How-To: Weave and Backcutting Technique

Sam Villa demonstrates weave and backcutting technique.

Say What? Don’t shy away from this valuable approach to giving one-length cuts movement without layering! In this video, Sam Villa shares a great layering technique called weave and back cutting.

Tools for success that you'll need for this technique are:

This is a great technique when you want to create visible layers inside one length hair. Try this on your guest when she has one length hair but wants a sense of frothiness or volume in the crown area, but without looking layered. For more detailed descriptions, go to

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