LEADER SCISSORS - FROM LEADER CAM ITALY
During production Leader Cam scissors go through over 200 manual steps, each finished by hand.
While we have studied and concluded that machines have helped us realize our vision of scissors of excellence, we have also maintained the craftsmanship tradition: our people have handed down this craft from one generation to the next, taking each scissor through many manual working-steps, always searching for perfection.
From our hands to yours: meticulous testing of each scissor is a priority. Before arriving into your hands, each scissor is tested meticulously by the hands of our experts.
Leader Cam scissors are a product of excellent materials and exceptional design. We collaborate with great hair stylists, working with them to obtaining common results.
“Excellence comes from the territory. Leader-cam
was born in a district suited to the workmanship of
blades and metals.”
LEADER DAMASK STEEL > damask steel containing 1% of carbonium, 17-18% of chromium, 1% of molybdenum
LEADER STEEL 440 SUPER > forged steel 440b “with extra components” containing 0,9% of carbonium, 17-18% of chromium, 1% of molybdenum
LEADER STEEL 440 > forged steel 440 containing 0,9% of carbonium, 17-18% of chromium, 1% of molybdenum
LEADER STEEL 420 > forged steel 420 containing 0,6% of carbonium, 13% of chromium
DAMASK STEEL SUPER GOLD > damask steel super gold containing 1,2-1,3% of carbonium, 14-16% of chromium, 2,5-3,5% of molybdenum, 1,8-2% of vanadium
COBALT STEEL > cobalt steel containing 0,9-1,2% of carbonium, 16,18% of chromium, 0,1-0,25% of molybdenum, 1,8% of cobalt
SHIDOSHA STEEL 440 > forged steel 440 containing 0,9% of carbonium, 14% of chromium
Using your scissors
- Before taking hold of your scissors, put them in front of you with the tips pointing toward your left side (except for left handed models), so that the adjustable screw is facing you. Insert the tip of the thumb on the lower ring of the scissor, while the finger-ring goes into the upper one. Don’t insert the thumb too deep, because that could hinder the movement and the correct use of the scissor.
- The middle and the index fingers should be resting on the upper branch of the scissor, and with a light finger’s pressure they provide stability to the tool.
- The scissors should always be gripped correctly, when you cut, the blade carried by the index, the middle and the ring fingers shouldn’t move, while the one carried by the thumb will move.
Cleaning and maintenance
- At the end of each day wipe your scissors with a soft dry cloth and clear cut hair from the pivot area.
- Perm solution eats scissors so rinse in hot water and dry off.
- After cleaning, your scissors should always be lubricated to maintain them. Oil your scissors daily, around the screw and between the blades, using only a drop of oil for scissors. Never use vegetable or clipper oils – this can turn sticky and lumps of oil can attract dust and hairs on the oiled part making it more difficult to clean.
- Leader NZ stocks fine scissor oil for sale at $5 + gst per bottle.
- Always keep scissors closed when not in use. Dropped scissors can invariable leave a nick in the blade, creating an unbalanced scissor which will result in an uneven cut.
- Store your scissors safely preferably in a scissor case at the end of each day always closing the blades before putting them away. Never leave them where someone can leave something on top of them.
- Never complete a cut if the section of hair offers resistance as this is the most common way stylists damage their scissors. Struggling through the cut means that too much hair is been forced into the blades, damaging the cutting edges. Instead cut smaller amounts of hair at each cutting stroke.
- Check tension daily. Too tight and the blades will grind against each other during the cutting action. Too loose can result in a lack of control and may cause the blade to nick. Never adjust the tension with the blades open, always ensure the scissor is closed before adjusting the tension nut/screw to eliminate any possibility of causing a nick in the blade.
- Naturally with use, your scissors will require sharpening. It is recommend that you have your scissors serviced on a regular basis, but this would depend on the type and amount of work that the scissors get ie: the type of hair being cut, cutting techniques, daily scissor care and maintenance or accidental damage to the scissor or blade. Generally every six months for scissors used daily would be recommended as a guide.
Leader NZ recommends the below contact for scissor servicing. Only scissors sharpened or repaired by our recommended specialist can be covered by the warranty.
We do not recommend that you dismantle or try to service your Leader Scissors yourself. If you do choose to do this and as a result your scissors do not cut properly afterwards they will not be covered by warranty.
We do offer the option of a maintenance service by the Leader Cam factory in Italy which includes: repair, adjustment and sharpening at a cost of $65 + gst. You will need to allow 4 – 6 weeks for your scissors to be serviced this way. Please contact us for further details regarding this.
Remember: Your scissors are the tool of your trade and should be maintained and cared for with respect.
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Emma Fast Hair is revolutionary because it is made from modern high resistant fibre which can be heated to up to 180°C. Emma Fast Hair can be straightened, curled, waved or simply attached as they are!
(Please note Hair Straightners without a temperature heat control mode should be not used. Fast Hair products cannot be heated over 180°C.)
Cutting / Texturising
- Use razor – will blend in better
- Wash with shampoo and conditioner, shake and lay on a clean dry towel until dry.
- If it becomes matted after prolonged use – soak in fabric softener, rinse and dry as per above.
- Use our recommended 9557 Hair Extension brush for optimum finish and quality with the Fast Hair or a wide tooth comb
- Lay hair on table or surface and brush against surface,
- DO NOT HANG to brush.
- Heat rollers, put in hair and leave until cold
- (if the hair is not curling successfully, wash and dry (to get out any manufacturing ‘dressing’) then curl with the heated rollers.
- Start from the ends and wind hair evenly across the barrel of the tong, making sure the ends are tucked in, hold in place for 2-3 seconds.
- Open tong and drop hair into palm of hand in curl shape. Hold for 20-30 seconds until cool.
- Do not let hair drop while hot as this will not allow curl to set.
- Hot Stix can also be used
- Braid the hair, spray with hair spray or conditioning spray then run the straightening iron down the braid (Wahl Cutek Ceramic Straightener has been used successfully. Please be aware of the temperature – 180 degrees is the recommended heat. Use ceramic straightening irons only.)
- Curl up the hair with long fringe pins for a tight curl, grip each pin of hair with the straightner after spraying with hair spray or conditioning spray
- Put the pieces in upside down so that the hair is facing the correct way to start the work.
- If the fast hair feels a little ‘greasy’ to the touch, a sprinkling of talcum powder brushed or rubbed through should eliminate this.
- Be aware that most perfumes have alcohol in them and a direct spray of perfume onto the Fast Hair will “shrivel” the hair.
- DO NOT spray alcohol based product directly at / onto the Emma Fast Hair.