Here are Two different makes of “high quality Hair Dressing scissors” arguably the best hairdressing scissor available for the serious cutter and they are just two of many that are exclusively available from A Sharper Blade.
There are many people in this world that believe that giving a haircut is a simple procedure. These people believe that with a basic set of clippers and a few scissor snips here and there, that this is all it takes. However those who are familiar with cutting hair understand that it takes more than that. The key to a good haircut is actually a nice pair of hair scissors, a steady hand and quite a bit of patience.
A major key to giving a good haircut is having the right pair of scissors. A basic set of scissors to the untrained eye may appear just that..............the truth is that they are much more complex.
A stylist needs to take lot of time and research into finding the right pair of scissors and beware of the cheaper low cost Cast Steel Scissors available on the worldwide market today........... this type of Steel will undermine your ability to cut hair, as will a steel grade that is beneath your level of cutting experience.
Stylists should look for a pair of hair scissors that they are not only comfortable with, but ones that are functional and will be suited for the type of cut that they need done. If the scissors are too large for the stylist’s hand, they will have a hard time working with them and vice versa. Also, if the edges are incorrect for the type of cut they want to perform, they won’t work like they should.
You should only purchase the main tool of your trade, from a Scissor Manufacture, or Manufactured trained Specialist Sharpener/ Scissor Agent...............do not use a sales orientated person who will sell you a Scissor, Hair Dryer, Wet Products and all the other items used in the Salon...........convenient I know...........but you may make a huge, Expensive and Non-Refundable mistake.
This type of person will not understand the important facts in a scissor, ie:
· Steel Types and the different elements used to make that steel and why they use these elements.
· The process the steel goes through to become stronger and longer lasting.
· The edges available and the angle used to perform a particular cut the stylist want to achieve.
· The regular maintenance process needed to keep that scissor cutting for longer periods of time between sharpening’s, nor the whole sharpening process.
They will however understand fully "Profit Margins" and "Sales Targets".
Additionally, the hair scissors must be sharpened. Trying to cut hair with a dull blade will cause a bad result in which the hair appears as though it has been chiselled. This will also produce an uneven hair cut that will disappoint the customer.
The truth is............that the right hair scissors are the most important part of the haircut. It does not matter how good the stylist is. If they are working with the wrong pair of scissors or the wrong edge type, it will be a haircut disaster. Additionally, clippers just can't achieve the look that hair scissors can. This is why it is so important to find a suitable, functional pair of hair scissors like this ones in the pictures below.
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Photo 1: is the Fuji - President.
Photo 2: is the Hikari - Ryu Cosmos.
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Excellent Edges – the story of Australia's Master Scissor Bladesmiths.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Excellent Edges is the largest world-class hairdressing scissor manufacturer, importer, exporter and service centre in Australia.
Our customers worldwide demand absolute perfection in their tools, and we provide the service they require.
We manufacture a range of top quality hairdressing scissors. We can also custom-make scissors for hairdressers including those with special needs.
With the largest range of Left Handed haircutting tools in the world, our dedication to provide the haircutting industry with a complete range of quality products and services, for right handed cutters and left handed cutters, has given us our world renowned reputation as a valuable supplier for the haircutting industry.
We also import a full range of top quality scissors and a large range of haircutting accessories. Most of our imports are famous brand names, known for their quality: Fuji, Hikari and Yamato, to name a few. Our imports come from Japan and Korea, and every single scissor is checked and tested by our own Master Bladesmith's.
We also export the full range of our imported and manufactured products.
From various locations in Australia and around the world, we wholesale and retail our full range of imported and manufactured products to distributors throughout Australia and abroad.
Additionally, we personally service all the products that we sell. Our Scissor sharpening and repairs services are the absolute finest, with the highest possible standards being implemented by our Master Bladesmith’s.
Our philosophy is simple: Of the entire World's scissors, we choose the highest quality products. We don't do it just for our customers' sake. We also do it for ourselves. We enjoy working with quality.
We know that (in the long run) good quality hair scissors will cost a hairdresser less, will be easier on the hands, will help make good cuts quicker, and are just nicer to use.
For more than 1000 years the Blade Smithing world has known that the Japanese (with their long tradition of Samurai swords) are the World's finest Bladesmith’s and metal workers.
Hairdressing scissors have become the swords of modern times.
Tim Payne, BSc Hons, is currently the only Westerner who has fully learned the art of Japanese hair scissor Bladesmithing. In 1973, his 10 years of training in Japan included working with renowned Japanese master Bladesmith’s.
Tim came to Australia and started Excellent Edges in 1987. The company has grown consistently, to become the largest, oldest, and most respected firm of its kind in the country. It now has operations in many countries throughout the world including New Zealand with A Sharper Blade Ltd.
Excellent Edges has achieved this respect because of quality products, top service and always-honorable dealings with its customers.
Our long-term direct face-to-face close relationship, with so many of Japan's top scissor manufacturers, means that we have the widest range of spare parts, the latest models of new scissors, and the finest raw metals to manufacture from.
Excellent Edges is now in its 23rd year of operation and continues to grow and develop to stay ahead in the market. With two factories located in Morwell dedicated solely to the manufacture of scissors and another two factories in Ringwood which deals with the finishing stages of manufacturing and the servicing of scissors, we pride ourselves on being innovators in our industry.
Tim Payne, founder of Excellent Edges – the story