Friday, November 12, 2010


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.


The Procrastinator said...

wow could that makeup look in the first photo be any more beautiful? Love!

Liz said...

Using dryer sheets or moisturizer can work too to calm frizz

Juliette Samuel said...

Good tips here. What I like is that some of these tips are useful even if you've gone natural. :-)

tiffany jewelry said...

Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. Ill definitely be back.

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