The a-line bob is a cut that is shorter in the back.It’s an easy cut to grow out because it works with a lot of different hair styles.The length of the hair should be decided at the front and back.The back of the hair needs to be cut first, followed by the sides and front.
Step 1: The length variation should be less than 2.5 cm for straight hair.
It’s easy to see the difference in length between the back and the front with straight hair.You can get the effect you want without it being too dramatic if you start at 1 inch.It is possible to add a bigger difference in length later.
Step 2: For curly hair, aim for more than 1 inch.
If the hair is wavy, curly, or textured, you’ll need a more dramatic change in length to see the effect.Try for a difference of more than 1 inch between the back and front.The amount of difference depends on how curly the hair is.If the hair is very curly, you could go for 2 inches or more.1.5 inches ( 3.8 cm) is fine if it’s mostly wavy.
Step 3: If you want to avoid getting it cut again quickly, go shorter.
Aim for a shorter cut that goes to the nape of the neck in back if you want to go longer between cuts.It should hit the chin in front.It can grow out a few inches and still look good.Curled hair can be shorter when it dries.
Step 4: Divide damp hair into 3 parts, one at the back and one on each side.
The person usually wears their hair on top.The comb should start at the top of the head near the back.Use a corner of the comb to make a line down the head.To hold the side section in place, use a clip or hair tie.The side section should be clipped on the other side.You can see the back of the neck if you clip the hair up.You might need to clip it up against your head.
Step 5: Make a horizontal part from the back of the hair.
You can see underneath the hair if you lift it.Use your comb to make a horizontal part across the head from the bottom up.It’s important to get this line as straight as possible.The rest of the hair should be put into the clip.
Step 6: Cut the hair at the back of the neck.
Hold the left side of the hair in your hand and run the comb down it at an angle until you reach where you want the back of it to be cut.The angle should go to the middle of the neck.As you move away from the middle of the neck, cut along the comb with barber shears.If you’re trying to keep the cut under 1 inch, don’t make this angle too steep.Go down the other side from the middle to the outside.
Step 7: It was even up the cut.
You can see what needs to be trimmed by pressing the hair against the neck.Some pieces will look longer as you press.To avoid catching the person’s neck, cut off any bits that are too long with your scissors.You can see better where the cut is not straight.
Step 8: Remove excess hair by fluffing it back up.
You can fluff the hair by using your fingers.This layer should be mostly dry now, and it should lay as it normally does.Cut off any bits that aren’t in line with the angle.If you see stragglers that are too long, comb it out.
Step 9: There is a section of hair in the back.
There should be another 2 to 3 inches in the next section.There is a horizontal part across the hair.Take the section out of the clips and let it fall over.Make sure the part you make is straight and even.You can part the hair down the middle all the way back, and gradually pull more and more from the sides.
Step 10: To cut the next section, use the bottom layer as a guideline.
The top layer should be trimmed until it’s even with the bottom layer.To help guide the cut, angle your hand.You should trim the cut on both sides.
Step 11: The back of the hair needs to be finished.
Pull down sections of hair.You can use the hair below and your hand to cut it, as it moves out towards the sides.
Step 12: The hair should be brought down on the other side.
If you want to cut it from back to front, take all of the hair down on one side.Put it out so you can see it.Do one side at a time.If the hair is very thick, you can take part of it out of the clip and create an angle from the top of your head to the front.If you want to comb out what’s below, clip the remaining hair back up.
Step 13: To shorten it, cut the front to the length you want.
You’re going to angle from the back to the front.It’s easy if you know what you’re aiming for.Remove the hair at the front of the head.The length of the front and back should be the same.You can angle the cut from the back to the front if you don’t think you can do it.
Step 14: The angle of the cut can be guided by your comb and hand.
Use your fingers to create an angle from the back to the front by combing through the hair.Make a line from the back of the hair to the front.To create the cut, cut along that line.The comb is a straight edge.
Step 15: Examine the angle.
To make sure the hair falls straight from top to bottom, comb it thoroughly.Make sure the line is straight from back to front.There are areas where the angle doesn’t connect correctly.Make sure the front is your longest point.Cut any stragglers that are too long.
Step 16: On the other side repeat.
Move to the other side once you’ve finished one side.Look at the hair from the front and evening up to make sure both sides match.While looking at the person from the front, pull the hair down with your fingers.They should be facing forward with their head straight.The cut won’t be even.
Step 17: Do the final check by blowing dry the hair.
Lift the hair up with a round brush while you blow dry it.Move on to the next section after blowing dry each section.As you dry the hair, use the round brush to shape it.If there are pieces that are sticking out too long, trim them off.
Step 18: To lighten up the hair cut, add texture and lighten it up by section.
Pull the vertical section out of your hand at a 45 degree angle from the head.Hold up the end of the hair, and point cut it with your scissors.All around the hair, repeat this technique.