Time To Enhance Your Graduated Bob Skills?
The graduated bob is a timeless salon classic. Versatile and popular, enhancing your repertoire is an easy way to impress your clients.
From the graduated A-line disconnection to the low graduated bob and triangular graduation, we’re featuring 5 graduated bobs – covering every level from foundation through to advanced – taught by some inspirational instructors.
Read on for all the juicy details!
Balance and consistency are crucial to the short graduated bob
If you’re a foundation-level stylist who’d like to add a classic style to your repertoire, this all-time salon great is the one for you.
Our first featured tutorial is taught by master of precision, Stacey Broughton. Demonstrating the short graduated bob, you’ll need to finetune your round and short graduation as well as your layering and over-direction skills – in addition to brushing up on your blunt and freehand cutting.
Balance and consistency are crucial to this style – and Stacey shows you how to contrast rounded graduation with triangles of variable length and even weight, maximising head shape and movement.
Get technical with triangular graduation
Next up, it’s triangular graduation, taught by Dove of Mazella&Palmer fame.
Definitely one more suited to advanced stylists, your lesson includes advice on technical skills including elevation, over-direction and graduation. Dove demonstrates how to use the head shape, incorporating a build-up of weight and over-direction to maintain length through the front.
The end result? A timeless, elegant and effortlessly feminine look that’s lasted through the ages.
Master the low graduated bob to deliver cool sophistication
Our third featured tutorial is also best suited to those of you who have been in the business for a while: the low graduated bob with disconnection and soft rounded fringe – with Graham Oglesby as your instructor – delivers an result that exudes effortless cool.
Graham shows you how to work a low graduated shape throughout the back area on both sides – using rounded sectioning from behind the ear to the centre.
Refined and elongated, it’s the graduated A-line disconnection
Take this Tracey Hughes tutorial – perfect for stylists at an intermediate level – and learn how to cut the graduated A-line disconnection with a heavy fringe.
Encompassing a range of skills from graduation and over-direction to disconnection and placement of a heavy fringe, you’ll learn how create an elegant finish with plenty of natural movement. A gorgeous look that will impress clients and encourage repeat business.
Create a graceful silhouette with the horizontal graduated bob on permed hair
This week’s final featured tutorial is the horizontal graduated bob on a perm. Again one for all you intermediate-level stylists, Stacey Broughton is back in charge, first demonstrating the perm and how to assess the texture of the hair.
When it comes to the cut, you’ll need to bear in mind that the definition of the elevation is vital. If you’re to successfully execute it, the texture from the firmer curl has to support the looser finger wave movement through the top area. Get it right and you’ll produce a graceful, graduated silhouette and a simple natural shape.
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