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”.
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.
Put pixie cuts and bobs on hold—long hair is the style du jour
By Emily Hebert
Short hair will always be chic but long, below-the-shoulder locks are making a comeback. Just look at Ashley Greene’s do for evidence: While last year the Eclipse star opted for a short bob, this summer she’s flaunting superlong tresses.
Greene chopped her strands for practical reasons—shorter hair was easier to pin under the wig she donned while shooting Eclipse—but her current length is worn out of preference: After filming for Eclipse wrapped, Louise Moon of Sally Hershberger LA outfitted Greene with hair extensions.
Since then, the actress has continued to embrace cascading locks—and as far as hairstylist Ted Gibson is concerned, the longer her hair, the better. “She’s sexy, young, and the new It Girl in Hollywood—long hair best accentuates her beauty,” says Gibson, who has been working with Greene since January.
Another of Gibson’s clients, the formerly bobbed Anne Hathaway, also has a noticeably longer style. “Annie’s growing her hair out and so are Zoe Saldana, Victoria Beckham, and Emma Watson,” says Gibson. “I was a fan of shorter hair, but long hair is definitely coming back.”
If you’re enraptured with the Rapunzel look, Gibson says a layered cut is the key to keeping hair from falling flat (and dragging your face down with it). “Long layers through the interior and shorter layers around the front add movement to longer hair,” says the mane master, adding that middle-of-the-back tresses are totally doable, no matter what your age.
Article Source: Elle.com
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!