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Last updated: April 11, 2018

Fuller-Looking Bob

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Fuller-Looking Bob

Cutting fine and thinning hair doesn’t have to be a challenge. Following basic principles can help you achieve fuller-looking locks on your fine and thinning clients.


“A technical approach to a haircut provides structure in the shape, so avoid any thinning and slicing of the hair,” says Tracey Hughes, global creative director of ReGenesis® by RevitaLash® Cosmetics. “And shorter hair looks thicker and fuller, so it’s a great option for fine and thinning hair. Finally, the sole priority should be on maintaining good scalp health, as that’s the key to healthy hair. Massaging the scalp regularly will increase blood circulation to the surface.”


Tracey’s advice, combined with this cutting how-to, will help you give your fine and thinning clients the fuller-looking hair of their dreams!


Manufacturer: Athena Cosmetics; RevitaLash Cosmetics, @

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    The model has a grown-out, A-line bob. Prep the hair with ReGenesis by RevitaLash Cosmetics Thickening Shampoo and Thickening Conditioner.

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    Section a triangle at the front top section of the head from the temples to separate the fringe area. Section from the sides of the triangle into a horseshoe shape below the crown area.

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    Section vertically down to the top of the ear using a diagonal forward section, then section through the center back vertically and split this area horizontally at the top of the occipital bone.

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    Starting at the center back, take small, 1-centimeter, clean diagonal partings. Elevate each section to 45 degrees with your finger position parallel to your parting. This will begin to create your graduation.

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    Once the graduation is complete, blow-dry the hair into its natural fall. Then, using the points of your scissors, cut in a solid perimeter line.

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    Start the next section in the center back and use a square layering technique. Take 1-centimeter vertical partings and project the hair to 90 degrees from the horizontal line with your finger angled at 90 degrees. Continue to the back of the ears.

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    Release the side section and progress with 1-centimeter diagonal forward partings. Overdirect every consecutive section to the first one to a stationary guide at the point of reference at the top of the ear. Repeat on the opposite side.

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    Blow-dry the hair into its natural fall using a flat, Denman-style brush. Using the back perimeter line as your guide, continue cutting this solid line through the sides. Release the tension and cut the line, resting your blades against your comb to allow for ear protrusion.

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    Release the top sections and blow-dry. Take vertical partings and elevate 45 degrees above the horizontal line, with a finger angle of 90 degrees. Point-cut to soften the haircut and create movement.

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    Finished look

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