Title:
Two part hairline parting device
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A two piece hair device for creating various hairlines of different shape in the user's head. The devices consists of two pieces each having a handle and a head with bristles. The front edges of the heads are shaped so as to correspond to the shape of one another and comprise a varied array of complimentary shapes. Upon joining the two pieces to one another, a hairline shape is created by the action of the bristles upon the hair. Various hairlines such as symmetrical, geometric type or non symmetrical, type maybe created using various shaped pieces.



Inventors:
Haghighi, Manouchehr (Santa Monica, CA, US)
Application Number:
11/976077
Publication Date:
04/23/2009
Filing Date:
10/19/2007
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
132/150, 132/213, 132/120
International Classes:
A45D24/34; A45D24/00; A45D24/16
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Primary Examiner:
KALACH, BRIANNE E
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Alfred Hoyte (Halvonik & Associates Ste. 202 15200 Shady Grove Rd., Rockville, MD, 20840, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A two piece hairline parting device for use on the head of a hair style recipient; said device comprising first and second pieces each piece having a handle and a planar shaped head portion in connection with said handle so as to form a front edge on said head that is on that side that is opposite that of said handle, a plurality of bristles in connection with said head portion and perpendicular to said planar shaped head portion, said bristles of differing length so as to give said plurality of bristles a profile shape so as to conform to the recipient's head; one of said pieces having a means for engaging with the other of said pieces so as to form a tight connection when said pieces are joined to one another; said front edge of first piece having a linear shape and comprising one or more portions that are in connection with one another so as to form a linear shape, said linear portions chosen from straight or curved shapes; said front edge of said second piece having a shape complimentary to said first front edge, so that said pieces will compliment and closely connect to one another when said pieces are brought in close proximity to one another.

2. The apparatus of claim 1 wherein said means for engaging includes a pin on one of said pieces and a corresponding hole on the other of said pieces, said hole adapted to form a secure connection with said hole.

3. The apparatus of claim 2 wherein said bristles are chosen from semi stiff variety of materials.

4. The apparatus of claim 3 wherein said first piece has a triangular geometric shape.

5. The apparatus of claim 3 wherein said first piece has a rectangular geometric shape

6. The apparatus of claim 3 wherein said first piece has a convex geometric shape.

7. The apparatus of claim 3 wherein said heads have means for detaching them from said handles.

Description:

FIELD AND BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The invention relates to the field hair care accessories and in particular to a hair styling device that can be used easily and quickly to create various shapes of hairlines in the user. It is believed that the invention will make parting of the hair easier and make it easier to provide a variety of shapes in hairlines including a straight part. Straight parts are possible at present but only if done by a hair stylist which requires some skill and dexterity. In the prior art there has not been any similar prior invention that provides the ability vary the shapes of various hair parts.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

A two piece hair device for creating hairlines of different shape in the user's head. The devices consists of two pieces each having a handle and a head with bristles. Each head has a series of bristles that are of rounded shape to conform to the user's head. The front edges of each of the heads are of shape corresponding to one another and comprise a varied array of complimentary shapes. The purpose of the device is to provide a means to shape hairlines to individualized preferences and to it with ease. It is possible to make certain parts in different shapes but it would be very tedious to do this by a manual process using combs and various other tools.

It is an object of the invention to provide a hair parting tool that can provide various shapes of hair parts to the user with a modicum of effort.

Another object of the invention is to allow the user to part his hair in styles that represent geometrical shapes such as curves, rectangles and triangles.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hair parting tool that may be inexpensively manufactured and efficiently marketed.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hair parting tool that can embody various shapes of hair parts by varying the construction of the shape of a part of the hair parting tool.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hair parting tool that can be easily maneuvered through the hair without undue effort and painful hair pulling.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hair parting tool that can make hairlines as precise as possible and that can be repeated by using the tool over again.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hair parting tool that can make complex hair parts with very simple movements on the part of the technician.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hair parting tool that can be used by amateur hair stylists at home to create complex hair part.

Another object of the invention is to provide a hair parting tool that can be used by professional hair stylists in order to create complex parts in the hair.

DISCUSSION OF PRIOR ART

In contrast to the prior art, the present invention is sole directed toward creating a hairline in a variety of patterns. Using the hairline styling device allows for rapid paring of hair and creating a hairline without much skill. The apparatus also allows for a plurality of decorative hairlines to be created to individual tastes. Such examples of prior art include U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,286,519; 5,348,030; 6,062,231; 6,029,307; 5,323,793.

DESCRIPTION OF FIGURES

FIG. 1 overall view of two part hair device looking down;

FIG. 2 two part device in use with pieces interlocking

FIG. 3 view of the hair line after the device is removed;

FIG. 4 optional shape with semi circular shape for the connection

FIG. 5 front view of the device after it is placed on the head/hairline;

FIG. 6 shows the two piece device about to be placed upon the head;

FIG. 7 optional construction showing triangular connection;

FIG. 8 optional construction showing double triangular connection;

FIG. 9 front view of hair device showing curvature to fit the head;

FIG. 10 three dimensional and overall view of the two piece device.

