Congratulations to our good friend and great Akito ambassador, Rick Roberts, on winning through to the finals of the British Hairdressing Awards. Taster images of beautiful work by Rick.........
We are very proud to support this great cause.
The Lions Barber Collective is an international pride of top barbers who have come together to help raise awareness for the prevention of suicide.
Beautiful art memorializing our recent trip to Cuba, by Willian Wamosy, editor in chief at Revista Barber QG. Many thanks Willian.
The beautiful Takara scissor raised £150 for the Hair Charity through the Akito live Twitter auction. Thanks go to Dom Lehane for his winning bid.
We are pleased to team up with Creative Head magazine offering you the chance to win the ultra ergonomic Akito X-4.
Retailing at £200, these ultra off-set snippers have been ergonomically designed to reduce hand fatigue. Their super-fine points allow for intricate cutting, whilst the carefully shaped blades and handles maintain balanced stamina for slicing, chopping and chipping away at your hair masterpieces.
To be in it to win it, simply fill out the form at Creative Head.
Students are keen to learn all techniques of hairdressing and how to care for their new Akito scissors with the Akito scissorology course, keeping their scissors working in their optimum condition.
One of the highlights of our humanitarian trip to Cuba was meeting Williams. A self taught barber doing great hair cuts and fades with kitchen scissors and clippers that had to be taped to hold the blades in place!
John and Williams spent three evenings together sharing ideas.
Williams shared his secret techniques and self taught skills of how to achieve great hair cuts with a razor blade and set of clippers held together with tape and some kitchen scissors!
Needless to say, he is now the proud owner of two pairs of Akito scissors and John showed him how to care for them to keep them working at their optimum.
A few picture memories from Hair UK 2017 at the NEC, meeting lovely fellow hairdressers and barbers.
The 30th June is helping hairdressers day, #HHD17.
In our support for the Hairdressers’ Charity we will be auctioning a pair of the beautiful rose gold Akito Takara scissor on Twitter. All proceeds will be given to the Charity.
Look forward to seeing you there #HHD17 on 30th June between 8pm till 10pm.
Through twitter earlier this year, Akito auctioned the Vidal Sassoon autobiography book signed by Trevor Sorbie, which raised £100 for the Hairdressers' Charity..
The Akito Takara scissor is handcrafted in the finest Japanese Hitachi steel and is perfect for all hair cutting techniques.
Eastern Hairdresser of the year Lisa Jayne Graham (thanks for my amazing scissors)
In April Team Akito took part in the hairdressers humanitarian trip to Cuba, the goal was to teach and donate scissors to the hairdressers and barbers in Havana. One of the highlights of the trip was finding Williams a 24 year old self taught barber working in a corner of an alley surrounded by piles of rubble. He was creating great haircuts with a pair of kitchen scissors, a razor blade and a pair of clippers that were held together with tape.Williams was featured on the front page of the New York Times last year, with a headline saying "With a little you can achieve a lot".
Team Akito had a great time at the Scottish Hair and Beauty show 2017 in Edinburgh. What a beautiful city with fantastic hairdressers attending the show. #Akitofriends
Great to be featured on tv channel Made In Leeds! On the Aire, at 6.40sec see St Georges Crypt, the Leeds venue for Haircuts4Homeless.
We have a great team of hairdressers cutting the hair for the homeless at the St Georges Crypt in Leeds. If you would like to join in, please contact John & Katy.