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“Viva Magenta”: Pravana’s got it!

“Viva Magenta”, Pantone's new Color of the Year for 2023, is a vibrant tone that spurred Pravana artists to meet the challenge! When Pantone named Viva Magenta 18-1750 as the Color of the Year for 2023, they described it as vibrating with vim and vigor. Most would recognize it as a shade of red, a "hybrid" - that represents exuberance and joy. When the news was published, we could only imagine Pravana color artists meeting it with something like, "Challenge accepted!" Blanco's Vivi Magenta "Project" "PRAVANA is a company that specializes in creative color. If anyone can help stylists recreate...

How to Cut Mid-Length Bouncy Layers

One of the most popular Sam Villa classes has been a recent one ArTeam Member, Ellen Devine, did on mid-length bouncy layers. With 90’s hair still on trend and face framing layers, bouncy blowouts and flipped ends working their way into many styles, it’s the perfect time to brush up on mid-length layering techniques. “Once you figure out your sectioning, everything else falls into place really easily and you can just focus on your shear work,” says Ellen Devine @ellendevinehair who likes using a Sam Villa Signature Series Long Cutting Comb with a sectioning hook to make clean straight lines.   Devine advises to subdivide the head into 8 bite size sections...

From an Undercut to a Disconnected French Bob

Learn how to transition from an undercut to a disconnected French bob with Sam Villa Ambassador and Redken Artist Twylla Jane. “I do a lot of short hair cutting and love the versatility of an undercut, so naturally I have clients that eventually want to approach growing their hair out.  This disconnected French bob is an easy way to blend an undercut back into the perimeter and still create a cool shape,” explains Twylla Jane, Sam Villa Ambassador, Redken Artist and owner of Lumos Nox Salon @twyllajane – see the technique here. “It’s important to be honest with guests and let them know that it can...

How to Minimize Hair Shedding

Are you worried about hair shedding? Ashley Brown, Sam Villa Ambassador and Mizani Artist, shares 4 reasons for unexpected hair loss. “When hair sheds too much, the first thing one tends to do is stress out about it, but that just contributes to the hair loss. Be as gentle and kind with your hair as possible. Your hair is a fabric, and when that fabric is going through excessive shedding, and/or loss, we must be very gentle and give it all the love we can,” says Ashley Brown a.k.a. @ash_hairbarbie 1. Covid-19  Having Covid can stress the body physically and emotionally which can put...

Finessing a Fine Hair Pixie

Learn how to a cut a quintessential, fine hair pixie with Teresa Romero, Creative Director for Sam Villa. Check it out! “Simplicity blended with precision is today's polished elegance.  Fine hair that’s naturally straight to moderately wavey is soft, flowing and head hugging. An ideal texture for this quintessential pixie,” explains Teresa Romero, Creative Director for Sam Villa. This go to haircut can be worn by many personalities and face shapes, the customization is reflected through texturing. Remember to: Keep cutting sections thin and preciseAvoid excessive over directionSave texturing for when hair is dry for maximum refinement  “Since fine hair is already visually soft and...

Halloween Hair How To: The Medusa

It’s creepy crawly season again and what hairdressers in our industry doesn’t LOVE a Halloween hair look? Learn how to recreate it! Karla Valenzuela, Sam Villa Ambassador and Redken Artist @kolor.me. karlaa, shares a fun Halloween Hair look for inspiration. “I was inspired by J-Lo's high buns for this Medusa look. I wanted to give the idea of snakes by waving the hair in a snake-like way and weaving it throughout golden snakes,” explains Valenzuela. Halloween How To: Medusa Apply Redken Water Wax 03, smooth hair with a Sam Villa® Artist Series Polishing Paddle Brush, gather a high ponytail and tie a butchers knot with sewing elastic to...