The Hikari Difference
For more than 50 years, Hikari has distinguished itself by consistently producing scissors of extraordinary comfort, precision, performance, and longevity. In response to numerous inquiries from loyal customers around the world, we are honored to share some of the secrets of our success.
Personal Care with First Class Customer Support
It's because of your incredible skills and knowledge that Hikari has been the #1 choice of stylists Worldwide for over 50 years. We appreciate your support and we are always here for you. Every Hikari customer is a VIP and we offer a personal touch with customer service that you won't find anywhere else. We will do whatever we can to ensure that every Hikari customer is 100% satisfied.
In this digital era, person to person interaction has disappeared from many companies. At Hikari, we are here for you from the beginning to the end. Whether you have a simple question or a complex one, we want to speak with you! We are who we are because of you and we will NEVER forget that!
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Kazuyoshi Takahashi, President of Hikari Corporation Japan, demonstrates new dry cutting techniques at Beauty Revolution. Los Angeles, CA 2007.
In 1968, in his quest for hairstyling perfection, a world champion hairdresser created the very first Hikari scissors. His son, inspired by his father’s passion for artistic hairstyling, also became a renown, award-winning hairdresser and is now at the helm of Hikari. This accomplished stylist and his esteemed colleagues continue to conceive, develop, and test every Hikari feature and prototype. The Hikari difference begins with hands-on leaders who desire to share their craftsmanship and vision with others.
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Scissor craftsman at the Hikari factory in Niigata Japan.
Complete Production Control
Hikari is one of the only fully integrated producers of haircutting scissors in the industry. Through this unique approach, Hikari exerts meticulous control over every aspect of its business, including research, development, design, production, quality assurance, and service. This is in sharp contrast to its competitors who“outsource” key operations and simply put their label on scissors mass-produced by independent factories. Hikari’s one-of-a-kind operation yields scissors of unrivaled quality and durability.
As the inventor of almost every high-end scissor innovation, Hikari is the standard by which all other scissors are measured. Many manufacturers have tried to duplicate the Hikari features, but only the originator can reliably produce its world-class scissors and maintain their optimal performance. Hikari’s pioneering spirit and dedication to excellence, evident in its scissors, cannot be imitated.
Angus Mitchell, Co-Owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems
Hikari never compensates educators or platform artists to use, endorse, or recommend its products. It relies solely upon unsolicited, word-of-mouth referrals from delighted stylists and their clients. Hikari treasures the patronage of its loyal users and does not jeopardize their well-founded trust by promoting eye-catching features or utilizing marketing hype.
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The Hikari scissor factory in Niigata, Japan. Celebrating it’s 40th anniversary in 2007!
Because Hikari truly understands the critical influence tools have on a stylist’s physical, mental, and financial well being, it is committed to creating the highest quality scissors at affordable prices in order to meet the needs and budgets of hairdressers everywhere. The unsurpassed performance, longevity, and serviceability of Hikari scissors make them an important and wise long-term investment in a stylist’s career.