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March 23, 2016

The Dutch Bob

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The Dutch Bob

Created by Living Proof’s Dutch-born Ward Stegerhoek, this modern take on a classic cut was inspired by impressionistic principles. Abstract cutting techniques create strong lines without ever putting an actual line into the haircut. Versatile and expressive, the Dutch Bob is modern in every way.

 

Artist: Ward Stegerhoek

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HOW-TO STEPS

1

Cleanse and condition based on client's hair type with a Living Proof shampoo & conditioner. Follow with Prime Style Extender on damp hair to prep style and use as a cutting lotion. Comb though. For additional slip, layer Perfect hair Day (PhD) Night Cap Overnight Perfector.

2

Section the hair from the middle of the occipital to the top of the ears, following the round of the head.

3

Starting in the center back, pull section straight out from the head and remove length by refracting. Continue removing length following the traveling guide.

4

Scissor-over-comb to blend hair, starting in the hairline and following the round of the head.

5

Create a fast section from the top of the head to the second recession, holding the hair without tension, removing length with the point of your shears.

6

Connect front to back sections by overdirecting section over ear to the back perimeter line, then cutting. Repeat on both sides.

7

Drop the remaining hair to natural fall.

8

Starting in the back, create ½-inch twisted sections, and remove the length by gently twisting away from the face with no tension. Downward refract using a visual guideline to create a soft interior line.

9

In the crown, twist ½-inch sections without tension (alternate clockwise/counter-clockwise directions) and overdirect back to the interior perimeter to create length in the front.

10

Section out a narrow triangle with point in apex to the arch of the eyebrows.

11

Divide the triangle horizontally in the middle.

12

Gently twist small sections in alternating directions with no tension and remove to desired length by visually finding a guide that is appealing to the face.

13

Incorporate additional hair from the hairline into the corner of the triangle section to create a stronger visual impact. Cut the hair by picking up with your comb, creating slight elevation and point.

14

Drop the rest of the triangle section and point-cut into the fringe perimeter.

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Styling Option 1

1. Take excess water out of the hair by rough-drying with your hands.

2. Apply a few pumps of Restore Instant Repair Cream to your hands, and evenly distribute through the hair, focusing on frizzy, dry or damaged areas.

3. For hair types that lack texture and body, add a few pumps of Instant Texture Mist to add volume and grip.

4. Continue to dry the hair using your hands, focusing on the roots first. Flatten and smooth the roots by lifting and smoothing with your fingers as you dry.

5. Next, dry midlengths and ends. Still using your hands, twist 1- to 2-inch sections away from the face to create movement and shape. Continue until twists are created throughout the hair and are dried.

6. Rub a dab of Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer through your hands and deconstruct the twists. Lift and tousle until end look is achieved. For drier or frizzier hair types, add a half pump of Satin Hair Serum to Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer to keep hair polished and smooth.

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Styling Option 2 (for naturally curly-haired clients)

1. Apply a dollop of Curl Defining Styling Cream to your hands and evenly distribute through hair, focusing on midlengths and ends, and then roots. Comb through with a wide-tooth comb.

For hair types that lack a natural wave or body:
1. Apply Instant Texture Mist and scrunch through to distribute. Blot away excess water with a towel.

2. Dry the roots first. Flatten and smooth 1-inch of the root area first by lifting and smoothing with fingers as you dry.

3. Next, take water out of the midlengths and ends. Still using your hands, twist 1- to 2-inch sections away from the face to create movement and shape. Continue until twists are created throughout the hair and are dried.

4. Diffuse or place client under dryer until completely dry.

5. Once hair is dry, rub a dab of Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer and a drop of Satin Hair Serum through your hands and deconstruct the twists. Lift and tousle until end look is achieved. Tip: Have client flip head over and deconstruct to achieve more volume.

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