Thank you SOOO much Sam for teaching me all the amazing things you taught be today here in Seattle at Elle Marie Hair Studio!! I am so honored to have gotten to meet you and learn from the best, you truly made things easy for me to understand which helped me build confidence in what i do!!

Michelle Cloudy

Thank you Sam for being the best tool in my bag! I would not have been able to satisfy my city's need of the Bob's explosive comeback without your hands on class last spring. Thank you.

Trish Thompson

Sam, this weekend was one of the best education classes I had in a long time. I taught color classes for a company and you blew me away. You're a great teacher and I can't wait to take another! Thanks for the whole Sammy experience.

Tracey Rochon

Sam Villa is amazing and inspiring. He is constantly changing and growing with the times and encourages and challenges all stylists to do the same. He totally rocks…

Debra Collins

I am a fan of Sam's work!! He is so inspiring and makes learning skills easy and fun!!

Amy DiCesare

Sam Villa is one of the greatest educators in the business! He gives me great inspiration and ideas to take back to the salon with me, making me feel that I have chosen to be part of the greatest profession around!! Thank You!!

Tracey Leyvas

I saw Sam at Fusion in Lexington, KY about 2 years ago. He is the best educator I have ever seen. He holds his audience captive, not hostage. He is very educational yet so alive!

Scarlet Kessler

Just attended my first workshop with Sam yesterday. FLOORED!!!! New Direction for me and my clients. Truly an inspiration!!!! Thank You!!!


How lucky are we to have had Sam in our salon today. We enjoyed everything he showed us today, and by the way this was a second request from our staff.

Cathy Arce

Sam, I wanted you to know how much we as a team of stylists appreciate your talent of being a great educator and for sharing your talents and time with us. We had the wonderful opportunity to meet you at the Oakbrook, IL show and we were impressed with the quality of education presented to us. At the end of the show we all felt that we wanted to see more classes than we could get worked into the weekend. So I have signed up for your tips! I have 9 stylists, all who attended the show, and I want to tell you how it impressed us that we were able to communicate on a personal level and feel comfortable doing so. I hope we have the opportunity to meet again soon. Even after being in the business 44 years, it is always an inspiration and a shot of energy to attend classes of this quality. Sam, I love your spirit and desire to teach. You help so many to succeed! Thank You!

Linda Franz

Sam has always been a good educator and motivator and a creative artist. He has been one of my favorites since San Jose days. He is a blessing to our industry. BOBology and The Convertible are AWESOME. Hugs to you Sam and kisses too

Colleen West

I just returned from Calgary AB – where Sam “dazzled” us again! New Energy! The word Inspiring” just doesn’t cut it when trying to express how Sam impacted not only me but all who came to see him. I feel truly blessed for having the opportunity, yet again, to be on the receiving end of Sam’s brilliance. Sam, I love your energy and I am looking forward to sharing with my guests, co-stylists and all artists my experience with you! Thank you Sam!

Jenny Falcao

I am a Redken color specialist and I recently took Sam's class at the Redken Exchange. He got me excited about cutting again!

Jen Hastings

Sam, I was wowed watching and listening to you at the ABS in Chicago. I thank God for your talent and your willingness to teach what you have. I will very much like you to mentor me.


I really love the medium round brush and the smaller one also. They’re very good for fine damaged hair because it makes the hair feel much healthier and shiny. I used them at Fashion Week this season and also use them in the salon. I have been asked by clients about them as they love the result!

Jenny Balding

Hi Sam, I received my new Sam Villa cutting comb set today! Their wonderful! Also using the blow as you go technic and have cut out 15 mins . of time per guest leaving me with more time for add on services such as Chemical Shots. Love it.

Monna Holister

Sam, I have to say, that my finishing has improved 100% since I have starting using your brushes. It makes such a difference, sometimes I surprise myself. I have been doing hair for 35 yrs and my joints are starting to hurt: wrist, thumbs, elbows, and since using your brushes I dont seem to have to work as hard. Thank you so much for sharing you knowledge.

