Why Invest in Your Scissors?

Why Invest in Your Scissors?

Why Investing in Quality Scissors is a Game Changer for Stylists

Hey everyone, let’s talk about something crucial for all stylists: investing in your tools. While many stylists spend big on electric tools like hairdryers and straighteners, the importance of a good pair of scissors is often overlooked, despite their significant role in our daily work.

The Overlooked Tool: Scissors

Most stylists start their careers with a basic pair of scissors and replace them annually. Surprisingly, many can’t even recall the brand or size of their scissors, yet they are intimately familiar with their hairdryers and straighteners. This is concerning given how frequently scissors are used.

Scissors: Your Most Important Tool

Consider this: you’ll use your scissors for approximately 1,600 hours or 96,000 minutes annually, which equates to 67 full days a year. Quality scissors are vital for comfort, efficiency, and performance. On average, stylists make around 2,400 cuts per year, translating to 10 cuts a day, five days a week, for 48 weeks. This makes scissors the most used and most profitable tool in your kit.

Financial Perspective

Let’s break down the numbers. If an average haircut costs £32, your scissors can generate £76,800 annually. Investing in high-quality scissors like Kasho, which can last up to 10 years, means your tool could help generate £768,000 over its lifetime. Spending £500-£1,000 on top-notch scissors becomes a small investment for such returns. With financing options, it’s equivalent to the cost of one haircut per month.

Why the Hesitation?

Despite the benefits, many talented stylists continue using beveled blade, non-ergonomic, weaker steel scissors. This choice often leads to hand fatigue and shoulder tension, much like a professional chef using an inferior knife instead of a premium KAI chef knife. The lack of emphasis on the right tools from the start of a stylist’s education contributes to this issue.

The Right Tool for the Job

A talented stylist remains talented regardless of the tools, but the right scissors enhance the ease, efficiency, and precision of their work. Investing in high-quality scissors not only improves your performance but also promotes better wellness by reducing physical strain.

Make the Smart Investment

Using the right tools is essential for achieving professional success and maintaining your health. To learn more, visit our blog and explore our content on choosing the best tools. We also offer a WhatsApp function for direct consultation to help you make the right investment in your scissors.

Investing in quality scissors is not just about improving your craft—it’s about making a smart business decision that supports your long-term health and success.

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Caring for your Body

Caring for your Body

CARING FOR YOUR BODY

Having a high-quality, ergonomically designed pair of scissors is the first step to avoiding the aches and pains and more serious injuries that can affect hard-working hairdressers. But even when you have the perfect cutting tools, there are still measures you can take to limit pressure on your hands and wrists, according to scissors expert Kasho Scissors. “Scissors are the tool we work with every day, and while they are ergonomically designed to limit wrist and shoulder aggravations, there’s also things hairdressers should be doing to make sure they are cutting injury free,” creative director for The Hair Movement and Kasho Creative contributor Tania Betsy says. “Small steps can make a big difference to how your body feels at the end of a busy day.” 

Tania Betsy has these four tips for caring for your body while you’re cutting hair.

1 Perfect the proper grip

It’s vital to hold your scissors using a relaxed and natural grip. The thumb should rest in the thumb ring, and the remaining fingers in the finger ring, allowing for controlled and precise movements. It’s all about limiting the strain put on your hand and wrist during a day of cutting, and gripping the scissors in this way should become second nature.

2 Watch your body position

Ensure you maintain a comfortable and upright posture while cutting. It’s so easy to end up slouching, or constantly bending to hear what the client is saying but try to avoid this where possible. It’s not just your hands and wrists that can suffer; backs and shoulders can also feel the strain. Also, try to avoid excessive bending of the wrist or overreaching, as these can lead to discomfort and strain.

3 Take regular breaks

While the first thing you might think about during a break is grabbing a coffee or a snack, also take time between cutting sessions to stretch and relax your hands, wrists, and shoulders. This helps prevent cumulative strain injuries associated with prolonged use.

4 Customise your scissors

Make sure your scissors are working with you to avoid unnecessary strain. Adjust the scissor tension and finger rest to suit your individual preferences. Experiment with different settings to find the configuration that best accommodates your hand size and cutting technique.

