Learn to Braid! Inside and Outside Plaits, 3-Strand Rope Braid and 4-Strand Round Braid
In this video, Sam Villa demonstrates how to manipulate your fingers to create four different braids. You will learn the inside plait, the outside plait using a stacked finger position, a 3-strand twisted rope braid and finally, a 4-strand round braid!
How to flat iron wavy hair, avoid damage, and create a sleek straight or beveled finish
As hairdressers we use our straightening iron on a daily basis, but do we truly understand the principles of a flat iron and how to use it for optimal results? In this video Sam Villa demonstrates the three principles of a flat iron and how to achieve smooth, sleek, straight hair using a comb and flat iron; he also shows how to use a round brush and flat iron to create a beautiful beveled finish.
2 Techniques for Creating Finger Waves
Sam Villa demonstrates two different techniques using a Marcel Iron to create a variation of finger waves.
The Red Carpet Waves creates deep crests and valleys and is much more dramatic, think Taylor Swift.
The Push Waves appear much softer and organic, they tend to look more natural.
Have some fun and experiment with both of these techniques to discover the best method for the look you're trying to achieve. Enjoy Red Carpet Waves and Push Waves!
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Hairdresser Dexterity: Finger Exercises
As a hairdresser, your hands are your most valuable tools! You must take care of them if you hope to have a long and pain-free career. Here are some finger exercises that you can do on a daily basis to create more flexibility in your fingers, wrist and thumb tendons.
For those looking to take care of their hands and body even more, check out the collection of Sam Villa Signature Series Shears
How-to Create a Waterfall Braid
Sam Villa demonstrates how to create a waterfall braid, but modified! Learn how you can create the illusion of a basket weave but with the character of a waterfall braid in this how-to video.
How-To Create a Simple Top Roll
Bubbles Up Style Technique
Create a fearless, fresh and modern up style with just 6 ponytails! This video clip is packed with a "how-to section" and "step-by-steps" to create a personalized silhouette for your client! Build texture first so your up style has a more organic and less coiffed look to it. Learn how to manipulate hairpins so they never fall out! Finally, take it further with a 'shammy' for a more editorial feel - The 'midnight look' vs. the '6pm look'! Watch the Bubbles up style video to see how it's all done!
Split Curl Technique
Use your curling iron to create the effect of naturally curly hair. This technique will give you two types of curls: a tight curl and a loose curl! Watch the video to see how it's done.
How-to create an S-Braid
Learn how to create a really simple braid that visually has a lot of character and is also a conversation piece! Watch now and find out how to create the S-Braid!
How to create a beveled fringe without any lines
Put down the blowdryer and round brush and pick up your SLEEKR Flat Iron to create a beautiful beveled fringe! In this video, Sam demonstrates how to use the heat from the flat iron to create a beveled fringe without any lines of demarcation. Watch, learn and get ready to create some beautiful looking fringes!
How to cut a full fringe
Sam Villa demonstrates how to cut a full fringe in a few easy steps. He shows the correct finger angle and positioning to get maximum results with minimum effort. Sam also shows a simple way to bevel the fringe using a 9-row brush and a blow dryer.
Grasp this intriguing technique but don't get caught up with perfection! The beauty is in the technique! Design on full or partial heads by twisting and anchoring sections as you move around the head. Your possibilities are endless as you shape each section - beautiful hair for work or play!
Slip Knot Technique
Sam Villa demonstrates a quick, simple and easy way to create the illusion of a braid. If you thought you could never braid, watch this.