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Last updated: June 05, 2018

WATCH: Sam Villa’s Slide-Cut Shag

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BTC called it months ago—the shag is BACK in a big way. So when we spotted the master Sam Villa cutting this amazing shag for Redken at the International Salon & Spa Expo, we had to grab our phones and hit “record” right away! Watch Sam do it and get his tips below.


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“It’s all about the way you’re layering,” Sam said about this cut. “Execute graduation in a different way.” Here’s how he does it:


  • Work in vertical layers, slide-cutting short to long for softness and loose weight.
  • Create an initial “rim” around the hair to use as a guide throughout the cut (watch this at 0:57 and as Sam says, “Don’t panic!”).
  • Remember to use thinner sections on thicker hair (to remove more hair) and thicker sections on finer hair (to leave more hair on the head).
  • P.S. The model’s haircolor? Sam did it! He used Redken City Beats Big Apple Red.


Watch how it’s done and scroll down for the finished look!







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