By November 12, 2010 4 Comments


I love me a good tip. A good hair tip… priceless. Sam Villa, founding partner of the Sam Villa® brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, dishes on some of his very exclusive tricks of the trade.

All things haircare —

·    To prevent frizz, reach for an old tee shirt instead of a fluffy towel to thoroughly squeeze out the excess moisture without roughing up the cuticle.
·    Detangle hair by working from the bottom up.
·    Product is a necessity. Use mousse for volume, lotion for hair that’s smooth and touchable or gel for lift and definition.
·    A boar-bristle brush will distribute the natural oils throughout the hair and give a smooth finish.
·    Stand up, because your body will have more flexibility than when you’re sitting down.
·    If you work with a round brush, section off the hair and start at the bottom. Between sections, put down the blowdryer so you have both hands to get the hair on the brush.
·    If your hair is color-treated, set your thermal tools on medium to keep the cuticle closed and maintain the color longer.

Naturally curly hair has special requirements:
·    Comb out hair with a large-tooth comb.
·    Before using a mousse or gel, apply a leave-in conditioner.
·    To maintain the curl, clamp hair with clips at the base to provide lift; then let hair dry naturally or use a diffuser to dry it.

“The last thing I recommend to clients is that if they’re having a “bad hair day,” just start over! Spritz the hair with a water bottle and adjust the top surface. Investing just a few minutes will turn things around to have a great hair day,” states Villa.

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