Tools of the Trade for Stylists: Hair Shears

Hair shears are the tools of the trade for a stylist or barber. While most people don’t put a lot of thought into the specifics of a pair of scissors that are using for cutting hair, any stylist will tell you that she could not, and would not want to, do her job without a quality pair of shears. Whether you are just entering cosmetology school or have been in the trade for years, it may be time for you to learn a little more about the importance of the primary tool that you use to do your job.

To some, the prices that are associated with quality hair shears are probably quite shocking. Is it really reasonable to pay several hundred dollars for a pair of scissors? Two things are important here. First, they’re not just scissors and many stylists would probably run horrified from the room to hear anyone refer to their tools as scissors. Secondly, it’s important to remember that these are your tools and they are an integral part in your doing your job. So, the short answer is yes; it is perfectly acceptable to consider spending several hundred dollars on this purchase.

Even if you can’t afford those prices, you can still get a fine pair of hair shears that will help you in doing your job and doing it to the best of your ability. No matter how much you spend on them, it’s important to think of the expense as an investment in your trade and your future. You should buy the best tools you can afford without breaking your budget. This is especially important if you are just starting out. Remember, you can always buy a better pair once you are established in your trade.

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