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From growing out your fringe to adding more volume to your blowout — there are plenty of reasons to learn how to blend an existing fringe with a one-length haircut. Long, medium, or short, this essential technique can help you master a perfect blend while also giving your guest plenty of bounce and playful volume! Keep reading as Sam Villa, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Sam Villa and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redkenshares his secrets.


How To: Cut

  • Apply Redken One Unite as a cutting lotion so the shears glide smoothly over the hair.
  • With horizontal finger positioning, angle Sam Villa Artist Series 6” Slide Cutting Shears and allow the hand to push shear down the fringe, into the longer hair, and to the ends.  This will connect the fringe to the sides with a soft continuous edge.

How To: Style

  • Use a Sam Villa Signature Series Thermal Round Brush 2” (*a thermal brush is a must-have to heat hair for maximum volume) to blow dry hair away from the face. While drying, twist the brush and hair while working towards the perimeter and allow the texture to cool and set. 
  • Once cool, use a styling brush or fingers to pump up the volume.  A soft hold spray can also be used for support.


“This technique blends the fringe into the sides and creates soft, beautiful, face-framing layers that really come to life when dried with a thermal brush,” says Villa.


Shop The Technique:

Redken One United

Sam Villa Artist Series 6” Slide Cutting Shears

Sam Villa Signature Series Thermal Round Brush 2”

Sam Villa Light Professional Ionic Hair Dryer



Credit: Hair/Sam Villa Team; Photographer/Alejandro Osma; Creative Director and Makeup/Teresa Romero; Model/Kelly Singh