How-To Video: Short Full Bangs

Strong fringe has been trending for quite some time. You may already have had guests coming in requesting a very short fringe as seen on the runways or in fashion mags. In the video below, Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, demonstrates how to create a vandalized, highly textured short fringe with very dense hair using wet cutting shear.

One of the challenges we face is that our guest may not have the ideal face shape to wear the short fringe they request and the other challenge we face is our guest may not have the ideal density or texture of hair to support the look.
We are all aware that an oval face shape is ideal for most any cut. But with these short bangs you need to take profile into consideration and be honest in your consultation. If they do not have the profile or the density and texture and if they are hell bent on a short fringe you will need to explain why you will need to adjust the length to meet the needs of the shape of their face. You both win, as you know the end result will be visually pleasing. Yes, this is Value! YOU are in control as you are there to act upon their request for a fringe that is trendy and results in a ‘statement’ look!

Our model also has very dark hair. And darker hair will not lend itself much light reflection unless you are brave enough to really get in there and take some pieces away. Styling product will also play an important role in the finish to result in visible movement and texture. 

Tools of Choice:

  • Sam Villa Signature Series 5.75” Wet Cutting Shear
  • Sam Villa Signature Series InvisiBlend Shear
  • Sam Villa Signature Series Long Cutting Comb

Products of Choice:

  • Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist
  • Redken Mess Around 10 Disrupting Cream-Paste

About: Sam Villa is Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken and 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), can be experienced on



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