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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hair Combs: Colors, Shapes, and Quality

Did you know that dark colored hair should be cut with a light colored comb, and the client should be draped with a light colored cape?   And vice versa, light colored hair should be cut with a dark colored comb, and the client should be draped with a dark colored cape.

So the next time that you visit a haircutting salon, check for the contrasting colors between the hair color and the drape and combs.

I have invested in a multitude of colors for capes, but only recently have I focussed on increasing my inventory of cutting combs.  For roller sets, "how fine of teeth is in the comb" is more important that the color of the comb.

Also, the quality of the material that the comb is made of can be determined by running your fingernails down the teeth of the comb.  The louder the noise that comes from the comb, the cheaper the material.

Carbon combs are black in color and are considered ionic.  They are great for use with hot tools.  The color of the comb is only important during haircutting services.

I recently realized that I use about five combs per person on any given day.  The red comb above is for dry detangling.  The clear/gray comb is seamless and is for wet detangling.  The two carbon combs in the pictures can be used for haircutting and hot tools respectively.  A rattail comb is usually used for roller seting as well.  The three-way comb is used for final styling.

Pictured above is a "twist" comb.  I feel the teeth are too wide for tightly coiled hair.  A Barbering comb would be a better fit.

Barbering combs go from small teeth to big teeth on the same combs.  They seem to be best for comb twists.


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