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Image: A. Federico,

The bob cut uses the angle of the head and the line of the jaw as guides for its shape. It has strong geometry and yet, because it is so closely aligned with bone structure, it also feels organic, natural. This bob explores both sides of the cut’s nature by emphasizing strength with a blunt micro-fringe and softness with airy texture and diffused layers. Click the notes to learn more about this inspiring shape. –– Laura Martin 

Step: The edge of this bob is a slight A-line that follows the curve of the jaw. Cut with a razor to create fluidity in the shape.

Step: Layers cut in vertically above the occipital bone remove weight and enhance movement without thinning the outline of this geometric shape.

Step: The bang section follows the curve of the head and dips lower than a classic fringe, all the way to the temple. Cut with a shear or clipper for a crisp edge.

Step: Scrunch in a large handful of styling whip and allow shape to air dry. Expand and aerate with refinish.

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter  @LarMarStyle   

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