In such a competitive industry salon owners can find it increasingly hard to keep their salon business growing. With most high-end districts offering a selection of hair and beauty salons, gaining the edge can prove difficult. A few simple points to remember can help salon owners head in the right direction and continue towards running a successful salon business.
As hairdressing is such an interpersonal profession your company image, ethics and ultimately its success are often completely in the hands of the salon’s employees. Therefore it’s crucial that a sound hairdressing team is established first, regardless of its size. It goes without saying that the whole team should be well-mannered, enthusiastic and reliable as well as being passionate about hairdressing. Staff will encounter customers from all walks of life and the ability to engage with them all is of the utmost importance whether you’re a salon manager or a weekend assistant. (more…)
If you are like me, you’re all about saving money. Well, here is a great idea to help you out.
Most hairdressers go to the beauty shows to buy their Styling Shears. You book a flight or fill up the tank for the road, pack up your bags and get your fellow stylists together for the annual trip to the big Beauty Show. Many stylists are prepared to spend up to $800 or more on a single pair of Styling Shears that they were convinced are some sort of special steel that is the best that money can buy. Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but 9 out of 10 Japanese Styling Shears are made from the same type of steel.
The steel used is called 440C, we use it here at Shiro Shears. Sure, we could go to the beauty shows, pay thousands of dollars for a booth, and try to sell our products for 3-4 times what they’re worth. But we would rather extend our discount to the consumer by offering REALISTIC prices on all our Japanese Styling Shears online. Our prices online are always less than what you would pay in stores or in the field. Even our distributors don’t sell them for these low prices. Stop paying $500 or more on Hair Cutting Scissors, and buy the best quality at the lowest prices online. www.ShiroShears.com
If I were you, I would take a look at the Sale page at http://www.shiroshears.com/products/sale-categories/ and pick out one or two pair. There is no risk involved in purchasing our products, they are 100% backed up by our Warranty! You can buy them from our website, try them for up to 30-Days, and if you don’t like them just return them for a full refund. Our Sale items are extremely low priced right now and they will not last so buy yours today.
By Justin Whitesell (Owner of Shiro Shears Co.)
Winner of Free Hair Cutting Scissors!
We are proud to announce our contest winner Timothy Poisal. He entered our CONTEST and won a Free pair of Shiro GV-55 styling shears.
All he had to do was fill out his name and e-mail address to enter. Anyone can enter this contest by going HERE. We are so confident in the quality of our products, that we are giving away one pair of Shiro Shears (of your choice) for every 1,000 entries. We know that Stylists love our Styling Shears and once they try them, they will love them.
Do you know how you can tell? When was the last time you replaced your old Shears?
It is a little known fact that one of the major causes of Split-Ends is that stylists use dull shears. (See: Split-Ends: A Stylists Guide) I know what you’re probably thinking, “I don’t do that.” But whether you realize it or not, you are probably using dull shears.
Most beauty schools pay little or no attention to Scissor care and Maintenance, so it really isn’t your fault that you were never taught the proper way to take care of your shears. As a professional stylist, you know hair. But do you know when to replace those old shears? What about the low quality shears you received in beauty school? Are you still using them? At Shiro Shears, we know Shears inside and out. We are not only a Scissor company, we are educators. Just ask students of Paul Mitchell Academy (Various Locations), amongst many other Cosmetology schools nationwide.
The Sanek-Strip Test:
- Using a piece of Sanek-Strip and a spray bottle (about half a piece will do), spray the Sanek with water until nice and wet. Then, without applying pressure or “torquing” the blades; try to cut the Sanek-Strip
- A sharp pair of Shears will have no problem cutting the Sanek-Strip the full length of the blade without tearing it.
- Dull Shears: You will see tearing towards the tip or base of the cut, or it will simply tear the Strip. Sometimes it will not cut it at all.
Shiro Shears has a vast social network, a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, and we provide great customer service for the life of your shears. Don’t wait for the next beauty show, buy online today and save!
New Hair Cutting Technique: How to turn the shears over for point Cutting.
A lot of customers are asking us, “What’s the best way to use my new Swivel-Thumb Shears,” from Shiro Shears?
By turning the blades upside down as demonstrated in the video; you can save your hands, arms, shoulders and neck from fatigue and pain. As most stylists cut hair, they tend to lift their arm up to at least shoulder height and turn their whole arm over when they do point cutting with the blade facing down. Now you can stop lifting your arm up and down all day by just turning the shears over in your hand and do your point cutting from this position.
Watch the video, it demonstrates the technique of turning the blade over in your hand using our Model GV swivel-thumb Scissors.
Buy Swivel-Thumbs and try it yourself!
Swivel Shears: http://shiroshears.com/products/styling-shears/model-gv-55/
Swivel Thinning Shears: http://shiroshears.com/products/shiro-shears/model-gv-523ct/