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The MODERN Shag - Everything You Need To Know To Get It Right

The "shag", that very 70's rocker look, is having a rebirth. Get the tips, tricks and techniques you need to create the MODERN version of this classic silhouette.

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Five Tips To Mastering The Bob

It is a classic and a silhouette that every hairdresser should know how to perfect. But creating a bob is really more detailed than you think. Get a breakdown of the cut and learn the five MUSTS to mastering the shape.

Cutting Trends from Sam Villa Director of Education

Andrew Carruthers, hairstylist, life coach and Sam Villa Director of Education shared life lessons and presented two cutting demonstrations for Bellus Academy students on Monday, August 12.

How To Cut Long Curtain Fringe

Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, leads hair stylists and those looking to make a change to their current style through a series of steps to achieve that perfect on trend hair look for the season.

Tips for Correct Body Positioning for the Professional Hairdresser

The experts at Sam Villa offer their tips for correct body positioning when performing a cut or color.

Sam Villa Shares the Ultimate Angle for Razor Cutting

How many of you have recommended a razor cut to that client who had just one unfavorable end result with a razor? You know the one, “I don’t ever want my hair to be cut with a razor again!” Here's how to gain confidence in razor cutting and pass it along to your client.

HOW-TO: Round Brushing Tips & Technique for Loose Curl and Wave

From Sam Villa's Director of Education, Andrew Carruthers, comes a great step-by-step to achieve shiny waves.

Micro Fringe: 6 Tips For Success

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

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.