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Twisted Sister Side Bun Step By Step

Step 1: Prep Your Hair

  • Take horizontal sections and spray a minimum of 6-8" away with Redken quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray to protect the hair from heat and for maximum iron results
  • Use the Sam Villa Textur® Texturizing Iron tapping the plates down the length to texturize the entire head of hair
  • After you have texturized the hair, brush through thoroughly with the Sam Villa Styling Brush to smooth the hair
  • Once this is completed you will be able to create amazing looks for a minimum of 4 days!
  • HOT TIPS:
    • Purchase a quality shower cap - doing so will allow you the experience of a full shower and keeps your texture set intact
    • Use a dry shampoo such as Redken Powder Refresh 01 to deodorize your hair and remove excess oils
    • You can create amazing new looks every day with three times the volume and minimal styling time -- The Sam Villa Textur® Texturizing Iron is a must have if you are a hair fashionista (or even if you are hair-imparied)

Step 2: Create Your Part

  • Set in your part where you naturally wear it
  • Use a Sam Villa Detangling Comb to separate the sides by combing hair off the face and letting it naturally split - this approach will give you a straight part every time

Step 3:  Twist & Secure First Section

  • Begin the design on your left side
  • Start with a small section twisting up and away from your face, only adding sections from the front side of the twist – this will keep the front looking controlled
  • Keep adding more sections until you arrive behind your ear on the opposite side of the head
  • Keep twisting the length until it buckles into a bun at your nape
  • Secure the section with a large hairpin
  • HOT TIP:
    • When securing a shape with a hairpin begin by placing the pin thru the shape in the opposite direction, then secure it back toward the desired shape using a hook movement
    • This will allow for maximum tension and security

Step 4: Adding Second Section To Your Bun

  • Take your front section on the opposite side and gently fold it towards the back bun
  • Pin the section into the bun area
  • Twist the remaining ends and tuck into the back of the bun – secure with a medium hairpin

Step 5: Finish Your Hairstyle


Try this at home and share your results on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #SamVillaHowTo.

Production Team: Geneva Cowen, Tina Calzaretta, Mary Urban, Rafa Bertelli and Jeremy McDougle

Photographer: Shalem Mathew

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Sam Villa

Motivating, creative, passionate, energetic, inspirational… these are just a few thoughts that come to mind at the mention of Sam Villa's name. Known as the hairdresser's hairdresser, Sam has been chosen as the industry's Favorite Platform Artist and Educator at the Stylist Choice Awards in 2007, 2011 and again in 2012. Sam possesses a unique blend of technical and artistic skills - and a contagious spirit that draws people in and makes them want to learn!