I’m really excited to be demonstrating this fun, modern lob. This haircut is so versatile and it’s really trending and popular.
One of the reasons I think that it’s so popular is it really suits any hair type and a lot of different lengths of hair. So whether your hair is thick and curly or more fine and thin, this is a haircut that could be adjusted and accommodated to work for you.
So we’re gonna be walking through this haircut in three easy steps and talking about the variety of things that you could do to customize it for each and every client in your chair.
The established length in the front is gonna be somewhere at the clavicle. It’s gonna be very beautiful, face-framing and accentuate the neckline and shoulders.
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Section the hair into five sections: hairline to nape, ear to ear, temple to temple in a horseshoe through the top.
After sectioning your five sections out, the first subsection will be a symmetrical triangle in the center nape, diagonal down partings on either side.
Ensure that you have an even amount and your diagonal down parting is the same on either side to create balance.
As you work through the haircut, you will continue to take diagonal down partings and sections and cut, bringing the hair down.
I’m cutting with the Silk Cut Pro. Some of the features of this shear are: the integrated dial tension for a nice smooth, all the way through the blade. There’s also grooves for balance for your fingers and a permanent resting.
This shear also features a ball bearing mechanism to ensure a silky, smooth cut. This share is available in many sizes and today I’m using 6.5.
Now that I’ve established my guideline, I’m going to continue to take diagonal down partings.
Using zero elevation the hair will be brought down using the previous guide to cut. This will ensure that I don’t build graduation.
I’m using the double clip to secure the hair. What makes this clip unique is it’s like two clips in one. It has a double hinge so it’s amazing for sub sectioning the hair.
As you continue to move up towards the crown, at this point you want to start having slight elevation. This will create some softness around the perimeter of the haircut,
Slightly over direct and elevate the hair as you move up the crown. This is going to create a little bit of length in the corners so that ensures balance as you work through the sides.
When doing a more freehand cutting, I prefer to use the thick part of the comb, the wider teeth and use the comb as my guide for the angle that I’m cutting.
If I’m picking the hair up in my hand and I need the tension for that precision cut, I prefer to use the narrow teeth that are closer together so I can ensure that I get even lift and tension through the hair when I cut.
Before I move into the side sections, I’m just checking for balance to ensure that I have a nice balanced haircut and length throughout the haircut.
What you’ll notice is by taking those diagonal down sections, we’ve created a bit of over direction and an angle pointing to the front. When this hair comes down in front of the ear, that will be our guideline for where we’ll be cutting the sides.
Remember as you take your diagonal down partings on the side and you’re over directing to the back, that you keep your fingers parallel to your part. This will ensure that your gonna go from short to long, creating that link that you desire in the front.
Here’s the guideline for where my front length can be. This is my guide line to the back. I’m just going to create a nice seamless line from short to long to establish the length in the front.
So I’m connecting from one point into my front guide.
You can see that beautiful shape that we’re creating from the short into the long and we’re already establishing that really nice angle.
Continue on the right side and repeat the steps. Take a diagonal down parting, remove a small section of hair in the front hairline, bringing it down, cutting it evenly with the other side to ensure balance on both sides throughout the haircut.
At this point in the haircut, you need to establish your partings. In this case I’m using a central parting because I want to give the option of wearing it left side part, right side part or center parting.
It really gives versatility to the haircut and from day to day you can actually have a different look with one haircut.
Continue taking diagonal, down sections, through the top partings and then repeat on the other side.
Because this is a very thick head of hair, I’m going to do a little bit of elevation so that I can ensure that I’m gonna get their right amount of layers.
I look for my previous guide and that’ll tell me exactly where I want to cut the hair.
Remember to stay parallel to your partings while cutting the hair.
Parting, comb, fingers and shears.
Next I’m gonna be removing some of the bulk. I like to use the texture cut shear for this, wet and dry.
So basically I’ll remove some of the unwanted bulk now and then go back when the hair is dry and detail and remove wherever the hair might be heavy.
Remember when you’re going in with your texture cut shears to go in on a vertical or a vertical diagonal line as that’s the way the haircut was established.
If you do a horizontal line, you’re going to create weight and what we’re doing is trying to remove weight and bulk. This will ensure a seamless, soft, lighter effect to the hair.
Take a nice exact parting here in the crown where you will be removing bulk. This will ensure to create an even, more erratic effect. The more symmetrical and horizontal the partings or the blade, the more weight that you’re going to build.
This will ensure that you’re gonna get a nice seamless debulking of that hair. I’ll be blow-drying the hair with the nano thermic flex pro.
The ergonomic design of this brush hugs the scalp. Because of this brushes design, it’ll give me a quick, fast and smooth blow-dry with lots of movement.
I’ll be drying the hair with the Olivia Garden ceramic ion blow-dryer. One of the key features about this blow-dry that I love personally is how lightweight this blow-dryer is. It’s amazing to have a lightweight dryer after all day of blow-drying.
Another feature is the cool button, 3 temperatures and two air flows. The unique shape of the Nano thermic flex pro ensures smoothness, body and movement. Look at the incredible shine, smoothness and movement that we created with the Nano thermic flex pro.
Now that we’ve created this beautiful smooth, shiny finish with movement, we’re going back in with the pro thermal anti-static brush. This brush is very lightweight, has a very comfortable grip handle, the barrel will heat up with the blow dryer and enable me to create a beautiful wave on this already dry hair.
Samantha is a hairstylist with over 12 years of color and stylist experience. She enjoys using her knowledge to create what her clients really want when they sit down in her chair. Her passion is creating unique looks that her clients feel great in.