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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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  • Hikari's Best Selling Scissor

    Hikari is "often imitated but never duplicated". The 6.5” Phantom Cosmos  sold out at the 2019 Long Beach Show. All Phantom Cosmos have the EPS (Ergonomic Positioning System) that allows the most comfortable and stress free position for your hand is when all four fingers are bent slightly down and the thumb is bent slightly up. Keeping your thumb slightly bent at the knuckle is critical in avoiding stress to your thumb, hand, and wrist.

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  • Hikari Reveals New Scissor

    Your wait is over! The new Phantom Model #F65 (6.5”) will be available at the end of January 2019/beginning of February 2019. Due to the longer more ergonomic handle, the blade on the Phantom and all scissor models featuring EPS will run slightly shorter than other models. Hikari customers using 5.0" found they prefer the F55 (5.5”), 5.5” customers prefer the F60 (6.0”), so 6.0” customers will most likely prefer the new F65 (6.5”). This new Phantom will be a great scissor for those stylists who prefer a 6.0” scissor or want a longer Phantom. All measurements are listed on the Hikari website for your reference, once this scissor is available. To view the scissor measurements, just click on Model #F65 

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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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  • How To Tell Japanese Made Scissors

    Japanese made scissors have a history and reputation for being of higher quality than scissors made in other countries. Most stylist view Japan as the preferred country of origin. But don't be fooled by marketing tactics that make the appearance of a Japanese made scissor.  Authentic Japanese made scissors will have (country of origin) "Japan" stamped on the scissor.. This is also true of scissors made in other countries. Read More

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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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