5 Different Types of Hair Scissors Every Stylist Needs in Their Kit

Every experienced hairstylist knows that just one pair of hair scissors can’t be used for every cut. For new stylists, knowing which types of scissors to keep in their kits at all times can be a bit confusing. There are many different types of hair scissors out there, so we put together a master guide to point you in the right direction.

5 Different Types of Hair Scissors Every Stylist Needs in Their Kit

Over recent decades, many new types of scissors have come to the market. Knowing which type of scissor to achieve certain cuts can go a long way. Here are the five different types of scissors we believe every hairstylist needs in their kit:

Long Blade Barbering Scissors

Long blade scissors are more commonly found in barbershops. The blades are about 6 to 7 inches long and are particularly useful in the over the comb cutting technique since they are able to cut off all of the hair in the comb with one swift movement.

Short Blade Cutting Scissors

Short-bladed hair scissors feature 4 to 5.5-inch blades and can be used for most hair cutting techniques; however, they are especially useful for achieving slicing and other details in popular haircuts for women. Short blade scissors are perfect for stylists with smaller hands due to their lightweight design. These scissors also provide better control to help you cut for longer periods of time and achieve a more precise cut.

Swivel Scissors

Spending hours and hours cutting hair can be uncomfortable or even cause pain in your hands and wrists. This is because normal hair scissors require your thumb to stay in a single position throughout use. Swivel scissors help relieve the pressure and tension that many other scissors might cause as they feature a rotating thumb ring, allowing you more mobility in your hand and greater precision. Swivel scissors also provide comfort and relieve pain as they are designed to accommodate the natural movements of your hand.

Wide-Tooth Thinning Scissors

Wide-tooth thinning scissors feature fewer teeth that allow you to thin out bigger chunks of hair with every cut. These types of scissors will save you a lot of time when it comes to thinning out thick or coarse hair.

Blending or Texturizing Scissors

Blending scissors, also known as texturizing scissors, are a great compliment to any kind of thinning scissors. When thinning hair with wide tooth scissors, you may notice that it doesn’t flow as naturally as it should or that you cut off a bit too much. Blending scissors will help restore that natural, seamless flow by thinning out the hair slowly and in smaller chunks. You’ll find that these scissors give you more control over the precision of the cut.

So, there you have it: the five different scissors every stylist needs in their kit! At Saki Shears, we provide quality hair shears made from the finest Japanese steel that not only look and feel great but are also designed for long-lasting use. Check out our line of products!

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