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How To Chose The Right Hair Scissors

September 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Look at all the many different types of hair scissors in the world today. There are different brands, different types, different designs and different opinions of their uses. You may have a difficult time trying to figure out how to choose the right pair. After all, it can be a challenge if you aren’t an expert on hairstyling and if you know nothing about hair scissors.

The first thing you’ll want to do is research all the different types. This doesn’t mean go out and find the prettiest pairs you can find. Sometimes the most boring things can perform better than any beautiful product.Simply enter “hair scissors” into your Google search box and you could easily find hundreds of solutions. This can be easy but it can also be hard because all hair scissor designers will advertise theirs as the best out there. This is where your next key step comes in: reviews.

Before even thinking about purchasing a pair of hair scissors or any other product online, you should always look into what others are thinking. Check out all of the reviews people have written about the product and ask yourself if you truly do need that pair of hair scissors or if they just have a nice look to them. Key things to look for while reading reviews include efficiency, care and cleaning, durability, comfort, etc.

After looking at the reviews, if you still think you have found the perfect pair of hair scissors, look at all of the fine print. This would include shipping and handling, return policies, warranties, money-back guarantees, etc. If you are going to invest in an important type of product, be sure you are getting your money’s worth. If the company does not accept returns, keep looking. Once you have completed each of these processes, purchase the product and be sure to put it to use.

All kinds of hair scissors are great and will do the job but to be sure they do the job right, remember the above tips. Life becomes much easier when you know you can trust the product in your hands.

The Most Important Tool For Hair

September 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

When you visit your hairstylist, you may talk about gossip in town or what kind of styles are hot in Hollywood. But have you ever asked her what the most important part about styling hair is? If you haven’t ever asked, think about what your hair would look like if it didn’t get a regular trim. Hair shears are so important when it comes to good grooming for your mane.

Whether you cut your hair at home or go to a salon for a haircut, shears are what make the cut possible. What is more important about these tools is knowing what type to use. Cutting hair isn’t just a second nature deal for everyone- it takes lots of work and practice and the right tools. One of the best types of shears to use is a pair of basic grooming shears. This is the essential tool for those looking to just trim off split ends. After mastering the proper technique for using these kinds of shears, it’s a basic job that anyone can perform.

Another great kind of trimmer for your locks is the razor shears. You can create multiple lengths and decrease the amount of bulk in your hair at the same time. The razor shears are great for those needing layers. They really do a great job of creating a light, feathery look. Not to mention after using them, you feel like you can finally run your fingers through your hair and feel the difference. Short hair looks the best when you use razor shears because most people with short hair are looking for a stacked look in the back, which can easily be created with this tool.

If you are in need of thin hair, your perfect shears are the thinning shears. These are very similar to the razor shears because they gets rid of the extra “baggage” in certain areas of the hair. The difference between the two types of shears is that the thinning shears strictly do one job: thin your hair, while razor shears create layers. The length of your hair will stay the same if you only use thinning shears. You will feel some texture in your hair and that texture is one word: soft. Thinning shears are perfect for thick hair because those with thick hair are known to have a harder time styling since they have so much hair. With thinning shears, the job becomes much easier.

After getting a basic haircut, you may want to think about how important it is for your hairdresser to be using the right kind of shear for your type of hair. When it comes to style, the hair must hold character and what better to do this than to take advantage of hair shears.

 

A Guide to Selecting Hair Shears

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Kamisori Black Diamond Shear Set

Kamisori Black Diamond Shear Set

Spending day after day cutting and shaping and blending and thinning can put a lot of stress on your muscles, but the right hair scissors provide every comfort enhancing feature available.

Because you’re learning, you’ll try out your hair scissors on many styles of hair and use them for many different cuts.  This makes it vital for you to have quality hair scissors that will last.  Hair scissors are your equipment; they are your most important tool.

The Kamisori 5.75”Ergonomic Student Shears are made from 440C high chromium Stainless Steel.  It is made with special corrosion resistant properties to ensure that they don’t rust or become damaged and this metal provides the highest durability so these student hair scissors will last throughout all of your training.

It’s important to use the proper blade for each hair cut.  Convex and Bevel blades are the most used types.  Bevel blades have been around for a long time and are the oldest style used today.  Because of it’s older design, scissors with bevel blades need more forced to open and close.  It can easily add pain and strain to your hand and fingers.  Just consider how many times you open and close your shears during one hair cut.  The convex blade is a newer, updated blade and is used on nearly all training shears.  It is a state of the art, smooth blade that requires less force.  Convex blades are required for slide cutting because bevel blades will leave the hair choppy and gapped.

