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First Time Scissor Shopping

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair scissors aren’t the easiest things to know how to shop for. It takes a lot of time and effort to pick out the right pair for you and to know that you will love them. The process of shopping for hair scissors isn’t like a wedding dress in that you can’t just put something on and fall in love. With shears you have to test them for a minute and make sure they’re comfortably usable. The drama that comes with scissors shopping doesn’t always have to be difficult, though.

Starting out as a new stylist is when this process is the hardest. This is because without many years of experience, you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. When you are a beginner, the process is about five times harder and takes about five times longer. It does get easier though so take a breath!

The first thing to remember is to never shop alone; especially with something so expensive like hair scissors. Salesmen and women have a tendency to sell you shears because of their price, not their quality. If you hear so many good things about a pair of shears that are over 1000 dollars but you hear nothing about a cheaper pair that seems to have half-way decent quality to them, there may be a problem. The salesman knows he is getting your attention focused on the expensive shears and he is going to go on about them until you give in. This is why you should always bring a friend; preferably a friend that knows a thing or two about styling. She could help you discover some ways to choose the best shears. And hey, it never hurt to have someone there to help you say no to a salesperson!

Things never seem to go fast when shopping for shears but to speed up the process, think about the things you are looking for when you cut hair. And not just things like the color of the shears or a price range; consider things like the sharpness of the blades and the performance that a specific pair are known to give. It may even help to think about it as finding all of the positive things about a certain pair you may find and then after finding that pair, ask about the price. It’s not always a great idea to judge a pair by its price.

Shopping never seems to be hard for women because it’s more of a hobby than a chore. Face it, we’ll use any excuse to be able to go out and shop for an afternoon! However, when it comes to shopping for useful tools like hair scissors, the process of shopping actually does become difficult and takes some time and consideration. Always remember the two main things about being a first time shear buyer: never shop alone and always get well-familiarized with each pair you may like.

 

Common Mistakes Of Haircutting

January 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Think you can give yourself a quick trim right in your very own home? Hey, it saves money so most people think why not do it? It’s one of the easiest ways to save money, especially when some salons charge forty dollars just for a haircut. This may be one of the smartest ways to get a great look in a small amount of time for a small price. But watch out, at-home styling has its con’s to go right along with its pro’s.

When you try cutting your own hair, you are definitely a brave person. Cutting someone else’s hair may be a bit easier but even doing this can be a risk for you and for the person you are cutting. There are so many common mistakes people can make by cutting their own or someone else’s hair that they know. From angles to lengths, it is evident that some people aren’t as talented as their hairstylist and should probably leave it up to the stylist to complete the task. If you remain confident that you can do it yourself to save money, be sure to read these tips before you begin.

To assure yourself that you will do a great job, you should carefully use your shears in the ways that will keep your hair in good shape. Begin by making sure your shears are as sharp as possible. Those who cut their own hair often assume that it’s fine to use a pair of hair scissors that haven’t been taken out of storage in a year or more. Using a dull blade is one of the worst thing to put your hair through. If the shears aren’t quite sharp enough for use, you should contact a silversmith right away to ensure the best cut possible.

After your shears are in great shape (as far as sharpness goes at least) you can begin trimming. But it’s not safe to start cutting your hair in a horizontal line straight around from ear to ear. You must know the exact technique for trimming hair so that the ends will end up even when you finish. The worst thing to do is tie your hair into a ponytail and chop it off where the ponytail holder is. This will not give you an even cut and can be extremely hard to fix.

To learn the proper ways to cut and/or trim hair, don’t be afraid to ask your hairdresser. You won’t offend him or her by telling them that you like to touch up a few spots on your own every once in a while to save some money. Just ask how you should do a certain technique to get your hair to look just like they cut it. They should let you know whether or not the technique is difficult to perfect, so if they don’t warn you, be sure to ask so you can perform the job just right.

The next time you want to touch up your hair’s ends, be sure to refresh your memory on the things to remember. The angle you cut your hair at is so important so that you get a nice straight cut and none of the ends wind up uneven. Don’t forget to ask for any secret tips from your hairstylist too. She knows everything about hairstyling so she’s the best person you could ask for pointers from. Finally, the most important part of trimming your own hair: updating your shears. If that means buying a whole new pair of hair scissors, then so be it. If they just need a quick sharpen, contact a silversmith and see how ¬†you can get the hair scissors into tip top shape. After all, this is your hair and you want it to look better than any other hairstyle!

 

Hair Straightening Made Less Harsh

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Women all over the country have heard that straightening their hair can be the worst thing for it. Breakage in the ends and frizz from root to tip could be a couple of the negative effects of straightening your hair daily. Some see these as reasons to quit straightening their hair and feel that if they do straighten, their hair will break easily and become incredibly damaged. Just because some of these things can happen to your hair, it doesn’t mean that you should never straighten it. There are few easy solutions to breakage in the hair follicle.

One way to at least prevent damage is to use your heat protectant spray and not use the heat tool as much. This may be one of the easiest ways to solve the problem but it may not completely resolve the issue. This may be the best option for those women who are attached to their long locks of beauty. It’s true that some women refuse to cut their hair because of its length. They become so attached to having their hair hang so long that they would never even consider cutting the ends off. Using plenty of thermal care and watching the heat exposure is the best way for these kind of women to lessen the harsh effects of straightening.

