4 Scissors You’ll Need to Style Hair

Scissors Used for HairstylingHairstyling requires patience, skills, and the right equipment. A hobbyist can make do with one or two scissors, but you’ll need more than that if you want to take your skills and career to the next level.

Hairstyling can be a serious career choice and if you are interested, you should prepare the necessary tools of the trade. Whether you are a serious hobbyist, or you are planning to build a career in hairstyling, the following hair scissors should be part of your collection:

Short-blade scissors

Most of the precision work you will be doing will require short-blade scissors. Cutting short hair, styling around the ear or undercutting hair — any type of precision work is best done using short-blade scissors. It is best to use offset scissors or even swivel scissors to lessen the strain on your wrist and fingers, as you will be using these scissors more often.

Long-blade scissors

When cutting long straight hair, long-blade scissors helps ensure your cuts remain consistent and even. Using shorter scissors means you need more cuts and that raises the margin of error. A longer pair of scissors can also be used to cut larger sections of hair, giving it a softer edge.

Thinning scissors

Thinning scissors are primarily used to add texture and remove bulk. When hair is too thick and unmanageable, it may be a good idea to resort to a pair of thinning scissors. It allows you to thin hair while blending—without altering the overall shape of the haircut.

Texturizing scissors

These scissors look like gaped-tooth scissors and are highly specialised in use. Other than creating texture, texturizing scissors are used to create soft layers.

Having too many scissors can be confusing, but not having the right ones for the job can be disastrous. Grab your scissors, master them, and keep on styling.