THE HIKARI DIFFERENCE
|For more than 40 years, Hikari has distinguished itself by consistently producing scissors
of extraordinary comfort, precision, performance, and longevity. In response to numerous
inquiries from loyal customers around the world, we are honored to share some of
the secrets of our success
In 1968, in his quest for hairstyling perfection,
a world champion hairdresser
created the very first Hikari scissors. His
son, inspired by his father’s passion
for artistic hairstyling, also became a renown, award-winning hairdresser and
is now at the helm of Hikari. This accomplished
stylist and his esteemed
colleagues continue to conceive, develop,
and test every Hikari feature and prototype.
The Hikari difference begins with
hands-on leaders who desire to share
their craftsmanship and vision with others.
(Click here to read the History of Hikari)
Kazuyoshi Takahashi, President of Hikari Corporation Japan,
demonstrates new dry cutting techniques at Beauty
Los Angeles, CA 2007.
|Complete Production Control
Hikari is one of the only fully integrated producers of haircutting
scissors in the industry. Through this unique approach, Hikari exerts
meticulous control over every aspect of its business, including
research, development, design, production, quality assurance, and
service. This is in sharp contrast to its competitors
who“outsource” key operations and simply put their label on
scissors mass-produced by independent factories. Hikari’s
one-of-a-kind operation yields scissors of unrivaled quality and
Scissor craftsman at the Hikari
factory in Niigata Japan.
As the inventor of almost every high-end
scissor innovation, Hikari is the standard by
which all other scissors are measured.
Many manufacturers have tried to duplicate
the Hikari features, but only the originator
can reliably produce its world-class scissors
and maintain their optimal performance.
Hikari’s pioneering spirit and dedication to
excellence, evident in its scissors, cannot be
Hikari never compensates educators or platform artists
to use, endorse, or recommend its products. It
relies solely upon unsolicited, word-of-mouth referrals
from delighted stylists and their clients. Hikari
treasures the patronage of its loyal users and does not
jeopardize their well-founded trust by promoting eyecatching
features or utilizing marketing hype.
(Click here to read our Platform Artist Testimonials)
Angus Mitchell, Co-Owner of John Paul
Because Hikari truly understands the critical
influence tools have on a stylist’s physical,
mental, and financial well being, it is committed
to creating the highest quality scissors
at affordable prices in order to meet the
needs and budgets of hairdressers everywhere.
The unsurpassed performance, longevity,
and serviceability of Hikari scissors
make them an important and wise long-term
investment in a stylist’s career.
The Hikari scissor factory in Niigata,
Japan. Celebrating it’s 40th
anniversary in 2007!