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Controlled Chaos

Sam Villa reveals the how-to for this look, which highlights loose texture

Looking to spice things up in the salon? Turn to Controlled Chaos-a technique that doesn't use cutting guidelines, yielding results with loose texture that looks like it's been cut freehand.

Sam Villa, Founding Partner of Sam Villa and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, reveals the process.

First, Villa cleverly uses clips as a means of control. They are inserted into previously cut sections with the ends of the clips acting like arrows, pointing in the direction needed to proceed. The clips also serve as measurement for over-direction. It's controlled chaos.

Villa also uses vertical partings inside his rectangle sections and medium strokes with a Sam Villa Signature Series Razor to achieve scattered graduation of texture. And, he stays stationary, moving the chair instead of his body to control the chaos. He also keeps the palm of his hand holding the hair up and facing him for better control and comfort when using the razor. It makes it easier to see the edge and it keeps the body and wrist in an ergonomically correct position.

To finish a look like this, use fingers and a Sam Villa E-T.C Light Professional Ionic Blow Dryer, or a comb or paddle brush for more direction.

Begin with a medium hold mousse like Redken guts 10 and once dry, apply a medium to strong hold paste like Redken mess around 10 to show off the interior texture of the hair.

The end result is loose texture with shorter pieces complimenting longer - controlled chaos!

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