Carole Colletti

Love your new Irons Sam!! Don't know how I managed without them!!!

Lori Muccia

I have been using Sam’s round brushes and I absolutely love the way they smooth out hair and keep it controlled in the brush.  Thanks so much!

Ellen Lawlor

I love my TEXTUR, it is a perfect size and I can really get to the base of the hair if I need to.

Ellen Lawlor

Sam’s hot tools are lightweight, easy to use and heats up quickly which is best for last minute models. Fits in the hand well too.

Giovanni Giuntoli

Really good idea having the setting for color treated hair on the SLEEKR. Especially if a non-hairstylist is using them so not to burn their hair. Great to hold and use. Also the swivel cord is handy if you are using the irons to wave with. I really enjoyed using them at fashion week.

Jenny Balding

Thank you for such GREAT shears. I've had an injury and had to have surgery on my thumb and now my movement is limited. Your shears are helping me through my workday as I heal. They're wonderful!

Jennafer Catania

Cannot wait until symposium. Been using the texture shears and reg shears. Love them! My wrists thank you!

Theresa Quezada

Brilliant idea once you crimp the hair to give volume with the Textur iron! Excellent for big hair do. Thanks Sam xoxoxxo

Annita Hisham

When it comes to amazing tools I can trust to perform and last, Sam makes the investment in quality as well as innovation. His TEXTUR iron is my favorite for its editorial appeal as well as practical versatility. It’s perfect to use to give support to finer hair types to create lasting volume inside a pinned up style or to give hair a unique fabric like reflect to mimic the fusion of where wool meets silk that we see on the runway.

Meaghan Fray

Oh my God, seriously, the best shear I have ever felt and used - I have goosebumps - Amazing! Effortless! I have problems with my neck and felt instant relief when I went home to cut my daughter's hair last night. I'm cutting ergonomically correct. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Terri Grice

Sam- I met you several months ago and you gave me advice on how to keep my carpel tunnel under control. You are AMAZING!! Your shears REALLY work! If anyone out there is suffering from Carpel Tunnel please try Sam's shears before you have surgery and young people who are starting out- please save your self a lot of pain in your hands and sholders. Learn how to stand while cutting, use proper shears and make sure your chair is low enough that your elbows are not level with your sholders!

Christian McDonald

We just watched The Convertable in our salon and I was the first to get the cut. I love it, thanks!

Jenna Green

Thank you for such a great class today! Loved the entire day! Also - did The Bardot cut on a friend tonight . . . perfect . . and I LOVE my new 7 shears!!


I just got my new shears, and I have to say they are the best. I have never had a shear that fit so well. After 30 years in the industry they are the best. Thank you Sam for all my comfort. THANKS AGAIN!

Jimi Corbett

SHARE IN THE EXCITEMENT! For all of you that don’t already know – Kasho is great but Sam’s shears are Magnificent! From Kasho tired hands and wrists to your shears – Sam Villa shears are unparalleled!

Jenny Falcao

I received my scissors and changed them to left handed - it was quite easy after looking at them and they work great!

Megan Little

I am so thankful i came to your website. Your passion for doing hair is so contagious and refreshing. Thank you so much for sharing all of your information and techniques with us. I was particularly amazed by the twist cutting. I think i have a new hero. :)

Emily Smith

Sam's Aspire Tour DVD's are totally great. I like the altra ego Sam doing the virtual salon thing. It is clear and professionally done.

Steve Capelli

I love that you are bringing your wonderful education to life through the technology that we have available to us. I ordered your BOBology DVD and look forward to the others that you bring out. As a salon owner we are always looking for ways to educate our staff and this is going to be GREAT! The newest, youngest stylists are the ones that need this most yet don't have the funds to do the larger, hands on classes. This allows them great opportunities to have hands on training with Sam Villa! THANKS!

