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Scary, Sketchy Scissors

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever heard of someone trying to give themselves a haircut or a friend of theirs doing it out of their own home for them? Although this is typical and has become more popular as things have gotten more expensive, it is a bit dangerous. Truly, the only person who should be allowed to cut your hair is your personal hairstylist. You know, the one who actually went to school and studied to how to do this for a living? She’s the one person you should be able to trust that will always do the right job with your hair.

When you put the trust of your hair in someone’s hands that has not had proper training, you could be making a big mistake that will take a while to fix. This is because the tools they use are not always top of the line like hairdressers’ tools. The scissors that a hairdresser uses are specifically manufactured and sometimes only available to those who have a license to cut hair. If your friend is wanting to cut your hair and she doesn’t have a license, it will be very hard for her to find a good quality pair of scissors.

If she can’t find a good pair, she isn’t going to be able to perform well on hair.Also, hair scissors are extremely expensive and someone who doesn’t make enough money may not be able to afford one of the best kinds of shears . Unlike a hairdresser, your friend might not have any experience either. This is never good because you’ll want the best results on your hair and if it gets cut with the wrong kind of hair scissors, you may have damage to your hair.

Keeping a good cut can be difficult since hair grows over time and needs a regular trim. When you go for a new haircut, be sure you go to someone you trust whom you know will have quality shears, not scary ones. Also, keep your hairdressers consistent. Don’t go to a professional one day and then have a friend do it six weeks later. Always make them explain what they will be doing with your hair so that you can tell if they know what they’re doing.

What To Do Last Minute With Unsharpened Shears

February 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

“I want tons of layers and make it edgier this time!” These are the words of your most valued client who means so much to you. You would do anything to keep her coming back to you because she loves the way you do her hair and is never disappointed. Usually hearing this words would be no problem and you could throw something together in less than an hour for her. But today you go to grab your shears and realize they’re completely dull and in such bad shape that you can’t even use them. Now what do you do?

In emergency cases like these, you may begin to panic. But that’s not what you want to do; you want to keep things calm so that your client (especially this woman) doesn’t know that anything is wrong. The more relaxed you can keep someone about their new cut, the better feedback you’ll get in the long run. After so long of thinking about what to do next, you need to come to a conclusion and quick! You may decide to pick a few different options.

One decision you could make would be to borrow another stylist’s shears. As long as she is in the same salon and you don’t have to run across town to get the pair of scissors, you should be fine. Just make sure you sanitize the shears well enough so they don’t have build-up on them that will make then stick and change their performance. You may then proceed with no problems and once the client leaves, go call the nearest silversmith to help you sharpen the blades before the next day.

That is one good decision that will help in case you don’t know how to sharpen shears without damaging them. Some hairstylists know how to do this and that’s why they may choose the option to sharpen them quick themselves and just tell the client to “hold on while I sharpen these shears quickly!” Knowing how to sharpen shears can also come in handy for those times when you may go to borrow another stylist’s pair and she’s already using them; now that would not be fun! However, it is possible.

If both the other stylist is using her shears and you don’t know how to sharpen shears, you may have to do one of the hardest things in life and say, “no.” You could try sharpening the blades yourself but that could just get you into even more trouble because you don’t have experience doing this like a professional silversmith does. Kindly tell this important customer that your scissors are not in their best shape and you will need to run and get them sharpened and reschedule her appointment. Be sure to tell her how sorry you are for the inconvenience and that you would rather reschedule and have her be unhappy than give her an awful haircut and have her be unhappy. Even offer a free haircut since this was your own fault.

Sharpness of scissors is what makes them scissors. Without that sharp-to-the-touch texture to them, you can’t even call them hair scissors. When this does happen to you, it will be embarrassing but if you just apologize and do so sincerely, the customer will more than likely understand. Maybe not any old customer but since this woman loves your performance, one little slip up wouldn’t hurt…as long as it never happens again. Emergencies will happen in times like this but remember how important your h

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.

How Many Times Can Professional Scissors Be Sharpened?

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

One question many hairstylist have is how many times a pair of scissors can be sharpened and yet still get beautiful effective hair cuts while using them. A quality pair of professional hair cutting scissors if sharpened correctly can last for a very long time. Of course after many sharpenings it is important to make sure the scissors are adjusted properly to make sure the tips still meet. After being sharpened several times the blades and tips need to be checked that they are coming together as they should. For the most part though well cared for professional scissors and shears will last for a very long if cared for properly.

No More Uneven Bangs with the Right Shears

October 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever decided to give yourself a little trim in between salon visits? Perhaps you thought you could trim your daughter’s bangs for her so you could avoid a visit to the hair stylist? If you have ever thought that you could cut your own hair, or anyone else’s hair, you are probably guilty of scissor misuse. Come on. Admit it – you’ve done it.

 

If you’re like most people who think that they can trim their own hair, you’ve probably grabbed any old pair of scissors that you have lying around to do the task. Oh sure, you may have grabbed a “good” pair of scissors, maybe a brand new pair, or a pair that you only use for cutting fabric. Using the logic that these scissors are sharper than any other ones. After all, you wouldn’t cut your hair with the same scissors that your kids use for craft projects right?

