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Whether in-person or digitally, Sam Villa has always strived to inspire his students, offer them solid advice and connect with them as artists. “This pandemic has turned our industry upside down, and it has forced us all to reassess what we do and how we do it.  With mobile devices being the new classroom, we now have the ability to reach even more people with more education,” explains Sam Villa Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Sam Villa and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken.  The brand is expanding beyond their core team (Culture Ambassador/Andrew Carruthers and ArTeam Members Anna Peters and Jesse Linares) to include Sam Villa Ambassadors, handpicked by Villa for their diverse talents. “We wanted to reach out to younger talent and give them a platform to share both socially and educationally.  It supports our culture of #StylistsSupportingStylists, #ArtistsSupportingArtists and #BrandsSupportingBrands,” explains Villa.

Meet the Sam Villa Ambassadors:

  • Becka Bradshaw @beckabradshaw (design/finishing, editorial, barbering, salon owner)
  • Al Campbell @al_alexander (finishing, silk press, braids/knotless braids, extensions, textured hair/wraps, editorial)
  • Ellen Devine @ellendevinehair (cutting/bobs, up styles, braids, salon owner)
  • Cindy Duplantis @cindyduplantis (finishing, editorial, celebrity, color)
  • Blake Reed Evans @blakereedevans (design/finishing, fashion colors, social and photo, salon owner)
  • Kauilani Goodwyn @kauigoodwyn (finishing, silk press, balayage/lightening, fashion colors, editorial)
  • Twylla Jane @twyllajane (blondes/foiling, color correction, fashion colors, up styling, business, salon owner)
  • Jada Jenkins @jadajenkinsco (finishing/styling, silk press, braids/knotless braids, extensions, balayage/lightening, fashion colors)
  • Ashley Mauriello @ashleymauriello (color, fashion and pastel colors, braids)
  • Mandy McCullough @fancyfinish (cutting, textured looks, shorter lengths, fashion colors, editorial/avant garde, salon owner)
  • Roger Molina @rogermolinahair (blondes, balayage, cutting/bobs, editorial, salon owner)
  • Lindsey Marie Olson @lindsey.marie.olson (texture/curly cutting/coloring, fashion colors, balayage/foiling, finishing, editorial)
  • Jorge Perez @jorgedoeshair (texture/curly cutting/finishing, pixies, fashion colors, foiling/balayage)
  • Evie Peterson @eviedzine (editorial, runway, finishing, color, salon owner)
  • Caralee Pridemore @caraleestyles (bridal, finishing, braids, salon owner)
  • Teresa Romero @_teresa_romero (editorial, NAHA finalist, Sassoon-trained precision cutter, finishing, fashion colors)
  • Karla Valenzuela @kolor.me.karlaa (balayage, money piece placement, vivid and pastel colors, finishing, up styles, braids)
  • Manda Ziegelman @mandaziegelman (lived-in texture, razor work, mullets/shags, fashion colors)

“We’re a small group with mighty voices that continue to offer creative concepts relevant to salon professionals…education is at the heart of everything we do,” adds Villa.

Be sure to stay tuned for the latest events, education and online experiences with this new team and get inspired to learn more from the Sam Villa team here.