For those who may not be so attached to their hair, they may consider bringing out the shears. It’s a good way to update your look as well as remove any bad ends that are causing your hair to look dead and dull. It is amazing to see how a woman with long hair can get a shorter look and can also make herself look so sophisticated. Shorter bobs tend to look more professional and put together than hair that hangs down with scary ends. That is why chopping it all off may be a great idea if your hair is becoming a pain to straighten in the mornings.

You don’t necessarily need to go from butt-length hair to chin-length hair. As long as you give your ends a fresh look so you can start clean with the straightening process. If your hair is shorter, there won’t be as many tangles because there won’t be as much hair to get jumbled together into knots. This makes you even save a little time with styling each day! As long as you’re not completely obsessed with having long hair, cutting it to a shorter style would be a great idea to avoid tangles and damage from heat.

You may have never thought that you would see the words “hair straightener” and “hair scissors” in the same sentence. However, it’s true: you can eliminate the extreme damage of a hair straightener by using hair scissors. Although you maybe shouldn’t trust yourself to cut the hair off without the help of a hairstylist. But it is a good idea to give your ends a fresh look while repairing damage at the same time!

Results From Bad Scissor Care

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair scissors are one of the most popular tools a stylist can use. There are many types of these scissors and they float around all kinds of hair salons in the world. No matter what type of shear it may be, one must pay close attention to the care information of a pair of hair scissors. These tools are not anywhere near cheap and can cost a fortune to repair or even replace if proper care is not taken with them. Here you will discover what happens when you do not take correct care of hair scissors.

Some people think that by wiping scissors down with a dry cloth after each use is good enough for cleansing. This is one of the worst things you could do, though. The dry clothes are what scratch the blades and create problems with the smooth look of the metal. If you are using a cloth made of micro fiber like those that clean lenses, your shears will be much more safe. Micro fiber is great because it doesn’t create and leave behind any lint particles and it is gentle enough to prevent scratching of glass and/or metal.

You can also cause harm to your shears by avoiding the cleansing process of the entire tool. It won’t do you much good to cleanse only the blades since the handle is what holds the most bacteria from your hands. The blades are important too though since product and hair can build up and cause them to get jammed. If you don’t cleanse them in a special solution designed specifically for shears, they will get jammed and could possibly even stop opening when you try to cut a client’s hair. The key to cleansing them is to do it at the end of every day that you use them. Even if you only use them once, it is crucial for you to clean the shears so that can keep in working condition.

Just because you clean your shears does not mean you can throw them onto a towel and let them dry overnight. This is actually very bad on the scissors because it can create rust on the blades and the area where the handles and the metal meet. The other result would be water spots everywhere on the silver. To avoid rust and spots, take a few seconds to dry the shears thoroughly so that the blades have no water sitting on them. Also remember to use your micro fiber cloth to dry the shears so to avoid scratches in the end.

Taking good care of hair scissors isn’t a difficult process as long as you remember to do it each day. Even if you only use the shears once that day, it is important to clean them and take proper care so they can be in working condition as long as possible. The process begins to get difficult when you actually do have the tough to remove water spots or rust forming on the shears. It is extremely difficult to remove rust and water spots begin to stick around after so long. To keep your shears long lasting it is important to take proper care of them.

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.

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.

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.

Student Shears For The Stylist In Training

October 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Going to cosmetology school can be expensive and then when you see the price of quality scissors for cutting hair than you will find that being a hairstylist becomes a very expensive career that many may not have the money for right away. One way to save a little money at the beginning of your career is to use student shears while you are attending school. These shears are made from the top makers of quality hair cutting tools but with the student in mind who is trying to learn their craft on a budget.

Using The Best Scissors For The Best Haircut Results

October 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Split ends in your hair are something most women dread and hope they never get. One of the causes of split ends is the use of dull or blunt scissors to cut the hair and this results in a jagged edge on the ends as opposed to a smooth even cut. These jagged tips can quickly become split ends, which will result in hair damage that must be cut away. To ensure that your hair does not get split ends from a poor cut try to always use high quality professional hair cutting scissors that are well maintained and sharp.

Maintaining scissors is relatively easy and can make the hair cut not only a better one, but it will also extend the life of the shears. Always keep the scissors clean by wiping them down after each use. It is also important to keep the hinge lubricated for the best cutting action and to store the scissors in a safe place while not in use. Sharpening professional scissors is another story for most hairdressers. Getting a good keen edge is not as easy as it sounds and this task should therefore be trusted with a sharpening professional. Of course not everyone is really good at this so make sure the service you are going to use is experienced in hair scissors before trusting them with your best set for sharpening.

Saving Money By Getting The Best Scissors

October 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many new hairdressers sometimes try and cut some corners on their hair styling tools just because they are on a limited budget while they are getting their clientele built up. One corner they should never cut is the quality of their scissors. By opting to get a pair of shears, which are made from lesser quality steel they in the long run will end up paying more money to have, those scissors sharpened more often. Professional shears stay sharp longer so sharpening is needed less often saving money for the new hairdresser who needs to maintain a quality pair of shears to get the best cuts possible to develop the reputation as a top stylist.

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