Hair Cutting Shears are defined by their composition, sleek look, and variety of models to choose from. There are now a wide range of shears for anyone from cosmetology students to seasoned professionals. Hair Shears can be made to fit the smallest hands, as well as the largest barbers fingers. You can customize the fit by inserting finger ring sizers, choosing shears with an ergonomically shaped handle, or by choosing the shears that are the correct length for your hands.
There are also different types of Hair Cutting Shears for different cutting techniques. Maybe you are doing some trimming around the ears or some point-cutting, you should probably be using a shorter pair of shears. You don’t need a long blade to do this type of cutting. You should have a pair of 5 inch shears for that. Lets say you are a barber, and you are doing some scissor over comb work to even out the top. For this type of cutting, you are going to need a longer pair of shears to get the job done more efficiently and cut down on fatigue. You should have a 6.5 inch shear for this. The longer blade is essential for even cutting, and will cut the time you spend on each client down to a minimum. All hair stylists know, the faster you get the client out of your chair, the more clients you will see in a day. More clients means more money. More clients also means happier clients, because they can get a fabulous haircut and style in a minimal amount of time.
Efficiency is a big part of the game when it comes to cutting hair. By owning the correct hair cutting shears for each type of cut you are doing, you will be more efficient and a happier hairdresser. How many different pairs of hair cutting shears do you have? As a minimum, we recommend having 3 different styling shears, as well as two pair of texturizing/thinning shears.
A Scissor Story:
Searching far and wide for the top of the line hair scissors is one of the top challenges a hair stylist faces in today’s workplace. Usually you start out in beauty college with a cheap pair of hair scissors. The beauty school, especially chain schools like PMTS, will tell you that they can supply you with all the tools you need to move forward with your career in hairdressing. They give you some shears that are decent enough to get you through beauty school. But how long can you keep using these shears? Are they meant to Last Forever? Of course not!
By the time you graduate from cosmetology school, you have been using your shears quite a bit. Chances are you haven’t ever had them sharpened, and most likely the school didn’t teach you how to maintain your shears. To a hairdresser, hair shears are the most important tool. Not your hairdryer, your combs and brushes, or even the chair your clients sit in. Many hair stylists overlook this aspect of their job. How is a stylist supposed to give a client the best haircut if the shears being used are not maintained properly? Did you know that over 90% of Split-Ends are caused by dull shears?
As a hair stylist, don’t you owe it to yourself and your clients to use the best tools possible? If you are still using your shears from beauty school, do yourself a favor and buy new shears today! Your clients will thank you and your job will be easier too. Hair scissors should be your first purchase when you begin working at a Hair Salon after beauty school. Did you know that auto mechanics spend over $20,000 on their tools? They have no choice because without the proper tools to perform their job to their best ability, they would not even have a job to start with. Hairdressers need to take this into consideration when working on hair. Your hair shears should be looked at as an investment in yourself and your career.
At Shiro Shears, we make it as easy as possible for new stylists and students to get the shears they need. Our payment plans are unmatched anywhere online. 0% Interest, No financing charges, No Credit Checks, just the easiest way to get into the shears you need for your career as a hairdresser. We use the best stainless steel, and offer the most competitive prices you will find online or anywhere. Most of our competitors charge over $600 for the same quality hair shears that we offer at Shiro Shears. Check for yourself, and you will see that Shiro Shears are the best value.
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”.
Are you overwhelmed to see the wide range of hair tools and hair care products for your salon? Do you aim at finding the best hair care products and professional salon hair tools at competitive prices while saving lots of money and efforts? Before you make any purchase for your salon, you must remember the latest trends and requirements in the hair care industry, and choose suitable products accordingly for your salon.
Other than personally going and buying these products from a reputed market, you can now find almost all types of hair tools for your salon online as well. There are various websites that offer a good collection of hair tools and also offer them at best prices with quick and steadfast shipping services. Apart from that, you can view the larger size of the image stored on the website to check these tools as well as the prices offered by their competitors before selecting a specific hair tool.
Let’s find out the essential hair tools required for a salon:
1) Blow Dryer
Though a good hair dryer is a must for any type of hair salon, but you must go for only the best dryer. Remember, the more powerful your dryer is, the better performance you can expect from it. This is because high speed and less drying time minimizes the exposure time and thus saves your hair from damage. For a person having thick hair, it’s highly recommended to use a blow dryer with around 1,875 watts. However, you can use blow dryer with 1,500 watts for people having finer hair.
Blow dryer is one of the most basic tools any hair salon must possess. You must choose a light-weighted hair dryer with an easy grip and heat resistant body. It should be easy to operate and must offer you three types of selections: hot, war, and cold.
2) Ceramic Flat Irons
Ceramic flat irons are used to lend silky elegance to your hair while straightening it. A ceramic flat iron is used to smoothen and straighten curly and hard hair.
