mimic: Beauty Salon

Japanese precision casting manufacturer Castem Corporation has been creating a high-precision series of miniature tools that function just like their normal-sized counterparts. For example, they created a miniature toolbox featuring diminutive wrenches, pliers, and more.

Since the numbers 8 (ha) and 3 (mi) in Japanese are reminiscent of the word for scissors, 鋏 hasami, August 3rd is known as Scissors Day in Japan. To commemorate the occasion, Castem released a new series today focusing on an industry in which scissors are indispensable: hairdressing.

"mimic: Beauty Salon" includes three hairdressing tools that can really cut and comb hair. The series is available on Castem's Rakuten store here.

These tools are faithful reproductions of real hairdressing tools: hairdressing shears, blending shears, and a haircutting comb, each one measuring a mere 26 millimeters (barely one inch).

According to the press release, "with their detailed and precise manufacturing, the scissors move just like the real thing, so you can really cut and comb hair" with this set.

These tools are designed to be accessories and not used to actually give someone a complete haircut. However, the promotional video below seems to suggest it can be used to trim a doll's hair:

The "mimic: Beauty Salon" set can not only be displayed as interior decoration but it can also be carried around with the provided key ring.

Suggested uses

  • As a gift for a hairdresser
  • As a gift for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
  • For collectors of miniature goods
  • For celebrating school entrance or graduation, employment, etc.
  • As a fashion accessory
  • As a conversation piece

Product Details

  • Product name: mimic -Beauty Salon-
  • Price: 4,950 JPY (tax included)
  • Product size: Total length 26 mm (1.02 in.) each
  • Weight: Approx. 0.45 g (0.016 oz)
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Country of manufacture: Japan
  • Product page on Rakuten


  • The product is an accessory and should not be used for any other purpose.
  • The product is made of actual tool-grade steel. Depending on usage conditions, rust may form.
  • Castem is not responsible for any accidents, malfunctions, or damages to mobile phones or other devices that occur when the product is worn in the included strap case.
  • If handled too roughly, the product may fly out of the case when you carry it.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.