It is imperative to understand that not all barber scissors 440 series are the same.
In fact, there are different grades of 440 with VERY different properties.
There are 440A, 440B, and 440C.
440A and 440B are “softer” grades of 440 Steel. While they are VERY rust-resistant and will take a great-looking mirror-polished finish, they will not hold an edge nearly as well as 440C. Factories use milder steel because the blades are stamped out of a sheet of steel using dies. 440C is too hard and expensive for this process. Some manufactures are intentionally vague about the type of steel they use. If the blade is marked “stainless steel,” “surgical stainless,” or just “440 stainless,” you can bet it is 440A or 440B.
440C is considerably better and more expensive steel, and if a blade is made from 440C it will almost always be described as, or marked, “440C”.
This is one of the primary differences between mass-produced factory scissors and handmade custom scissors. Factories must use milder steel for the stamping process. A custom maker does not have this restriction since each blade is cut by hand, so a custom maker will almost always use the better cutlery steels.
Design of Handle
Haircutting scissors are the most basic and essential tool for every barber. This is regardless of whether they are a professional or simply an amateur. Apart from the regular hair cutting shears, there are a few other types of barber shears. These are used for different hair-cutting techniques. Since these scissors are a hairstylist’s artistic tool, they must be different to achieve different ends. For example, there are different shears for cutting, thinning, texturizing, and styling.
Following last year’s success we would be organizing it again and this time we would be brought over Justin Carr and Hayden Cassidy, both of them will demonstrate two of their signature haircuts, explaining methods and techniques. They are the most prolific and sought after barber’s in the UK today.
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Justin Carr, as a Brand Ambassador. Justin has been a fan of the OSMO range throughout his career and it’s a regular go-to product range in his kit bag, whilst working on his celebrity clients – including the England team players during the recent European Championships and World Cup. A regular face in the media, Justin has made several appearances on TV and Radio programs such as BBC Sports, Yahoo Sports and Radio One. Unofficially named as the Baller’s Barber, Justin regularly styles hair for modeling shoots, filming for TV appearances, and adverts.
Hayden Cassidy, A rising talent in the barbering community, Leah began her career amidst the boom in the industry, taking influence from US barbering and hairdressing scenes. Specializing in men’s hair, shes merges techniques from every aspect of barbering inspired by her travels through different countries and cultures.
Both events are an excellent opportunity to keep up with all the latest trends and techniques. Also, this will be an intimate and up close education experience, so tickets are strictly limited.
For everyone that attends the event on presentation of your ticket we will be giving out a FREE Osmo goodie bag.
The WORKSHOP HANDS ON TECHNIQUES
This will be held on Monday 11th November at the Malta Beauty Academy – Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud – Hamrun
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