-by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue
Interested in pursuing an advanced education in beauty? We consulted with Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati to give you vital tips on continuing your education and expanding your knowledge base. Below, Sarfati contributes her expertise!
The ponytail is a foundation technique for stylists, just like cooking eggs is for chefs - they are timeless and a principal in editorial/runway trends. Ponytails, however, do require discipline and time to master. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that require the most skill, yet, once mastered, make your foundation as solid as a rock and stable enough to build on. Think about how many times the ponytail comes into play in session work, stage demos, up-dos and education, not to mention behind the chair. Share this knowledge with your guests and they will repay you with loyalty.
Hair extensions are no longer Hollywood’s little secret. Now celebrities talk openly about their hair extensions. And, the demand for hair extensions is continuously on the rise. Great for a business like mine -- but what happens when the hair quality is inconsistent and 20 new hair distributors pop up daily claiming to sell top notch, Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian, or Russian extensions hair?
Wondering how to make a perfect first impression? We consulted with Repêchage CEO and Founder Lydia Sarfati to give you vital tips on creating a professional image. Below, Sarfati contributes her expertise!
FabFitFun has established itself a reliable and fashion-forward purveyor of all things beauty- and fitness-related, and this spring, the subscription box service truly outdid itself! The Spring 2014 VIP Box was my favorite yet!
I just got back from a shoot in Montreal where we shot two collections and an assortment of editorial images. Being able to collaborate with talented people is vital to the growth of a stylist so I try to shoot numerous times a year, not only to fuel creativity, but to fuel my business, so it’s important for me to be extremely prepared. I need to maximize time, inspire the team, and creatively collaborate in an organized way so that the images/collections created are not only beautiful and interesting, but a representation of the brand and marketable.
We all have our beauty challenges, those little things that keep us from having a good hair day or a flawless finish. Mine is was frizz. Past-tense, because I'm happily frizz-free thanks to the revolutionary Cezanne Perfect Finish smoothing treatment, which I had the opportunity to receive at Casablanca Salon & Day Spa in Sherman Oaks, California.
This is a turning point for our industry. A non-professional was able to buy "professional-use-only" products and make a how-to video via YouTube that recommended using those products to lighten/bleach and tone her hair, while completely ignoring the manufacturer's instructions. Her video, which included harmful and dangerous information received 1.2 million views. As a salon professional, I created a video pointing out why what she did was unsafe. Now my video has been removed from YouTube, and I have been threatened with legal action.
For the past few years I have been showing my support to women with cancer by donating my hair to various charities that provide wigs to those in need.