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Hikari shears are the ultimate haircutting tools. In fact, they are used by more platform artists than any other brand! Platform artists can never say enough about how much they love Hikari products. Their support and dedication is what makes Hikari the top choice of hairstylists across the globe! Without the loyalty of the biggest names in the industry, Hikari would not have the outstanding reputation that it has today.
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.
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.
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.
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.