The Glory of the Shlob. (shaggy layered bob)

For all of us that have struggled with growing out  short hair, I present to you the Shlob. A pixie becomes shaggy and the mullet-ish back must be shortened into a tiny little choppy bob. The choppy little bob becomes more of a grownup jaw length bob. The bob gets to that length where it is hanging right above the shoulders in a haircut that can be best described as “the liberty bell.”

You know what i’m talkin about. It’s heavy and frumpy and dumpy and awkward. When your hair gets to this place, you know it is time to call on on the power of the Shlob. This hybrid cut that blends your bob in with a shag is perfect for continuing your grow out process, between that awkward hangy length and well past the shoulders. I often like to put a little bit of an angle to it to keep it modern. It can be combined with bangs and some appropriate texturizing for your hair type (step away from the thinning shears, y’all) to make a super cute and edgy little ‘do. Here she is with bucket bangs.

Now, i’m gonna let you in on a little secret. SHHHHHHHH! you listening? this cut can be done with barely more than making 2 strategically placed ponytails and cutting them off. One at the crown, one at the base of the neck.

Do you want to try it? You can now purchase a more in depth how-to video of this look in the HTHG video store right now!. Try it on yourself or a lucky someone else. Don’t forget to send HTHG a before and after picture!

 

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8 thoughts on “The Glory of the Shlob. (shaggy layered bob)

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  4. I’ve just lobbed about 6 inches off of my hair and am quite happy with my shlob! I’ve been using the Shamphree method for a year now, so I thank you for changing my life in that respect as well 🙂 I was wondering about care and styling tips for the Shlob. Thanks in advance!
    -Steph

    • The shlob looks great with natural texture……Scrunched, dried naturally, sea-salt/wave spray. Let it get messy:)

  5. I’ve just lobbed about 6 inches off of my hair and am quite happy with my shlob! I’ve been using the Shamphree method for a year now, so I thank you for changing my life in that respect as well 🙂 I was wondering about care and styling tips for the Shlob. Thanks in advance!
    -Steph

  6. Can this cut be done using a razor? Not for thinning, but just to softly cut length. (I guess kind of as an alternative to the point cutting technique.)

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