3 tips for fighting summer hair humidity

here-are-a-few-ways-to-help-your-clients-avoid-frizz-this-summer_16001125_40015226_0_14085086_500With summer just around the corner, you will have clients come and see you that will be facing a whole host of issues with their hair. This is especially true for those who are prone to frizz or other effects of humidity, as the hot temperatures can really take its toll on their locks.

However, there are plenty of ways you can ensure that their hair looks fabulous all summer long. As long as you follow a few simple guidelines, you can create hair styles that your clients will love, which will help spread word of mouth about your salon.

Here are a few tips to help you out:

  • Avoid washing the hair: While avoiding moisture might seem counterintuitive, having a little bit of natural oil in the locks can actually be a good thing. These oils will make it easier for you to style the hair, as well as fight the humidity.
  • Be careful with the products: The last thing you want is to overdo it with all of the products that you use. As long as you style with hairsprays and creams judiciously, you won’t risk overloading the already taxed hair.
  • Keep it as short as possible: Shorter hair will be much less likely to feel the effects of the summer humidity. When a client comes in, encourage them to get a trim, as the short locks will also be easier for them to style each day.

If you are interested in purchasing new beauty shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality hair shears that we carry.

How to successfully lighten a client’s hair

here-are-a-few-tips-for-creating-lighter-hair_16001125_40012879_0_14091686_500From Kim Kardashian to Jared Leto, it seems as if we are encountering a popular new hair trend — going blonde. Whether a client is a natural blonde and want to accentuate their locks or are simply looking to change up their color, chances are you will see more of these requests in the coming months.

Lightening a person’s hair can be tricky, as you want to strike the right balance and find what looks good with their appearance. If you don’t have a lot of experience doing this in the past, there are plenty of guidelines for you to follow.

Here are some tips to help you out:

  • Care is essential: “Color-treated hair needs to be treated like a delicate fabric — think of cashmere and silk,” stylist Louise Rusk tells Shape. “Always use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner specifically for color-treated hair with no sulphates.”
  • Reverse the mistakes: It can often seem as if a lot of your job is undoing the damage that others have created. If your client comes in after hitting the artificial blonde a little too hard, adding some shading or tonal deposits will help offset the overbearing highlights.
  • Steer them in the right direction: Just because a client wants to go lighter with their hair doesn’t necessarily mean blonde is the answer. They’ll be looking to you for guidance, and you will need to stop women who can’t pull off blonde hair from going in that direction.

If you are interested in purchasing new hair shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality products that we carry.

3 tips for creating the perfect curls

here-are-a-few-tips-for-creating-curly-hair_16001125_40012812_0_14108073_500As a hair stylist, one of the most important parts of your job will be knowing how to create the looks that your clients want. Word of mouth and repeat customers will be the bedrock of your business, which all begin with how well you can service the hair.

Curls can be especially difficult to master, particularly if you are not used to styling your hair in that way. But as long as you follow a few simple instructions, you will be able to create the perfect curls for your client. It is much easier than you might even realize.

Here are a few tips to help you out:

  • Curl in sections: When you are curling a client’s hair, it is best to divide the hair into three sections — ear to ear, temple to temple and the top of the head. You should start with ear to ear first and move on to the other two sections, as this will give the curls texture and definition they would otherwise lack.
  • Have the right size iron: If you are looking to create romantic curls, which are looser and a bit more feminine, you should go for a curling iron that has a 1.5-inch barrel. This will give you the exact right look that you want to make for your clients.
  • Spray the hair all over: One of the most important things you can do is make sure that the hair has been properly covered with hairspray. This will help create a dirty and stylish texture, plus allow the hair to stay in place.

If you are interested in purchasing new hair shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality beauty shears that we carry.

3 ways to keep a client’s hair healthy

here-are-a-few-ways-to-keep-your-clients-hair-healthy_16001125_40012409_0_14105124_500As a hairstylist, you will be charged with keeping your clients’ hair healthy. When they come to you for cuts or colorings, you will also need to be sure that they walk away with hair that is better off than when they came in at the beginning of their appointment.

Doing so doesn’t have to be a complicated task, as long as you have the knowledge and right tools to help you out. Having the perfect set of hair shears in your salon can only get you so far, as it is what you do with them that will really count.

Here are a few tips to help you out:

  • Don’t wash the hair: If you can avoid it, you shouldn’t wash your client’s hair. This is especially true as we head into the warmer months, as this can result in the hair becoming dry and weak.
  • Find the right cut: Your clients will need to find the right cut that is both stylish for their face and easy to take care of. Your clients will be more motivated to care for hair that they like and are proud of.
  • Have the right tools: As we said above, the right tools can really make or break the success of your salon. You want shears that will create great looks at an efficient rate, that won’t require too much strain on your wrist or pull at the hair unnecessarily.

If you are interested in purchasing new beauty shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality products that we carry.

3 ways to protect a client’s thinning hair

here-are-a-few-ways-to-style-and-care-for-a-clients-thinning-hair_16001125_40012217_0_14063606_500As a hair stylist, you will deal with all kinds of hair from the clients that come into your salon. Some will have locks that are easy to work with, while others are stuck with follicles that are thin and weak, requiring extra attention and care during their appointment.

When you have somebody with thin hair in the chair, the most important thing you can do is be careful not to cause any further damage. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can cut and style a client’s hair, no matter what shape it happens to be in.

