Cutting that perfect bob can be very trying at times. If you’re a seasoned hair stylist this may be your simplest hairstyle to cut, but if you're slightly out of the game or learning, then this can be a daunting haircut to master for sure.
There are different variations of a bob weather that may be a long hair bob (Lob), Concave bob, short hair bob, asymmetrical bob haircut, to name a few. As long as you know the principles of cutting a simpler bob, then you can really take those skills into cutting any type of bob.
Although a Bob haircut is essentially a straight baseline cut, for it to actually sit perfectly and not flick out.. There are tricks you may need to master over time.
Today we will go through a simple Baseline bob haircut, the tools you will need and the stand out hairdressing scissors for the job.
What tools will I need?
Firstly it's always good to get all your tool's lined out and ready to undertake your desired haircut.
You will need:
Best scissors to use for cutting a bob haircut
Salon shears are traditional hair cutting scissors that every hairstylist would use. Even though these scissors are a no-brainer for scissors you will actually need, we added these to assure you that these scissors will always be needed in all aspects of haircutting.
If you are wanting to cut a perfect blunt bob then barber scissors are a really great tool to get the most precise and blunt line. Barber scissors are longer than salon scissors, therefore they cut more hair at a time which is a win for a blunt line. Sometimes several small cuts can make a baseline slightly uneven where a large cut with your barber scissors will give you a more crisper and perfect result.
If you are looking for hairdressing scissors that have narrowed tip blades then these are your girls! Precision scissors are great for point cutting your bobs to blend and harsh lines and for precise cutting around the neck or "hard to get areas".
Precision shears typically sharper than other hairdressing scissors which makes a perfect blade to blunt cut too.
Really saving the best to last here. Thinning Scissors Are nicknamed the "finishing tool" as they finish out and soften any great haircut. After you have finished your clients haircut and have blow-dried the hair straight then this would be the time to use these scissors.
Always go in and cut on and angle on dry hair. After each cut, comb out the loose hair to see how it looks. The thickest areas of your haircut will be the back of the hair and any blunt areas near the baseline that need softening.
Step by step guide
We understand that sometimes reading steps on "how to do a haircut" can be confusing, so we also recommend searching on YouTube some tutorials so you can visually see how to cut a Bob Haircut too.
As we have discussed above a bob haircut can transform into so many different options like shorter layers, a long bob that's a blunt bob, Bob with bangs or that long hair bob with a face shape or frame. No matter what type of Bob you are cutting the principle of any bob comes down to a blunt bob first and any shaping or layers can be added after.
If you're reading this blog and have never cut a bob before then we recommend always watching as many tutorials on YouTube as you can first, because to create a perfect bob takes time and practice.
Remember that when hair is cut wet that it shrinks up and goes shorter when dry, so when your cutting always cut longer then your desired length. If the length is still too long when dry then that's okay because you can always cut more length off, you just can't glue back length that is cut too short.
We hope you found this helpful !