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Tips to Remember when Purchasing your Scissors

Scissors are the most important tool you will buy, but how much thought do you put into your choice? Do you look at costs, weight, or ask another stylist? 

When buying scissors, there are several dos and don’ts to ensure you make the right choice. Kasho director Benjamin Shipman explains: “Your scissors are an extension of your hand. You are working with them all day, and without them you couldn’t make a living. Instead of thinking of them as just a hair tool, think of them as a tool to boost your business. The right pair will ensure you can cut precisely, quicker and easier.”

Here are Benjamin’s top tips to remember when purchasing your scissors… 

  1. Consider the type of steel in the scissors. Generally, it’s Japanese or German steel, and I believe Japanese steel is superior. It is precision perfected, featherlight to give you more control, and is more durable so lasts longer. 
  2. Always look for scissors with ergonomic handles to prevent hand fatigue after a long day with clients. 
  3. Consider the right size of scissor for your hand and the style you’re working on. Scissors that are too small or large can cause discomfort and affect cutting precision. 
  4. Don’t compromise on quality for a lower price. Investing in a good pair of scissors will pay off in the long run with better performance and longevity. 
  5. Consider the type of blade edge. Convex blades offer smooth, precise cuts, while bevelled blades are more suitable for blunt-cutting techniques.
  6. Schedule time to maintain your scissors. Regular cleaning and sharpening will prolong their lifespan and ensure optimal performance. 

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