Bobbing for Style with BOBology

This year, Fashion Week saw a sea of bobs in the streets of Paris. An array of styles, everything from blunt cuts, to frayed fringe, to sleek and slicked back, to the rumpled, just-rolled-out-of-bed bob could be seen adorning the heads of Fashion Week's finest. The ever-chic bob is simultaneously modern and classic, and, according to Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa® Brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, "a timeless haircut that every stylist should have in their repertoire."

To perfect this in-demand hairstyle, Sam has released a complete guide to modern variations of the classic bob, called BOBology. BOBology is designed to "show variations of the classic bob using disconnection cutting techniques."

For example, the guide offers this Hair Tip: When cutting a one-length bob, it’s important to make a clean cut on the first run to reduce clean up work.  Position the guiding blade with your ring finger and the cutting blade with your thumb, so the cutting blade collapses into the guiding blade for a sharp precise cut. Overhand cutters who position the cutting blade against the skin lifting up to the guiding blade are not only bending their wrists in an awkward position, it makes it impossible to cut a clean line, which translates to more clean up work and more time. Turn your hand over so the guiding blade is flat against the skin and you’ll get a clean sharp line.

For more tips on how to achieve just the style of bob your client is looking for, check out BOBology, and bring a little je ne sais quoi to the chair!

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