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.
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.
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.
Why should Lefties use Lefty scissors?
All scissors are designed to work as the thumb (moving) blade passes/crosses over the finger (stationary) blade and ‘chops’ the hair. As we use a scissor we subconsciously exert slight lateral pressure on the blades (bringing them together) to perform the cutting action.
If a left-handed hairdresser/barber uses a right-handed scissor, the reverse is true. The lateral pressure put on the scissor forces the blades apart and so loses the cutting action.
Due to this many left handed stylists adopt a claw type grip (pushing with the thumb and pulling with the finger) which causes strain on the hand and wrist and has a high risk of leading to problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injuries.
Many experienced left-handed stylists who have been using right-handed scissors find it hard to adapt to using left-handed scissors because the subconscious mind automatically works the opposite way around.
It takes an estimated 30 days to un-train the brain, 30 days to re-train and a further 30 days for it to become ‘natural’.
Left handed people are said to be more adept at making these changes from living in the right handed world.
It takes time and dedication, which in a busy working environment is not the easiest task to achieve.
How to tell a left handed scissor from a right-handed scissor
If you would like to book for a future salon visit, please send us your details.
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!
Only five days left to be in with a chance to win the Akito Fusion thinning scissor
The 29th June it is National Helping Hairdressers' day.
We have teamed up with the Hairdressers' Charity again this year to help raise essential funds for our fellow hairdressers in times of need.
For your chance to win the Akito Kenshi, buy your lucky number(s) through the Hairdressers' Charity Just Giving page for a minimum of just £5. Numbers must be purchased before noon on the 29th June 2018.
The first number drawn in the Euro Millions that evening will be the winner!
Thank you to the Barber Magazine for the Left Out article and scissor feature in this months issue.
Read the latest issue
Congratulations to Karoliina Saunders with her winning image in the Hair Club Live #FierceHair competition for May. We hope you have lots of hair fun with your winning prize of the Fusion scissor.
We are grateful and proud to be awarded the National Hair and Barber Best Emerging Brand 2018.
Thank you to all who voted for us. #Akitoloves
It's the last few days to get your entries in for the Fierce Hair competition and the chance to win the Akito Fusion!
Last entries must be in by 6pm on 31st May.
Thank to all for your support by voting for us. We are pleased to announce that we have been placed in the top 5 for three of the categories at the National Hair and Barber Awards.
The final results are to be announced on Sunday 20th May during the Hair UK exhibition at the NEC Birmingham.
May is here and so is the beginning of this month’s #FierceHair competition.
This months winner will recieve the new Akito Fusion 7.5" thinning scissors, with 56 “V-shaped” teeth for assured hair capture. An offset ergonomic design featuring a twisted thumb for maximum hand comfort. RRP £180.00
These are a great addition for your kit bag.
For your chance to win all you have to do is upload an image of your work to the member’s gallery by 6pm on 31 May.
Thank you Hairdressers Journal for featuring the Akito XT-11 in your March issue.
Hairdressing Live founder Paul Davey got a chance to chat to independent educator & Akito Scissors ambassador Ben Brown before his online masterclass: Precision Outline & Round Graduation.
To find out more about Ben Brown's online masterclass, Precision Outline & Round Graduation and to watch the full masterclass, go to: Hairdressing Live