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  • Hot Head - A Cordless Heated Hair Conditioning Cap

    New Year, New Trends! Hot Head is a unique microwavable deep conditioning heat cap created by Sandra Snell, a professional hair stylist. It offers an easy and stylish way to achieve the results of a salon quality conditioning treatment at home. It dramatically improves the results of your favorite deep conditioner, hair masque, oil, or other hair treatment. Without heat, your treatment can only do so much to improve the quality of your hair. Typically, the cuticle is closed, so the treatment is only able to work on the surface of the hair shaft. The results are minimal and superficial when compared to heat enhanced deep conditioning treatments. Hot Head enables the hair cuticle to open for an extended period, allowing the treatment to penetrate the hair shaft, nourishing it from the inside out. 

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  • 2019 International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Kick-Off

    The 2019 International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) kick-off starts January 26- 20, Long Beach, CA. Hikari Products will be present and previously dominated the stage at the 2015 NAHA awards (North American Hairstyling Awards)! The finalist categories for 2019 are: Avant Garde, Editorial, Hair Color Color, Hair Cutting, Hair Stylist, Master Hair Stylist, Men's Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Newcomer Stylist, Student Hair Stylist, Nail Professional, Styling & Finishing, Texture and Team of the year. NAHA, is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America and is celebrating 30 years. Get inspired by attending the most innovative education and seminars. Read More

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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. Contact us for more detailed information and availability

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  • How Often Do You Need A Haircut

    Ask someone when they know to get a haircut.  Here's some of the answers you'll hear."When I get split ends". "When I start getting knots that won't come out even with conditioner". "When I can't take it anymore" etc. Lots of us probably heard every 6-8 weeks.  But that can't possibility apply to everyone. Hair textures and lengths are a big factor as well.  Here's when it's truly time for a trim. If you have tight course curls (12 weeks). Long hair that's wavy or straight (8-12 weeks). Fine or medium curls (8-12 weeks). Long layers (6-8 weeks). Many different layers (6 weeks). Bob or lob (6 weeks). Fine hair that's wavy or straight (4-6 weeks). Short hair (4 weeks). Damaged hair (4 weeks). Read More

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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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  • NEW YS Park Aerozaurus Paddle Brush!

    YS Park just released their newest paddle brush. The Aerozaurus paddle brush is designed with special holes in the cushion and back of the brush to facilitates air flow for faster drying. The side of the brush is wavy, so the brush not only fits in your hand but also works to control the flow of the hair. The round tip pins are gentle to the scalp and allow you to grab the hair firmly. The root shape is hexagonal, when blowing it creates a gap between the hair allowing a faster blow dry. It's available in 3 colors with dimensions of L: 9.5", W: 2.95" H: 1.7" Order Now

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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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  • London Fashion Designer- Ashley Williams Hair Clips

    Remember those awful looking hair clips and barrettes in the 90's. Well London Fashion designer Ashley Williams has become well-known for her rhinestone hair clips. So the 90's style hair clips are a must have to complete your accessories. Ashley's designed hair clips have transformed the way they are worn nowadays. Some clips read: Crazy Women, Sad Zone, Justice and can be found in her collection. She has designed special clips for singer Selena Gomez as well as for a host of other celebrities.

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  • Hair Trends for 2019

    Both the young and old are beginning to embrace the Grey look. The color everyone has tried to fend off forever. At the same time, people are sporting Baby Bangs. Remember those as a child growing up. Have you seen the latest Wild Hair Colors? The Purples, Pinks, Yellows, Blues, Violets. Read On

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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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