Q: I'm looking to cut my niece's hair and attached is the Nicole Richie haircut she wants: A medium length bob gradually longer at
the sides with side-parted bangs. I was wondering of you had a diagram of this bob cut that would allow me to cut it with the proper
lengths and layers. Thanks in advance!
A: The easiest way to get the look shown in the photos is to follow the pattern for a basic bob haircut and add razor-cut layers and
texture to the finished product. Start with a seven-section parting with a ˝-inch perimeter down all around the head, then cut the
front and rear guide lengths and create your “line”. After this, lower the hair in half-sections and create a standard blunt cut.
To perform the layers, elevate the hair as shown and use your razor tool to cut the hair along the
lines that you see. For the layers in the top section of the hair, the goal is to have the shortest of these layers be longer than the
fringe area. Use the razor to smooth and soften the ends as needed depending on the thickness of your niece’s hair.
The diagram should help you visualize the necessary cuts to make.