Charlotte Observer: Hot Scissors – the Solution to Split Ends?

Hot Scissor Haircuts may be your solution to split ends. Give us a call for more details: 704-523-2333.

Poza Salon was featured by the Charlotte Observer. Read the full article here.

“Hot Scissors” means: The blades of the hairdressing scissors are heated. The hair ends are sealed by the heat, the bodily moisture and care substances are preserved, and split ends are avoided, your hair is effectively protected from environmental pressure.

They are, in fact, less damaging. Unlike traditional scissors, which open the cuticle and leave the hair susceptible to environmental stress that can cause frizz and dryness, the heat from the hot scissors seals the end of the hair to trap in moisture and protect the hair from damage. Hot cutting mimics the hair’s natural, uncut tip, as when it emerged from the scalp. Once hair has been cut, the “open” ends are vulnerable to environmental stresses. By fusing hair with heat, we are recreating the hair’s original tip, This keeps the cut looking fresh for weeks, but it won’t cure split ends for good—you still have to be consistent with regular haircuts.

The image on the left is of split ends. On the right is a hair cut with hot scissors…

hair before and after

Who’s a good candidate? They’re a good great option for people not willing to sacrifice their length to repair damage! Long hair lovers..this is for you!
Hot cutting can be done on all types of hair, including permed and dyed hair. The temperature, however, is set lower to hair that may be more sensitive (such as dyed hair) to heat.
You won’t feel the burn. Although they reach up to 310 degrees, a haircut with hot scissors won’t make you feel like your head is on fire. Stylists can adjust the temperature depending on your hair type (about 230 degrees for fine hair and 340 for coarse) for the best results. Hot scissors work best on fine, frizzy hair because they smooth ragged ends, making hair look and feel more voluminous.

You’ll pay more. A haircut with these souped-up scissors will cost more than a basic cut. At Poza Salon, it adds $50 to the cost of a haircut with traditional scissors.
The results are so dramatic that most customers who have experienced a hot cut never return to cold shears.