FIG. 11 example of symmetrical type of hair lines that may be produced by the device;

FIG. 12 example of asymmetrical type of hair lines that may be produced by the device.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The overall form of the two piece devices is shown in FIG. 10 which shows one of the optional connecting shapes that maybe used, viz. the “double triangle” version of the connecting pieces. There are two pieces, designated a left piece and a right piece. Each piece has a handle (1 and 2) that is in connection with a planar shaped brush head (3 and 4). Each piece has a plurality of arched bristles 8 that descend at perpendicular angle to the planar shaped head.

That front edge 7 of the head that is on the other side from the handle is specially shaped so as to fit into a corresponding shape of the corresponding edge on the corresponding piece. For example, these front edges may be of convex and concave shape as seen in FIG. 4 so that the can fit snugly against one another when the two pieces are joined to one another. Or one edge maybe triangular and other of a corresponding angular shape as seen in FIG. 7. Or there may be two such triangles with corresponding angled shapes on the other piece as seen in FIG. 8 and 10. Another version is to have one edge having two rectangular extensions and other having 2 rectangular shaped openings to accommodate them, see FIGS. 1 and 3. Other various shapes and corresponding shapes maybe used without violating the spirit of the invention.

The shapes of these edges can then be chosen so as to give a person a hairline feature that will correspond to the shape chosen. For instance in FIG. 3 the rectangle shapes will form a hairline that outlines a rectangular shape and in FIG. 6 the concave and convex shapes will form a curved hairline. In general it may be said that the various edges of the pieces may be described as linear or like a line and this corresponds to the recipient's hairline. The linear shape may have straight portions as well as curved portions and the portions may be on the whole symmetrical or non symmetrical. FIGS. 11 and 12 show various symmetrical and non symmetrical types of hair lines. Each edge may be said to compromise at least one or more portions so as to create a hairline shape and the portions may be curved or straight. Various geometric shapes readily come to mind and may be described elsewhere in this document.

The bristles 8 are shaped so as to conform to the shape of a persons' head, that is the height of the bristle as they extend downwardly from the head is varied so as to form a curvature of the mass of bristles so as to conform to the head, see FIG. 2, 5. The pieces are joined and held in place to one another by means of a sort of a pin on one member and a corresponding hole on the other member. The hole is adapted so that it forms a secure connection with the pin when the two pieces are brought together. See e.g. 25 and 26 in FIG. 7 or 5 and 6 in FIG. 1; where the pin of one of the pieces fits into a corresponding opening in the other piece. Other means for engaging the two pieces to one another may be used without varying from the spirit of the invention, such means may include like snaps, VELCRO (Trademark name for mating materials) portions, or other means.

The bristles 8 extend downwardly from the head and having a slight curvature to them so as to conform to the shape of the head of the person. The curvature in this regard is with respect to the length of the bristles themselves when seen in the front view as shown in FIG. 2. This curvature is in distinction to the various shapes of the edges of the pieces which are shown more clearly in FIGS. 4, 6-10. When in use, the person first chooses a specially shaped head that has a shape that will correspond to the desired hairline.

As seen in FIG. 3 choosing the rectangular shaped pieces will result in a hairline, for the recipient, that runs in the shape of a square or rectangle. In FIG. 6 choosing the concave and convex shapes will result in the hairline being of curved shape. The person or the hair stylist performing work on the recipient, will then join the selected pieces to one another by moving the pieces toward one another and temporarily unifying them by bring them into secure connection by means of the pin and pin hole arrangement. (See e.g. 25 and 26 in FIG. 7 or 5 and 6 in FIG. 1) While holding the two pieces together, the pieces are then placed on the forehead and the user (could be a stylist or the recipient himself) then firmly drags the unit back over the head in order to organize the hair in the selected area where the hairline is to be formed. While holding firmly down, the two piece are then separated and pulled apart on opposite sides of the head therefore leaving behind the imprint or shape (e.g straight, triangular, non symmetrical, etc) of the selected hairline.

The stylist then lightly holds each handle and places the bristles on opposite sides of the head at an area just above the ears of the recipient. He then joins the pieces to one another by moving the pieces toward one another, lightly across the top of the head and joining them across the top of the head. The pieces can then be removed from one another by moving them upward and away from the head.

It is possible that professional hair stylists can create some of these shapes of hairlines e.g. a straight hairline by skilled use of the comb or other object, other shapes such as the curved shape in FIG. 6 or designs shown in FIGS. 11 and 12 would be nearly impossible for even professional hair stylists. Thus not only can amateurs benefit from this product so can professionals.

Other shapes for the front edges may be used without varying from the spirit of the invention. It is thought that various designed shapes may be find great utility with this invention. Another option is to have the heads able to detach from the handles so that one can then put on a chosen set of heads onto the handle and then form the hair part. An entire set of various shaped heads maybe sold with one pair of handles to go along with them.