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  • How To Perform Slide Cutting Hair

    Slide cutting is a technique used to thin hair at graduated lengths. Hair strands are cut by sliding down the hair with the blades of the scissors partially open. It's meant to remove volume and blend shorter lengths to longer. This technique should be performed on wet hair. It's important to hold the scissors at the proper angle and they're sharp.

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  • How To Clean And Adjust Hair Scissors

    Clean your scissor on a daily basis either before you start or at the end of your day. Simply take a soft cotton towel with some isopropyl alcohol on it. Begin by wiping the blades starting at the pivot area moving toward the tips. Once this is completed, put a drop of oil in the pivot area and spread a drop on the length of each blade.  

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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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  • 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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  • 2019 Burgundy Hair Trends

    Anousheh School of Hair is re-creating 6 burgundy hair trends just for you! The Subtle Burgundy Ombré, Chunky Burgundy Highlights, All-Over Burgundy Color, Burgundy Tint, A Burgundy Wig and Burgundy Extensions are some of the styles you should consider. Cool undertones look best with warmer shades of burgundy, and warm undertones look best with cooler shades of burgundy. Don't stress out by the idea of dyeing your entire head a different hue. You can always try well placed tints, highlights or don't rule out the possibility of a wig. Call Now for a consultation. 

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  • Stop Split Ends- CareCut Scissors

    The use of flat irons, blow dryers, coloring seem to go hand and hand with split ends. Jaguar TC ThermoCut System,- CareCut , has developed a thermo scissor that claims while cutting, the hair ends are resealed and the natural moisture is maintained. Supposedly this promotes strength and durability allowing more robust hair growth. While this will not cure all for splits ends, it certainly helps keep your hair looking fresh for weeks between cuts. Hairstylist feedback using the CareCut scissors so far have been favorable. They've seen results where the CareCut scissors works best on fine, frizzy hair. Looking for a salon that uses CareCut scissors? Click here.

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  • How To Distinguish Between Authentic And Fake Hair Scissors

    Producing and selling counterfeit scissors has become a multi-million dollar business. Usually counterfeiting facilities are from Pakistan and China. Consumers need to be educated on ways to detect counterfeit scissors before making a purchase. Nothing is 100% guaranteed but at least you'll be able to make an informative decision. Usually as first glance its difficult to tell if a product is authentic or fake. It's usually after you've started cutting with them you realize they maybe fake because of poor quality cuts.  

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  • YS Park Professional Products

    Mr. Young Soo Park founded Y.S.PARK Professional in Tokyo, seven years after his first salon was opened in Tokyo in 1980. Today, Mr. Young Soo works as a stylist in his salon developing new ideas and concepts for all Y.S. PARK products through experience and research. His philosophy is to make people beautiful, earth too, while pursuing the best possible results, and minimizing resources. Much like the founder of Hikari Products, Mr. Young Soo was a stylist too and felt the need to develop his own tools in order to create the best user friendly tools for any stylist.“Tools for Users by Users.” YS Park Professional Products mainly include combs, brushes, clips, scissors and some other miscellaneous salon tools. Now, more than ever, YS Park has become a popular product among stylist world-wide. 

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