Pam Waldron

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your BOBOLOGY DVD! Thank you for your refreshing approach and ideas.

Marc A. Passalacqua

I just finished watching The 'V' DVD and LOVED IT!!! I cut my mannequin head and it looks great. The way you teach is easy to follow. Thanks!


I saw you in St. Louis at the State Discover show, bought your Aspire Tour DVD collection and have totally changed my way of cutting hair, and for that I thank you!!!

Bridget Leinauer

Sam has always been a good educator and motivator and a creative artist. He has been one of my favorites since San Jose days. He is a blessing to our industry. BOBology and The Convertible are AWESOME. Hugs to you Sam and kisses too

Colleen West

Sunday morning I watched BOBology for the first time then Sunday afternoon I got out my shears and mannequin and a glass of wine and used the DVD the way you intended for it to be used. It turned out better than if I were in a class. Your format is PERFECT. So was my haircut, thank-you. So I am so excited I can't wait for the rest of the series. Your concept is powerful.

Chris Lewis

I attended Cutting with Sam and Chris at the Redken Exchange. WOW! I love Sam's BOBology and I truly get it! It is by far the best instruction of how to texture and remove weight from this haircut to creat the most beautiful BOB ever. Friendswood, TX loves Sam! You inspire me, thank you for constantly giving back to our industry!

Meresa Fincher

I just purchased 2 of your videos. OMG, you really know how to show your work. I have gotten videos from so many different companies and none were as educational as yours. I just wanted to let you know how incredible you are in your teaching. You explain everything so well. I will be looking for one of your classes in NY very soon. Thanks again!


I loved the consultation and hot tip e-mails. I forwarded them to every stylist I know! You rock Sam!

Theresa Quezada

Sam, Just had my associate cut my hair in one of your great designs, The Convertible. I love it! You are the best. You are the one that took me to the next level. Love ya!!!

Maureen Kimble

Sam! I loved seeing you last weekend, your show was amazing and I'm so honored that you remembered me. You are truly talented and I'm a huge fan.

Lynee Jake

Saw u this weekend in Lake Ganeva. Wow, how inspiring. The whole team just blew me away. I also had a hair show virgin with me and she loves u. Thank u for being so passionate.

Janet Carlsen

Hey Sam - You came to our salon today (Evolution in Shrewsbury, NJ) to teach us a class and I just wanted to say thank you! You are an incredible educator! We all learned so much from you! I truly mean that!

Kerianne Neff

HI Sam ! I just attended 2 of your classes at the CBS show in Ocean City< MD. I can't begin to tell you the impact you had on me and my staff. I'm looking forward to carrying the inthusiasm back to the entire salon. Keep up the fantastic innovations and I'll be watching for your next appearince in our area.

Denise Reesey

Thank you for such a great class today! Loved the entire day! Also - did The Bardot cut on a friend tonight . . . perfect . . and I LOVE my new 7 shears!!


The last 2 days spent w/you in the salon at Shear Dimensions has made me love to hair again!!! Thanks Soooo much!! You are more inspiring than you will ever know!!!!!!

Alecia Brooks

SAM!!! You rocked ABS 09!!! I loved seeing people sitting 6 deep in the walkway just to see you do your thing!!!

Julie Lahr

I have been a hairstylist for 35 years. It is a challenge to stay excited about this industry when you are at the top of the class. Sam, you are an INSPIRATION and I thank you for challenging me to get out of the box.

Margaret Tingwall

Sam has been one of my mentors for years. I can visualize his concepts and then use my world to create my visions. My confidence through his teachings has resulted in one of the best guest lists anyone could ever imagine. The trust my guests have in me has kept this passion alive for the last 26 years. Thanks, Sam for a wonderful journey.

Paula Simone

I have been a working Stylist for over 40 years. Studied around the world and I have never seen a better teacher than Sam Villa.

