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Used by More Platform Artists than Any Other Brand!

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Hikari shears are the ultimate haircutting tools. In fact, they are used by more platform artists than any other brand! Platform artists can never say enough about how much they love our products. Their support and dedication is what makes Hikari the top choice of hairstylists across the globe! Without the loyalty of the biggest names in the industry, Hikari would not have the outstanding reputation that it has today.

In this section, you will find just a fraction of the many testimonials we receive from the most respected people in the business. And unlike other shear companies, we don't give away our scissors in exchange for their testimonials. The best hairdressers know that Hikari is the best, and they have to have it. They could just use the free shears they get from other companies, but they know it's well worth it to buy a Hikari, because nothing else compares!

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Platform Artist Testimonials

The following statements are unsolicited and unpaid. They are comments from stylists who are happy Hikari customers. In no way do these statements necessarily reflect the views of the companies with whom the stylists are affiliated.

Angus Mitchell, Co-Owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems
Angus Mitchell Co-Owner, John Paul Mitchell Systems

Angus Mitchell
Co-Owner, John Paul Mitchell Systems

"I would never touch anything less than Hikari shears. They are my favorite, favorite tool. They fit amazingly in your hand, the way they cut through hair is effortless. You don't get service from anyone else like you do here at Hikari."

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Vivienne Mackinder
3 Time Winner of the Editor's Choice Award and 7 Time Winner of the North American Hairstylist Awards

Vivienne Mackinder
3 Time Winner of the Editor's Choice Award and 7 Time Winner of the North American Hairstylist Awards

"Hikari makes the best, absolute precision, unbelievably sharp and of fine quality."

Ruth Roche, 4 Time Winner of the North American Hairstylist Awards
Ruth Roche, 4 Time Winner of the North American Hairstylist Awards

Ruth Roche
4 Time Winner of the North American Hairstylist Awards

"Love them. I try others and always go back to my Hikaris...the Cadillac of scissorsl They are sharp, they're fabulous, they feel good in my hand. There's just nothing like them."

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Stephanie Kocielski
Master Associate, John Paul Mitchell Systems and Artistic Director, A Robert Cromeans Salon.

Stephanie Kocielski
Master Associate, John Paul Mitchell Systems and Artistic Director, A Robert Cromeans Salon 

"For my whole career I've had the pleasure to work with Hikari scissors. Not only will they give you the greatest tool, they'll also show you how to take care of them and they'll take care of them for you. If you're not using Hikaris, you'd better start because they're the best thing that will make your work even more amazing."

Jerry Gordon
Owner/Producer, The Chicago Midwest Beauty Show and President, Cosmetologists Chicago

Jerry Gordon
Owner/Producer, The Chicago Midwest Beauty Show and President, Cosmetologists Chicago

Jerry Gordon (He will always be remembered...)
Owner/Producer, The Chicago Midwest Beauty Show and President, Cosmetologists Chicago

"I am an avid Hikari fan. I've been using these shears since the minute they got to America and I just love them. They are my favorite shears!"

Gary Glossman
Artistic Director, ISO
Gary Glossman Artistic Director, ISO

Gary Glossman
Artistic Director, ISO

"I have to tell you that the Hikaris rule! I think anyone in the entire industry, if they don't use Hikaris, there's something up with that. They absolutely do what they're meant to do. I'm very much a sculptor, and you couldn't do it without Hikaris. They absolutely rock and I love them."

Kendra Turner
Instructor, Graham Webb Academy
Kendra Turner Instructor, Graham Webb Academy

Kendra Turner
Instructor, Graham Webb Academy

"I cannot live without my Hikaris! I can't imagine what I was doing before using Hikari. These are the best shears I've ever, ever had!"

 

Kelly Cardenas
Master Associate, John Paul Mitchell Systems and Artistic Director, A Robert Cromeans Salon

Kelly Cardenas
Master Associate, John Paul Mitchell Systems and Artistic Director, A Robert Cromeans Salon

Kelly Cardenas
Master Associate, John Paul Mitchell Systems and Artistic Director, A Robert Cromeans Salon

"Hikari is the only shear that I use. We don't use them because we get paid to, we use them because I think they are the best in the industry. One word of advice that I ever give you throughout my whole career: use Hikari, believe in it. The service is phenomenal!"

Lynn Edwards
Graham Webb Academy
Lynn Edwards Graham Webb Academy

Lynn Edwards
Graham Webb Academy

"I have been using Hikari shears for 15 years. Wouldn't use anything else. Everyone in our salon uses them."

Jennifer Llanas
Artistic Director, Matrix
Jennifer Llanas Artistic Director, Matrix

Jennifer Llanas
Artistic Director, Matrix

"I've been using Hikari shears for about 13 years. They are an investment, but they are the best shears you will ever buy. Once you have a Hikari you'll never use anything but."

Jon English
President, Jon English Products
Jon English President, Jon English Products

Jon English
President, Jon English Products

"I've been using Hikari shears now for about 15 years. No one has been able to meet the standards and quality that Hikari stands for. I use Hikari now, I used it then, and I'll use it forever."

Tina Daly
Platform Artist, Farouk
Tina Daly Platform Artist, Farouk

Tina Daly
Platform Artist, Farouk

"I've been using Hikari's for 15 years. I've had many manufacturers give me different shears to use on stage and I just couldn't use them, so I gave them away. It's an investment, but like any tool, it makes your work easier. So get 1,2,3,4,...7 pairs like me, and be a happy hairdresser!"

Francesca Rivetti
Platform Artist, Graham Webb
Francesca Rivetti Platform Artist, Graham Webb

Francesca Rivetti
Platform Artist, Graham Webb

"They are so sharp, they just melt the hair away! We love Hikari! Rock on!"

