American Salon Exclusive: Matt Beck and Sam Villa

The ever-talented Sam Villa sat down with American Salon's special correspondent Matt Beck (of @freesaloneducation)  at Premiere Orlando for an insightful chat about his last 35 years in the business. Sam talks about how he creates constant free content by challenging himself to do things in multiple ways, how he's perfected his teaching style, and the launch of his eponymous brand eight years ago at Premiere Orlando. He also discusses all of the exciting tools coming down the pike, growing his education team, who he’s looking to add next and best practices for becoming an educator and/or platform artist. Follow him at @samvillahair,, and

About: Sam Villa is founding partner of the Sam Villa brand (Allvus, LLC), designed to bring “More Sam to More People.”  The educational world of this Favorite Platform Artist and Educator (2012, 2011 and 2007), Favorite Overall Educator of the Year (2015) and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue, can be experienced on