How To Choose The Right Hairdressing Scissors

How To Choose The Right Hairdressing Scissors

Choosing the right hairdressing scissors is an important decision for any hairdresser, as the quality of the scissors can greatly impact the precision and accuracy of your cuts. Here are some factors to consider when choosing hairdressing scissors:

Blade Type: Scissors come in various blade types, such as beveled edge, convex edge, and concave edge. Beveled edge scissors are suitable for general cutting and texturizing, convex edge scissors are best for precision cutting and slide cutting, while concave edge scissors are best for slicing.

Blade Size: Scissors come in different blade sizes, such as 4.5-inch, 5.5-inch, and 7-inch. The most common sizes are 5.5 inches or 6 inches. A 6-inch scissor is great for general cutting while a 5.5 inch one is ideal for precision cutting and fine work.

Handle Type: Scissors come with different handle types, such as offset, crane, and straight. Offset handle scissors are great for reducing hand fatigue, crane handle scissors are good for those with smaller hands, and straight handle scissors are best for general cutting.

Steel Quality: Scissors are made from various types of steel, such as stainless steel, cobalt, and molybdenum. Stainless steel is the most common and durable, while cobalt and molybdenum steel are more flexible and sharp.

Price: Hairdressing scissors vary in price. You can find scissors at a wide range of prices, from relatively inexpensive to quite expensive. While expensive scissors may be made with better quality materials and be more durable, that does not mean the best or the right one for you, it is a good idea to choose a pair that fits your budget and needs.

Make sure they fit comfortably in your hand, and that you like how they feel and handle when cutting hair. Some stores may also have a trial period or a return policy in case you are not happy with your purchase.
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