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Last Updated (Friday, 10 April 2009 10:50)

“Fringe is fabulous right now – whether it’s brow-skimming like the Kardashions, side sweeping like Carrie Underwood, disconnected like Pink and Rihanna or blunt like Lady Ga Ga, it awakens face shapes,” explains top stylist Sam Villa. Adopt Villa’s method of ‘minimum effort with maximum results’ and cut perfect fringe every time!

1. Cut fringe into dry hair so natural texture and growth patterns can be taken into consideration when deciding on length.

2. When styling fringe area, always dry fringe first to control the natural texture and erratic growth patterns.   Letting fringe dry naturally before styling allows the hair to form to its natural texture making it more difficult to stretch dry and control.  Dry fringe first and save valuable time and effort.

3. Use a comb instead of a brush when drying fringe – it gets closer to the scalp and provides more tension to control natural texture and redirect erratic growth patterns. 

Cutting Fringe: Go for maximum visual contrast between the comb and hair to increase visibility – use black combs on lighter hair and ivory combs on darker hair.  Use the wide end of the Sam Villa Signature Series Cutting Comb to pick hair up (in essence, the comb becomes your hand) and chip into hair with the Sam Villa Signature Series 7” Dry Cutting Shear.  Benefits: Cutting on dry hair allows shears to cut through hair easier, the contrasting comb color helps define the cutting line, and holding hair in the wide-toothed end of the comb reduces tension on the hair, which allows for accurate judgment on length.

Styling Fringe: Use the fine-toothed end of the Sam Villa Signature Series Cutting Comb and dry fringe by combing it in an X pattern (to the left and then to the right).  Fine teeth allow for maximum tension and control when redirecting hair.

Sam Villa Signature Series 7” Dry Cutting Shear - Retail Price: $375.00
Sam Villa Signature Series Cutting Combs (available in black or ivory)  - Retail Price: Small Cutting Comb/$24.00, Large Cutting Comb/$24.00, Large Styling Comb/$24.00.

For more information visit www.samvilla.com



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