This retro yet relevant look is a modern take on the past! The Bridgette Bardot-inspired cut is perfect for clients that don’t want to sacrifice length and are looking to accentuate their facial features with a face-framing and volumizing look!
Sam Villa, global artistic ambassador for Redken and co-founder of Sam Villa, the education and styling tool company, demonstrates how to create the highly requested “Bardot Shag,” a look which combines the top requests stylists often receive from their clients: effortless layers, a trim and a classic bob!
“The past is where we learn, the present is where we apply it,” says Villa. “The timeless, effortlessly, layered volume and fringe of this Bardot-inspired shag is the perfect example of how technique can deliver a modern style rooted in a past trend that’s full of the big volume and soft lived-in layers women want today.”
Get the Look:
Section 5 different areas. Note the profile view – side, top horseshoe section, center back and nape, note the curved nape section in back view.
Elevate the entire curved nape section 90° vertical with hand up against the head to ensure proper elevation. Cut a horizontal 90°finger angle with no over-direction with a Sam Villa Signature Series Dry Cutting Shear 7”.
Divide the back area in the center to create a desired guide. Elevate the entire back left section diagonal 45° and cut the entire left back section with a finger angle 45° diagonal, maintain the length at the perimeter hairline. Note the over direction to center back.
Comb the right front side area vertically to set up the over direction to right center back. Now connect this into the right back area. Elevate 45° diagonal and cut a diagonal 45° finger angle.
Repeat the same in the left front area combing vertically to set up the over direction in the left front.
Pause and wrap dry the entire shape prior to cutting the top horseshoe. Note profile view, the top horseshoe area will be cut at least 2 inches longer than the underneath center back, do not connect. Work with horizontal sections across the top horseshoe section, elevation 90° vertical and deep point cut to create a soft diffused horizontal line.