All things shears

How to Sharpen Hair Cutting Scissors at Home

If you like to cut hair, chances are that you’ll need to know how to sharpen hair scissors. It doesn’t matter if you cut your own hair, are an amateur hairdresser, or if you are an actual professional hairdresser. Most people go their entire lives without sharpening their scissors once. That’s completely fine most of the time – if you aren’t really using them. You can also get away with sharpening items like garden scissors or kitchen scissors very rarely, unless you’re using them very often, of course. Sharpening your hair shears is important, however. This is especially true if…

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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 out of steel. But those scissors which are for more specific purposes are made from other metal alloys as well. For example, scissors meant to cut the explosive substance cordite cannot produce sparks. Along the same lines, scissors meant to cut magnetic tape cannot interfere with the tape’s magnetism. Types of Steel Scissors Steel scissors can be divided into two basic groups. Stainless steel scissors usually have a plastic handle fitted to the metal blades. This plastic handle is generally made from a strong and lightweight material such as ABS plastic. Stainless…

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The Differences Between Expensive and Cheap Hair Shears

The old saying, “you get what you pay for” is true for many things. Hair shears are no exception to this rule. There are several factors which can influence the price of a pair of hair cutting scissors. Try to keep them in mind the next time you are looking for a pair to make sure that you get exactly what you need for the cuts you plan to do. Materials As you might have guessed, inexpensive or cheap hair scissors are made of inexpensive materials. They are usually made of steel, but the quality of that steel directly affects…

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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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