Although there are many bobs and way to cut a bob letís just focus on
a typical normal bob which most think about when thinking of a bob.
Wet the head completely which typically includes a shampoo and
conditioning so all products are removed from the hair. You want to
start out most haircuts with a clean pallet to work with.
Section hair into the seven sections of the head Ė left side, top,
right side, left crown, right crown, left nape, and right nape. Leave
down about a quarter to a half inch along the perimeter. Starting in
front, comb the hair straight in front and determine the length desired.
Most bobs are to the chin or somewhere close.
ē Important: donít put any tension on the hair as you hold it and
cut. The blunt cut is meant to hang on its own and tension will give you
Once that front length is set, you will move to the back of the head.
You may use a long comb or a ruler for this next step itís completely up
to you as this will be the line you follow in order to set the cutting
guide for the back. Run the comb through the hair to make sure none are
folded over or hiding and then, making sure there is no tension; you cut
a one inch guide to the desired length. From here we will work from back
to front till we get to the front guide.
ē Note: Keep your scissors horizontal (flat) as you cut to avoid
hills and valleys or better known as unevenness. This of course doesnít
apply if thatís the look you are going for.
Now we start at the nape on both the right and left sides combing
them straight down. Then using the previous cutting techniques and guide
cut the new parts from back to front, left side then the right or visa
versa; just one at a time. Next we repeat this on the left side, right
side, left crown, and right crown; repeating the cutting guides and ways
as above until all sections are complete.
The crown is next; take it down and part it down the center of the
head. Divide it evenly on each side of the head and again cut as before.
After the last cut is made and you are happy with it dry the head
entirely. Then use a flat iron to fully complete the style making it
smooth and completely straight. If the ends are to much for you just
hanging there you can finish with a curling iron applying it to just the
ends so they ever so slightly curl under.
Apply a small amount of hairspray if desired. And there you have it
the end result should be a simple, sleek style that is timeless and a
snap to take care of.
Here is a great video on how to cut a bob