Looking for new inspiration for the New Year? Try doing an entire haircut without a comb. It takes guts, but the end result is worth it – soft lines, subtle volume and texture.
Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, shares her technique for cutting a softly blunt bob without a comb. A great cut for many because it has a short feeling, but is on the longer side – similar to how Michelle Williams is wearing her hair now.
“Think about it, our hands are like combs… we use them to style and redirect hair all the time, why not cut with them too?! It creates a nice soft edge which is great for platinum hair where you can see every line… this technique brakes up the line because it’s made up of both blunt and soft ends,” explains Roche.
Softly Blunt Bob Cutting Tips
– Condense hair between fingers and point cut the ends deeply to create the different lengths that soften the line.
– Both horizontal and vertical sections are used to create overlapping segments with soft edges that blend.
– Cut hair horizontally between 2 fingers to reduce length with a softly blunt line.
– Cut vertically between multiple fingers to create layers that soften the shape.
– The top horseshoe section is point cut straight across and longer than the previously cut sections, so it falls over them for added softness.
“If this concept is completely foreign to you and out of your comfort zone, try it first on a mannequin so you don’t have a heart attack trying to pull it off on a real person… who can actually cry,” says Roche.