3) Curling Irons
Curling irons are used to eliminate Frizz while creating silky and smooth hair. They are used to enhance and revitalize your hair with ion reflections. While selecting curling irons, you must check that it provides maximum heat transfer and allows you to control the temperature.
4) Hair Styling Gel
An effective and high-quality hair styling gel provides utmost control, sheen, and constant hold. You can use this gel in shaping and texturizing your hair; even for the hardest types of hair to enable it hold styles. Go for a hair styling gel that is alcohol-free and light-weighted. It should add strength, volume, and beauty to your hair while providing you with long-lasting hold.
You can get the latest range of hairdressing scissors that are made of high quality Stainless Steel. There are scissors available in the market that have silencer for quiet cutting and adjustable set screw.
Other than the items listed above, there are many hair tools including hair brushes, hair clips, detangling comb, detanglers, Hair stranghtener, Slider Razor, Satin gowns, Colormeche highlights, Cling rollers, hair tools stand, and Professional Diffuser Conical Curlers. Make effective usage of these tools to properly care for your hair.
By Kristy Klien
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by Aileen Passariello on Dec 10, 2009
Ron King offers drying tips to a class at Avenue Five.
CurlStylist.com recently hosted a curly education class for the students at Avenue Five, a cosmetology school in Austin. Curl expert Ron King, owner and head stylist at Bo Salon, was the day’s educator.
King, who says his clients “just can’t stay away,” began the class by explaining that the most important key to success is customer service. Ron attributes his success to the relationship he builds with each client, the trust he develops, and most importantly the customer service that all clients receive every time they enter his salon. Staying consistent with their experience and cut is what makes customers loyal, he says. King emphasized the importance of “contact” by touching the hair, touching the customer’s shoulders, listening, and understanding to gain that trust needed for developing that strong bond between a hair stylist and their customer.
Also, he advises, stylists should not assume that they know what their clients want before they sit down in the chair. “Don’t just assume you know what your client wants because they will surprise you. Always sit down with them, listen to them, discuss how they are feeling and then give your opinion. Clients feel different each day and maybe that day, they are looking for something different. It is important to always listen.”
The students thoroughly enjoyed the class, taking away a wealth of useful information for their future careers.
“Today’s class was very informative and inspiring. I learned how to think about textured hair in a totally new way,” says student Hilary Lowry, who is known on ChairTalk as hil214.
King learned to cut curly hair with Deva. He attended a class in New York and has perfected his technique over the years.
He says he always cuts curly hair dry and always starts from the inside, using a bricklayer pattern. When separating the hair, try to avoid disruption of the curl, he suggests; don’t rip or tear. When cutting, always cut in the bend of the curl to enhance the spring action and create lift.
“Cutting curly hair from the inside in a bricklayer pattern made total sense, and trying not to disrupt the curl as much as possible makes a huge difference in the outcome,” says Lowry.
King addresses the important difference between cutting curly hair and straight hair. “No two curls are the same,” he says. Therefore, each strand has to be treated as an individual, he reminded the class.
“Pick up the curl, shake it out, and cut down the curl,” he emphasizes. Ron believes that the optimal shape for curly girls is the oval shape, as this shape avoids the “bozo the clown look or the mullet look.”
King told the class that after cutting, it is important to condition your client’s hair. Curly hair tends to be dry, so King recommends that his clients cleanse (not shampoo) their hair once a week. Once the washing and the massaging of the scalp is complete, King uses paper towels to absorb excess water. Regular towels have too many fibers and break the curls, he counsels. Fun tip: Sham wow towels also work great! King recommends using fingers to detangle the hair (or a wide-toothed comb) and then with a mixture of product on a paper towel, he mixes Deva B’Leave-in Conditioner and AnGel.
King uses a diffuser on his clients in the salon, but he recommends his clients air dry their hair as much as possible to avoid too much heat. Ron uses as many as 15 duckbill clips on top of the head to achieve root lift. He also recommends the students always diffuse from the bottom of the hair — not the top. King recommends setting your dryer on low speed and high heat setting. He suggests spraying the hair with Deva Set Me Up! pomade. The heat activates the pomade and gives the curl a shinny look.
Lowry was thrilled with all the real-world information King imparted. “I was also eager to learn how much online reviews and networking in the right ways can help your career,” she said.
And ChairTalker AndieJ22 added, “By far it was one of the best classes I’ve seen here. I graduate on Thursday and I couldn’t be more excited and I hope to learn more from Ron in the future.”
Top 10 Tips from Ron King
1. Stylists need to embrace curls and get over their fears before they can cut curly hair
2. Make contact — gain trust by listening and understanding your customer
3. Stay loyal to one product line — keep it simple for your customers
4. It is very important to educate your client about taking care of her hair
5. The majority of your clients are not looking for a shock effect
6. Be consistent with customer experience
7. Don’t get too comfortable with customers; they will surprise you
8. No one curl is like another
9. The best look for a curly hair is an oval shape
10. Cut in the bend of the curl