Hairdressing & Barber Scissors

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Your Most Common Questions Answered

How are barber scissors different from regular scissors?

Barber scissors are specifically designed for cutting hair and differ from regular scissors in several ways, including:
  • Blade design — Barber scissors typically have longer blades than regular scissors, with one blade having a straight edge and the other having a serrated edge. This helps improve grip and prevents hair from slipping during cutting.
  • Blade sharpness — Barber scissors are sharper than regular scissors and can easily cut through hair.
  • Handle design — Barber scissors have ergonomic handles that provide a comfortable grip to reduce hand fatigue — this is especially important for hairdressers who see multiple clients throughout the day or spend long hours using scissors.
  • Versatility — Barber scissors come in various sizes and styles, allowing hairdressers to choose the best pair for different hair types, styles and cuts.
  • Longevity — Barber scissors are designed to be durable and long-lasting, with high-quality metals used in their construction. This is ideal for hairdressers who rely on their tools to perform their job effectively.

How often should I sharpen my hair cutting scissors?

While it depends on how often you cut hair, we recommend sharpening your barber or hairdressing scissors every three to six months. If you notice your scissors are blunt, pulling at the hair or not cutting as smoothly, these are telltale signs it’s time to sharpen your blades. Don’t forget to regularly clean and oil your scissors to keep them in good condition and prevent rusting.