Here are a few tips to help you out:

  • Be careful with the product: Weighing hair down with product will mean that the hair cannot grow out healthily. If you go to put anything in the hair, be sure that you do so in a way that is careful and sparing.
  • Don’t use heat: If the hair is already dry and brittle, adding heat to it will just make the problem worse. So when you are styling a client’s thin hair, you need to make sure that you are using heat as judiciously as possible.
  • Trim the hair: As long as there is dead hair on your client’s head, the healthy follicles will not be able to grow out. That is why a nice trim will do a world of good, as long as you are careful not to put too much pressure on the locks.

If you are interested in purchasing new hair shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality beauty shears that we carry.

3 ways to protect your client’s hair from summer weather

here-are-a-few-ways-you-can-keep-a-clients-hair-safe-in-the-summer_16001125_40012082_0_14106452_500Although it doesn’t feel like it now in many parts of the country, spring and summer will be here before we know it! That is why it is so important for you to take the necessary steps to keep your clients’ hair in good shape, so it can resist the damaging effects of the warmer weather and stronger UV rays from the sun.

There are plenty of techniques you can follow in order to make sure that the hair is protected. Maintaining healthy hair can be difficult for a client on their own, which is why they should be coming to you on a fairly frequent basis throughout this season.

Here are a few tips to help you out:

  • Deep wash: For a hair to remain healthy, it needs to have a certain amount of moisture, which can be lost when a person is out in the hot summer weather. To help deal with this problem, all you need to do is was the hair and use a deep-conditioning treatments that will lock moisture in and protect the follicles.
  • Keep it short: The longer a hair is, the more likely it will be that the follicles will dry out and become damaged. You can prevent this with your clients by simply having them come in every four or so weeks for a trim.
  • Recommend the right products: There are all kinds of sprays and oils out there that will keep a person’s hair safe from the impact of summer and control other issues, such as frizz. Be sure that your clients are using these products regularly.

If you are interested in buying new hair shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about the high-quality beauty shears that we carry.

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One of the most important aspects of your job will be caring for the tools that you use each day. Hair shears are sturdy, but they need to be maintained well in order to last for years. The last thing you want is to have to replace a beloved pair of shears because you weren’t careful with them.

The good news is that keeping the shears in top shape is fairly simple, as long as you follow a few important guidelines. You should always be aware of what you are using these shears for and how well they are doing their job.

Here are some tips to help you out:

  • Adjust the tension: The shears need to have enough tension to cut hair well. At the end of each shift you should check the tension and make any necessary adjustments to get them ready for the next day.
  • Keep them closed: When your hair shears are not being used and are set aside, you need to make sure that they are left closed and not open. This will allow the blades to protect each other, as any possible nick or dent will require them to be sharpened.
  • Sharpen with a service center: If your shears need to be sharpened, make sure that you only send them to a manufacturer’s recommended service center. These places will provide the best possible results and ensure your shears are sent back in great shape.

If you are interested in purchasing new beauty shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality products that we carry for our customers.

What to know about handle thumb treatments

what-kind-of-thumb-handle-is-right-for-you_16001125_40011821_0_14109070_500When you are choosing which hair shears you are going to use in your salon, there are many different aspects that you will have to decide on. The length of the blade, the kind of tension system and the handle are all key aspects in having the perfect tools that will allow you to create great work efficiently.

The beauty shears that you use need to be both comfortable and functional. Because you use your hands all day you want to make sure that there is no more strain than necessary put on them. That is why having the right handle thumb treatments is so important.

Here are a few common options:

  • Cut away thumb: This style of thumb grip has an indentation cut out in the back of the ring. This allows the sides of the thumb to be used to open the shear, which allows the stylist the option of lowering their elbow when cutting the length of the hair.
  • Rotating thumb: When the rotating thumb handle is used properly, it allows the entire length of hair to be cut while the elbow is kept low. The open grip also keeps the hand relaxed, which reduces the chance of a repetitive stress injury.
  • Standard flat thumb: The standard flat thumb handle is ideal for those who are left-handed, because it can be switched and used by both dominant hands easily.

If you are interested in purchasing new hair shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality products that we carry.

3 ways to care for your clients’ hair in the summer

here-are-a-few-tips-for-caring-for-a-clients-hair-in-the-summer_16001125_40011641_0_14105268_500Although it doesn’t feel like it now for many parts of the country, spring and summer are just around the corner! While many people enjoy this time of year, it is also a period when major damage can be done to the hair if it is not cared for properly.

The best thing you can do for your clients is know how you can keep their hair safe and protected throughout these next few months, especially if you live some place that gets a lot of harmful UV rays from the sun throughout the day.

Here are a few tips for summer hair care:

  • Reduce the use of heat: When taking care of a client’s hair throughout the summer, you want to use as little heat as possible. The locks will already be exposed to so much while outdoors that an excessive amount could cause dryness and brittleness.
  • Trim when necessary: The best way to keep hair healthy and fresh is to trim it as often as possible. If your client suffers from dry or damaged hair throughout the summer, having them visit fairly frequently for a trim will help keep the locks in good shape.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb: When you are brushing a client’s hair, particularly when it is wet, you want to use tools that will not put too much pressure on the hair and damage it. A wide-tooth comb or brush will be important here, as it makes for a more gentle untangling.

If you are interested in purchasing new hair shears for your salon, be sure to shop with Sensei Shears today! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality beauty shears that we carry, as they can help you create the perfect look for your clients.