The History of Haircuts: How Styles Have Changed Over Time

Haircuts have been an essential part of human grooming for centuries. From ancient times to modern-day, hairstyles have been a reflection of culture, fashion, and social norms. The evolution of haircuts has been fascinating, and we will take a closer look at how haircuts have changed over time. The Ancient Era (Pre-500 BC) In ancient […]

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How Quality Tools Impact Your Haircutting Success

Understanding the Anatomy of Shears In the dynamic realm of hairstyling, the humble shear stands as a cornerstone of craftsmanship and precision. Amidst the flurry of styling techniques and product innovations, it’s easy to overlook the profound influence wielded by this seemingly simple tool. However, beneath its unassuming exterior lies a symphony of artistry and […]

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The Power of Education. The Best Professionals Never Stop Learning.

What to Look For. In the ever-evolving world of hairstyling, continuous education is key to staying at the top of your game. Haircutting workshops and seminars offer invaluable opportunities to learn new techniques, refine existing skills, and gain inspiration from industry experts. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the top haircutting workshops and […]

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Healthy Hands, Happy Stylists: Preventing and Managing Common Injuries in the Salon

As a hairstylist, your hands are your most precious tools, but the demands of the job can lead to common injuries that affect your ability to work comfortably and efficiently. From carpal tunnel syndrome to back pain, the repetitive motions and long hours spent in the salon can take a toll on your body. However, […]

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Unlocking the Potential: The Power of Professional Hair Treatments for Stylists

Our hands are our most powerful tools, but they are not the only ones at our disposal. Cutting techniques and the right shears for the job are important, but haircare knowledge also plays a huge role in a stylist arsenal. Behind every successful stylist stands a range of professional hair treatments, each wielding the potential […]

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Adding a Swivel : Your Switch for Endurance Behind the Chair

Precision and comfort are paramount for every job. As a stylist, you understand the importance of investing in high-quality tools that not only enhance your craft but also prioritize your well-being during those long hours behind the chair. Enter swivel shears – a game-changer in the salon industry that’s transforming the way we cut hair. […]

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Mane Maintenance 101: How to Educate Clients on Proper Hair Care

The role of a stylist extends far beyond just cutting and styling hair. You’re entrusted with the responsibility of not only making your clients look fabulous but also ensuring the health and vitality of their hair. Educating your clients on proper hair care is paramount, not only for their satisfaction but also for maintaining the […]

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Dealing Indecisive Salon Customers

One of the many challenges stylist encounter during their long salon hours is catering to indecisive clients. You know the type – the ones who can’t quite articulate what they want, leaving you scratching your head (pun intended) and hoping for the best. However, fear not, for mastering the art of guiding these clients to […]

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Mastering the Slide Cut Technique: A Guide for Stylists

Slide cutting is an invaluable technique that allows stylists to create texture, remove weight, and blend layers seamlessly, offering a modern finish that many clients desire. Mastering this technique not only elevates your skill set but also enhances the versatility of your services. This blog will guide you through mastering slide cutting, selecting the best […]

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Mastering Sculpted Length: Techniques for Adding Texture Without Bulk in Long Men’s Hair

Particularly for those with longer locks, the challenge of adding texture without bulk often lies in sculpting the hair to add shape and texture without sacrificing volume or resorting to a bulky appearance. With the right approach and trusty shears in hand, achieving this balance is entirely within reach. Let’s explore how to build weight […]

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Layering Hair – Cut & Style Survival Guide for Stylists

Layered haircuts are dominating the trend charts, captivating both stylists and clients with their dynamic and voluminous appeal. This guide is dedicated to professional stylists looking to refine their layering techniques, offering insights from initial consultation to the final styling touches. Whether you’re dealing with a client ready to transition from one-length hair to a […]

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Ergonomics in Hairdressing: Why Comfortable Shears Matter

The significance of the right tools cannot be overstated. While hairstylists focus on crafting the perfect look for their clients, the impact of the tools they use on their own well-being often takes a back seat. One key element that deserves attention is the ergonomic design of hair cutting shears. In this article, we’ll explore […]

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From Ancient Tools to Modern Precision. The Evolution of Hair Cutting Shears.

Hair cutting shears have played a crucial role in the art of hairstyling throughout history. From rudimentary cutting tools used in ancient civilizations to the precision instruments of today, the evolution of hair cutting shears reflects both technological advancements and changing fashion trends. Let’s take a journey through time to explore the fascinating history of […]

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Mastering the Men’s Cut: Techniques for Precision and Style

This is an in-depth exploration of the artistry behind men’s haircuts. The intricacies of mastering the men’s cut are crucial to perform a great haircut, this short read will provide you with nuanced insights and techniques that will improve your skills and set you apart as a trendsetting stylist. Consider the oval face, for instance, […]

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The Art of Texturizing: Achieving Effortless Texture with Shears

Creating texture in hairstyles is an art form that adds depth, dimension, and a touch of personality to every cut. One of the key tools in a hairstylist’s arsenal for achieving this textured magic is the texturizing shear. In this guide, we will delve into the art of texturizing, exploring the techniques and tips that […]

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Cultural Influences on Hairstyles: Drawing Inspiration from Around the World

the cultural influences behind different hairstyles not only broadens your artistic repertoire but also allows you to create personalized, culturally resonant looks for your clients. In this article, we’ll explore the rich tapestry of global hairstyles, offering inspiration and insights that can elevate your styling game. African Braiding Traditions: African braiding is a cultural practice […]

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Above Edge 2023 Conference was a Success!

