Are your Shears Sharp Enough?
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.
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