Gregory Carlyle
NAHA Hairstylist of the Year
Gregory Carlyle NAHA Hairstylist of the Year

Gregory Carlyle
NAHA Hairstylist of the Year

"Whether it's in the salon, on the stage, or teaching at any level, Hikari shears have been my favorite tool now for nearly 20 years. I can't live without my New Cosmos 6.0's. I encourage all of you to try the anatomic handles. While many of my friends have had problems with their hands, I feel like I can do hair indefinitely with great tools like Hikari. Invest in Hikari shears and you'll be investing in a great future."

Ginger Boyle
Global Master, Aveda
Ginger Boyle Global Master, Aveda

Ginger Boyle
Global Master, Aveda

"All the best, very professional."

Melissa Jaqua
Master Associate/International Performing Artist, John Paul Mitchell Systems

Melissa Jaqua
Master Associate/International Performing Artist, John Paul Mitchell Systems

Melissa Jaqua
Master Associate/International Performing Artist, John Paul Mitchell Systems

"Have you ever been stuck in a moment where for whatever reason you didn't have your favorite tools with you and you end up borrowing somebody else's? Suddenly with every close of the blade, as each strand of hair falls to the ground you suddenly begin to really appreciate that pair of Hikari's that lives in your hands day in and day out! You then vow to yourself to never leave home without them...EVER again! 🙂 You clean them religiously every night with your chamois and your oil. You send them in for maintenance probably more often then you need to. You tuck them away in the deepest part of your shear pouch so that if someone helps themselves to borrowing your tools they can't find them as easily (haha). But, you quickly learn that the biggest lesson of all...and that is that behind every fabulous haircut you do is a great pair of HIKARI'S....and I thought it was my shear talent all this time!"

Jo Blackwell-Preston
Portfolio Artist, L'Oreal
Jo Blackwell-Preston Portfolio Artist, L'Oreal

Jo Blackwell-Preston
Portfolio Artist, L'Oreal

"Rock solid!"

Julie Mustoffa-Meggitt
Former Artistic Team Member for Brocato International and Toni and Guy Platform Artist and Educator for MOP International

Julie Mustoffa-Meggitt
Former Artistic Team Member for Brocato International and Toni and Guy Platform Artist and Educator for MOP International

Julie Mustoffa-Meggitt
Former Artistic Team Member for Brocato International and Toni and Guy Platform Artist and Educator for MOP International

"I have been using Hikari's since 1986. I have tried other shears and always go back to Hikari. I love the balance and weight in my hand. They hold their edge and cut unbelievably smooth. I find nothing compares to the craftsmanship of this shear! When people ask me what type of shear to buy I always say my favorite is Hikari!"

David Dupal
Design Team Leader, Matrix
David Dupal Design Team Leader, Matrix

David Dupal
Design Team Leader, Matrix

"I have had Hikari scissors in the past and really enjoyed the smoothness and performance. They came very highly recommended. They are a must-have!!!"

Nuccio & Cheryl Basilisco
Team Members, Salonware & ESBI Artistic Team

Nuccio & Cheryl Basilisco
Team Members, Salonware & ESBI Artistic Team

Nuccio & Cheryl Basilisco
Team Member, Salonware & ESBI Artistic Team

"We love the shears, always used them, they're the best."

Sandra Carr
National Color Spokesperson & Guest Artist, Matrix

Sandra Carr
National Color Spokesperson & Guest Artist, Matrix

Sandra Carr
National Color Spokesperson & Guest Artist, Matrix

"Great!"

Irene Meikle
Platform Artist, Graham Webb International
Irene Meikle Platform Artist, Graham Webb International

Irene Meikle
Platform Artist, Graham Webb International

"They are amazingly sharp! We love Hikari!"

Shelly Aguirre
Team Quest Artist, Aquage

"I expect superior performance from my work tools and Hikari's quality is unmatched."

Veronica Valdivia
Color Educator, Davines

"Wonderful! It would be hard to find something as great as Hikari's"

David Klein
Global Performing Artist, Redken

"Always great service for a great product."

Rick Mahoney
Stylist/Colorist, Deva Concepts

"By far the Mercedes of shears. Optimum performance and handling."

Larry Alati
National Educator/Master Associate, John Paul Mitchell Systems

"Excellent tools, quality, performance and service. The only scissor I use at the salon or on the platform."

Aidan M. Trenholm
Educator/Stylist, Aveda

"Fab scissors. Don't wear out too quick, stay sharp a long time, great balance."

Jac Brown
John Paul Mitchell Systems

"Hikari experience is the only experience one needs."

Perry Monge
Platform Artist, Aveda

"I am very excited to experience the new Arc 168. The shear feels very balanced, sharpness beyond belief and very ergonomic, making it great to work with."

Belinda Vertin
National Platform Educator, Brocato/Beautopia

"Great shears, won't use anything but Hikari!"

Korrie Fidge
National Team, American Crew

"I have heard only amazing reactions to the quality of shears and customer service!"

Eddie Mendonca
Regional Performing Artist/Educator, Redken

"I haven't found any other shear with the quality of Hikari."

Shep Wolsey
Guest Artist, Taylor Andrews

"I love Hikari shears. I have tried several other scissors but always prefer the smoothness and lightweight nature of the scissors."

Lisa Cramer
Educator, New Concepts

"I love my new shears. They are very smooth and the difference is unbelievable."

Jason Jamiel
Cutting Specialist, John Paul Mitchell Systems

"I love the balance and feel of them. They're like an extension of my hand and allow me to achieve strong, clean lines due to their longevity of sharpness. I can't wait to get more because each scissor has its own personality and allows me to create different effects with the hair. Thank you for creating and continuing to develop an amazing product."