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Jesse Linares Joins the Sam Villa SkillsUP Student Training Team

Sam Villa ArTeam Member, Jesse Linares @jesse.linares, is bringing his upbeat and motivating teaching style to the Sam Villa’s SkillsUP Student Training.  His first class will be on February 17th, he and Sam Villa, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sam Villa and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken, will teach “The ABC’s of Haircutting.” To join SkillsUp on February 17th, schools can register here.

“Jesse has such a unique and fresh approach to education.  He knows how to connect with younger hairdressers to engage them to dive deep into skill development and apply new techniques at the chair,” says Villa.  “He’s a great addition to the SkillsUP program and I’m excited to be teaching alongside of him and know the students are going to love him.”

“What we learn in our first year as a hairdresser forms career-long habits and practices. I’m beyond excited to be joining SkillsUp and sharing what I’ve learned with students! A full-time hairdresser for seventeen years, and platform artist for fifteen – I’ve done hair in every situation imaginable. I’ve made every mistake that can be made in the salon, on stage, and in the classroom. I can’t wait to share salon-based concepts and techniques – what to do, and what NOT to do. Life at the chair is full of lessons and humor, so be ready to laugh with me (or at me), as we explore together what it means to be a hairdresser,” says Linares.

The Sam Villa School Program delivers student kits made of Sam Villa professional styling tools and offers supplemental education that helps prepare students for the state board tests and beyond. Sam Villa School Partners gain access to:

  • Sam Villa’s award-winning professional styling tools in every student kit.
  • Monthly live SkillsUP Student Training from Sam Villa and Jesse Linares.  The 60-minute student training sessions cover cutting, styling and finishing foundations, along with tool mastery and other professional skills.
  • Access to the digital Sam Villa Library of Education.
  • Marketing support.