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The graduated bob is one of the most sophisticated styles to emerge from the 1990s. The line of the cut and the balance of the shape, suits most hair types and face shapes. Over the years the shape has changed from the solid cut of the 1960s into a technical haircut using a combination of vertical lines and horizontal graduation.
Graduation is a term used to define a system of cutting hair which allows the hair shape to move upwards, backwards and/or forwards, depending on the style required.
Today, graduated cuts are a lot more textured and are achieved using thinning scissors and razors. Bolder colours are used to give a choppier and more modern look. And layers are often used to give softness to the shape.
There are two methods of achieving graduation:
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