush with the air flow.

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    Add bend by drawing the brush under at the ends, heating the hair in the brush and allowing to cool.

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    Refine the outline of the hair in the top sections by putting plenty of tension on the hair as you place the brush in at the root, draw slowly down the lengths and roll the ends, allow the hair to cool before releasing.

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