Sam Villa - Sam Villa is changing the industry, one hairdresser at a time. Whether teaching face-to-face in small hands on classes, on main stage, or reaching his millions of social media followers, Sam changes people. He is a true leader that brings out the best in others. As the 2017 NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner he is known for doing things differently to challenge, inspire and motivate change. His encouragement to stylists is unrivaled, as he genuinely wants each one of them to reach deep to identify how they can make a change to promote their own growth. Sam’s talents stretch far beyond his brilliant cutting and finishing skills; he has a plethora of business skills that enliven stylists to think about how they speak to their guests to add value behind the chair. “Sharing is the greatest gift we can give one another…to help each other grow and prosper, we all need to pay it forward,” says Sam. Consistent research, along with a respect for the fundamentals, Sam is always on the move for new and unconventional ways of cutting and finishing hair - like using a flat iron for versatility, texturizing iron to create hidden volume and using disconnection to create styles that look blended and can be worn in multiple ways. He is a true messenger sharing his knowledge with stylists in hopes that they too will share with others to enrich the industry…upgrade the industry by respecting and supporting one another - #ArtistsSupportingArtists. Sam is in his glory and most comfortable when teaching – a natural transition from his early coaching days in sports. Practice, practice, practice, until you master the craft and then share with others, so they too can become successful! Whether facilitating an in-salon class or on a stage at a major event, there is always something to be discovered and learned. “Stylists need a good understanding of the fundamentals of basic techniques, once mastered, they can be manipulated to create modern silhouettes and textures,” explains Sam. “It’s time to SHOUT IT OUT! The way for us to BE better is to COME TOGETHER as an industry, and the SHOUT begins here with Sam Villa and Redken!” adds Sam. Sam is co-founder of the Sam Villa® brand (Allvus, LLC) www.samvilla.com targeting stylists, as well as consumers. He shares hot tips and techniques live and virtually, and has a branded line of tools – brushes, combs, thermal tools and shears/razors – for both in-salon use and at home. Education is the path to success, follow Sam Villa® on social media for solutions to common challenges experienced in the salon and at home.
Nick - With his signature razor-cutting techniques recognized worldwide, Nick Arrojo is a global hairdressing icon. From Manchester, England, Nick became Vidal Sassoon’s youngest-ever Creative Director, worked for Wella, then came to NYC as Director of Education at Bumble & Bumble. ARROJO NYC opened as a six-chair salon in 2001. Today, Nick’s eponymous brand is a multi-award-winner, renowned for excellence in the art and craft of hairdressing, and includes three salons, two schools, advanced academy, and two product lines. Nick, can also boast seven seasons on TLC’s ‘What Not to Wear, where he showed razor-cutting to 8 million viewers. Nick is a global spokesmen for L'Oreal Professional, the hair care company with a unique commitment to helping hairdressers in their day-to-day practice.
ABS 2022 WAS A FANTASTIC SHOW!
Check out the classes that we presented at ABS 2022.