 

Stop! If you feel the need to cut or trim your own hair for any reason, you must have the right tools for the job. Just like any other job, you must prepare yourself with the right tools. After all, you wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail would you? Just like you shouldn’t use your kitchen scissors to cut your hair. Instead, invest in a quality pair of hair cutting scissors or shears.

 

So what’s the big deal? Why do you need special scissors? Well for starters, a proper pair of hair shears will cut your hair cleanly and smoothly. Ordinary scissors will tear, or pull your hair. They won’t result in a clean, smooth cut. You’ll end up with damaged and jagged ends. And even worse, your hair will be uneven. Have you ever seen someone who has really short bangs, and they’re still uneven? Sure you have. That girl didn’t use the proper scissors and kept trying to correct her mistake until she ended up with awful bangs. Don’t be that girl.

 

A proper pair of hair shears will make your simple trimming jobs easy and smooth. You will be able to comfortably and easily make slight adjustments to your hair, take care of any split ends or trim your daughter’s bangs. Of course you should still visit the hair salon for major cuts and styles, but little jobs can be done very well with the proper pair of shears.

 

Look for a student set of basic shears. You don’t need anything fancy, or any special scissors for thinning your hair, or texturing your hair. Keep it simple for your first set of shears. Look for the right set for your hand. If you are left handed there are scissors that have been designed with you in mind. Try them out if you can. Hold them and get a feel for them before you buy.

 

Once you have the right tool for the job, the easy trims will be simple and enjoyable and you won’t ever have to worry about being the girl with the uneven super short bangs.

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.

Kamisori Shears For Breast Cancer Research

October 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month it is a great time to think of those who have been affected with this horrible disease which sadly is just about everyone in one way or another. For the hairdresser who needs a new pair of scissors and wants to do her part to help in the cause buying a pair of Kamisori Rosa shears will not only get you one of the best professional scissors available but also get a donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation for the research needed to find a cure for not only our generation but for future women as well.

Do They Make the Cut? The Case for Quality Shears

October 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Most people go to a hair salon to get their hair cut or styled. But there are a few that like to do it themselves, or maybe just do the occasional bang trim or split end clean up without the hassle of a trip to the salon. If you even occasionally cut your own hair, trim your bangs or maybe take the scissors to your child’s hair – you should really invest in a pair of good quality hair scissors.

But my kitchen scissors do the job just fine. Why should I buy scissors just to cut hair?

The easy answer to this question is – why shouldn’t you? What do you use your kitchen scissors for? If you’re like most people, you probably use them for cutting wrapping paper, opening plastic bags and packages, and maybe even cutting plants. Do you really think that those will be the sharpest, best scissors for the job of hair cutting? No.

When it comes to your hair, you deserve to treat it right. After all, your hair and your appearance is one of the first things that people notice about you and if you present yourself to the world with shaggy, damaged hair that looks like it’s just been chopped with a pair of kitchen shears, what does that say about you?

Quality hair shears sport extremely sharp blades that give you precise, clean cut that won’t leave your hair looking damaged. Just using a pair of poor quality scissors once can give you split ends, tear your hair and give you an uneven cut, so even if you plan on only occasionally cutting your hair, you should invest in a pair of hair scissors so you no longer need to share with the kitchen drawer.

So what should you look for when it comes to quality scissors? Well, obviously price is an indication of a good pair of scissors, but it doesn’t have to be the only factor. If you only need hair shears for occasional use, you don’t need to break the bank. What you should look for is a sharp set of blades. An accurate cut depends on perfectly sharp blades. Generally for occasional trims, you won’t need any fancy blades such as beveled or convex blades; straight blades should be just fine.

You will want a comfortable handle and grip. This is especially important if you’re a lefty. There are specific hair shears designed for left handed people, so be sure that you find a pair that works for you. You aren’t doing yourself any favors if you cannot properly hold the tool. Thumb grips are largely a personal choice; many are removable and can be changed out.

Quality hair shears range in price anywhere from $60 to over $500, but you don’t have to go all out with your first pair. Starting with student shears is a great way to get a feel for what you need in a pair of scissors for a less expensive price. Also, if you are only using them occasionally – you likely don’t need the top of the line. However, remember not to sacrifice quality, even for occasional use. A quality pair of scissors will give you an even, precise cut without damaging your hair. Also, they will be comfortable and extremely durable. Quality is important, because your hair is worth more than the same pair of dirty scissors that you keep in your junk drawer!

The Importance Of Professional Scissors

September 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

For the hairstylist a quality pair of scissors is the most important tool of their trade. Whether giving cuts to men or women it will only turn out looking its best if the hair is cut smoothly and precisely. Cheap scissors leave jagged edges and can cause possible split ends, but a quality pair of hairdressing scissors will remain sharp of cared for properly and will give a great haircut every time. Though they may cost more than many other shears those made from the best material will retain their sharpness and edge to create all the hottest looks.

Using Professional Scissors For Cutting Hair

September 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Cutting your own hair or someone else’s can be challenging enough, but if you are trying to do this with a poor pair of scissors than the job becomes even trickier. A sharp quality pair of professional hair scissors can make the job a so much easier task. Sharp scissors that are also well balanced, will do a far superior job or cutting hair so that it not only looks its best, but it will remain healthy and not develop split ends. Professional quality scissors made from stainless steel will also retain their sharpness better and last longer than any other type of shears, which in the long run is better for the hair you cut.

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