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Short Hair: Beveled Bob


Gorgeous Beveled Bob

Tom Carson All Rights Reserved. 2005-2007

Bobs are a short hair style that is always in high hair fashion and can be custom cut and colored to enhance any type, texture or length of hair.

Bobs are the universal short hair style. The right bob style, like a beveled bob, can also work with any face shape. Adjustments can be made to the fringe or bang area, length and layers to play up some features and minimize others.

This classic bob (shown to the side) displays brilliantly beveled ends cut on a curve to add natural bend, mobility and flexibility to ends. Flip them under, up or let them move to their own flow.

So what is a beveled bob? Instead of cutting hair straight across in a line, hair dresses lift individual pieces of hair and curve the ends over their fingers as they clip to add natural bends and movement to the ends.

What is the advantage to beveling ends?

When ends are curved as they are cut, it enhances any natural bend to the edges. As a result, beveled ends have extra movement and mobility. You can style them in a variety of ways ranging from flip under or up or left to move according to their own flow.

Steal This Look With Rene Furterer Hair Care Line

This style is easy to care for and recreate. This is key with a style such as this.

Shampoo, towel blot and apply a mousse or styling cream. Dry hair with blow dryer and round brush. Curve ends under with a curling iron. Add chipped bangs to play up the texture. Works for medium to thick textures.

This is the ultimate flexible bob for short hair. Shampoo tresses with products designed to address your hair type, texture and current condition.

If your hair is chemically colored or treated consider using a color enhancing or protective shampoo like Rene Furterer Okara Repairing shampoo and matching conditioner such as Rene Furterer Okara Restructuring And Protective Radiance Mask to maximize the life of the color.

Blow dry straight using a natural boar's bristle round brush to add height, sculpt and create flirty flicks.

Use Rene Furterer - Control Emulsion Anti-Frizz or a similar product. Apply Rene Furterer - Anti-Dehydrating Vegetal Styling Spritz and Rene Furterer - Anti-Dehydrating Volumizing Mousse - Soft Hold or Rene Furterer - Anti-Dryness Protective Sun Mousse to assist with building lots of support and texture.

Finish the look with Rene Furterer - Styling Wax Sheer Shine applied to the ends to define the edges and enhance shine. Finish with a spritz of light hairspray or with Rene Furterer - Gentle Solution - Soft Hold. Avoid using a heavy spray that will prevent natural movement.

To keep this style in tip top shape the hair must be trimmed every 4 to 5 weeks. Highlights must be applied as root growth occurs.

Consider using a color enhancing or protective shampoo like Rene Furterer Okara Repairing shampoo and matching conditioner such as Rene Furterer Okara Restructuring And Protective Radiance Mask to maximize the life of the color.

Optional Styles

The options are endless with this style. Wear the style sleek and straight with lots of flicks or go wild with finger waves applied all around. Use a crimping iron to crimp random sections to create unusual texture. Play with this sizzling style and have fun.


Short bob hairstyles have been popular since Mary Louise Brooks aka Louise Brooks wore the first Bob hairstyle back during the late Roaring Twenties (1920s). Her trend-setting "bob" hairstyle set the hair world on its end.

Neither short hair nor bobs aren't as simple and blunt cut as they were when Louise Brooks wore hers. Now they can morph through a dizzying array of texture changes ranging from uneven lengths to asymmetrical choppy edges.

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