To make shears more easily adjustable, tension systems have evolved and grown to be the most efficient possible.  There are five tensions systems on professional hair shears:  The Coin Adjustable, Round Click Dial Adjustable, Leaf Spring Assembly, Rotating Thumb Ball Bearing and Ball Bearing Pivot System.  The purpose of a tension system is to allow the hair stylist to adjust how the shears open and close.  If the tension is too tight, the shears will cut the hair poorly and it will cause a lot of unnecessary damage to the hair shears.  If the tension is too loose, the blades will simply bend the hair rather than cutting it. The coin adjustable system is the oldest tensions system available; it is considered an industry standard and very dependable.

Round click dial tension systems are more precise because the scissors make an audible click with each adjustment. The leaf spring adjustable tensions system is modified version of the previous two styles that allows for much more control and accuracy when adjusting the tension.  The balance it offers to hair shears results in a longer lasting set of scissors.  Both of the ball bearing tensions styles allow for more stability and movement when using the hair scissors.

Finger rests are an option feature available on most hair scissors and provides a new level of comfort and/or stability.  It can reduce muscle stress and prevent injury, especially CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) and RSI (Repetive Strain Injury).  There is no hard-fast answer for using a finger rest.  Its use is based on the desire of the stylist. Because of this, some professional hair shears come with a finger rest and some don’t.  On some shears, the finger rest is removable, allowing each student to try cutting hair with and without the rest.  No matter what their preference, students will be able to work comfortable with these kinds of shears.

The final feature discussed in this article is the thumb ring, or swivel thumb ring. Many scissors are manufactured with stationary thumb rings, but for a new hair stylist, it is important to use scissors that can adjust to his or her preferences.  It’s also valuable in that it give a student the opportunity to try using the scissors at different angles to help decide what works best.  Many high quality shears have a thumb ring that adjusts to any angle to increase comfort and leverage and to provide options to each new stylist.

Professional hair shears come in a vast variety of shapes, sizes and designs.  They range from very inexpensive and very low quality to extremely expensive and the highest quality.  This tool is an smart investment, and hair scissors are not something that can be taken lightly.  The least expensive pair of professional hair shears is almost never the best option; with poor quality scissors your will deliver poor quality cuts and hinder your career.  It’s important to invest in the best tools not only for your career, but during your schooling as well.

Getting Great Cuts For Thick Hair

January 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Women who have thin hair look at those with thick tresses and wish they had hair like that, but those with that really thick hair sometimes struggle to get good looks with so much hair to work with. To those with thin hair it may sound amazing but too much hair can actually be hard to style and weigh itself down so you do not look your best.

Of course for women who have this problem the solution is very simple and that it thinning. For these women a pair of hair thinning shears in the hands of a skilled stylist can mean getting the easy to manage looks that will have them appearing their absolute best. Thinning shears are specially designed to remove only some of the hair with each cut to do exactly as the name applies, to thin the hair out. This means there will be less hair weighing down the style that will result in more volume even though that sounds like it should be totally opposite. A good thinning can make the style of women with really thick hair pop so that it can looks its best and a stylist with thinning shears can make this happen for a great look.

The Closest Shave Any Man Has Ever Received

January 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

In the not too distant past when a man needed a shave he went to the barber and received a close smooth shave with a skilled hand and a straight razor. Of course modern men have more choices than ever in how they will shave their faces but very few go with the option of using a straight razor. Of course if you talk with most of these men many do not like the current shave they are getting and wish there was something better. Whether they want a closer shave or they are getting excess skin burning from electric razors they all want something that works better for them.

Of course most of these guys have tried just about everything out there but have not attempted a straight razor since they feel that this would be too hard to actually do. In reality a Kamisori straight razor is actually fairly easy to use and provide a shave unlike anything else available. Whether you are looking for a great gift for your man to give him that shave he is wanting or you are a beautician who wants to renew this service for men these keen blades will deliver one of the best shaves ever.

Having Your Own In Home Barber Shop

January 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The traditional barber shop is quickly becoming a thing of the past for many reasons. Of course the biggest reason is there are not too many men who are opening up shop to cut the hair of men. Most stylists want to work with women’s hair since there is more money involved with the more labor intensive styles that women want. One other reason is men do not want to go to a beauty salon to get a quick haircut so many are resorting to cutting their own at home.

For whatever the reason for a lack of barber shops many families and men are saving money by purchasing hair clippers and just doing it at home. If you have never used a pair of electric clippers they are very easy to use and getting a good looking cut really does not take any experience at all. Many come with several sizes of blade guard which you can use to get a varying length of cut to fit your preferred appearance. If you have a father and couple of sons by cutting your own hair at home you can save the family hundreds of dollars a year and never have to make an appointment that may not fit into your busy schedule well.

