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Chicago Hands-On Class


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 -  10:00am - 5:00pm 
Price: $695
Join Sam Villa and Andrew Carruthers for a unique one-day, fully immersive hands-on experience as we explore both haircutting and finishing based in modern trend and salon reality!

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Only 30 tickets are available. Secure your seat today!

1. When and where?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm

Fuga Centro Salon
8 S Michigan Ave #200
Chicago, IL 60603

Note: Light Refreshments and lunch will be provided for all class attendees.

Number of tickets available: 30 – Secure your spot today!

2. What to Bring ?

Attendees will have access to Sam Villa shears and razors to use during the class. A valid ID will be held in exchange for use of the tool.

The following Sam Villa tools will be provided for your use during the hands-on class:
Blow Dryer, Straightening Iron, Texturizing Iron, Water Bottle, Boar Bristle Brushes, Thermal Styling Brushes, Combs, and Clips

Each attendee participating in the afternoon hands-on class will receive a mannequin head. A tripod will be provided.

If you would like to bring your own tools, please see the recommended tool list below:

  • Blow Dryer with Nozzle
  • 1" Flat Iron (narrow)
  • Razor
  • Shears
  • Blending Shears or Thinning Shears
  • Flat/Paddle Brush
  • Round Brush (small, med)
  • Styling Brush – Mason Pearson Type
  • Cutting Combs
  • Water Bottle
  • Sectioning Clips (8 -10)
  • Hair Pins, Grips, Bobby Pins, Small Elastics
  • A journal and pen for note taking
  • Your camera / phone / tablet to document your adventures with Sam and Andrew
  • Whatever essential snacks you need to keep your motor running
  • Plus any other specific working tools you would use for design and finishing during your salon/education work

3. Class Inspiration

Sam Villa and Andrew Carruthers possess a unique blend of technical and artistic skills, along with contagious spirits that draw people in and encourage them to want to learn. The team thinks, says and does things differently to challenge, inspire and motivate change that adds value to salon professional services.

Imperfection is the new beautiful in the realm of long hair dressing - think effortless multi-textured styles, lived-in braids, curls upon curls…90’s influenced glamour with lived in texture and 70’s looks yet with modern finishes.

Haircutting takes a leap forward in 2016 and it begins with fusing detached cuts with precision techniques. The idea of using tiered layering to minimize shapes that are enhanced with hidden detachment that drapes, folds and wraps around multi-textured styles.

It's time as an industry to SHOUT IT OUT! The way for us all to BE better is to COME TOGETHER as an industry, and the SHOUT begins here with Sam Villa. See you in Chicago!