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Blade Types for Expert Hair Cutting

Blade Types for Expert Hair Cutting

The blade on your pair of hairstyling shears is an artful weapon, and you must wield it as such! Even the slightest dull edge will transform a textured or relaxed up-do into an up-don’t. We’ve distinguished the different types of shear edges and the kinds of haircuts they work best for here. Convex Edge A… Continue Reading

Shear Maintenance: Why Hairstylists Need Their Scissors Sharpened

Shear Maintenance: Why Hairstylists Need Their Scissors Sharpened

Shear maintenance is simple if you stick with a routine. In your industry, precision is of the essence. You can only achieve this by wielding the sharpest tools. But haircut precision isn’t the only reason you should have your shears sharpened by a professional regularly. Here are a few reasons why having your shears sharpened… Continue Reading

Maintenance

Your scissor should be wiped after each use with a clean towel. At the end of the day you should put the smallest drop of oil on top of the screw and on the “ride” line, at the back of the scissor behind the screw. The smallest drop of oil, there is no need to… Continue Reading

The Spine of the scissors:

The spine is the power of the scissors. All styling scissor blades have a slight bend inward towards the opposite blade (called the set of the blade). This converging force at the point where the blades meet causes the hair to be cut. The stiffness of the spine is the force that makes this happen.… Continue Reading

There are two types of steel most hair-styling scissors are made from:

Cast steel: is liquid metal pored into a mold and then ground into shape. Many scissors that say “Japanese steel” are cast. Forged steel: is made by heating and hammering rolled steel into shape. It is then ground into the final finish. Under a microscope, the forged steel molecules are more densely packed together. This… Continue Reading