“Scissors that inspire my sensibility”
A new wave of hair design is happening all over the world that crosses over barbers and hairdressers.
The cross-over style that interweaves the various hair designs is becoming the mainstream in the United States and we have quickly imported and incorporated this style. Whitney VerMeer, an educator who is active worldwide, has joined as a member in our research development this time and the “ACRO CROSSOVER” was completed.
An optimum pair scissors for the cross-over style was fabricated that manages both the “stable feeling” that is important for scissors over comb cut in men’s style and the “ease of use” that supports various cutting scenes. Additionally, “Nano Powder Metal” is used in the material and one can enjoy a powerful cut feeling.
The ｢ACRO CROSSOVER｣ is the first scissor line developed and designed. Crafted for the ultimate creative freedom, this is the definitive artists tool.
Whitney VerMeer is a global award winning published artist celebrated for her craft of conceptually and architecturally inspired hair designs and notorious for her integrity to her core-beliefs of equality in the industry she moves to disrupt.
Proceeding her arrival into the industry, Whitney studied cosmetology prior to her barber apprenticeship which lent traditional technique to add to her unique and ever evolving skillset. She has designed and deployed advanced barbering curriculum for L’Oréal, Andis Company, and MIZUTANI SCISSORS.
What kind of scissors is CROSSOVER?
These scissors are optimized for “cross-over style” and implements high operability and holdability. The secret to the stable feeling is in its holdability.
The usability improved remarkably due to the held feeling to cut more solidly without wavering and the handle design to achieve a smoother operability.
It is a multi-performing item with various functions that outperform any other product.
Nano Powder Metal is used as a material to give the scissors its sharp edges, great toughness and durability.
The best balance of Excellent handling ◎
excellent usability ◎
The secret of the lil bit longer blade
CROSSOVER blade length is 0.2 inches longer than general 0.5 inch pitch scissors. It helps scissors over comb cut with making good usage of hairdressing scissors 0.2 inches longer length.
And Nano Powder Metal enable to make sharp angle of blade edge. It prevents sprit hair ends also makes men’s thick hair high endurance.
Effortless cutting of men’s hair as well
Ultra-smoothness due to precision ball bearing
The precision ball bearing makes ultra smooth. In the screw system the both ends sealed precision ball bearing is mounted. You can get ultra smooth open & close to reduce burden your hand in men’s hair cut.
The comfortable balance makes easy open & close
Non well-designed scissors, the balance is not stable, so it makes you more tired. To cut hair even this is little action but so many open & close action will make you carpal tunnel syndrome. CROSSOVER gives you stable cut because the gravity is close to your hand and it helps you to reduce tiredness of your hand.
Which do you prefer?
2 types of handles to choose from
CROSSOVER has two different types handles for your preferable. CROSSOVER CR-1 you can have free handling feeling like an even handles scissors, and CROSSOVER CR-2 you can have suitable holding feeling for men’s hair cut.
The Scienced Nano Powder Metal
The Scienced Blades
Angle and the shape of the cutting edge
of the Nano Powder Metal
Nano Powder Metal
The Nano Powder Metal, with blades at a 30–35° sharp cutting edge angle (image, bottom), makes it easy to cut into hair. Many inexpensive or conventional haircutting scissors use blades featuring a less-sharp cutting edge angle, between 40° and 80°, with a greater curvature radius of the edge. These scissors, in addition to a worn and less-tough cutting edge (image, top), cause the blades to become blunt.
■Haircut scissors durability test
■Source: Long-term trial report on haircutting scissors
*Scissors A and B are made from the same stainless steel as that used for high-quality knives. Source by Mr. Keisuke Kato
Cross-section of hair
Nano Powder Metal
An electron microscopic cross-section image of hair that was cut using the Nano Powder Metal reveals a very smooth cut surface (image, bottom). It also shows that hair can be cut almost in a circular shape without becoming “mashed.” When cut using scissors made by another company, however, hair is mashed and cut in an oval shape. A cross-section of the hair shows a rough cut surface （image, top）.
Dr. Kentaro Asakura, Engineering
Department of Materials Engineering at the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
(Part-time instructor at the Tobu College of Medical Technology)
The Scienced Handles
Scientifically studied “gentle to your hand”
Many stylists suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
MIZUTANI hopes to provide scissors with the least burden as possible so that stylists can continue hair cutting indefinitely without worrying about carpal tunnel syndrome.
Measurement result of the muscular activity in opening and closing of the scissors
*CROSSOVER is found to have 30% less muscular activity compared to other products and to become less of a burden.
Prof. Toru Nagao
Department of Design, Faculty of Creative Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology
* ACRO® is registered trademark of MIZUTANI SCISSORS in Japan.
is registered trademark of MIZUTANI SCISSORS in Japan.