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Last updated: December 28, 2010

Sam Villa “Cloud Set” Technique

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Sam Villa “Cloud Set” Technique

Capturing an image in black and white reveals its truest form.  The purity of light against dark can be dramatic and highlight nuances that are lost in color. Sam Villa was inspired by vintage images, styles and techniques, and combined modern tools and concepts to create this look. “Baroque weaving spawned the idea of a rick rack technique I call ‘Cloud Set,’” says Sam. “I based this technique on an old Pin Set, but instead of wrapping hair around a pin, I use string to create a cloudy texture reminiscent of cotton candy.”

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    1. Take a small section of hair and spray (from a distance) with Redken hot sets 22 thermal setting mist and comb through.

    2. Take a 2 inch square section from the scalp, tie string at the base and weave the section in, over, under, through and around, like a figure 8, and tie at the end.

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    Compress section with the Sam Villa Signature Series TEXTUR™ iron.

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    Let cool, cut string at both ends and pull out to reveal a cloudy, diffused texture. Brush out with a Sam Villa Signature Series Styling Brush to reveal a cloudy diffused texture.

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    Finish with Redken forceful 23 super strength finishing spray.