The curly bob, the short curly hair cut which is shorter at the back and longer at the sides, is one of the most popular styles of recent years.
Almost exclusively associated with straight hair traditionally, it has also become an on-trend cut for those with curls, provided it is carried out correctly. To perform this cut perfectly on curly hair, it is crucial to remember that the length of curly hair changes dramatically when wet as compared with dry.
This is why, if carried out on wet hair, there is the risk that too much might be chopped off and a marked asymmetry created between the back and the front, resulting in a step effect.
Needless to say, such a mistake would completely nullify the real objective of cuts that are long at the back and short at the front: a gentle layering effect that gradually and naturally becomes asymmetrical as it gets closer to the face.
In fact, unlike straight hair, when it isn’t cut properly curly hair tends to become fluffy and unmanageable.
When a curly bob is cut by a professional hairdresser that specialises in curly hair, the layering is more gradual and the length at the back won’t be too short, also enabling you to gather the front part of the hair using hairpins and bows to create really original hairstyles.