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Even Lefty’s Can Cut

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As a hairdresser, there are more things you’d need to worry about than you think. One of those things is your comfort as you are performing a haircut. For those who are left-handed, it may be a little difficult to perform haircuts but it is not impossible. With the special shear from Kamisori hair scissors, it isn’t hard at all to cut and be comfortable at the same time.

It’s not always fun having to do things left-handed because not all resources and tools are made for people who use their left hand. For example, bowling may be hard sometimes or baseball or even tennis. The world-famous brand of shears, Kamisori has made it that much easier, however, to perform a haircut. There are many different styles of these shears but they all perform one universal task.

One of the styles is called “Smoke” and it was designed originally for a hairdresser who is right-handed. The design on this particular shear is very narrow-nosed so that hair can be cut with a very sleek and easy cut. Most of the shears designed by this brand are similar to the narrow design of these shears but each pair have their own unique characteristics whether it be the performance or the appearance. After popular demand of this shear, Kamisori designed the “Smoke” for left-handers as well.

One of the most unique styles in left hand design is the “Cobra.” Also inspired by the right hand design, this shear is mainly for lightweight care and balance. The blades have holes cut in them to decrease the weight so hairstyles are easier to create. With these holes, balance is increased so that a more even cut is achieved for women with all hair lengths and styles.

When you think of haircutting obstacles, you may not think of being left-handed as a problem. It can be difficult to get a pair of hair scissors that will perform the same as a right-handed pair and still provide you with comfortability. All pairs of hair scissors designed by Kamisori are designed with a warranty that will ensure that you can cut every last strand of hair with comfort in mind.

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.

Invention of Scissors

July 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It is most likely that the scissors were invented in 1500 BC in ancient Egypt. These were shears with the joint at the far end, cross bladed scissors were invented by the Romans around 100 AD.

ancient-scissors.jpg Ancient 2nd Century scissors

scissors_china.jpg Scissors from Chinese Tang Era 618-907 AD

In 1761 Robert Hinchcliffe produced the first pair of modern day scissors made of hardened polish and cast steel. He was reputed to be the first person to put out a sign proclaiming himself to be a fine scissor manufacturer.

An ironworks was started in 1649 in the hamlet “Fiskars” between Helsinki and Turku.  In 1830 a new owner started a cutlery works in Finland making hairdressing scissors with the trademark “Fiskars”. Fiskars Corporation introduced new methods of manufacturing scissors in 1967.

fiskar-scissors.jpgFiskar scissors 1967.

Most hair scissors are best suited to use with the right hand, but left-handed scissors are designed for use by the left. Left-handed scissors have handles which are comfortable to hold in the left hand.

Till Next time Good Luck,

Niki

How to French Braid Hair

May 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

French braids are beautiful, they can be worn casually for a night out with friends or be worn on your wedding day. There isn’t an event that French braids wouldn’t be good for.

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Add some hair from the left side of the head to the leftmost strand. Use your left index finger to pick up a section of hair from the left side of the

Step 1: Brush or comb the hair thoroughly, removing all knots or tangles. Comb out any part, combing the hair straight back.

Step 2:

Separate a section of hair from the rest of the hair at the place where you want to begin the braid. Make the part V-shaped, with the point of the V towards the back of your head.

Step 3:

Separate the section of hair into three strands. Strands must be completely separated all the way to the ends. One way to separate the hair into three strands is to hold the section of hair in one hand and use the index and middle fingers of the other hand to separate it into three strands, as shown.

Step 4:

Cross the rightmost strand over the middle strand.If you’re French braiding your own hair, your finger placement will depend on the size of your hands, the length of your fingers, and the thickness of your hair. This article provides some suggestions, but you may find variations that are more comfortable for you, or have other desirable results.

Hold the leftmost strand with your left pinkie while moving the rightmost strand from your right hand to your left. Shift the new rightmost strand (used to be the middle strand) from your right hand to your left.

Step 5:

Add a bit of hair from the right side of the head to the rightmost strand. Using your right index finger, pick up a section of hair from the right side of the head and add it to the new rightmost strand.

Step 6:

Cross the leftmost strand over the middle strand. Grab the rightmost strand with your right pinky, then rotate your left hand so that you can grasp the leftmost strand in your right hand. Shift the new leftmost strand to your right hand.

Step 7:

Add hair from the left side of the head to the new leftmost strand. Use your left index finger to pick up a section of hair from the left side of the head and add it to the leftmost strand.

Step 8:

Cross the rightmost strand over the middle strand. Grasp the leftmost strand with the left pinkie, then rotate your right hand so that you can grasp the rightmost strand in your left hand. Shift the new rightmost strand to your left hand.

Step 9:

Cross the leftmost strand over the middle strand. Grab the rightmost strand with your right pinkie, then rotate your left hand so that you can grasp the leftmost strand in your right hand. Shift the new leftmost strand from your left to right hand.

Step 10:

Add some hair from the left side of the head to the leftmost strand. Use your left index finger to pick up a section of hair from the left side of the head and add it to the leftmost strand in your right hand.

Step 11: Continue braiding. Cross the rightmost strand over the middle, add hair to new rightmost strand, cross the leftmost strand over the middle, add hair to new leftmost strand, and repeat until there is no more hair to add.

Step 12:

Braid the rest of your hair normally as far down as you can reach. If you have longer hair, bring the braid forward over your shoulder and braid in the opposite direction.

Step 13:

Tie a covered elastic band to ends.

Till next time Good Luck

niki

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