Hairs, Shears and New Years
Happy 2013 everyone! With a New Year you can expect new hair color, cut and style trends and we can’t wait to bring them to you right HERE! 2012 was a fantastic year bringing you: Sock buns, Ombrè, Pastels, Nail art, Big curls and everything in-between, excited about what you’ll see in 2013? We know we are. Here at Beauty School Advisor it is our passion to help new and prospective students to discover their passion in the beauty industry and guide them to an education that fulfills their every educational need. Check back for great beauty content. We have a lot of great new things planned for 2013:
- Interviews with local beauty pros
- Product reviews
- How-to’s for today’s trending styles
- Advice columns for our current beauty school students
- Student submissions on frequently asked beauty school questions
- and MUCH MORE
Are you a beauty school student or new stylist looking for new razors, texturing or sculpting shears? We’ve recently got our hands on Elite shears by FROMM. At a great affordable price for the everyday student and lightweight design delivering great results this shear line is fantastic for anyone looking to additions to their hair artillery. With over one hundred years of experience in the beauty industry, Fromm has been providing high quality salon tools to professional stylist for many generations. Fromm Premium shears carry a lifetime guarantee against manufacturer defects and a 6-month edge sharpness guarantee. For repair or replacement under guarantee, simply return your shears to their Fromm Service Center with your sales receipt. Who can say no to that?!
When I found myself discovering my passion in the beauty industry looking at all the different shears and razors I simply wanted them all! The only problem I faced is that there were so many different shapes, sizes, lengths and diameters and I didn’t have a clue what would be the perfect type for me. I have come up with a “Shear guide” to beauty school students explaining all the variety of beauty arsenal and their unique uses.
Even Shears: These types of shears are shown in the image below. Even shears are your basic shears where the thumb and finger holes are not customizable when it comes to the angle in which your fingers are placed. They’re perfect for your typical stylist that find most shears comfortable.
Offset Shears: Most shear manufacturers are transitioning their basic handles. Offset shears offer full mobility in the adjustment in the thumb hole’s angle. If you find Even Shears to be a bit uncomfortable and wish they could shift a bit, Offsets are the way to go.
Texturing and Blending Shears: These shears are your all-around performer. Their versatility and mobility remove bulk and create texture and thinness and blending harsh lines perfect for all hair types. Chunking/Chunky Shears: These shears feature huge “bulky” blades in order to remove bulkiness to the interior of the hair as well as create notches or chunks at the ends of the hair. Containing 7-15 teeth with wide gaps between them.
Full Palm: Bottom image. This is the most popular way to palm your shears. Closing your shears and handing them in your closed palm. This method will not effect purchasing of your shears.
Flipped Back Palm: Second image from the top. Some stylist (myself included) find the traditional palming of the shears to effect your mobility and fear of self injury while combing hair. This method will effect the purchasing of new shears. You need to look for a divot or groove on the left side of the thumb hole. This divot will provide comfort when the shears are in their flipped back position giving your pinkie a place to rest. Not all shears have this groove. (Image below)
That sums up the basics! I hope you found this guide useful. As always, you can contact me with any questions you’d like to see answered in my blog posts!