Japanese Shears are the most popular type of hair shears. When compared to other types of hair scissors, japanese hair shears are by far the best type of hair cutting shears. Modeled after the Japanese art of sword making, Japanese shears are designed with the best type of stainless steel. Japanese cutting shears are razor sharp. The Japanese shears scissors steel alloy is built to hold an excellent cutting edge for a prolonged period of time. Japanese scissors can be designed with many different handle shapes. The most important part of Japanese styling shears is the convex edge. This razor edge is designed to slide through the hair without grabbing or pushing the hair. Japanese shears’ convex edge is a rounded type edge, opposite a concave edge. This precision edge gives the Japanese shears the ability to cut smoothly. Most cheaper and older shears are made with a beveled edge, which is a set angle and has no convex shape. The convex edge is far superior and guaranteed to last longer.
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”.