Q: How do I cut the bubble cut made famous by Ingrid Bergman in "For Whom the Bell Tolls"?
A: In this classic film with Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman sports a short circle cut hairstyle that maximizes the look of her naturally curly hair.
Styled for maximum volume, the style in question creates a very curly style that creates a silhouette that follows the shape of the skull.
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I don’t know that I would classify Bergman’s hairstyle as a “Bubble” though. The bubble was
typically a roller-set style that was teased and coiffed to create a “round” shape on the head. In “For Whom the Bell Tolls” Ingrid
Bergman’s style is more textured and creates a look that is more natural, as opposed to appearing specifically “styled”.
The haircut however, is much the same for either finish. The difference is entirely in the way in which
the cut is styled. The cut, as mentioned above, is a circle cut. The cut is created by cutting a perimeter that curves, sweeping down
around the ears and to the nape of the neck. The hair is cut into uniform layers using a traveling guide. Given the curliness of Ms.
Bergman’s hair, the length of the hair is left to approximately 3-1/2 inches in the top and crown sections, and reduced to around 2-1/2 inches toward the perimeter on the sides and back.