The Sam Villa team just announced that top editorial stylist and educator Jake Thompson will be joining them to fuel editorial and education for the brand.

Jake Thompson Joins Sam Villa Team"Jake's done 21 NAHA shoots, and his work is regularly featured in the press," Villa says. "He has an expertise and creative eye that enhances our brand, and we're really excited to share it with stylists."

Thompson, who co-owns Lunatic Fringe Salon in Sugarhouse, Utah, creates collections at his studio in downtown Salt Lake City. He's inspired by underground fashion magazines, art books, independent designers, peers, Alexander McQueen, music and more. 

"My life's journey is to inspire and create," Thompson says. "Joining the Sam Villa team enables me to share on a much bigger level. I'm looking forward to bringing editorial expertise and the avant-garde aesthetic to hairdressers."

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