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March 13, 2015

Soft Bob by Francois Fortin

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Soft Bob by Francois Fortin

With summer just around the corner, your clients will be looking to shed their winter locks for a breezy, fun short ‘do! The bob is always a hot style and there are many incarnations that, as a stylist, you can create. Master Stylist Francois Fortin of Salon Ziba in New York City created this soft bob to complement Colorist Colin Christopher’s New Ray of Sunshine Balayage.

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    Divide wet hair into four sections: right and left sides, upper and lower layers in the back. Pin the upper back layer at the crown and comb the lower layer straight.

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    Shape the bottom layer horizontally at the base of the neck.

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    Unpin the top layer and comb straight down to blend with the lower layer. Trim horizontally from the center out to the sides, unifying to the same length.

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    Trim the sides at a slight 10-15 degree downward angle. Comb the hair back to trim and balance the ends behind the ear at the nape.

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    Make a center part from the crown to the nape. Starting at the back and working toward the front, trim the ends at a soft, downward 15-20 degree angle.

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    Section the hair mid-crown and comb up. Trim the ends straight across.

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    Blow-dry with a paddle brush to smooth and straighten.

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    Take large sections starting at the middle of the head. Feather ends with the scissors to add texture and finish with a center part.

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