Jane Lewers

My rheumatoid doctor told me if I was planning on continuing to cut hair for the next 5 years I should invest in Sam's shears to help me with my arthritic suffering.

Polly Gatewood

I watched and learned from some of the best educators, but Sam, you're fantastic. Your spirit, passion and knowledge that is so detailed. Thank you for the inspiration!

Jasmina Djordjevic

Sam is fantastic. I have seen him many times most recently the MGM Foxwoods in CT. He nevers seems to amaze me. Sam is so gracious and inspiring I couldn't wait to take his ideas back to the salon. My clients love it too.Thanks Sam

Lisa Surprenant

New favorite haircutThe V, I've been doin this haircut on a lot of clients and they are loving it!! Thanks Sam.

carlos carreon

Sam, I already had the wet and dry scissors.I then purchased the tool kit! I am in LOVE with all the Sam Villa Products! Finally, tools made by a stylist who lives behiend the chair, not some guy behiend a desk. I used all the techniques you taught me. Thank you for being so very Awesome!!!!

Marlaina Ciociola

Where do I start? I have used Hikari shears for 16 years. Never did I think I would put them down...Sam, I love, LOVE my 7inch shears and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the reversible texture shears. It is the most brilliant shear I own. Thank You! Jules

Julie Lahr

Sam Villa's Texture iron ROCKS!!! It adds volume without teasing and also adds interest to any style. Thanx Sam!

Amy Marino

The amount of information Sam gives in a class is amazing. Come prepared for a day of amazing ahah's. Sam is full of why things happen and how they work. Simple and faster, that is the theme. Less time, more results. What a concept. Something I can use behind the chair.

Karen Dungan

Sam I cannot thanks you enough for your inspiring class. My first workshop with you in NJ and I was so impressed. I went back to work with excietment and knowledge that I shared with my staff and clients. Thanks you so much and also for the cleaning and tightning of my SV shears.

Valerie Nebbia

Hi Sam. I just received my flat iron and comb set i feel like I'm becoming a pro already! lol I just got my license so you're my inspiration. I cant wait to learn and get more of your products; I'm up all night on your website. Thank you!

Krystina Grado

I have been in this business a very long time. I am blessed in so many ways as a result of being a hair designer. To begin with, the greats in this business were my teachers. I had the privilege to be in one of many of the very first classes with Sassoon when he arrived. Then Paul Mitchell, Zigerelli Brothers, James Mario, Chris Baran, and now you Sam. Because of these great teachers, I am a still highly requested hair designer and earner in this business after fifty years. Thanks Sam for keeping the flam going. It continues to be a privilege to be a hair designer.

Paula Standish Severino

A real professional doesn't care about sharing techniques with his peers. That's why I call them "Masters" Thank You Sam!!

Allie Rod

Not only did I learn an amazing double identity haircut. But also life lessons on how to build a business and be assertive with my clients, -Bonnie Redken Artist / Sam Villa Fan!

Bonnie Cartwright

After receiving my new Sam Villa 6.25 shears last week I am already convinced that these are far and away the best shears in my toolbox! So different from my Kashos in the way they handle, feel and cut. Thank you Sam for another truly great tool that helps us work smarter, not harder!

Amy Marino

Dean Sam, I love you and your education style. Your videos have made me not only work better as a stylist, but to also believe in my own passion about hair! Sincerely, Angie


Sam, Hands down you got my vote this year at the BTC Awards at the American Beauty Show, March 13, 2011 in Chicago as 'Platform Artist and Favorite Educator!' By sharing your your knowledge and artistry you've continued to elevate our profession as an art - no one is more deserving than you!

Carolyn Martin

Sam, i just came back from a 5 hours class that you rocked, it was Amazing, considering that i am an A.D.D. hair designer (like most of us) and you kept me glued to my seat and eager to see whats next, was unbelievable, never experienced this ever in any other class that i took over the last 9 years of my profession. Great tips, all new but made perfect sense. You are great. Loved every minute of this class and your enthusiasm made me love being a hair stylist even more. Thank you Sam. I will be looking forward to purchasing your well studied tools that you created, and to take more classes of your fantastic education.

