How-To Video: Natural Textured Bob

Alexa Chung, Jourdan Dunn, Emma Stone, Sienna Miller, Jessica Alba - the list goes on and on of the celebs that have had short textured bobs.  Most have been on straighter hair and styled to have a casual wave, but what about all those clients that want to rock a sassy bob with natural textured hair?  Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, gives a tutorial on how to cut a short natural textured bob:


“Short textured bobs are always on trend because they have a classic shape and length that compliment most face shapes.  On natural textured clients, they are even better because they can be cut to have the trendy texture already build in!” says Roche. 

Roche uses a razor to create disconnected soft layers to promote natural wave, texture and movement, and then finishes by cutting chunkier pieces in with shears to offset the softer razored ends.

Tips for Cutting a Soft Natural Textured Bob

  • Use larger sections to create chunkiness and texture.
  • Make sure the nape sits close to the skin.
  • Surface cut the perimeter to create volume and softness by cutting little bits of hair here and there.
  • Use a weave technique with the razor below the surface hair and angled back to cut the hair behind the razor to remove weight while keeping the surface and perimeter in tact.
  • A slide cutting technique is used in the top/crown area to create texture and length at the same time.

Finish: Apply Pureology Colour Stylist Silk Bodifier volumizing mousse to enhance natural texture, add separation and hold. Dry with a diffuser.

About: Roche specializes in design/finishing trends and business – she’s as captivating in front of thousands as she is in an intimate in-salon setting.  She is the winner of multiple North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) awards and has contributed to Milady’s Standard Textbook of Cosmetology.  Stylists from around the world learn, grow and fuel their creative fire with her.  She is an established celebrity stylist (Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Amy Adams, Pink, Jenna Fischer, Mariah Carey…) and maintains a loyal clientele at Cutler Salon in NYC.