Publisher: MODERN SALON
Author: Alison Alhamed
Location: United States

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How to Create a Modern Bob with Volume

Alison Alhamed | February 1, 2018 | 12:01 PM

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST and educator Tracey Hughes is known across the globe for her beautiful cut, style and color work. Here, she works on a model with very fine, textured hair, and customizes a bob to create the illusion of thickness and fullness. The finished result is a modern shape, executed with precision.

“This precision methodology is ideal for fine hair as it retains structure into the shape, graduation builds up weight and the layering creates movement,” Hughes says.

BEFORE

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STEP 1

Create a triangular section at the top of the head to separate the fringe area. Then section from the sides of the triangle into a horseshoe round shape to below the crown area.

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STEP 2

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

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STEP 3

Starting at the center back, take small diagonal partings. Elevate each section to 45˚ with your finger position parallel to your parting to create graduation.

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STEP 4

Once the graduation is complete, dry the hair in natural fall. Then using the point cut in a solid perimeter.

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STEP 5

Start the next section in the center back and use a square layering technique. Take small vertical partings and project the hair to 90˚ from the horizontal line with your finger angle at 90˚. Continue to the back of the ears.

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STEP 6

Release the side section and progress with small diagonal-forward partings. Over-direct 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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STEP 7

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

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STEP 8

Release the top sections and blow dry. Take vertical partings and elevate 45˚ above the horizontal line and the finger angle is 90˚. Cut using a point-cutting technique to soften and create movement.

 

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