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FLYINGSHEARS
® involve largely on Pecking and Paring, the former comparatively static while the latter more of dynamic, the combination of the two can well perform tasks of gradation, thinning, texturizing and one-length, boosting hairstyling arts and design.
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PECKING
is one of the Flyingshears® techniques for One-length, Graduation and Layering. It uses mainly the tip of the scissors to cut hair. Movement is similar to a Woodpecker pecking a hole with its beak. Although each pecking cuts only a small portion of hair, the styling can be done quickly and evenly with the multiple tips of the scissors.






PARING
is another Flyingshears® cutting technique particularly for thinning, texturizing as well as layering. It uses the body part of the scissors to cut hair. The movement is similar to a Japanese warrior brandishing a sword, using the force of waist to drive the arm and wrist to move for achieving an ideal styling.




Gripping the tool

Currently in the industry, scissors are handled either Thumb Style or Ring Style, the former adopted by Geometric Cut, for simplicity and artistic appearances. In contrary, Flyingshears® , from fundamental skills, adopts Ring Style, as to maximize accuracy and speed. For any professional stylists, mastering in both is much preferable.





THUMB STYLE

With thumb and ringer finger fastened through the scissor rings, palm outward oriented, and spreading the scissors with motion of thumb, and other digits holding the other blade constant, the movable blade face upwards, with a 45˚ field of operation.

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RING STYLE

Thumb and ring finger fastened through the scissor rings, palm inward oriented towards torso, holding thumb still against scissor ring, and maneuver blades by motions of index, middle and ring fingers, with movable blade facing upwards, and field of operation 180˚.

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Methods of Flyingshears
Manipulating scissors by Ring Style, and styling on dry hair, orientation of scissors maintains much flexibility, and field of operation of wrists much extended. Multiple Scissors, often of diverse purposes, can serve functions of razor, thinning scissor and single scissors.



Adopting Ring Style under Flyingshears® , requiring thumb remains static and scissor blades manipulated by other fingers, despite similar format in holding the tool as traditional Thumb Style (see figure in the right), posture and moves are opposites.

a) Pushing scissor blade left with index finger, and keep blade tip pointing left (upper right), the other four fingers freely movable; while that for Thumb Style pointing right (lower right), and other digits only for maintaining one blade constant.

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b) Thumb, through scissor ring, held fixed, and ring finger inserted through the other three rings, thumb pointing upwards and other fingers downwards, and palm inwards, elbow naturally drooping.

c) The ring finger performing all moves while thumb held static; fixed blade below and movable blade facing upwards, cutting swiftly while keeping safety distance from scalp

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FLYINGSHEARS
® Methods of Gripping hair:
For most hair stylists combs are must-have in their tool-box. However under our beliefs, our own other palm is often more reliable as an associate. From close contact with scalp, and some tension-less tugging or gripping of hair, under techniques of Flyingshears® , various parts of the non-device-holding palm manipulates hair just as teeth of combs, yet with even agility and flexibility, performances more direct and efficient.

The 7 common-most hair gripping techniques
1. Thumb scooping
2. Finger web handling
3. Inner finger handling
4. Finger tip sweeping
5. Palm handling
6. Outer pinky masking
7. Outer palm general applications



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No clip, No comb and No sectioning.

The process eliminates the use of a comb and guesswork from measuring wet hair. Enabling the designer to visualize the evolving shape of the cuts on the head.