THE FRENCH BOB: How to Cut it!

THE FRENCH BOB: How to Cut it!

Little French Girl: A Quick Guide to Cutting a French Bob

The French bob, a timeless and effortlessly chic hairstyle, continues to captivate with its classic charm and modern versatility. If you're looking to master the art of this iconic cut, follow these steps for a sophisticated and stylish French bob.


@ahappyjustin walks us through the steps of this cut. He'll be cutting with ARC™ Scissors PARAGON II, our most coveted scissor!


Optimized for precision line work, this scissor is handmade in Japan with master-level Super Gold steel- the most expensive steel available. Every Paragon II takes 6 months to make. It is handmade in Japan using an advanced tempering process to create the smoothest, most razor-sharp cutting performance you've ever experienced- on both wet and dry hair.


Step 1: Establish the Length

Determine the desired length for the French bob. Typically, it falls just below the jawline or at the chin. Start by cutting the perimeter, maintaining a slight A-line shape toward the front for a softer finish.


Step 2: Subtle Layers & Graduation

To achieve the signature French bob silhouette, introduce subtle layers and graduation. Work with vertical sections, elevating the hair at an angle before cutting. This technique adds movement and texture while preserving the overall shape.




Step 3: Craft the Fringe

The French bob often features a soft, wispy fringe. Decide on the fringe length and angle, ensuring it complements the face shape. Use point cutting for a feathered effect, creating a seamless blend with the rest of the hairstyle.


Step 4: Personalize the Style

Tailor the French bob to suit individual preferences. Consider face-framing layers or subtle texturing to add dimension. The beauty of this cut lies in its adaptability, allowing for creativity and personalization.


Step 5: Refine and Perfect

After completing the initial cut, thoroughly check for symmetry and balance. Make any necessary adjustments to achieve a polished and refined finish. Precision is key to capturing the essence of a French bob.


Step 6: Styling

Once the cut is complete, showcase the French bob's sophistication through styling. Experiment with sleek, straight looks or add waves for a more relaxed vibe. A small round brush helps to create the wispy ends. The versatility of this cut allows for various styling options, making it suitable for any occasion.


With its blend of classic allure and modern flair, the French bob stands as a testament to timeless beauty. By following these steps and paying attention to detail, you can confidently master the art of cutting a French bob, elevating your hairstyling skills and leaving your clients with a look that epitomizes elegance. 


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