I’d like to start a new weekly series with you —”On The Journey” — that gives you a glimpse into my salon experiences. I’ve imagined this series to feature salon stories like “aha moments”, tips and tricks, loc journey updates, and just snippets of the overall amazing interactions I share with my salon guests.
On the journey today, we’re cutting locs into a style— a bob to be exact.
My Salon guest today has been cultivating her locs for over 5 years. When she started her locs, the Loctician did not give her a choice as to which size or parting system would align with her hair goals. As such, throughout the growth of her locs she’s often aspired for thicker locs. However, her locs have been regularly maintained using interlocking and were started with a small foundation. I say all that to say, the length of her locs is something she’s been most proud of over the past few years. And yet, today we’re chopping off 6+ inches!
After cleansing her locs, moisturizing with Crown Elements and interlocking, we moved to the hair cut. I was super excited to have the honor of releasing some of weight she’d accumulated over the years. In fact, precision hair cutting is one of my favorite techniques. When I was in cosmetology school I struggled with hair color, nails and facials; but give me a pair of shears and I found my happy place. Before I picked up the shears, we made sure to take a few pictures to memorialize the moment.
Even though it has taken her over 5 years to reach past shoulder length, it took less than 45 minutes to create a new shape. Her loc bob turned out so fun and versatile with movement and bounce to match. Check out this time-lapse video of the haircut I created to see the Loc Bob in action.
September 19, 2022 at 10:03 am
I love her bob! 2014 and again 2019 from mid back length, haven’t grown it back out but I’ve thought about it. The bob just feels so good
September 27, 2022 at 9:36 am
Thank you! Yes, keeping your hair at a length that feels good for you is essential to the happiness with your locs!
October 29, 2022 at 9:00 pm
It is healthy to let go. Though I understand our obsession with length, cutting off the weight is healthy for the neck. However, I like the idea of keeping one or several precisely placed locs uncut to show a history of the length.
I can relate with your affinity for precision cutting. I have most cut my own. Now that I have locs, nothing has changed but the number of shapes I can’t wait to try!