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Keep the pain away!

Keep the pain away!

ERGONOMICS TO KEEP THE PAIN AWAY!

Our not so small world of hairdressing has changed a lot in the past years, and thankfully so has our understanding of the importance of ergonomics. In the busy and increasingly intricate world of hairdressing, precision and comfort are now front and centre. 

Among the various tools at your disposal, the choice of scissors plays a crucial role in achieving seamless cuts. 

As you know, Kasho scissors are renowned for our craftsmanship and cutting-edge design, favoured by some of the world’s leading stylists. However, the ergonomic aspect of using Kasho scissors is equally vital to ensure not only exquisite hairstyles but also the well-being of you as the stylist working with our tools. 

Understanding Ergonomics: First things first, let’s understand and dive head-first into the term. Ergonomics is simply the study of how tools and equipment can be designed to fit the human body, enhancing efficiency, comfort, and safety. In the realm of hairdressing, the ergonomic design of scissors becomes crucial, considering the repetitive nature of cutting and styling. At 10 cuts a day, a busy stylist will have their scissor in-hand for 1,600 hours a year, or 96,000 minutes, equating to 67 full days. Not only is choosing the right scissor important, but choosing a scissor that’s ergonomic and gentle on your body is paramount. What starts in your hand moves to your shoulders and neck. The days of institutionalised pain can be a thing of the past when choosing the right cutting tools, and using them in the right way. 

Features of Kasho Scissors

Kasho scissors are revered for their precision engineering and ergonomic design. Understanding and utilising the following features can significantly enhance the ergonomic experience when cutting hair:

Offset Design: Kasho scissors typically have an offset handle design, which is what we would always recommend; where the thumb ring is positioned slightly lower than the finger ring. This design reduces strain on the hand and wrist, promoting a more natural and relaxed cutting posture.

Straight
Semi-Offset
Offset

Ergonomic Finger Rest: All Kasho Scissors either come with an adjustable or ergonomically integrated finger rest. This feature allows you to customise the position of the finger rest according to your hand size and cutting style, preventing unnecessary strain.

Convex Edge Blades: Kasho scissors features convex edge blades, which require less force to cut through hair. This reduces the effort needed during cutting, minimising strain on your hand and wrist. This coupled with Japanese precision steel also results in a sharp effortless result.

Ball-bearing Screw Systems: We have an entire category with a variety of Ball-Bearing screw systems. By using an enclosed ballbearing unit, friction between the blades is brought to an absolute minimum. This in turn greatly reduces hand fatigue from the motion of opening and closing your scissor day-in and day-out because you don’t need to apply any additional cutting pressure.

Lightweight Materials: All Kasho scissors are crafted from high-quality steel, and many from lightweight materials, like sintered steel. This not only contributes to the overall balance of the scissors but also prevents unnecessary fatigue during prolonged use.

Best Practices for Ergonomic Hair Cutting

Proper Grip: Hold the scissors using a relaxed and natural grip. The thumb should rest in the thumb ring, and the remaining fingers in the finger ring, allowing for controlled and precise movements.

Body Position: Maintain a comfortable and upright posture while cutting. Avoid excessive bending of the wrist or overreaching, as these can lead to discomfort and strain.

Regular Breaks: Take short breaks between cutting sessions to stretch and relax your hands, wrists, and shoulders. This helps prevent cumulative strain injuries associated with prolonged use.

Customisation: Adjust the scissor tension and finger rest to suit your individual preferences. Experiment with different settings to find the configuration that best accommodates your hand size and cutting technique.

In the artistic realm of hairdressing, mastering the use of tools is as essential as the creative vision itself. Kasho scissors, with our ergonomic design, elevates the cutting experience by prioritising both precision and comfort. By understanding and implementing ergonomic principles, you’ll not only achieve flawless cuts but also ensure the longevity of your craft by prioritising your own well-being in the salon.

OUR MOST ERGONOMIC SCISSORS

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    £870.00 incl VAT
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    £2,160.00 incl VAT
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    £954.00 incl VAT

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