Zig Zag Sectioning Hair Technique by Sam Villa

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/19/2012 11:24:00 AM


Want to try a new technique before cutting your client’s hair? Sam Villa, Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, suggests zig zag sectioning.

“Cutting hair with horizontal sections is easy, we all do it and the results are predictable and good, but why not switch it up and use triangle sections on top of the head to create exciting texture and volume?” says Villa.

Villa starts with a horseshoe section divided into four triangles by a zig zag line, to create a template that can be customized. The three triangles towards the back of the head can be elevated up to point cut while standing on the wide side of the triangle to create texture and release weight. Or comb the hair up and point cut while standing at the tip of the triangle to leave the length and maintain density. 

“This technique is exciting and gives predictable results with movement to play around creatively,” adds Villa.

Watch this video below for a demo on the technique.






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 modernsalon.com, salontoday.com and firstchair.com. 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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rop cosmetology school  |  August, 02, 2012 at 01:34 PM

hey i'd love to see the finished product of this cut and watch how you determine how much to cut off without using a guide!

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