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Micro Fringe: 6 Tips For Success

Andrew Carruthers of Sam Villa shares his best practices for cutting a micro fringe.

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No More Broomstick Ends: Flat Iron Tips

Watch this demo on how to avoid those lifeless, flat-ironed ends that have lost all movement and learn how to bevel with the best.

How to Set Perfectly Even Shear Tension for Best Performance

In order to ensure that your shears are performing at their best, you really should do two things everyday – clean them and adjust the tension.  Here's how.

Men's Hair Cutting Education Live and Online

Andrew Carruthers, director of education for Sam Villa, teaches stylists and barbers in a virtual classroom.

Layering Fine Hair? It Can Be Done!

Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, shares tips for cutting layers into fine hair that respects the hair type and yields maximum texture without sacrificing density.

Four Reasons Curls Don't Hold

Andrew Carruthers shares his tips and tricks to make curls hold.

4 Tips For Smoother Hair

Learn the 4 tips for smoother hair.


Are one length haircuts challenging you? Precision cutting can be a struggle.  Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa shares how to cut a precision bottom edge in 4 simple steps.

Watch a Demo of Three Types of Cutting Guides and Their Results

Stationary, Traveling & Spatial Over Direction are demonstrated in this video by Andrew Caruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa.

HOW-TO: The Perfect Fringe Trim

Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education, was at the Redken Symposium 2017 to launch his "baby", the new Artist Series Shear, designed with new and exciting technology to help any stylist perfect a cut. We put him (and the shears) to the test by asking him to trim an overgrown fringe.

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