Clippers vs Trimmers: How do I choose the right tool for me?

Clippers vs Trimmers: How do I choose the right tool for me? 0

For personal hair grooming there are many tools that can be used to conveniently groom and manage your body hair. With that being said, there is a lingering question over the difference between hair clippers and hair trimmers, and importantly, which tool is best suited to your own needs.  Let’s find out more...

How Wahl Clippers Changed the Hair Game

How Wahl Clippers Changed the Hair Game 0

The Revolution of the Wahl Hair Clippers

Hair clippers have revolutionised the hair industry and the experiences of customers around the world and since their arrival, barbering has been changed forever. Before their introduction, hair dressers and barbers used scissors, combs and razor blades, yet this didn't allow as much hair creativity in the salon. In 1919, Leo J Wahl introduced the Wahl brand of clippers to the market and they quickly became one of the most popular and trusted brands.

In 1965, the very first vacuum clipper was introduced and in 1967 the first cordless hair clippers were produced by Wahl. Again this made strides gain within the industry, allowing even further creativity and style within the salon and hair dressing industry.

 

Salon Hair Supplies Are Better For Your Hair 0

Why is salon quality haircare better for your hair than super market brands, and why the difference in prices?

 

Hairdressers, wholesalers, & hair care manufactures get asked this question each and every day by their clients and consumers showing us that there is still plenty of confusion around this topic.

Over the last 30 years, many experts have spent plenty of time researching and writing about the salon home hair care supplies versus grocery store brands with similar outcome and results.

That purchasing salon quality hair supplies is better for your hair and scalp than cheaper non salon alternatives.

So why is this the case you may well ask?

The differences between salon and non salon haircare supplies:

 

Professional haircare companies are the creators of salon quality hair supplies, and spend plenty of time and money perfecting their shampoos, treatments, styling products, electrical equipment, brushes and anything else that the consumer takes home from a salon. It's in their interest to make sure that their products are the very best available for a number of reasons. Here are some of these reasons why professional salon supplies stack up best.

  • To protect the integrity of their clients hair & scalp: A good example here is electrical haircare manufactures such as Parlux, or Silver Bulett that are always aware of the need for thermal repair from heat styling, investing in temperature regulators, ceramic blades, and other new technologies to protect the hair and scalp. This model is critical for their products success and very survival. Another example is where haircare companies such as Edgy Haircare create water soluble styling products that leave no build up on the hair shaft to leave hair dull, flat, or to interfere with hair colour use.
  • To protect the integrity of their other products within their brand: Most professional hair care companies also supply hair & beauty salons with products such as hair colour, bleach, and other chemically altering services and therefore make a significant investment in the product development that protects hair against UV light, and colour fade preservation.
  • To offer their consumers more value for money: Salon quality brands such as the NFuzion range of haircare have very concentrated formulas and consistencies, so although they cost more upfront, they are more cost effective. Another example where paying more upfront equals more value and better haircare is when purchasing professional hair brushes such as Denman Jack Dean with natural bristles. The brush will last much longer than cheaper brushes, but will also be better as it will not fray or tear the hair and scalp.
  • To have superior products than any of their competitors: This makes product companies work even harder, to get your business and then to keep it. Some of the ways they do this includes coming up with new formulations, that have no harmful chemicals and ingredients such as parabens, and sulphates, or by even becoming organic.  

 

You get what you pay for:

 

From my own experience as a hair stylist touching and looking at hair all day long, the difference was remarkable when my clients switched to salon quality brands against supermarket brands. Their hair looked radiant, colours faded less, scalp conditions went away, and far less damage was seen on their hair when they used professional electrical appliances such as blow dryers, and ceramic straighteners.

It takes more investment to develop superior products to a niche market place, and hence why salon quality products are more expensive to purchase.

The reality is that you ultimately do get what you pay for. Quality and high performance products come at a price, but here's the funny thing, that in the log term you end up saving money anyway. 

And last of all, and more IMPORTANTLY that your hair, scalp, hair colour, and hairstyle will look and feel much better.

Salon Solutions stocks salon quality hair care including shampoos, conditioners, treatmentsstyling products, hair appliances, electrical equipmentaccessories, and even pet grooming care, from many major professional brands, and all at affordable prices.