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Different Types of Hairdressing Scissors You Need in Your Kit

March 30, 2019

For new hairdressers that are trying to master the art of haircutting, it can be a confusing experience when deciding which professional hairdressing scissors you will need to buy for your kit. With so many tools on the market, you’re bombarded with different choices of hairdressing scissors that you may or may not need.


Types Of Hairdressing Scissors

Through decades of experience and extensive knowledge of the hair industry, Scissor Tech has come to understand exactly what type of hairdressing scissors are required for a hairdresser. There is no need to be misled by clever marketing with our guide on the hairdressing tools you definitely need in your kit!

Short-Bladed Cutting Scissors

When choosing which professional hairdressing scissors to buy, it is important to consider the length of the blades. Short-bladed cutting scissors can be easily used by hairstylists with smaller hands as they are more lightweight and provide better control, thus reducing hand fatigue.

Any cutters with 4 to 5.5-inch blades are great for most hair techniques. These 2018 Matsui Matte Black Aichei Mountain Offset Scissors are only 5.5-inches, which makes them the perfect tool for ladies’ haircutting techniques such as slicing and detailing haircuts.


Long-Bladed Barbering Scissors

Barbering techniques, such as scissor over the comb, require the scissor to cover a greater surface area of hair to cut it all off with one snip. The long blades on a scissor will ensure that the cutting line is even and not crooked. We recommend barbering scissors that are around 6 to 7-inches for blunt-cutting techniques that require straight cutting lines.


Wide-Tooth Thinner Scissors

Thinner scissors that are made with a small number of teeth are a must-have in your kit. These types of thinners are designed to thin out chunks of hair. The small number of teeth on the thinning scissors provide a higher percentage of hair that is being cut with every snip. This will allow you to save time and effort when you’re dealing with clients that have thick or coarse hair.


Blending/Texturizing Scissors

Sometimes when you’re thinning out hair with a regular pair of cutting scissors, it is easy to go overboard and end up cutting more than you originally intended to. To prevent this from happening, you need to add a thinner that is made with many teeth to your kit. The large number of teeth on the texturizing scissors will thin out hair slowly without taking off too much at once. This will provide better control and precision for you when you’re texturizing fine hair.


Swivel Scissors

Long hours in the salon can put a lot of pressure and tension on your wrist and hands. Adding swivel scissors to your collection can be a great solution to relieve pain from your precious hands. Regular hairdressing scissors trap your thumb in one single position, and it can become painful after awhile. Swivel scissors are designed with a rotating thumb ring, which offers flexibility when handling and controlling them. They also accommodate your natural hand movements thanks to the swivelling thumb ring. This will reduce pain and provide more comfort to your haircutting experience.


Now that you know what type of hairdressing scissors you need in your kit, take a browse through the above products and the rest of our premium selections on the shop to add to your own collection of scissors. All the different types of hairdressing scissors we have are designed to make you an amazing hairstylist!

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