Amal Kasabri

At my age it is hard for me to refer to any man as the Man But you are THE MAN What a teacher you are. I have been trained by the best, from Sassoon and Mitchel and Zegarelli, Mario and now you. Sam you are in great company.

Paula Severino

Hey Sam, missing you in Halifax Nova Scotia. Just wanted to let you know that I love the brushes and how much tension you can get with them and I love spraying a little bit of vinyl glam 02 on the brush before blow drying - the shine is amazing!

Matthew Scott

You are truly a genius. You give inspiration to us all and everything you say makes so much sense. You give the not so confident lots of aspiration.

Kristy Maclean

I recently purchased the 6.25" wet cutting shears and I want to let you know that my wrist is most grateful! These are wonderful shears! I love how they cut, like melted butter! I will be purchasing the 7" dry shear next! Thank you!

Janis Burden

You came to my cosmetology school in Nashville Tn on 4/19 and it was amazing. That was my first day at school and after seeing you work and hearing your story you have inspired me to do my best and don't let fear and worry intefere with what you want in life. You are great!! Can't wait to hear you speak again.

Dornica Hodge

Sam, It was such an honor to have met you. I am so thankful that you could take the time and come teach a class at Brassfields. I feel so lucky that you have taught me a a deal of tools to use with my clientel to spicen hair up. I have changed my entire outlook, that hair does not have to be connected, that diconnected is in. I am so completely greatful for the new haircutting tricks as well. Sam, I hope that one day I will get to work next to you as a plat form artist & get to learn more thru your wonderful education classes. I am blessed that our paths have crossed. Thank you so much. See you in the future.


My haircutting has so improved thanks to Sam I own all his dvd's and brushes this is awesome since I have been cutting for 42yrs !!! I just increased my prices The Bardot is my specialty and I love when people call and request that haircut Sam please consider a bbok with theses styles to show my client I show them the cover of the dvd"s and also can you provide the work sheet for all the cuts like you did with the bardot and the V It would be so helpfull Sam Is Samtastic in Styling for the Seasons of a clients life God Bless Keep it coming!

Elaine Maitland

These shears are the ANSWER! Approaching 30 years in this industry , and numerous work on my thumb and hand area , have left a keen respect for a tool that works for YOU! these shears do. After 2 months I have seen less inflamation in my basalthumb joint and not had to really on cortisione injections. Thanks Sam!

Judy Grove

Sam, I've been in the beauty industry for nearly 30 years now as a Master Barber/Stylist/Colorist. I seek out industry pros like yourself and Chris Baran, Beth Minardi and Sassoon often for inspiration, advanced techniques and teaching skills. I just purchased and watched and executed the principles/techniques demonstrated in your Bobology series and I have to tell you, pal, you totally rocked my world! These techniques makes me excited to get to the salon each day. Thanks a million!

Steven Michael

Tangle Alley gentleman Barbershop and Ladies Salon would love to put a personal thank you so much for comming to our Beautiful sate (Montana)! Your enthusiaum mixed with education made the days fly by. The information is being applied daily! And we will be looking forward to your next event!!!

LARA Middlemas

Sam, Thank You so much for the Best hands on cutting class I have ever attended. I have been in the industry for 29 years, your energy radiates to those around you. Your classes are so well taught. You renewed the enthusiasm and passion in me for a profession I so dearly love. Used the triangle and umbrella techniques on my first client yesterday. Looked GREAT!!! :-D Thanks Again, Karen All About You Salon-Spa-Boutique Bozeman, MT

Karen Killmeyer-Jones

Sam, Thank you so very much for attending the Chatters Convention in Red Deer, Alberta this past weekend! It was fabulous. Not all of my team could be there this weekend and you have given me so much to take back to them. You have given me inspiration and the ability to inspire my team. I am 10 years into my career and am always looking for ways to change things up and continue to grow. You have given me new opportunities to do so and I thank you. Much love, Penny

Penny Youden

Thank you so much Sam. I was at the Redken Stylist Connection in Red Deer, Alberta, and was completely inspired. Being a very new stylist in the industry (only for 2 years) watching you on stage really moivated me to be the best stylist I can be!

