Professional scissors come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.. and price tags! When cutting hair you definitely don't want to be using kitchen scissors but what scissors should you be using? We are always here to help you decide which professional shears are best for you ! Because as you know, not all scissors are created equal!
Besides a higher price tag what exactly makes a pair of hair cutting scissors high quality? Well let's first look at what they are made of.
There are two main types of stainless steel that you will find make up your high quality shears. You can't go wrong with either one, but different cutting styles will help you decide which is best for you!
The Japanese are known for all things steel. They have been known for making everything from the sharpest samurai sword to the best kitchen knives, so why not the best hair cutting scissors. Their scissor steel is some of the best in the world. Which means it will also come with a higher price tag.
Japanese hair cutting shears are made from a variety of different steels, they range from a softer, less expensive steel to some of the strongest, most expensive steel you will find. Steel is rated on the Rockwell Hardness Rating scale ( better known as the HRC). Here are the most popular options for japanese stainless steel scissors.
German Steel does not have as many options as Japanese steel does. However with German steel you can still find good quality shears for a pretty reasonable price.
A higher quality pair of scissors will have a good, sharp edge that will keep its edge through many haircuts. There are a few types of edges you may find on your shears.
Of course if you come across a pair of scissors that are cheap, chances are you are getting what you pay for.
A low quality pair of scissors will be made with a lower quality steel. Unlike Japanese steel this steel will be much softer and won't hold a super sharp edge as long. Pakistani and Indian steels are considered the lower quality steels you would be looking out for. Hair cutting scissors made in these places are often best used as one and done. Meaning getting them sharpened is more expensive and more work, then just buying a new pair.
Due to the lower quality steel these hair scissors will most likely have a bevelled edge. This edge is easiest to achieve on even softer steel. You won't find a convex edge on low quality hairdressing scissors.
Well, it may seem like a simple answer right? Choose the highest quality hair scissors you can find. It is not always that simple. Different budgets make it harder for everyone to just invest in an expensive pair of scissors. That's why here at Scissor tech we offer a range of affordable scissors. All our scissors are made with good to great quality steel. We have our chinese steel scissor range called Sozu. Have a lookHere for our most affordable scissor. They're definitely a good scissor for their price. Then of course there is our Matsui range. This range is all made from quality Japanese steel, and can fit almost any budget. Check them outHere. Of course it also depends what you are using these hairdressing shears for. If you are a busy stylist who cuts hair all day, it may be worth investing in some quality professional hair cutting scissors. If you're just trimming bangs at home, you can probably skip the high price tag.
We hope this has helped you decide which pair of scissors will work best for you, your cutting skills and your budget. Feel free to reach out to our friendly customer service here at Scissor Tech to help you choose your next pair.