The Deserted Island Challenge: #1 Haircutting Tool
The old question is: "You are stuck on a deserted island. You can only have one haircutting tool. Which tool would you bring?" Most people who know me would think I would pick a clipper. Wrong. I cannot take my clipper because it is a deserted island and there is no place to plug it in. The cordless clipper is not an option since I cannot recharge it once it’s dead.
My pick is my blending scissors. A classic barber blender is the secret weapon of every great men's haircutter. The versatility and options available with a quality bending scissors are endless and exciting.
Proper shear-over-comb with a blender lets you take a surface down smoothly and progressively. If you have strong shear-over-comb skills you can put out an amazing taper. If your shear-over-comb skills are in need of more development there is no better tool than a blender to build this important skill and the confidence to deliver it.
Strong lines and geometric shapes can be created with a good blender. The teeth of a good blender are finer and closer than notching shears. Grasping a section and repeatedly taking it down will produce precision lines that fall beautifully. Some of the dry hair cutting masters like Yosh are wizards with a blending scissors, creating very impressive, classic shapes with ease.
Layering with a barber blender is the key to smooth transitions and many classic guy looks. No guy haircut is properly finished without the touches of a blending scissors.
Blending with a blender? Do I even need to explain that one?
A world class blending scissors is a career investment that will pay off every day in the shop and can be indispensable on that deserted island.
I guess the only question left is "Who are you going to cut?" The island is deserted.