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Give Up Boring Cuts

March 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I grew up with a hairstylist whom my family was very devout to and also served as a second mom to me. I have never gotten a haircut from anyone other than my long-time stylist. I have mastered exactly how she works toward cutting hair and the exact tools she uses in the process. I have seen her in action so many times that sometimes I swear I could be her. But recently, I watched a friend perform a cut on a client and realized there are so many more tools available for stylists. It was like I came out of my sheltered styling life that I was living.

Although I’m not a hairstylist myself, Jeanette (my hairdresser) has always told me the exact tools that she uses on my hair and all the things I need to know about her process of styling. Since I have grown up watching her give cuts, I haven’t known there to be any other way to cut someone’s hair. It was amazing to me to see how much there is to offer in the world of hair salons and styling besides just hair scissors and hairspray.

My friend began her process with a fresh wash. She then moved over to her cutting station where she began her actual haircut with the professional shears. The shears she used were very high-profile and glided right through the client’s hair. This part of the process is the only part I’ve ever seen take place. The next part was the big surprise for me; my friend got out her “texturizing shears” and began creating layers upon layers of hair and removing excess bulk in the client’s hair. After she got all of the texturizing done, she moved on to the bangs. She styled this part of the hair but using a razor and running it through the ends of the bangs to take off split ends and excess bulk, once again.

I, of course, have heard of texturizing shears and a razor but I had never seen them in action, so I had never known the performance they gave. I was truly amazed by these two tools and all they had to offer. If you were in the same position as me and have never really had anything done to your hair other than a trim every time you visit your stylist, it’s time to get rid of the boring cuts. Next time you get a haircut, make it a cut, not just a trim, by asking your stylist to use her texturizing shears and razor to help blend some new layers and make your hair healthier and lighter on your shoulders.

5 Things You Should Know About Hair Scissors Before Purchasing

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wouldn’t it be nice if styling our hair were as easy as waking up and walking out the door? So many people search and search for hairstyling tools that will make their hair routine easier. But when it comes down to it, is there really one product that will actually help you style your hair in so many small steps? Think about the pair of hair shears sitting in your medicine cabinet and the things they can do for you. You may think you know all about them and what they do to keep your hair routine short whenever you need a trim, but there are a few things that you should know about them.

Before using your shears regularly, you must familiarize yourself with everything the tools have to offer. One of the most important parts of a pair of hair scissors is the grip on them. Your comfort is so crucial when you are cutting hair because if your fingers aren’t comfortable in the holes of the shears, you cannot perform well as a haircutter. Your cuts won’t be precise, your shears can slip in the middle of a cut, and your fingers could also cramp up. All of these could cause your client to become unhappy with their hairstyle. To ensure that your grip is good enough with the shears, you can either break the shears in if they are just slightly uncomfortable, or you can test them out for a bit before making a final purchase. Just remember, as long as your fingers are happy, so will your clients be.

You should also familiarize yourself with the blades of your hair scissors. The sharpness of these compared to your scissors for your office is a big difference. Hair shears are designed to cut precisely through hair as smoothly as possible. The blades are not designed for paper, in fact cutting through paper with hair scissors could permanently damage the blades. Not only should you be careful about damaging the blades, you should also be aware of the sharpness for your own safety. One wrong snip could slice through your skin and cause infections down the road. Safety always comes first when it comes to the blades of hair scissors and is one of the most important things to take care of when cutting hair.

When purchasing a pair of hair shears, the cost is typically one of the make or break factors in deciding what to buy. It is important to weigh all options between each pair you see. Make sure you know things like warranty information, all features, and durability. If you are purchasing a pair of hair scissors, you must know all about them so you can be sure that the investment will be worth it. You should know exactly what you’re getting yourself into with every purchase you make, especially something as expensive as a pair of shears so be sure to ask plenty of questions.

The fourth thing you should know about hair scissors is what others think of them. Make use of your internet and look up reviews of scissors before you purchase them. When you know what others have experienced with the same tools, you can have a better grasp at what you could expect. If you buy something without knowing anything about it, how will you know if it will work for you or not? Reading reviews is one of the smartest things you can do before purchasing anything because of all the opinions and background information that is provided.

The final thing you need to get straight before investing in a new pair of hair scissors is your own feelings. You have to make sure that you know you will love the shears and the affect they have on you as a hairstylist. Also remember that it’s not like a shirt where once you get sick of wearing it, you can just throw it away. Hair shears have so much value to them and must be dealt with in such a careful way. They definitely aren’t cheap and need to be something that you know you can stick with forever.

After getting everything straight, you know you can purchase a great pair of shears. They must be the right kind for you that will perform great jobs as you continue your styling. Whether it’s your hair that you’re cutting or another client’s hair, it is very important that you know all of the things mentioned above so that you are getting your money’s worth in the purchase of hair scissors.

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.

Taking Care of Your Hair Clippers

January 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Many families save money every year by cutting their hair at home with a set of electric hair clippers. This can save them hundreds of dollars every year and all with one set of clippers for many years if they take good care of the set they have.

Clippers should always be cleaned and put away clean to ensure that the blades remain sharp and ready to cut when you need them. After each use the hair should be completely cleaned off the blades as well as the rest of the clippers and oil should be applied to all the moving parts to ensure smooth action when you need it again.
When storing your electric hair clippers you should always place them in the original storage bag in which they came with or some other protective case to keep the clippers from dirt, debris, and damage from other objects. Care should also be taken with the cord to ensure that it is not pulled out of the clipper body while being stored and if it is a rechargeable pair of clippers ensure they are fully charged before you begin using them.

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.

Oster Clippers For A Good Haircut

November 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you have ever used a pair of hair clippers you know that not all models are created equally. Sometimes the littlest touches on the professional models are so convenient you understand why the discount brands are cheaper, they do not have the things that make cutting hair with clippers easier. Quality models such as Oster clippers use sharp blades that cut hair smoothly and are easy to change. Plus the handles are ergonomically designed so that the repeated motion of cutting hair is easy on your hands and wrists. If you need a professional set of hair clippers than getting a good pair is the difference between haircuts you can be proud of and styles where a hat is needed.

Getting Your Scissors Sharpened By Someone Qualified

November 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Sharpening your scissors can be a very tricky prospect and not trusted to just any sharpening company even if they are great at what they do. Sharpening hair scissors is nothing like sharpening knives, so just because a company is skilled at cutlery does not make them the best hair scissors sharpening company available. You should trust your professional scissors and shears to someone who is well versed in sharpening these implements so that the job is done right so your tools for cutting hair are at their best so you can give great haircuts that will have the customers coming back to you every time.

Cutting Your Own Hair At Home

October 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Cutting your own hair can be extremely difficult but for those who master the technique they can get the look they want every single time when they want it and not when the stylist can fit them in. Of course you should never attempt to cut your hair with scissors that are not sharp as this will only damage your hair and make the task difficult. You should invest in the best scissors for cutting hair that you can afford so that you have a instrument that cuts precisely every time. Have a clear picture of the style you want to achieve and take your time cutting only small amounts of hair off at a time until you achieve the look you want.

Saving Money By Cutting Your Families Hair At Home

October 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

With the economy getting very tight many families are starting to look for other ways they can save some money every month to make their incomes stretch a little further. Many are beginning to cut the hair of their own family members in order to save a little of that money. If you buy a quality pair of scissors for cutting hair than you should be able to easily cut the hair of your loved ones and with a little practice you may find that you actually do a great job. You may do so well that you may opt to always cut your own hair even when the economy gets better in the future.

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