Each Akito Scissor is Hand-Crafted, Ergonomically Designed and Precision Engineered to the highest standard by some of the world’s finest Scissor-Smiths; providing you with complete reliability, sensational cutting performance and maximum comfort.
Akito Scissors, an Award Winning, Family Run & Charitable Company that was created by Hairdressers & Barbers for Hairdressers & Barbers. We provide a Tailored, Educational & Consultative Service to our customers; providing them with relevant, transparent and factual information relating to Hairdressing & Barbering Scissors. Empowering them to make informed decisions when buying Scissors and why it was so important they choose correctly.
Our commitment to educating you, our customer, means we Don't have Distributors, meaning our Scissors don't have expensive 35% mark-ups and you pay less for exceptional Scissors.
Akito Scissors is a Brand that believes in helping others which is why, every year we donate 5% of our profits to help Hairdressing & Barbering based Charities.
The Akito Timeline
1978. Starting out as Stylists
1978, the year of the "Purdey", Grease, Star Wars Episode IV and Saturday Night Never. Also the year we began our careers within Hairdressing and Barbering, which amounted to Thirty-eight and Forty Years' experience respectively within the industry.
1979 - 2004. Aches, Pains & Confusion
RSI, Carpal Tunnel, Arm & Back pain... issues that affect millions of Stylists daily and if not treated or prevented can be career ending. We began experiencing these issues early in our careers and for years did nothing about it, thinking it was "just part of the job". In December of 2004, as the pain in our wrists and backs grew, we decided to seek help from an Orthopaedic. He asked what type of Scissor we used which was Opposing-Handled, "thats the problem" he uttered and began explaining How & Why the restricted Ergonomics of that type of Scissor was severely affecting the careers of Hairdressers & Barbers all across the globe.
2005. Realising the Problem
Following our meeting we delved deeper, attempting to further our knowledge about the Hairdressing & Barbering Scissor. A surprisingly difficult task as the information provided by the Brands and their Distributors was insufficient, contradictory and irrelevant to Hairdressers & Barbers. In late 2005 at the height of our frustration we agreed that enough was enough. We decided to create our own Scissor Brand with the purpose of providing relevant, transparent and understandable information to our customers; empowering them make an informed decision when buying Scissors and why it was so important they choose correctly.
2006. Becoming Experts - Mastering the Trade
In 2006, we undertook a year of training from a trained Japanese Scissor Smith that taught us everything down to the most minute detail about the Hairdressing & Barbering Scissor. We learnt about Ergonomics, Blade types, Steels, Tension Systems, Ways of making Scissors, Particular Characteristics that made the Scissor's excel at certain techniques, Scissor Maintenance and Also how to Sharpen & Service Scissors Professionally. With our new found knowledge we began sourcing the finest craftsmen to create our Scissors and put into action what we had learnt.
2007 - 2015. Creating Something Different - Akito's First Steps
In the years that followed we hand-picked some of the worlds finest Scissor-Smiths to Hand-Craft our Ergonomic and precision engineered Cutting Tools. Confident in the excellence & quality of our Scissors we then began establishing the ethos behind Akito Scissors. We centred our Brand around the customer, providing them with a Tailored, Educational & Consultative service. We also wanted to be Charitable to help and support Hairdressers & Barbers world-wide.
2016 - Present Day . Akito Scissors - Day One and BeyondIn 2016 we launched Akito Scissors, a brand created by Hairdressers & Barbers for Hairdressers & Barbers to whom we provide the finest tools for Limitless Creativity.
We provide a Tailored, Educational & Consultative Service through extensive Product Descriptions, Scissorology and as of 2019, Scissor Education. This commitment means we Don't have Distributors, meaning our Scissors don't have expensive 35% mark-ups and you pay less for exceptional Scissors.
Charitable, every year we donate 5% of our profits to help Hairdressing & Barbering based Charities.