Over years of visiting Hair Salons across America, we have seen what one would consider to be horrendous acts of neglect and abuse to Styling Shears. We sell shears, so we might be a little anal when it comes to taking good care of your shears. I’ve been surprised to see everything from using a pair with a broken tip, to a pair dinged up so badly that they won’t even close all the way.
1. You can’t tighten them any more. You have tightened the screw down so tight that it will not come loose any more, or it is stuck.
2. Rusty Shears are Crusty Shears! If you see any rust at all on your shears, replace them immediately. Before your clients see it.
3. You can’t get the screw out. Scissors need to be taken apart to be cleaned properly, which should be done daily.
4. Old Faithful: You love your shears so much that you have not even considered a new pair in the last 5 years. Chances are, you will be surprised at the ease of use and quality of steel that is used in newer shears.
If you fall into any of these categories, you better go to our shop and buy some new scissors immediately. In early 2009, Shiro Shears started using the new Vacuum Heat Treatment Process: Temperature is controlled of a cycle of time in Shiro Shears Advanced Heat Treatment Process. This process is what makes Shiro Shears stand out from others. This extra step is what gives the steel its extra strength, and is key in creating alloys capable of holding the “Ultimate Edge”.
When it comes to working with curls, the options seem endless. In no area is that more apparent than cutting techniques, where a growing number of philosophies that are evolving as curl empowerment has taken hold – both in the chair as well as behind it.
We talked to some pioneering texture experts who have developed their own approaches to working with waves, curls and kinks. Their varied approaches illustrate the challenges and rewards of working with texture. When it comes to texture, there is no place for a one-size-fits-all approach.
Cutting Technique: Carve-and-Slice method
Depending on the density of the hair, she slices – takes a little – or carves – takes a lot. You go to the depth of the curl, following the curvature of the curl and allowing the curls to puzzle into each.
You cut the hair in sections, shaking it to see the tightness and start of the wave pattern to see how it stacks. You either slice or carve so that the curls sit inside each other. You never cut closer than 3 inches to the scalp to prevent the hair from puffing out.
Ouidad always cuts curly hair when it’s wet.
“Curly hair doesn’t dry the same, so it’s very difficult to cut it dry. You need to know the curvature of the curl in its natural state,” Ouidad says. (more…)
Hair Cutting for Beginners – A complete haircut How To
We all wish that we could cut our own hair then we would end up with the exact style and cut that we wanted. How much money do you think you would save if you were an expert in haircuts and you knew exactly what you were doing with a pair of scissors.
Men’s haircuts, Ladies haircuts and even your kids would benefit from your knowledge and skills.
If you’re a parent then you’ll know what a hassle it can be getting your kids to your local barber or hair dresser and then you just end up watching them cut your kids hair and hand over the money.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn the skills to cut you family’s hair right in the comfort of your own home?
We all know the usual tricks we do to try and avoid a trip to the Hair Dresser like: (more…)
Hair Cutting Tips
Hair cut is an excellent way to change an appearance, make someone feel different or younger, or simply keep up with the latest trends. Hair cut and style their hair to symbolize something, whether it’s personality, religious conviction, tradition, social status, membership in a group, or self-expression.
Understanding your face’s structural composition and scheduling a consultation with your stylist are the best ways to ensure a perfect cut.
Choosing a hairstyle that suits your looks & lifestyle, and then learning the techniques that will ensure a perfect finish.
Add one more consideration when selecting your most flattering haircut and style: your body type.
One of the most important hair cutting tips to know is your hair type. You would be surprised just how many people have no idea much about their hair at all. Is your hair thin, thick, straight, and wavy, course, fine, and so on? This is important since not all hairstyles look good with all types of hair. If you are unsure, then stop by a salon and ask.
Use the correct shampoo for your hair type. Not all hair is created equal.
If you have long hair, get your hair cut in the back in a v-shape. It allows for extra length without leaving you looking too “high school,” plus it’s a classic look for long hair that’s universally considered gorgeous.
Edge the front, sides and nape of the neck first for a shape-up then cut the hair. Should your child not tolerate a haircut before you or the barber is done, a shape-up will give him a clean, fresh haircut look, even if the hair has not been entirely cut.
Always remember to cut off less hair than what you want the finished length to be.
For better manageability, use a styling gel, letting your hair dry naturally.
Always cut hair by pulling it through your fingers vertically and making the cut. This will help keep from leaving a “line” in the hair.
Take each haircut session one at a time. Observe your child, take notes if necessary. You will learn more about your child each time.
If you start off sloaching or a bit crooked your hair will end up a little bit off too. So get a good comfy position when you first sit down.
A popular way to achieve asymmetry in a hair style is to cut the bangs in an asymmetrical fashion so that they hang heavier on one side.
Remember, it is better to cut too little than too much, and don’t try to rush.
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Haircutting Scissor Care
In order to give a decent haircut, you need to have proper equipment that will help you get the job done right. Professional haircutting scissors are a must – they make the difference between frustration and a job well done. They come with different price tags, colors, styles, and lengths. As for price, you pick up a pair for around $20 at a beauty shop, or you can purchase scissors for several hundred dollars. If you give the occasional haircut at home, a $20 pair will do the job. However, if you cut hair all day, every day, at a salon, you’ll need the more expensive, higher quality scissors. You get what you pay for.
You Could Become a Stylist to the Stars
A Cut Above: You Could Become a Stylist to the Stars
Making it to the red carpet is one of the ultimate goals of celebrities in Hollywood and in the music industry. What they wear and how they wear it as they walk down the ultimate fashion gauntlet will grace the covers of People, E, and In Touch plus eliciting commentary from everyone from Joan Rivers to Ryan Seacrest. But who is behind these looks? Where did they start? How did they start? How can you become one of these style-makers?
Cosmetology is more than donning a smock and handling a pair of shears. If you’re looking into a career in cosmetology, the best path to success involves keeping up with changing fashions, training at an accredited beauty school, getting your cosmetology license, learning and mastering the business development skills required to grow and maintain your client base. And, of equal importance, you need to make a commitment to lifelong learning by taking advanced, continuing education courses.
Defining Hair Fashions
Keeping up with the current fashions not only helps a stylist keep up their own personal appearance (it’s important that you, as a stylist, make a good impression on your clients), it also helps to identify current styles to make the best choices for clients. Understanding art and technical design is not just for painters and architects. (more…)
All the best celebrity hairstyles for the changing of the seasons.
Courtesy of Elle.com
Hair Shears 101: Taking Care of Your Precious Shears
By Kristy Scott
If you are thinking of putting up a hair salon business, one of the things you have to invest on are high quality hair tools and equipment that will ensure that you give your clients nothing but the best kind of service and treatment.
One of the fundamental hair tools that you should invest on is a pair of good shears because this is the tool that you will be using to give your customers great haircuts. A pair of Shiro Shears is one of your best choices.
Of course, it does not end with buying a pair of nice hair scissors. You also have to know how to take care of your shears so that they will last a long time doing great service to you and the people who come into your salon.
Here are the basic caring techniques that will help you maintain your hair shears properly:
2. Clean your shears every after use. Do not let hair or any hair product sit on it for a long time. Remove any debris using a clean cloth or tissue. Just be sure that the material you use to wipe it will not cause any scratches on the exterior.
3. Store them securely in a container. Keeping your shears in the same container where you store your other hair tools like brushes, other shears, combs, and hair clips may damage the cutting edge of the tool.
It would be best to make use of the shears’ special container to ensure that they are well-protected while not being used. You can also keep them in a holster, case or a pouch. Be sure that you dry out your shears completely before storing. (more…)