Chop for a Bob – Kevin Woo tells you how it is done

May 14, 2014    

One of the most versatile and popular hairstyles is the bob. From the 60s mod of Mary Quant to Posh Spice’s asymmetrical do in modern times; the bob remains high on the list of hairdos.

But of course, we all know that our face shapes determines our best hairstyles.

So who can wear the bob?

Well, just about anyone with a nice jawline and neck will look good in a bob!

Here are some tips to abide by:

1. Bobs work best on thin to medium hair.

2. Those with a round face are always concerned if a bob would suit them. It can and it will if it’s a long bob.

3. If you have curly hair, make sure you get an experienced stylist. It is advisable to get layers cut in and the ends texturized to achieve the bob shape.

4. With fine hair, ask your stylist for a “graduated bob,” which are stacked layers cut shorter in the back, longer in the front that give hair needed body and height at the crown.

However, not all bobs are equal, and we spoke to Creative Director Kevin Woo recently about his latest bob creation.

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“This haircut is my interpretation of the latest trend for bob haircuts. It has a short graduation – that is, the slope of the cut – with a very deliberate shape, slightly geometric and edgy. It’s also less heavy than the normal bob and is very rich with movement, so it looks very beautiful on you.” He explained.

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Kevin went on to elaborate: The bob is the kind of amazing hairstyle that suits EVERY facial type.

Because of its dome-like shape on top that tapers off around the chin, it creates a slimming effect on every facial type.

The only difference would be that women with fleshier chins would look best with a bob that ends past their chin, while women with slimmer chins can afford to have bobs that end near their cheeks.

As for hair texture, I would say non-frizzy and non-curly hair, and hair that is not too voluminous.

However not all hope is lost for the with frizzy and curly hair women.

Kevin advised a process called ‘bob rebonding’ for those with dry or curly mane.

A bob rebonding is one way similar to the rebonding process as it works to make the hair straighter but rather than just the result of spaghetti-straight hair a bob rebonding helps to create the natural C-shape of a bob.

It’s done using a cool perm rod, so if you have frizzy and curly hair, you can still get a bob haircut.

For maintenance concerns, it’s good assurance to know that a bob is really low-maintenance. You just have to keep your hair texture soft and non-frizzy, Kevin said, and get a trim every 6-8 weeks to keep its shape.

It’s one of those hairstyles that you can wake up, run a hairbrush through your hair and leave the house.

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Well that’s good news for the busy career woman!

Also, one does not need to worry that the style only gives one look as you can style it differently.

“For example, if you leave it as it is, it’s a very balanced bob, but if you tuck the hair on one side behind your ear, you immediately create an asymmetrical look.

And if you choose to add highlights to the bob, it will have a 3D look that really enhances the texture,” Kevin added.

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The focus has always been on the hairstyle, but what about the hairstylist?

Is it difficult as a hairstylist to create a bob, we wondered.

“Well, it requires a very, very, very precise technique to create the right graduation, and the lines have to be exact, because you’re trying to create a sharp silhouette at the back of the head because that’s the most important part of the bob. In fact, it’s really easy to spot a bad bob cut, because the sections will be uneven so make sure you come to us at CENTRO to get this latest bob!” Kevin laughed.

Yep, you listen to the man! See you at CENTRO soon!


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