Give the classic bob a new hair flip! Sam Villa shares how adding layers to the bob creates new movement and a fresh look. Explore how to use these dry cutting techniques to add layers without losing the strong bob shape.

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48 thoughts on “How to Cut Beautiful Layers on a Classic Bob

  1. Hello Sam, I went to Cosmo school with you … I run across your products at beauty supply and now ran across this vid. So impressive and I congratulate you for all you've achieved. You are super talented, and were always ala Mr. Precision cutter I well remember. Your teaching in this video is precise and thorough. Kudos. Be well, Gwenn Jones.

  2. I just want to say thank you. I restyle old wigs into newer styles. Specifically Irish dance wigs. I am currently working on a wig for a cancer patient. I needed to learn how to cut layers. I watched your video until I memorized it. Then I watched it some more! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! I
    My layers are stunning.
    Thank you from my heart.

  3. Fantastic video showing me the technicals of a true layered bob. My salon overbooks and then when I ask for more layering it is done in 3 minutes. Now I can do my own to my taste. I cut my own hair during the pandemic lockdown and did a good job. After watching this video I am now confident enough to cut my own hair and put in the feathering/layering myself. Thank you so much for this video. You are truly appreciated because are a true stylist and excellent teacher.
    ❤ from Montreal, Canada

  4. I've asked this to my hairdresser today and she wasn't able to do it. It's pissing me off. I wish I could do this to myself

  5. I see so many comments here saying it already, but I have to say it again, you are a wonderful teacher! Incredibly detailed and thorough, yet simply stated and to the point, plenty of repetition without feeling repetitive, it's so easy to follow and understand what you're demonstrating. That gift is not to be underestimated! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  6. "Support you from behind-the-chair." Aw, that's clever. Skilled teacher and great attention to detail. 😊 Suggestion: before and after photos (or video clips) at end and in the thumbnail would be powerful!

  7. I love the comb trick, laying the spine of the comb over the parting and combing straight up, that way you aren't overdirecting. I agree that the inconsistencies are caused by the comb as well. Thanks for the great video!

  8. I've been watching your videos and you are explaining each technique and nuances excellent. Should this "cutting layers technique be applied only for classic Bob or can be followed for all short hair long hair layering pl? Thank you.

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