With a vast number of manufacturers producing different designs, materials, types, and styles of shears, choosing a pair that best suits your hairdressing needs can be a challenge. Some manufacturers will only focus on design while others may solely focus on style and durability and neglect all other vital functionalities. Fortunately, Scissor Tech US explains there are ways to help hairstylists make the right decision when it comes to buying their barber and salon shears.
Scissors should come from a reputable manufacturer.
A lot of manufacturers create new scissors and shears to grab a share of the market. Buying from a new entrant can be risky as they may not use the best materials and process to produce shears with the sharpest cut. Dealing with top and widely established firms is much more convenient and secure. Often they use materials that are of the highest standard and create products with the best precision technology.
They should be easy to maintain.
Many barbers and hairstylists use different types of scissors, including Japanese hair cutting shears. All of them are subject to misuse, neglect, and improper maintenance. At such a time, you will either want to fix the problem yourself or call for professional services. A good pair of scissors should be easy to sharpen when the need arises. Also, they should be easy to dismantle, repair and reassemble without damage. The fact that you can repair your shears gives you peace of mind since it is cheaper than buying a new pair.
The handles should be comfortable.
Scissor handles have changed in size, and all these changes have been necessitated by the need to ensure users are comfortable. Some are lined with rubber while others with plastic. Therefore, it’s essential to get the sizes and finishes right, to prevent fatigue and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The fact that specific shears are highly priced doesn’t mean they are of excellent quality. There are still many other factors to consider, especially the quality of the steel and the sharpness of the scissors’ edge. Make sure that the scissors you choose are of the highest quality, so your hairstyles will be topnotch too.