Tenille Minne

Great Sam, me & my Team miss U, hope see u soon in Italy or 2 the Excange NY 5th av. Our Academy go strong !! We are ispired and think often 2 your tips, thank U maybe one day U can have a class in our Academy, take care my friend., hugs €uro from Italy

Euro Calamia

Another homerun for Sam! The new E-T.C. Light Blowdryer is AMAZING! So light, my arm was thanking me. Amazing airflow control with the 2 different nozzles. I love, love, love this dryer. Once again Sam makes a product that helps us work smarter not harder. Thanx Sam!

Amy Marino

Thanks SAM for the sleeker flat iron, It is awesome , the hair is softer and shinny. I use it all the time when ever I recommend a add on service.And I even love it for my hair.

Hope mcgettigan

It is hard to pick a category. I have one of Sam Villa tools. I am gradually replacing tools with Sam villa signature series, because I am certain of premium quality...Also because of the whole culture, structure and award winning tips and advertizing,the tools deserve to be purchased!

marysa mardini

Dear Sam, I recently updated all my tools to the Sam Villa line and I must say I love them all. Now my blow drys are smoother yet with a lot of volume thanks to your brushes, my Sleeker is phenomenal and the texturizer is freakishly wonderful. I used it yesterday on a client with fine hair and we could not believe the body her hair got thanks to the texture iron. And thanks for all the tips you are sharing on your site. Viewing it has become my "daily educational class moment". Thank you lots, Jani (Yanni) Baze The Villages, FL

Jani (Yanni) Baze

Dear Sam, I recently updated all my tools to the Sam Villa line and I must say I love them all. Now my blow drys are smoother yet with a lot of volume thanks to your brushes, my Sleeker is phenomenal and the texturizer is freakishly wonderful. I used it yesterday on a client with fine hair and we could not believe the body her hair got thanks to the texture iron. And thanks for all the tips you are sharing on your site. Viewing it has become my "daily educational class moment". Thank you lots, Jani (Yanni) Baze The Villages, FL

Jani (Yanni) Baze

I am from South Africa and never heard of SAM.i accidentally saw this man on YOU TUBE.i am a big fan and must say you are a blessing to the hair prove that "SIMPLICITY IS THE NEW SOPHISTICATION" SAM is the REAL deal.keep up the great work>you my inspiration GOD BLESS you....

abdul buckus

Just watch the live vidio on your curly cut great !!!!!! Thanks for the free education setting at my computer

Hallie Schockey

Sam.....U changed our life, Love U & Chirs 2 sejja U soon, Euro & Evolution Team from ITALY

Euro Calamia

I was having such bad wrist and hand pain I really thought my career was over before it began. I needed to find a solution to my problem. I am so lucky and happy to find Sam and his tools when I did. The shape of the shears and the weightless compact dryer have changed my life behind the chair. I am so comfortable with these tools, I have never felt such a connection to my tools before. I will never purchase another pair of shears, dryer, or even my combs from anyone else ever again. I have no pain in my hands or wrists since using them. It was instant relief! I just wanted others to know what a difference having Sams tools has made in my life. I have no pain, I am so confident and in control of my artistry. Thank you Sam for bringing these wonderful tools(and all your hot tips) and changing my life as a stylist. I am more successful than I ever imagined becuase I have your tools and guidance available to me. Thank you to Sam and his team! Jamie DiGrazia- Chicago

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