When you are in the hairy business, pun intended, of hair cutting you get to know how important hair are for your customers. They go above and beyond to keep their hair well-nourished as a good hairstyle is the biggest part of one’s personality. This is why your customers come in for regular haircuts and it is your responsibility to keep their hair looking perfect in every possible way.
To accomplish this, a good hairdresser, hair artist or hairstylist needs the right arsenal in their tool belt. You need all the right types of shears available so you can treat every hairstyle properly. Many shears are specially designed for specific types of haircuts, like cutting, trimming and thinning. In this blog we decided to look into some of these shears and the specialized haircuts they are designed for.
When building your professional shear collection your first priority should be your own comfort. High-end professional shears are ergonomically designed and can be used for long periods without causing any pain or discomfort. You can’t work at your best with subpar shears. After that’s done, you have to start looking at different types of shears so you can easily reach all parts of the hair.
These are normal haircutting shears preferably with convex edged blades. They are used for most common types of haircutting and shortening. When you are working with Japanese steel shears then the cuts are smoother and more precise.
When you have to work on the thicker part of your customer’s hair, you should opt for hair thinning shears. These types of shears are also known as texturizers and are available in different sizes. The major types of thinning shears are single and double sided thinning shears.
Single sided thinning have a straight blade on one side and teeth on the other. They are more suitable for cutting curly hair as they make them more manageable. Thinning shears are also used to handle hair that are too thick in places. Normal haircutting shears can’t be used hair as customers require their hair to be thinned but remain the same length. Single sided thinning shears are used for both wet and dry cutting.
Shears that have teeth on both ends are double sided thinning shears. They are more delicate then their single sided counterparts. They can be used in the same manner as the single sided thinning shears but for more delicate work, like cutting the hair which are thick but damaged.
Styling shears come in different lengths and each length is suitable for their own type of intricate cutting. Short shears are useful for cutting around the ears and long shears are used for slide cutting.
So in all you need to have all these different types of hair in your drawer to be able to cater to any customer that walks into you salon. These details are especially crucial for new and upcoming hair stylist, so they can hit the ground running, have the right shears, build their skills and become successful in the industry.