The safest way to ensure a sound investment is to purchase
scissors from a reputable company that has an extensive track record for
quality, integrity, and reliability.
There are many scissor companies that have been in operation for more
than 20 years and are known for selling quality scissors at reasonable
prices. In general, these companies
identify their scissors’ true countries of origin and stand behind their
products with proven customer service.
Unfortunately, there are scissor companies, most in
operation for less than 5 years that claim to offer but do not deliver the
newest and greatest in metals, craftsmanship, and features. These companies tout a supposed past or
current affiliation with Hikari or other established manufacturers that cannot
be confirmed. Such companies try to
lure customers with low prices and scissors that are only visually appealing
but fail to live up to expectations. As
a result, many of these new scissor companies fold after a few years or morph
into another “new” scissor company.
We recommend that you put your trust in companies with
proven track records for high quality products that provide sustained
performance and customer satisfaction.
We believe that such companies will be eager to help you find the
scissor that fits your desires, needs, and budget.
Questions to Ask:
Proof is in the Use
In order to verify a company’s reputation, listed below are
some questions that stylists should ask, and then verify the responses. Reputable companies also have unpaid,
verifiable references and endorsements and will gladly provide you with contact
information for their references.
- How long
has this company been in operation?
are many scissor companies who have been in business
for more than 20 years, and their track record speaks for itself.
(Hikari has been hand making haircutting scissors in Japan since
- What is the
scissor’s country of origin?
Beware if the answer is the scissor is made out of Japanese
steel. If a scissor is made in Japan,
it will be stamped “Japan” or “Made in Japan”.
If it does not have such stamp, it is not made in Japan. (All Hikari scissors are made in Japan)
- What is the
name and location of the scissor manufacturing plant that produces the
Call for Help:
Better Safe than Sorry
(Hikari scissors are made in Niigata Japan at the Hikari
Be certain the answer is the
location of the scissor plant, not the steel plant
The most important factor is where the scissors are created.
While we truly believe Hikari scissors are the finest
scissors in the world, we respect our competitors that operate in an ethical
fashion and would never disparage their businesses or products. In contrast, we find it upsetting to see
scissor companies that deploy deceptive marketing tactics or make false claims
as these illegal practices hurt consumers and are a detriment to the entire
beauty industry. Therefore, please
don’t hesitate to contact us should you suspect someone is marketing or selling
counterfeit Hikari scissors.