The Above EDGE 2023 edition FACTORY SHARPENING PRACTICES AND PROFESSIONAL SELLING CONFERENCE was a remarkable three-day event that provided attendees with a wealth of learning experiences and skill development. From the early hours, participants were immersed in a world of knowledge and practical insights. The first day began with an energizing start, with registration, greetings, […]

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Mastering the Art of Client Consultations: Building Stronger Relationships

As a stylist, you have a unique opportunity to build meaningful and lasting relationships with your clients. The key to nurturing these connections often begins with the very first step of your appointment – the client consultation. Mastering the art of client consultations can not only help you understand your clients’ needs but also build […]

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Elevate Your Styling Game with These Face-Framing Hairstyles

The timeless allure of face-framing hairstyles have the power to enhance your clients’ features and create stunning transformations. In this article, we’ll delve into some of the most captivating face-framing hairstyles, providing you with insights and tips to elevate your styling game. 1. Curtain Bangs: The ’90s Revival The ’90s are back, and curtain bangs […]

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Social Media for Stylists: Building Your Personal Brand Online

In today’s ever-evolving beauty landscape, it’s not just the shears and brushes that shape your client’s looks – it’s your online presence too. The digital world offers you a golden opportunity to extend your influence beyond the salon chair and establish a brand that’s uniquely yours. Welcome to the realm of social media, where your […]

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Elevate Your Expertise: A Holistic Guide to Nurturing Luscious Locks

In the realm of hair styling, your skills and insights are a testament to your dedication to beauty and self-expression. As a seasoned stylist, your expertise extends beyond just creating stunning haircuts; you understand the importance of healthy hair as the foundation for every remarkable style. Welcome to a comprehensive guide that transcends the conventional […]

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Tackling Common Hair Problems: Tips and Solutions for Stylists

Your expertise in the world of hair is unquestionable. Each day, you encounter clients with diverse hair types and unique concerns, seeking your guidance to enhance their beauty and confidence. At our salon beauty supply company, we recognize the crucial role you play in transforming hair and making a difference in your clients’ lives. To […]

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Beyond the Brush: Styling Tools and Techniques Every New Stylist Should Master

Welcome, skilled artisans of the beauty world! As hairstylists, we understand that your craft extends far beyond a simple brush and comb. Your dedication to creating stunning styles and transforming your clients’ hair is awe-inspiring. In this article, we aim to dive deep into the world of styling tools and techniques, equipping you with knowledge […]

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Mastering the Art of Versatility: Barbie-Inspired Haircuts for Every Client

Barbie is a cultural icon, and her hairstyles have been inspiring hairstylists for decades. But what makes a Barbie-inspired haircut so versatile? In short, it’s all about the layers. Barbie’s hair is always layered, which gives it a sense of movement and allows it to be styled in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking […]

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Fringe Master Cutting: A Stylist’s Guide to Mastering Bangs

As a skilled stylist, you have the power to transform your clients’ looks with a simple but impactful element: fringe, or as it’s commonly known, bangs. Whether it’s a soft and wispy curtain fringe or a bold and edgy blunt bang, mastering the art of cutting and styling bangs can take your skills to the […]

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Easing the Aches: Tips for Stylists to Reduce Pain after Long Hours Behind the Chair

As stylists, we dedicate ourselves to making our clients look and feel beautiful. We pour our creativity and skill into each haircut, color, and style. However, the physical demands of our profession can take a toll on our bodies, often resulting in pain and discomfort after long hours behind the chair. In this article, we […]

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Rescuing the Cut: A Stylist’s Guide to Managing Unhappy Clients and Evaluating the Concerns

As stylists, we strive to create exceptional experiences for our clients, leaving them feeling confident and satisfied with their new look. However, despite our best efforts, there may be instances where a customer is unhappy with their haircut. Handling these situations gracefully is essential to maintain professionalism and foster positive relationships with our clientele. In […]

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Caring for Your Shears: Maintenance Tips for Longevity and Performance

To ensure optimal performance and longevity of your shears, proper care and maintenance are essential. In this blog post, we will share expert tips on how to clean, oil, and store your shears correctly. We will also discuss the importance of regular sharpening and provide guidance on finding reputable sharpening services. By implementing these maintenance […]

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Becoming a Cut Above the Rest: Professional Development Tips for Hair Stylists

