Video:How to Create a Sleek A-Line Bobwith Andrea Cameron
A sleek A-line bob is a timelessly chic hair style for short hair. In this styling video from About.com, learn how-to create a Sleek A-line bob hair cut.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Create a Sleek A-Line Bob
Hi I'm Andrea Cameron and today I'm going to show you how to create a Sleek A-line bob hair cut.
Hair Tools You'll Need for a Sleek A-line Bob
To get started you'll need: A comb, scissors, smoothing cream, large round brush, blowdryer, flatiron and shine spray.
How to Cut the Angle in a Sleek A-line Bob
First part the hair in the nape a couple inches above the hairline. Cut a small amount of hair at the base of the hairline marking the center of the nape. From that point cut downward in both directions at a 45 degree angle until you get to the edges of that section to form an "A" shape.
Next drop down a section of hair an inch above the ear and follow the cut that you just made at the edge of the nape, angling down to the front. Do the same on the other side and check the lengths on both sides to make sure your frame is even.
Return to the nape area and take a vertical parting in the center, hold it at a 45 degree angle and cut. Follow that center cut for the rest of the nape section.
How to Cut the Layers in a Sleek A-line Bob
Bring down the rest of the hair from the crown. Starting in the center, take a vertical parting like before and follow the 45 degree angle from the nape section.
Move to one side and take a vertical parting from the top of the head to an inch above the ear and bring it back towards the last crown angle cut you just made. Continue the side partings the same way until you reach the face. Do the same on the other side and then comb the top center section all the way back to blend it in.
How to Style a Sleek A-line Bob
Apply a small amount of smoothing cream from the shafts to ends of the hair. Using the blowdryer attachment, take a large round brush, starting in the nape and blowdry the hair under. Keep the blowdryer close to the hair and angle it a bit, directing the heat almost parallel with the hair as you dry from root to ends. This will keep the cuticle of the hair from frizzing and give you the sleek, shiny look you want to achieve.
Finally, apply a few squirts of a shine spray and go over the top layer with a flatiron to even out any parts of the blowout that my be curlier than others.
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