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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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  • 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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  • Jaguar Scissors Changes Tension Screw

    Great news! It appears that Jaguar has returned to the “traditional” tension screw style. If you are a sharpener of these shears in the past, you will know what I mean. These were the most difficult scissors to disassemble for sharpening. You had to have a "special" tool (provided by Jaguar) to disassemble the scissors. But the real challenge was assembling then back together. Trying to tread a brass "counter-sink" nut with a rubber "O" ring without stripping the treads require great patience and a steady hand! Sharpeners had to carry extra brass screws because often times you'd stripped the old one during reassembly. 

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  • Barbering is Booming!

    The men’s grooming industry is expected to hit 26 billion by 2020. This steady growth will shed light on the opportunity for a grooming career. Men are starting to invest more on their grooming needs—hair, skin and beyond. 

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  • New Washi Smartclik Scissor

    After 6 years in development , the Washi Scissor co. has release a "one of a kind" multi-position thumb scissor. This is a MUST for the stylist that likes swivel scissors. It's designed to HELP stylist relieve thumb and wrist fatigue without a swivel. The Smartclik thumb locks into different angled position from horizontal to vertical that personally fit each stylistIt's available in 5.5 and 6.0 (right hand only) and made from Japanese Cobalt V10 Steel for amazing cutting durability. Buy Now

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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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  • How To Buy A Scissor

    How do you know what to buy? The same way you would buy any expensive item like a car or electronic devices. You would go by past performance, reviews, reputation, test drive it, friends opinions, etc. Would you buy a new car based on specs?  The specs of the car are great, but the car runs and rides horrible. It's no different with scissors. Anybody looking for specs on scissors to determine the best scissor, is really wasting their time! 

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