Many professionals, including Angus Mitchell (the co-owner of Paul Mitchell), regard Hikari scissors to be the best in the world. Hikari has been in the game for over 45 years and has earned its respect and reputation for a reason: incomparable quality. A good pair of Hikari shears are an investment that will last a lifetime. But why are they so hard to find online? The real reason is: Hikari won't allow it.
Sadly, with greatness comes, well... haters. Unfortunately, too many imitation "Hikari" shears are circulating around the web, and there's no real way to ever stop that. While the US has stringent copyright and patent laws, countries like China have no such restrictions and therefore, it's impossible to enforce our own rules internationally. So, Hikari's solution has been to sell only through dealers that are authorized in specific territories and to never sell their product online. If you see a "Hikari" shear advertised for sale online - run!
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Wanna hear another fun fact? Hikari never gives away their product either - not even to "celebrity" hairdressers. World renowned stylists are constantly bombarded with free swag. But if they want Hikaris, they must foot the entire bill - Hikari doesn't even offer a discount. Why is this so? Other shear companies seem to be lending or handing out free shears left and right to anyone they can possibly convince to take a pair. The secret is quality - and more specifically: profit margin.
Hikari wannabe brands are made for a much lower price with an unethical profit margin. Blatant knockoffs aside, these shear companies - regardless of their branding or advertising budget - are also selling counterfeit products. Hikari's profit margins are low due to the extraordinary cost of the time, expertise, raw materials and craftsmanship that goes into every pair. Therefore, they wouldn't in their right mind lend them out or give them away - would a respectable jeweler pass out free diamonds? So the next time a sales rep invites you to try a pair of scissors free of charge, with no risk and no down payment, remember that quality products are not something that are thrown around indiscriminately. The core values of refinement, respect, and passion are worth investing in.
To see the full range of shears and find an authorized dealer in your region, contact Hikari directly.