The Tool That Gets Hairdressers in Trouble

Sam Villa shares the proper way to use combs to give your clients the perfect cut.

Sam Villa combs
Sam Villa combs

Sam Villa, cofounder and chief creative officer of Sam Villa and global artistic ambassador for Redken, breaks down the ins and outs of combs and usage.

“If there is any tool that gets us in trouble when cutting, it’s the comb and not using it enough,” says Villa. Every comb is designed with a specific purpose in mind, and when utilized properly, can aid in a hairdresser elevating his or her skill set from good to outstanding.

No matter where a comb starts, when pulled toward the body, it defaults to the center of the chest. Ever notice why right-handed stylists tend to cut the right side of the head longer than the left, and vice versa for southpaws? It’s because they favor one side and are off-center.

Check out this video from Sam Villa on comb usage:



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