Most clients will, at some point, go through the question of whether or not to cut their hair short or leave it long. With the uptick in bobs circulating around the internet on models, bloggers, and even your close friend group, you’ll see an increase of clients asking if they should make the cut. Depending on their face shape, texture, and lifestyle - a shorter look could be a welcomed change. We will continue to see the trend of long highly-textured bobs and shags as a focus for consumers, but the classic bob is also resurfacing with an element of modern trend, which is texture,” says Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa. If you’re looking for a way to modernize the classic bob, Carruthers has a few quick and easy tips to create the look everyone will be asking for.
This fresh take on the classic bob has three major elements:
- The perimeter edge has more density, yet still carries a slightly disrupted edge by employing a shallow (yet deliberate) point cut or even a razor with a shallow stroke.
- Lengths are creeping shorter to accentuate head shapes and jaw lines.
- Soft un-defined surface layers can be pushed around and even worn as a long fringe to introduce movement without extracting too much weight or attention to the jawline.
Based on current styling trends “textured bobs are so versatile because the finishing can be really organic and natural or supremely coiffed,” adds Carruthers. Adding an effortless element to an iconic length, scroll to watch Carruthers cut a razored bob!
Credits: Hair/Sam Villa ArTeam; Photo/Katie Parker; Wardrobe/Amia Serrano; Makeup/Teal Druda.