Start with wetting the hair using a spray bottle. It is essential for the hair you are cutting to be freshly washed and shampooed – dirty hair is impossible to cut right.
Comb through the hair to get rid of tangles and once the hair is smooth, proceed to part it neatly using the comb.
If you are cutting hair for a client, ask about the basic length they want. Once this is determined, start cutting until all of the hair is at the desired length (usually medium length or shorter for a bob). Choppy hair styles work best with short or long bobs – anything below the shoulder will not be suitable for a choppy hairstyle.
Once all of the hair is at the same level, start adding layers to it. The side the part is on should ideally be cut short, while the other side should be left a little long so it can be swept across the brow and thus function as side bangs.
Layers can be added to either the entire hair style, or to certain select portions. Separate the portions you want to layer, hold them away from the head and grip the ends between two fingers. Hold them up and proceed to snip away the hair protruding from between your fingers – do this at an angle, for a truly choppy look.
After you have added all the layers you want, snip off little bits of random ends at an angle – this will make for an edgier, choppier look. Once you are done creating the choppy hairstyle, blow dry the hair and set it as per the desired style.
-Don't use a razor to create choppy layers because it will lead to split ends.
-Don't use gels and styling products everyday for your choppy hair. Try to simply blow dry them into style.
-If you want to maintain your choppy layers you will need frequent haircuts.
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