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5 Tips for Creating Unique SHAGS

(New York, NY) – Check out the IG account of Manda Ziegelman, Sam Villa Ambassador @mandaziegelman, it’s full of shags – long, short, vibrant and bold – any type of shag imaginable.  Ziegelman often advises clients: “Get a shag, it will change your life!”  “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,” they explain.

“I see and feel it EVERY TIME I cut a shag. It’s like magic.  It’s definitely a MOOD. There’s an attitude behind it, it’s liberating, and… UNIVERSALLY flattering!” they add.

Ziegelman’s clientele is chalk full of artists, musicians and visionaries, so originality is at the core of all their designs.   They advise that CONSULTATION IS KEY in imaginative cutting and always asks, “What’s your vibe?” 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 compliment it is essential.
  • Work Smarter Not Harder – having a solid plan and using the correct tools allows 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 weight and likes to use the 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.  For detailing the ends, they turn to the Artist Series Shear to create soft diffusion.

“The power we have as hairdressers is truly a GIFT. Don’t be confined by convention…expand your imagination so you can share your gift with more people,” they add.

Stylists looking for free advanced education can explore the weekly offerings from Sam Villa and team here. Sam Villa is Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Sam Villa Company (Allvus, LLC), a leading education and styling tool company for the professional hair industry. He is also Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken 5th Avenue, a L’Oreal brand. Villa is the 2020 International Hairdressing Awards ‘International Hair Influencer of the Year,’ the 2017 NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Intercoiffure America/Canada Member, Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Award Winner for Favorite Platform Artist and Educator (2012, 2011 and 2007) and Favorite Overall Educator of the Year (2015). His inspiring education and innovative ergonomic styling tools can be experienced on The Sam Villa brand brings free digital education to everyone including hot tips and techniques, as well as access to livestreamed educational events. The company also offers professional tools for consumers so they can achieve salon-quality results at home with minimum effort.

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