As a dedicated hair stylist, your journey towards becoming a true professional never ends. Continuous learning and development are essential to staying ahead in the dynamic beauty industry. In this blog post, we provide valuable professional development tips that will elevate your skills and set you apart as a cut above the rest. Invest in […]

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The Top 5 Hairstyles for Different Face Shapes

Choosing the right hairstyle that suits your face shape can make a huge difference in your appearance. Whether you have a round, square, oval, heart, or diamond-shaped face, there’s a hairstyle that will enhance your natural features and make you look your best. As a stylist, understanding the best hairstyles for different face shapes is […]

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Master the Art of Precision Cutting with These Expert Techniques

As a hairstylist, your clients trust you to deliver a flawless, precise cut every time. And to achieve that level of perfection, you need the right tools and techniques. That’s why we’ve put together some expert techniques for achieving precision cutting that will take your skills to the next level. Proper body position is essential […]

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Save the Date. Above Edge 2023 Conference OCT 23-25

Join us in Vegas for 3 days factory sharpening demonstrations, hand-on practices, and professional selling skills.Continental breakfast and buffet lunch included. Las Vegas, Tuscany Suite & Casino 255 EAST FLAMINGO RD. BOOK YOUR TICKETS Design: Incorporate your comments and ideas in drawing, molding, and adjusting shears. Manufacturing demonstrations:Transform metal into shears through hollow-grinding, edging, polishing […]

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Know Your Hands – Then Your Shears

Buying a pair of shears is like buying a pair of shoes. First you need to know your size. In general, the size of your hand is the size of the shears. To ensure optimal cutting experience, most shears should not extend over your palm. Little Fingers MattersIn comparison, females tend to have shorter little […]

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Straighten Curly Hair. A 2023 Survival Guide.

Aside from cutting techniques, sometimes customers just want to switch styles. Here you have tips and a step-by-step guide on how to safely straighten curly hair, straight from hair experts. Start With Clean Hair One of the many perks of natural texture is the minimized need to wash the hair frequently. But when doing a […]

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Don’t do this! Less Foils for Better Blondes.

Not everything is about cutting, color techniques are also crucial for a well all rounded successful stylist. Some assert that after completing a blonding treatment, the hair’s brightness vanished from the final appearance. The majority of filed masters concur that overfiling is the problem: Placement TrickTo create a bright blonde outcome, you don’t need 100 […]

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How to Retouch Haircuts

If a brand new client is in your chair ready for a haircut and they say “Just clean it up, I want to grow it out more.” How are you supposed to recreate what the previous stylist did? The truth is, you don’t have to , with these pro tips for navigating a retouch haircut […]

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Curly Hair Cutting Tips from the Experts

Here are some crucial pointers to remember if you don’t frequently cut curls to make sure you get your clients’ desired hairstyles. To see the natural shape, shake out their hair.You should observe how your client’s hair naturally falls before trimming. Many stylists skip this important step, which may significantly change any curly cut. Ask […]

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Biggest Haircut Trends in 2022

Lets go over the biggest and most exciting hair trends of the year! Be prepared if your customers request these: Bottleneck Bob, Bixie and Octopus Hair Cuts. The Bottleneck Bob Imagine a retro-style Coca-Cola bottle. The bob shape starts with a pinched fringe and transitions to blunt layers at both ends.The neck of the bottle […]

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London Salon International was a huge Sucess!

We had a great time at London Salon international 2022. Stylists were really impressed with the quality of our shears. Above Shears is making its way trough the world and stylists are loving it! Take a look at a few photos from our booth at the show: Our Booth. Our shears displayed. Above Shear Cases […]

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Pictures from the Above Edge Seminar 2022!

The event was a success!

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See you at Salon International London 2022

We are happy to announce that Above International will be at Salon International Tradeshow 2022. Visit Our Booth! #J174 As the showcase for British hairdressing , Salon International is one of Europe’s most prestigious events. It is the perfect place to meet distributors and salon groups as well as launch new products and raise brand […]

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What makes Above Shears so exceptionally sharp

Above Shears wants to be wise and reserve the right to be wrong. There are three key processes determine a high-end shear: the steel, the forging process, and the craftsmanship. All things are relative. In reality, each process carries unique weight but craftsmanship is the most crucial aspect.

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The technology behind what makes our shears so precise

By supporting those who make up the fashion industry, create beauty standards, and inspire trends, ABOVE Shears stand behind every stylist, hairdresser, and barber who wants to spark ones imagination. It allows Above Shears to be user-focused for a long time period. Above Shears believes in the power of a partnership with all clients that together it can leave perpetual marks in the beauty industry.

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Handcrafted from Premium Cobalt Steel

The level of Above’s craftsmanship is not just rare, but simply beyond measure. Above shears is inspired and crafted by our highly talented and skilled craftsmen, and it believes in the magic of handcrafting, for each shear turns out with a different edge to fit the hairdresser for a different cutting technique.

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