This video tutorial walks you through the easy process of creating an edgy, short, stacked bob with added volume
How to Cut a Stacked Bob
Start with your base guide at zero degrees and create the desired length in the back. Continue to the sides at zero degrees and start to angle the guide down towards the chin, starting at the earlobe, to create longer length in the front.
Once the base guide is created, begin at the crown by taking a pie section, holding it at a 90-degree angle, and cut to the desired length. This section will be your shortest piece in the back.
Start adding pie sections into the original guide created in the crown, over-directing the hair into the original guide. Continue with both the right and left side. If any hair falls down, let it be.
Once all sections have been directed to the original guide in the crown, move to the occipital in the back of the head. Pull a pie section at the bottom and pull hair out at a 35-degree angle, cutting off any corners. Follow this throughout the head.
Return to the crown and part out a mohawk section on top of each parietal ridge, pulling hair directly upward while angling your wrist down towards the crown and your fingers up towards the ceiling. Use the original guide cut in the crown as your starting point as you cut this section angled up. Any hair that falls out, leave out.
Light face framing is added into this overall style to create additional movement around the face, but this is optional. To add light face framing, take the hair from the front of the ear forward and over-direct it to the front of the face, then cut to the desired length.
How to Style a Stacked Bob
While the hair is damp, mist thickening spray throughout the head, followed by a heat protectant cream.
Blow-dry the hair starting in the back, using a 1.5-inch round brush and angling the hair up from the root to create volume and bumped ends. Section the hair, working your way up to the top.
Once you get to the mohawk section, blow-dry the hair straight up at a 90-degree angle.
Before finishing the style, go in and customize the cut by removing bulk, texturizing the ends, and finishing to achieve the desired look. For this particular client, additional texturizing was done around the face and bulk was removed from the back of the head.
Once the customization is finished, smooth ends with a flatiron and finish with hairspray, then texturizing paste to add additional texture to the style.
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