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  • What Is The Difference Between Convex vs. Serrated Hair Scissors?

    Serrated blades cannot be used to perform certain types of hair cutting techniques, such as slide cutting.  The reason being one blade has serrations causing it to grab the hair. Therefore, you need a good convex blade scissor to perform this technique. Also, a convex blade will provide a much cleaner cut. Serrated blades tend to leave the hair cuticle jagged. The convex edge plays a big part in the way a scissor cuts through the hair.

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  • Which Is Better Forged or Cast Hair Scissors?

    Forging and casting are two very different manufacturing methods. Cast-the material is heated above its melting temperature and poured into a mold where it solidifies. Forged it is physically forced into shape while remaining in a solid state – while frequently heated. Forged steel is usually stronger.. The advantages of forging include: Generally tougher and will handle impact better than castings.

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  • Can I Use Household Scissors To Cut Hair?

    No, you should never use general purpose scissors to cut hair. Scissor that are not designed to cut hair will cause split ends. General purpose scissors are not designed or sharp enough to cleanly cut the hair cuticle. Therefore, it leaves a jagged edge which creates a split end. The same can be said for hair scissor that are not sharpen when needed. 

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  • Difference Between Texture and Thinning Shears

    Thinning Shears: Texture (or texturizing) and thinning shears look similar however each provide different results. Thinning shears remove excess weight from hair and use smaller teeth.These shears are designed to blend away demarcation lines left by hair scissor and soften the look. Newer models can have anywhere for 28-40 teeth. 

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  • Types Of Tension Systems

    Adjustable tension screw: This type of tension system uses a screw with a wide slot that is easily adjusted by a coin. It does not require the need of a special tool or screwdriver.

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  • Why Etaro Scissors?

    Why Not ! Your search for high end performance at an economical price is over! Hikari-USA is proud to introduce their Etaro line View Etaro collection.. That’s right! After many years of extensive research, innovation, and testing, Hikari Products USA, Inc. (HPI) is taking the unprecedented step of introducing an entirely new line of scissors.  These new scissors provide the coveted Hikari performance at an amazing price!

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  • Types Of Handles

    Features handles of the same length that are symmetrical to the center screw. The stylist has to raise their elbow to a horizontal position for many techniques. These are the least popular and ergonomic.

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  • How To Measure Scissor Length

    Start at where the finger rest (or tang) is attached to the frame of the finger hole out to the tip of the blade. Note that scissors with crane handles when compared to standard handles, will often have a proportionally shorter blade length compared to the overall length. We have found that it is important to compare blade lengths of scissors and not just the overall length.

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  • Correct Scissor Tension

    Checking your scissors tension should be performed daily. If you find your scissors are folding or bending the hair, they need to be adjusted. Scissors with the blades that are to tight or loose with cause cutting issues. Read more 

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  • What Are Texturizing Shears

    Texturizing shears have wider teeth and feature more space between the teeth. These shears cut a more substantial piece of the hair than blending shears, but create added volume and texture through layering. After making a cut with these shears, the shorter hairs will lay underneath to support the longer hair. 

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