All things shears

Sharpening Hair Cutting Scissors at Home

If you like to cut your own hair, if you are an amateur hairdresser or if you are an actual professional hairdresser, chances are that you’ll need to know how to sharpen hair scissors. Most people go through their entire life without sharpening hair cutting scissors once, and that’s fine most of the time if they are not really using them. Things like garden scissors and kitchen scissors can also be sharpened very rarely unless you’re using them very extensively. Hair shear sharpening is important, however, if you want to achieve good or even just decent results when cutting hair….

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How to Properly Use Hair Thinning Shears

You have probably heard of thinning shears. These hair tools have a scissor-like appearance. They are used to make your hair look its best. But wait! You need to be careful when using these tools. Improper use of thinning shears could mean disaster for your hair. Do you use (or want to use) thinning shears in your barbershop or salon? Do you use them at home to make things easier for you? For your children? For your household? Before breaking out your shiny new thinning shears, it is a good idea to learn how to use them properly. That’s why…

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Materials of Shears

The material your hair cutting shears are made from determines how long they last without sharpening and how fine the edge of them can be. Of course, the way you are taking care of your shears has an impact on their longevity as well, but firstly their quality depends on used materials and manufacturing process. Due to years of development and innovation of scissors manufacturing, nowadays shears can be made from variety of different materials, but the most common materials which are used in production of scissors are explained below. A long time ago cutlery makers knew that forging or,…

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How Scissors Are Made?

Hair cutting shears and scissors are usually made of steel, but scissors which are used for more specific purposes are made from metal alloys as well, for example, scissors for cutting of cordite cannot produce sparks, but scissors for cutting of magnetic tape cannot interfere with magnetism. Steel scissors can be divided in two basic forms: Stainless steel is used to make scissors in which a plastic handle is fitted to the metal blade. Usually the handle of stainless steel scissors are made from a strong and lightweight material, for example, ABS plastic. Stainless steel is manufactured, using iron, about…

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Difference Between Expensive and Cheap Hair Shears

The old saying “you get what you pay for” is true for many things and hair cutting shears are not an exception. As one might guess, inexpensive or cheap hair shears are made of inexpensive material, namely, steel which is duller and harder to hone, comparing to better grade and more expensive metal. Quality of steel directly affects the sharpness of blades and thus smoothness of the blade action. The action of two blades determines the effort of opening and closing blades, as well as the smoothness of cutting. Qualitative hair shears simply last longer, because high quality stainless steel…

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Tips for Buying Hair Cutting Shears

It is not a secret that shears are the most important tool of every hairdresser, therefore, it is significant to buy hair cutting shears which are qualitative, long-lasting and suitable for barber’s individual needs and wants. To find out, how to orient in shears market, without loosing common sense, read the article below. It is clear that we pay for many different thing while buying hair shears – we pay for design, material, functionality, labor inputs and many other factors. There are manufacturers which focus only on design, leaving functionality and durability in the second plan. Buying shears like these…

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Types of Barber’s Shears

Hair cutting scissors are the most basic and essential tool for every barber. This is regardless of whether they are a professional or simply an amateur. Apart from the regular hair cutting shears, there are a few other types of barber shears. These are used for different hair cutting techniques. Since these scissors are a hairstylist’s artistic tool, they must be different to achieve different ends. For example, there are different shears for cutting, thinning, texturizing, and styling. The quality and result of a haircut depend on more than the quality of the barber’s scissors. It also depends on how…

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The Terminology of Scissors

You may think that an everyday item like scissors would have a simple construction. You might think that the names of the parts of scissors would be quite easy as well, but that is not true. Scissors – especially those meant for use on hair – are quite complex items with their own specific terminology. So, let’s check out the vocabulary of scissors in more detail. The points or tips are the ends of blades. The finger bows are the handles, where the fingers are inserted. Generally, there are two finger bows, one for the thumb and one for the…

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