How to choose a suitable pair of scissors?

How should the suitable pair of scissors feel in my hands?

The most important thing that you should take note of is:

– Deciding what type of quality you wish to purchase..

– How it feels in your hand & the comfort to your whole body posture..


Why is it so important to find the right pair of scissors?

The unsuitable pair of scissor might cause future problems such as:

– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,

– Tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon),

– Bursitis,

– Rotator Cuff (tendons stabilizing the shoulders) &

– Other hand, arm, shoulder, neck and back problems.

Correct pair of scissors, in time, can prevent or might even cure these problems. The factors that will make a good scissors for you are: Weight, Length, Balance and Handle Configuration.


Why are there lighter and heavier types of scissors?

There are many different types of scissors and their difference is weight, length, balance & comfort.

Some people like a heavier pair of scissors, while most hairstylist prefer the lighter ones as they do not need as much pressure on their hands when working long hours.

Be very sure of your preference, the weight of the scissor must be comfortable and you must have full control from the tip to the whole blade. This decision would be for long term as certain habitual movements are difficult to change.

What is the right length of scissor to suit myself?

Most scissors range  from 4.5 inch to max of 7.5 inch

To beginning with your pair of scissors, you should measure the length of the blade against your middle finger, and the overall length of the scissor against the extended palm of your hand.

Most women are more comfortable with a pair of 5 inch or 5.5 inch scissors, while most men prefer a 5.5 inch or 6.0 inch scissors.

Longer scissors such as 6.5 inch to 7.5 inch scissors are good for scissor over comb work and longer styles while 4.5 inch scissors are for detailed work.

What is a true left-handed pair of scissors?

A true left handed scissors is that when grasping on the scissors, the cutting edge of the top blade is on the left-hand side of the blade.

The trouble with a left-handed stylist using a right-handed scissors is that it puts more stress and tension on the hand to be able to use it to cut without flipping the hair.

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