A BIG thank you to Ben Brown who has kindly donated his original Akito F-2 black 5 inch scissor to kick start
Ben purchased his scissors in 2017 and has used them in his educational videos
where they have been viewed worldwide over an amazing 4,000,000 times.
These amazing scissors have now enjoyed an Akito service and perform like new again.
For your chance to own these famous scissors join us on Twitter @Akitoscissors
Auction date: Sunday 3rd February between 19:00 - 20:00 GMT
ALL the proceeds raised will be donated to the #LetsGetMitchWalking campaign.
The auction is open to the worldwide audience to join.
Shipping costs will paid by Akito Scissors and import duties will be paid by the receiver.
Akito Scissors are launching a campaign to help raise £56,000 towards revolutionary Epidural Stimulation treatment for Mitch Chalmers.
Mitch was left paralysed from the waist down following a motocross accident in 2014 at the age of 22.
Through sheer determination he has since re-trained and pursued his dream of becoming a hairdresser and now with the aid of a stand up wheelchair Mitch works full time as a stylist at James Christopher Hairdressing in Midsomer Norton.
To date Epidural Stimulation is the most advance treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries available.
Unique Access Medical have provided treatment to patients with Spinal Cord Injuries from all over the world, all of whom have regained voluntary movements after undergoing the Epidural Stimulation Procedure.
Akito Scissors are planning a number of fund raising events for 2019 and would welcome fellow hairdressers and barbers to get involved. Whether you share to raise awareness with friends and family, hold an in salon event, donate, or have a great ambition to skydive!
All efforts to raise awareness and funds would be very much appreciated.
Together Everyone Achieves More #LetsGetMitchWalking
There is no doubt how much extra time, hard work and dedication is needed, in addition to working on the salon floor.
Massive congratulations are in order for these fabulous achievements.
Akito Family members, Phil Thompson and Zac Fennell, partners in the Bath-based hair salon BA1 Hair, travelled to Mumbai last month to visit the Mumbai Hair project, a charity which they support.
Whilst there they presented a two day hands-on hair cutting and styling workshop and attended the graduation ceremony, presenting the newly qualified stylist with their certificates, products from Aveda and a pair of Akito Scissors.
26 young women have graduated in the last 12 months and are now enjoying a new found future and employment in our fabulous hair industry.
We are proud to support this great cause.
We loved remembering this great weekend at Salon International 2018 . Please feel free to share your memories of it with us.
Sending out a BIG thank you to all our Team Akito demonstrators for making it so fun packed and enjoyable.
Congratulations to all the finalists in this years British Hairdressing Awards
The winners will be announced on 26th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Mayfair
We wishing everyone the best of luck!
Joseph I’Anson and Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson, Mansfield - Eastern
Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield - Midlands
Isobel Eaton and Jesse Jackson, Russell Eaton, Barnsley - North Eastern
Damien Johnston, Pure Hair, Belfast - Northern Ireland
Amy Sultan and Barry Maddocks, Francesco Group Salon & Academy, Poole - Wales South-west
Terri Kay and Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson, Mansfield - Mens hairdresser
Stacey Hayes, Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Northampton-Avant Garde
Ashleigh Hodges, Hairdotcom Launceston - Artistic Team
Mathew Watt talks to the Hairdressers Journal about working with different brands.
The article provides a great insight for people wanting to build relationships with product companies they admire and share values with and would like to work alongside.
Help Team Akito raise funds for the Little Princess Trust. Lydia Wolfe in Global Colour Zoom and thank you to the Telegraph And Argus for the feature.
Join us and help raise funds for the Little Princess Trust
Throughout September 2018 Akito Scissors are raising funds for the Little Princess Trust.
If your salon would like to take part, please request a Goody bag to be sent for your in-salon raffle.
(Offer for Mainland UK only. Goody bags contain a variety of hair care products)
On 30th September we will run a twitter auction for the Signed Andrew Barton book 'Shiny Happy Hair'.
Tune in between 6pm until 8pm
For every Little Princess hair donation we are tagged in through our Facebook page during September,
Akito Scissors will donate £2 to the trust.
We would love your support!
Calling the UK hairdressing family
Let's vote for Akito family member Lydia Wolfe for the Global Zoom "Stylists Favourite Award"
You can vote once a day and everyday between now and the 15th September.
Lydia will be representing the UK at the Global Colour zoom final in Toronto.
Let's support her with pride
Thank you Telegraph & Argus for the feature on Team Akito
and the commitment we have to help hairdressing based charities.
Harvey Allen makes his debut at Harvey Luke Hair salon in Derby, as he completes his barbering course
at the Sid Sottung Academy in Nottingham.
Well done Harvey, we look forward to following your hair journey.
Vienna based Hairdresser Danny Van Tuijl has made it to the finals of Wella Professional National Trend Vision Awards.
Danny, Creative director of DVT Handcrafted hair, will represent Austria in the Creative Vision category on August 25th
Well done and Good luck Danny
Tegan Robertson shares her hairdressing journey with Dom Lehane on How To Cut It
In this 'Showcasing the Young Guns of Hair' episode, Tegan talks about her passion for the hairdressing industry.
Congratulations to Concept Hair and Beauty for winning the award 5 Star Hair Salon in the
Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2018
Congratulations! What a fabulous achievement.
Lydia Wolfe from Tony Woods Hairdressing taking Gold in the Creative Colour Awards
Bianca Nicol Jones from Oracle Hair & Beauty taking Silver in the Creative Colour Awards.
The gold winners will compete in Toronto, Canada at the Global Colour Zoom in September.
Akito Scissors Ambassador, Mathew Watt shares some tips and tricks and how he embraces social media and technology both inside and outside his busy salon life with Hairdressers Journal.
Creative Head Ireland magazine "In The Frame" features Akito Family member
Bozena Sarek owner of Bozena Sarek Hairdressing.
We are pleased to announce that The United Arab Emirates is the twenty second country we have sent Akito Scissors to!
Ashleigh Hodges is Creative Head magazines featured artist.
The article is a great insight into the world of one of the hairdressing industries leading lights!!
Congratulations to Sophie Shipp owner of Sophie Amelia Hair and Thomas Eaves owner of Harry Thomas
Hairdressing on being chosen to join the L'Oreal Professional ID Artist team.
The Global hairdressing Akito family is growing.
We are really pleased to announce that Greece is twenty-first country we have sent Akito Scissors to!
Congratulations to Akito Family member Fergus Daly and Mike Decanter from Zeba Hairdressing,
on their recent success, finishing runner up in the L'Oreal Colour Trophy in Ireland.
Congratulations to Lydia Wolfe, Caroline Brand and Bianca Nicol Jones on winning through to the finals of
Colour Zoom UK on the 29th July 2018.
Thank you Barber magazine for featuring Akito Scissors on winning the Best Emerging Hair Brand at the National Hair
and Barber Awards and the great feature on Akito Ambassador Mathew Watt.
Congratulations to Lynndy Rolfe on her recent award for Freelance Ladies hair stylist of the year,
and being runner up in the Creative hair stylist of the Year and taking third place for hair colourist of the Year.
Darrel Hall raises £103 for the Hairdressers Charity through raffling an Akito scissors goodie bag.
Darrel is half way through his years commitment to raising money for this great charity and is doing a fantastic job.