How-To Video: Layered Bob

Despite the freezing temperatures in some parts of the country, more and more women are chopping off their long locks. From chin-grazing bobs, to feathery lobs and structured mobs, short styles have marked their territory in the hair world—and we see no end to the trend in sight.

In today's how-to video, Matt Beck (@freesaloneducation), creator of, demonstrates a fun and flirty bob haircut with layers. Watch the process below: 

Get the look:

  • Section the hair based on your client's part. 
  • Draw a line from just underneath the crown down to behind the ear.
  • Do the same thing on the opposite side of the head. 
  • To create balance in the back of the head, draw a line straight down the center back and then create a horizontal part from the occipital bone down to behind the ear.
  • Take a small section, elevate it slightly and begin cutting. Note: an elevated cut will give you a slightly broken line. You can cut this when the hair is dry.
  • Work horizontally for the bottom part of the haircut to focus on achieving a clean, square shape. 
  • Take small sections when cutting horizontally to avoid overdrawing. 
  • Increase elevation as you work through the head shape. 
  • For the side sections, create a horizontal perimeter based off the back of the haircut and work your way up using horizontal partings and a little elevation.
  • Dependent on your client's part, one side may be weaker or less dense. Don't add a ton of layering on the weak side.