With twenty-one years of experience, colorist for Vidal Sassoon in London and owner of Salon 5th Avenue Hair & Spa Inc., Santiago Mojica couldn’t help but add the Shiro Swivel Set Combo to his collection. He couldn’t get past the quality and affordability of Shiro Shears. And as on of the most lavish and stylish Uptown Salons in San Diego, Santiago knows a good thing when he sees it!
Santiago was kind enough to put one of our Shiro stickers in the window of his salon. We absolutely love it when our customers give such great feedback and are willing to support us as we support them.
If you are like me, you’re all about saving money this holiday season. 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://shiroshears.com/page/sale/ 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 Shiro Shears Co.
Our hair is often the part of our body that comes under the most abuse, quite often self-inflicted. There are many weird and damaging things we do to our hair which can harm its condition, which can not only look bad but leave us prone to worrying about conditions such as hair loss or dry and brittle hair.
Some of the common problems which can cause serious damage to our hair have to do with the products we put on it for styling purposes. Products like hair spray, gel and wax can all have negative effects on the overall health of our hair; drying it out or not allowing our head, specifically our scalps breathe. This effect is worsened by some people not regularly washing this mixture of styling products out of their hair thoroughly at the end of the day.
If you don’t take proper care of your hair then there is a chance that it can become brittle, unattractive or in extreme cases: fall out. One common problem people experience is split ends, lots of products claim to fix split ends but the facts are that once they are split there is nothing you can do but get the affected areas cut. With long hair this is simple as you may find that a shorter style can look better than a long, untidy one. If you find you need to allow your hair to grow a bit before cutting the split ends away then you can use some products to make this less noticeable.
Some people do not give their hair the nutrients it needs and considering the air we encounter every day can have airborne pollutants such as car exhaust gases our hair can be left in a bad way at the end of the day. Making sure you use conditioner on your hair is important and people with long hair can sometimes not use conditioner as much as they need to.
You should be sure to use conditioner from root to tip. Another thing some long hair owners fail to do is dry out their hair thoroughly, after a shower or bath you should make sure to dry your hair out completely.
Another problem some people have with regards to moisture is frizz, frizz can occur when the humidity gets up and if your hair is particularly prone to this such as curly hair styles then you will likely need to quickly apply styling products after washing your hair and whilst using products regularly you should be sure to condition regularly in order to maintain your hair’s shine and body.Check online to get great deals on hair styling products and the best hair styling shears to get maximum control over your hair.
Author: Lee Enway
Holiday Gifts for Your Hairdresser
Buying a gift for your favorite stylist can be tricky. But you want to buy a gift that counts, right? The holidays are my absolute favorite time of year. Not only do I enjoy the cold weather, snow, Christmas music, and general sense of good fortune and family. But I absolutely love buying Christmas gifts for my family and loved ones. If you’re anything like me, you want to buy your favorite hair stylist a great gift for the holidays. And if you’re like most people, you find it hard to find that perfect gift. Over a years time, we spend over 24hrs together with our hairdresser. Most of us have been going to the same stylist for years and years, and will continue to visit them and stay in touch with them throughout the years. A hair stylist is not only a service provider; but for most, a lifetime friend.
A hairdressers most important tool is their shears, there is no question. Shears are used every day, and the best shears are meant to last a lifetime. Most hair stylists cannot afford to spend an average of $300 all at once on a nice pair of shears. What better gift could a hairdresser want than a shiny new pair of razor sharp shears. Stylists report happier clients, easier cuts, faster cuts, reduced fatigue, and an overall rise in self-confidence after buying Shiro Shears.
How many clients do you have? Tens? Hundreds? Thousands? We get wrapped up in measuring our business this way.
I would challenge you that whatever number you offer up is likely wrong, unless you offered up the number one. If you are reading this blog I hope you are not in the middle of a haircut. The only client we really have is the one in our chair right now.
I am sure we all agree that we do not own the clients. We are given the honor and privilege of serving them. That is customer service basics. They also do not belong to the salon. They are free to come and go and spend and choose as they wish.
Frequently we are lucky. They choose to come back. Yes, our efforts add up to more than luck. When you consider all the marketing messages, friendly referrals and impulse opportunities, it is a bit of a miracle any clients ever come back.
We work through an unwritten contract. When a client sits in our chair we have agreed to provide a service and they have agreed to pay for it when it is done. How many of us take the money up front? Have you ever asked to see the cash before you pick up a pair of scissors? It sounds silly to even suggest it. Therefore today’s haircut is a foregone conclusion. It is really done and paid for before we begin. So what is really the purpose of today’s haircut?
I will take the position that the purpose of today’s service experience is really an exercise to earn the next visit. That is the one we are working for. Today’s is done. Each visit is linked to the next. Today you might deliver a great haircut, but if the client does not allow you to cut the next one, this hair cut can really be seen as a failure.
I think we understand this concept better when the client is new to us. We work hard to earn that second and third visit. We know how to do it. The bigger challenge is to maintain that perspective beyond the first few visits.
Because, really, every visit is a first visit. If we do not treat it as a first visit, the client will likely treat it as a last one.
My wish for you is that you may have nothing but first-time clients in the coming year.