How To Choose The Best Professional Hairdressing Scissors: A Comprehensive Guide by Shear Genius
By Matthew Grumley, Award-Winning Hairdresser and Scissorsmith, CEO of ShearGenius
As a stylist, the quality of your hairdressing scissors is paramount. Shear Genius understands the importance of this tool in your craft. With numerous options available, selecting the best hairdressing scissors can be daunting. This guide by Shear Genius will help you navigate the choices and find the perfect pair for your needs.
Understanding Hairdressing Scissors
Types of Shear Genius Hair Cutting Shears
Shear Genius offers a variety of scissors for different needs:
- Blending/Thinning Shears: Essential for removing weight and bulk.
- Swivel Shears: Ergonomically designed to reduce strain.
- Wet Cutting Shears: Ideal for cutting wet or damp hair.
- Dry Cutting Shears: Perfect for dry hair and deep point cutting.
- Slide Cutting Shears: For smooth slide cutting with minimal force.
- Point Cutting Shears: Create texture without hard lines.
Shear Genius Blade Types
- Convex Blades: Ultra-sharp, ideal for precision cutting.
- Semi-Convex Blades: A durable and versatile option.
- Beveled Blades: Traditional, requiring more force, suitable for basic cuts.
The length of Shear Genius scissors ranges from 4.5” to 8”, with each length suited for specific techniques.
Handle Design and Ergonomics
Shear Genius offers various handle designs:
- Opposing Grip Handles: Traditional, but may cause strain.
- Offset Handles: Provide a comfortable grip, reducing hand fatigue.
- Crane Handles: The most ergonomic, reducing wrist and shoulder strain.
Proper tension ensures precision and longevity. Shear Genius shears are designed for optimal tension balance.
Shear Genius scissors are crafted from the finest Japanese and German steel, ensuring sharpness and durability.
Choosing the Right Shear Genius Scissors
Know Your Needs
Consider the types of cuts and techniques you frequently use. Shear Genius offers specialized scissors for every styling need.
Comfort and Ergonomics
Select scissors that feel natural in your hand. Shear Genius prioritizes ergonomic design for comfort and safety.
Invest in Quality
Shear Genius represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship and quality. While more expensive, they offer superior performance and longevity.
Building Your Toolkit
Start with essential Shear Genius scissors and gradually expand your collection based on your growing needs and skills.
Maintaining Your Shear Genius Scissors
Regular maintenance is crucial. Clean and oil your Shear Genius scissors daily, and have them serviced annually by a professional.
Conclusion: The Shear Genius Choice
Choosing the right hairdressing scissors is a critical decision for any stylist. With Shear Genius, you're not just buying a tool; you're investing in your art. Our range of high-quality, ergonomically designed scissors ensures that every cut is a reflection of your skill and professionalism.
Discover the Shear Genius difference and elevate your hairdressing to the next level!