Mizutani Acro Crossover CR-2 Lefty
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.
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.
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 ◎
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
Which do you prefer?
The Acro Crossover is the optimum pair scissors for the cross-over style. It manages both the “stable feeling” that is important for scissors-over-comb cutting in most men's styles with the “ease of use” that supports various cutting scenes. Additionally, the Crossover uses “Nano Powder Metal” which allows for a powerful cutting feeling. The Crossover blade length is 0.2 inches longer than general 0.5 inch pitch scissors. It helps most with scissors-over-comb cuts, making good usage of hairdressing scissors with the longer length.
The CR-2 has a tighter grip for people who have smaller hands, while the CR-1 has been designed for increased power as well as for people who enjoy a wider set handle with larger finger rings for both the thumb and index finger.
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.
Department of Design, Faculty of Creative Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology
Nano Powder Metal
Our Nano Powder Metal®, made with the new HIP manufacturing method (Hot Isostatic Pressing), is steel fabricated from a fine powder at the nano level. The uniform-grained powder is hardened with high temperature and pressure tempering, essentially eliminating all filler and impurities, and this method is used in precision manufacturing items like Blu-ray disc molds, where high levels of purity are required. At MIZUTANI, in order to create the ideal hair-cutting scissors, we have conducted our own proprietary research with this material, and created scissors with blades that combine strength with a long cutting life and the ultimate sharpness.
These metal ball bearings are small, high precision items produced by a Japanese manufacturer. With superior anti-rust properties compared to foreign-made products, they have a high level of durability. By drastically reducing friction around the screws, they not only ensure smooth opening and closing of the scissors, lessening burdens on the hands, but also protect the edge from damage, contributing to long cutting life.
Compact and easy to turn, this is a flat type driver for UFO screws. This screwdriver is included with all scissors with the mark shown.