Tips For Cutting Your Own Hair

January 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

We all watch our hair dresser cut our hair and some women are not willing to try doing this on their own while others feel it looks simple enough they should save some money and cut their own hair. Of course this is something you really need to think about before you do decide that you want to cut your own hair at home.

To start you will need a quality pair of professional hair scissors. Using cheap scissors that are not sharp will result in a cut on your hair that is not smooth and will be more of a tear. This will lead to split ends as well as a haircut that you will not be proud of.

The next thing you need to remember is that less is more and taking off too much hair may end up being something you regret. Start slowly and cut only where you feel it is necessary since it is easier to take off more later where you cannot put hair back on once you have cut it off. The style of cut you are going for will also be important the modern messy looks are better to attempt on your first tries on cutting your own hair these are more forgiving when you make mistakes so that everyone will not notice.

Choosing Your Next Pair Of Professional Hair Scissors

January 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

There are so many types of scissors available on the market for the professional stylist that choosing just the right pair for you can almost seem overwhelming. Of course once you know which style and type of shear is optimal for your needs and cutting style finding that type is not too hard. But for those who are starting out getting what you want to use can be intimidating.

To start with a pair of scissors need to feel good in your hand or just do not consider purchasing them at all. If the do not feel balanced and nimble you will not be able to cut hair as effectively making them a bad choice for your particular needs. Also deciding between right and left hand models should be fairly straightforward for most people. But beyond that the choices can start to get to be too much.

Important parts to look at and consider include the thumb grip, length of the blade, and blade type. There is no wrong answer with these scissors since it is a matter of personal preference. As long as the pair of hair cutting scissors you are considering are made with the finest materials so they will remain sharp the rest is up to you.

Why Japanese Scissors Are Better

November 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are searching for a quality pair of professional scissors for your salon or just your personal use than surely you have heard of the Japanese hair scissors which are all the rage in the business right now. These high quality hair scissors are not only made with the absolute best materials so the blades come to a sharp edge for a perfect cut each and every time. Japanese scissors and shears also utilize convex blades, which require less effort and strain on the hand in order to cut the hair. This is perfect for those who spend lots of time cutting hair each day and do not want the strain that occurs to the wrist when a repetitive action happens.

Choosing Quality Scissor Steel

November 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to buying hair shears or scissors do you know what you’re doing? Sure, if you’re a professional stylist you should have a pretty good handle on this already, but do you know how to choose quality scissors? What type of steel should you choose and how often should you have your scissors sharpened? Your scissors or shears are the single most important tool that a hair dresser has, and all too often, stylists don’t pay enough attention to this very important tool.

 

What did you learn at your beauty school, or the salon where you trained? Did you learn the difference between the types of steel that are used in scissors and shears? Unfortunately, too many stylists don’t learn the necessities when it comes to shears and scissors.  And don’t you think if it’s the most important tool in the salon, you should pay closer attention to it?

 

When it comes to the steel that you use, you are going to want to choose a material that is strong and resilient because this will determine how often you have to sharpen your scissors. There are two types of stainless steel shears, 440 and 420 which is sometimes known as J2. The differences between the two types are dependent on the amount of carbon and chromium in the metals. A higher quality of stainless steel will have a good amount of both carbon and chromium because the carbon makes the steel strong while the chromium gives it resistance to rusting. So you may want to choose scissors that are made with a good combination of both.

 

Of course there are differences between these types as well. When it comes to 440 steel there is a rating system from A to C. 440A is the cheapest and isn’t very strong, 440 C is the most expensive steel but is also the strongest, and 440B falls in the middle of the category.

 

The other stainless steel J2 has a lot of chromium in it but has very little carbon which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Because the steel is soft it can be sharpened to a razor sharpness giving you a very accurate cut. This is often the steel found in Japanese style manufactured shears. These shears will often have a convex edge on them as well which gives the scissors an even sharper performance. Some shears have a titanium coating on them which increases the strength and also creates a sharper edge for cutting.

 

Be careful when you are choosing scissors and shears and ask questions about the steel type of the tool you are considering. You will have to weigh the benefits of a less expensive pair that you will have to sharpen more frequently versus a bigger cost up front. In fact, a cheaper pair of scissors will often cost you more in the long run because of the extra sharpening you will have to do. Start with a quality pair of shears and not only will your clients be happy with their cuts, you will be happy with their performance. 

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