CUT – Pro Series Scissors

How-To: Roaring ‘20s Lob Haircut

06.27.2016

I always go classic with a first-time client because the cut will get more compliments. When I want to take the next step, this look is where classic and edgy live together. People will see the line and say “Oh this is an amazing cut.” It’s more approachable when you have a classic line with an edge. I always incorporate a classic shape somewhere in an edgy color, cut, finish or texture.

1. With the hair wet, create a stationary vertical guideline at the center nape below the occipital bone. With the 5.5-inch shears, cut in a C shape, short to long, creating a soft, beveled undercut. Work through nape section, continuing with stationary guide. 

Daniel Roldan Lob Haircut
2. In the center of the occipital region, elevate a vertical section using the previous guide from the nape. Cut a stationary guide in a C shape at a 45-degree angle.

Daniel Roldan Lob Haircut
3. Now is a good time to outline the nape, creating a soft, classic line. 

Daniel Roldan Lob Haircut
4. Blow-dry the nape smooth. Blow-dry the rest of the hair with natural wave. 

5. Starting in the center back and working your way through the front sides, use the dry cutting shear with a back cutting technique to create movement. Start at the mid-length of each section and work to the ends.

Daniel Roldan Lob Haircut

Daniel Roldan Lob Haircut
6. Dry cut the shape freehanded. 

7. Using the dry cut shear in the back crown, elevate at a 90-degree angle, twist, cut and push down, making sure not to run the blade up and down but to cut and push the scissor down. Repeat the same technique on the section at the highest point of the head. 

Daniel Roldan Lob Haircut
8. Look is complete!

Daniel Roldan Lob Haircut

Daniel Roldan Lob Haircut
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COLOR by Jennifer Llanas 

Step 1: Matrix SoBlur Mute 20 Vol.

Step 2: Matrix ColorSync Watercolors equal parts Quartz Pink and Berry Violet melting into Sapphire Blue.

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