High Contrast Bob Step by Step
Indola has launched a new Street Style Collection with not one but three brand new must-have looks for a new season – and the first one is the High Contrast Bob step by step …
The High Contrast Bob combines graphic shapes that evokes the ’90s classic bob with a playful shorter length and a statement fringe to give the look a contemporary touch.
The colour created by global ambassador Paddy McDougall is defined by the statement fringe as it creates a face-framing look and the palette of natural tones fixates on a normcore concept. The haircut, created by global ambassador Andy Smith, is all about combining a playful shorter length with a statement fringe. The square shape in the nape is reminiscent of a 90s classic bob whilst the texture is smooth and sleek in order to really showcase both colour and shape of the haircut. The look is finished with an over-sized denim jacket, chunky trainers, a boxy shirt and soft pastel silks.
Here’s the how to
The High Contrast Bob Cut
STEP 1: Section as shown.
STEP 2: Start at the back cutting a flat layer with a 90 degree elevation and a 90 degree finger angle.
STEP 3: Repeat on both sides always overdirecting the last 2 sections to maintain weight.
STEP 4: Cut in a square baseline at the back.
STEP 5: Using the guide from the back, work into the front and round off the hair.
STEP 6: Now pivoting from the top round off the remaining hair. Leave some pieces out in the hairline.
STEP 7: Dry off the hair and refine the shape and freehand in the sides.
STEP 8: Cut in the fringe.
STEP 1: Section the hair as shown.
STEP 2: Apply Colour 1 all over from root to tip throughout the first section.
STEP 3: Begin creating the layering effect by applying Colour 1 on the root area.
STEP 4: To continue the effect apply Colour 2 on the mid-lengths and ends of the sections in the perimeter.
STEP 5: Now working in back to back slices, work through the top lateral sections alternating between Colour 2 and Colour 3.
STEP 6: Go back and apply Colour 1 on the roots of every section.
STEP 7: Repeat Colour 1 on the top back section from root to tip.
STEP 8: Allow the colour develop for up to 40 minutes.
Colour1: PERMANENTCARINGCOLOR4.1+6.1+ 6% (20VOL) CREAM DEVELOPER (1:1:2)
Colour2: PERMANENTCARINGCOLOR1.1+6% (20VOL) CREAM DEVELOPER (1:1)
Colour3: PERMANENTCARINGCOLOR9.32+ 9% (30VOL) CREAM DEVELOPER (1:1)
Key Styling tips
STEP 1: Apply INNOVA SETTING STRONG MOUSSE to prep the hair.
STEP 2: Wrap dry the hair using a flat brush.
STEP 3: Iron the hair super smooth, sealing the ends.
STEP 4: Finish with INNOVA FINISH FLEXIBLE HAIRSPRAY to secure the look.