Manda Ziegelman, hair artist and Sam Villa ambassador, shares tips on creating the perfect shag for your clients, whether their hair is long or short.
"As soon as you cut a fringe and put some layers around a face, people become more aware of themselves…confident…they evolve, and I love being part of that transformative process," says Ziegelman.
Ziegelman's clientele consists of artists, musicians and visionaries, so originality is at the core of all their styles.
They advise a consultation with each client before cutting their hair, to clarify creative direction, boundaries, likes and dislikes.
Things to consider:
- Consultation–map out the plan…it's okay to go off road, but there always needs to be a goal.
- Principles–they are your best friend in taking a leap into unconventional cutting. Learn the rules so you can break them.
- Head Form–a solid understanding of head shape and where/how to expand and collapse volume to complement it is essential.
- Work Smarter, Not Harder–having a solid plan and using the correct tools allow for expansion of creativity with confidence.
- Condensed Cutting–smart sectioning and larger sections make creating convex and concave shapes easier and faster.
Ziegelman says the best shags have fullness, without the weight. They use a Sam Villa Signature Series Razor Trio; the 360° swivel design makes it easy to place the razor in various positions to remove bulk without turning or bending the wrist.