How To Wrap Dry Hair - Sam Villa
Blow Dry Techniques

How To Wrap Dry Hair

Looking for ultimate polish in your finished blow dry’s? Well, then a paddle brush is your new best friend! Wrap drying with a paddle brush is second to none when it comes to a smooth and polished ...
Which Blending Shear is Right for You? - Sam Villa
Fundamentals

Which Blending Shear is Right for You?

You've seen the names... reversible blending shear, 42-tooth blender and the invisi...what and you've watched the techniques, but knowing which blending shear is right for you can become overwhelmi...
Twist Cutting to Create Layers in the Crown - Sam Villa
Fundamentals

Twist Cutting to Create Layers in the Crown

Twist Cutting: taking a section and twisting it out of it's natural direction to increase over direction and elevation on the outsides of that section. Here at Sam Villa we use the twist cutting...
Proper Posture for Hair Stylists | How to Cut Hair Comfortably - Sam Villa
Business & Marketing

Proper Posture for Hair Stylists | How to Cut Hair Comfortably

Body position when cutting hair is crucial for different reasons. I know first hand just what happens when you don’t take the time to correct your body positioning  and trust me, not only did my n...
Surface Razor Cutting For a Highly Textured Finish - Sam Villa
Fringe

Surface Razor Cutting For a Highly Textured Finish

RAZOR /rey-zer/ noun: A sharp-edged instrument used for cutting hair and shaving the face Stay right here, you are about to be challenged! We’re here to share an alternative and fresh approach to...
How To Trim a Beard - Sam Villa
Fundamentals

How To Trim a Beard

Taking care of a beard requires maintenance, and part of that maintenance involves trimming and shaping the beard to avoid stray hairs and keep a solid shape. As with any salon guest, the first st...
Triangular Pinch – An Over Direction Hair Cutting Technique - Sam Villa
Fundamentals

Triangular Pinch – An Over Direction Hair Cutting Technique

  Triangles—how do they relate to hair? You may recall Sam first spoke about triangles in the popular haircut DVD CutOuts – Everything You need to Know About Cutting Fine Hair.  In this haircut, S...
3 Ways to Cut a One Length Bob - Sam Villa
Bobs & Lobs

3 Ways to Cut a One Length Bob

How do YOU cut the perimeter of a Bob? Do you use two fingers to hold the section of the hair, the comb to brace the hair or do you use a single finger or the edge of your palm to hold the hair ag...
4 Hair Color Formulas Perfect for Fall + Exclusive Makeover Before & After - Sam Villa
Fundamentals

4 Hair Color Formulas Perfect for Fall + Exclusive Makeover Before & After

Fall is a great time for makeover madness! When the chill hits the air guests are ready for a change, especially those with sun-bleached locks they're definitely ready for deeper richer tones. ...