HOW-TO: Create Curls With a Round Brush

By Lauren Salapatek | 07/24/2013 3:29:00 PM


Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, has a tip for getting round brush curls to LAST. In one of his recent videos, he is asked, "What is the best way to get a client's hair to hold a curl when you are doign curls with a round brush on long hair?"

Watch the video to see his answer...

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“Most curls don’t stay because the cuticle is sleek, exploding it with a texturizing iron creates lasting curl powder,” says Villa. “Allowing the curl to set properly after it’s unwound from the round brush is also crucial.”

STEP 1: Tap section randomly from root to ends with the Sam Villa Signature Series Texturizing iron.

STEP 2: Apply Redken spray starch 15 for control and heat protection.

STEP 3: Roll section around a Sam Villa Signature Series Medium Oval Brush and direct blow dryer heat (hot setting) on brush for 30 seconds to bake in the curl pattern.

Unravel brush by pointing the tip towards the head and unwinding over and under the section creating a twist. Let the twist cool and set before fingering and applying a finishing spray.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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