How to Cut a Layered Bob

  • 1 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 0-50
What You'll Need
Hairdressers scissors
Hair clips
Fine tooth rat tail comb
Soft bristle brush

Having the ability to cut a layered bob is a great way to keep a hairstyle fresh without the need to visit the hairdresser which, in turn, will enable to you save money. With a little patience and by following some simple steps, you can create the style that you desire.

Step 1 – Section Hair

Loosen any tangles by combing all the hair back, as if preparing to tie a ponytail at the nape of the neck. From this starting position, you can proceed to part the hair. Start with a center parting that runs from the forehead to the nape of the neck, then use another parting that runs from ear to ear so that the hair is in 4 sections.

Secure the 2 top sections of hair with clips so that they do not cause an obstruction when dealing with the remaining hair. Part the hair at the nape so that you are left with 1 inch thick section of hair from each side closest to the initial parting. Comb this section of hair down after clipping off the remaining hair.

Step 2 – Get Basic Bob Shape

In order to get a layered bob, you must first begin with a basic bob. To get the basic bob shape, start with this free section of hair and use your fingers and a comb to apply some tension. Once you have pulled the comb to the required length, use it as a guide to carefully cut the hair in a straight line. Once the cut is complete it can be used to direct you, following this technique by parting off further sections until all back and sides of the hair is cut to the same length.

Step 3 – Part Top Section

When cutting a layered bob, the top section of the hair is the most important. Release the clips that secure the 2 top sections to enable you to part 1 inch thick section of hair either side of the center parting. Comb these 2 sections forward in front of the face before securing the remaining hair with the clips.

Step 4 – Add Layers

Start with 2 sections in order to add layers. Using the same technique as before to apply some tension, use your fingers and a comb as a guide to cut a straight horizontal line. The length will be dependent on how long you want the initial layer to be, which should be between the lengths of your fringe and the back section of hair that you cut earlier. Continue sectioning off small sections of hair to repeat the technique until the entire top section is uniform to give the layered bob effect.

Step 5 – Finish Up

Comb the hair back down before parting the hair in the manner that you want it to fall. Consider the style carefully by applying tension to ensure that it is equal. In the event that you find any strands of hair that are out of place, carefully move these away with your fingers and a comb as a guide so that they blend in with the rest of the layered bob style.