Keep Your Shears Sharp & Your Clients Happier.
TSPA Dallas & KASHO Shears Helps Cosmetology Students Stay Sharp & More…
REDKEN beauty academies sincerely do go beyond just helping our students pass an exam. We want you, our student(s), to have exposure and be introduced to the best beauty industry partners out there. That why TSPA Dallas was proud to be host our special guest, Ryan Cromer of KASHO Shears, an industry favorite. KASHO shears are world renowned. Each handcrafted pair of KASHO Shears reflects impeccable form, finish and function. He taught our ‘future salon professionals’ how to select the right set of shears for cosmetologists but also shared insights on:
- How improperly maintained shears can damage hair – do’s and don’ts.
- Daily maintenance and How to keep your protect your shears and
- How to identify and maintain the proper tension.
Ryan’s insights and recommendations did not stop there! With his industry knowledge, Ryan was able to share that having a successful client visit extends beyond having the perfect shears. Cosmetologist must also learn the importance of being able to conduct a proper client consult because, a thorough consultation provides the best design for your guest. The reward for successful consultations is, of course, building long-term client relationships. Thank you Ryan and KASHO Shears for this excellent education!
If you feel you would like to learn more or need help, please feel free to reach out to us.
Here are some highlights, from the KASHO site, on how to maintain the perfect KASHO Shears edge:
KASHO Shears Care Instructions
- Wipe the blade surfaces after every use with any clean, soft cloth or with a specially designed silicone cloth, which leaves a thin film of protective silicone behind.
- Oil the pivot area around the screw head and between the blades daily. This should be done for shears from all series except KML & KXP. Use a light shear or clipper oil (very light gun oil will also do). Do not substitute vegetable oil or any other oil that may become sticky and gummy. A buildup of oil will attract hair and dust in the part of your shears that is most difficult to clean.
- Designate a safe place in your workstation for your shears to rest and get into the habit of always placing them there when not in use. Haphazardly placing the shears on your workstation often results in them getting covered by a towel and being accidentally dragged to the floor, which can cause nicks in the cutting edges.
- Never complete a cut if the section of hair offers resistance. This is the most important rule in caring for shears, and it is also the most common way stylists damage their shears. Struggling through a cut means the shears being used are too light for the task, and forcing the blades to cut can severely damage edges. Cut smaller sections instead.
- Check the tension of your shears periodically – if it’s too tight, the blades will grind against each other as they cut; too loose and they’ll feel out of control and may develop nicks. To check the tension (All series except KML & KXP), with your left hand hold the shears by the ring without the finger rest, point facing up. With your right hand hold the ring with the finger rest, and open the shears so that it forms a cross. Release the ring in your right hand. It should drop only slightly – if it falls more than slightly, it’s too loose; if it doesn’t move at all, it’s too tight. Reverse sides for left-handed KIV shears. Adjust the tension accordingly with a tension adjuster or a well fitting screwdriver.
Get your shears “tuned up” (i.e. sharpened, reconditioned, etc.) periodically. Be sure to have this done by an authorized KASHO Service Expert. Beware of unauthorized KASHO Service Experts or people who just walk in off the street promising to sharpen your shears for a low price. They are likely to damage your KASHO shears.
Thank you for visiting TSPA Dallas’s Beauty Academy.