There’s just something about new hair shears.
Whether you’re brand new to the industry or if you’ve been cutting hair for decades, the feeling of holding a new pair of shears never fades. Contained in those few ounces of hand-forged steel lies the unlimited potential of your talent, just waiting for you to take hold and go.
How long has it been since you held a new pair of shears in your hand?
Do I Need New Hair Shears?
Unfortunately, shears don’t come with an expiration date or an indicator bar to tell you when they’ve finally had it.
Some possible clues that its time to go scissor shopping include:
Your scissors won’t hold an edge
Your scissors tug or pull at the hair even after sharpening
Your hands and arms become fatigued faster than they used to
Your scissors make a different sound than they used to
The hair scoots away from you as you try to cut
You’ve dropped your scissors more times than you can count
You might also need new shears if you haven’t been taking yours to an expert for sharpening. Poor sharpening techniques can damage even the best shears irreparably. Likewise, if you don’t care for your scissors – lubricate them regularly, never put them away wet, etc. – you can shorten their lifespan considerably.
What Kind of Hair Shears Do I Need?
Asking this question is a little like asking what brand and model of car you should buy – the answer depends on a variety of factors.
How do you plan to use your shears?
How long do you want them to last?
How often do you want to have to sharpen them?
How much do you want to spend?
Other considerations include the desired blade length, the type of handle you prefer and whether you need an ergonomic shear design. You should also consider the type of materials and the forging methods used by the manufacturer.
Finally, there’s the fun part. Do you want bling? Color? Or maybe you’d like some edgy, gothic hair shears? Your new scissors should reflect your personality as well as match your goals.
What Are the Best Hair Shears Today?
Once you establish your list of criteria, it’s time to go shopping.
Experts agree that you should buy the best hair scissors that you can afford but, ultimately, the best haircutting shears for you are the ones that check all the boxes on your list. And that’s why so many hair stylists, barbers and groomers turn to Scissor Mall when they need new shears.
Visit us online to browse our large selection of shears, thinners, chunkers and texturizers. You’ll find the perfect pair for you and you can even take them for a test drive through one of our friendly and knowledgeable distributors.
So, what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time you got yourself the new hair shears you’ve been thinking about?