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February 24, 2009

Sam Villa’s Tips for Cutting a Fabulous Fringe

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Sam Villa’s Tips for Cutting a Fabulous Fringe

“Fringe is fabulous right now, whether it’s brow-skimming like Erin Lucas, side sweeping like Carrie Underwood, disconnected like Pink or blunt like Lady Ga Ga, it awakens face shapes,” says top stylist Sam Villa. Here are tips for getting maximum results with minimum effort for a perfect fringe every time!

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

    2. When styling the 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 hair’s natural texture and redirect erratic growth patterns. 

    4. 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. 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. Check out Sam Villa’s Signature Series Combs!