How to DIY a Layered Bob

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Here at Zest we are all about DIY. ¬†We love tackling all sorts of challenging projects that empower both ourselves and our readers. ¬†This is no exception. ¬†Actually, this tutorial is dear to my heart because it reminds me of mama. ¬†Sam’s mom is obviously a rock star hairstylist, but my mom was notorious for cutting her own hair. ¬†It isn’t as janky as it sounds! ¬†Actually, she was a model who had her hair cut, colored, and styled by some exceptional stylists. ¬†It actually boils down to her personality. ¬†Like myself, she is a make-do queen and if she wasn’t happy with the salon results….she was not even a little intrepid about picking up some shears and fixing what she didn’t like. ¬†As a result, I learned a bit about DIY haircuts from an early age. ¬†So, when Sam wanted a change from her signature locks…it was only natural that we wanted to snap a quick tutorial to empower y’all as we went on the adventure!!! ¬†Here we goooooooo!!!

diy_haircut_1322Sam’s gorgeous long hair has been her trademark for years….ummmm since junior high for sure!

Time to grab a comb and usher in some change. ¬†To cut the length and give her a nice line, I combed her hair back and used two rubber bands. ¬†What I love about this technique is that you can literally do it on yourself…you don’t need a buddy to do it for you.
diy_haircut_1323Using sharp shears, cut along the base of the second rubber band. ¬†Once the length is cut, add in layers by pulling the hair up in sections and cutting on the angle. ¬†I really love cutting with the tips of the shears in a downward motion. ¬†It gives a nice soft edge that is great at disquising any cuts that may be more of a boo-boo. ¬†As you can see here, I also like to cut the final layers when the hair is dry…it’s a great cheat because you can get a better sense of how the hair lies. ¬†Make sure to cut enough layers towards the front to frame the face. ¬†This is actually really easy to do on yourself, too.diy_haircut_1330Again, make sure that when you are doing layers around your face and/or bangs that you use the tips of the shears in a vertical motion to create nice soft edges.diy_haircut_1331Hahaha I think the girl is feeling lighter and flirty for sure!diy_haircut_1332Buh-bye long curls!!!diy_haircut_1333Sam couldn’t resist some pigtails! ¬†She now has all sorts of new styles to play with. ¬†Change can be so dang fun!!diy_haircut_1334Hope you are feeling empowered to tackle any project that scares you. ¬†It can be exhilarating when you conquer something big…especially when you get to do it with a friend!

Cheers to change!!



p.s. April Fools!!!!

Hahaha, sorry but I’m afraid that Sam and I had a bit of fun with you! ¬†A few nights ago, after a killer Zumba class and a chaser of margaritas, we decided to jump on this April Fools. ¬†Since Sam’s signature locks are always a showstopper, I figured it would be fun to shock some of you. ¬†I honestly wanted to go for a pixie cut, but that might not have been as believable, right? ¬†I hope this gives you a giggle!! ūüėČ -Chanda