Different Types Of Scissors For Hairdressing


Sitting in a hairdresser’s shop you might have observed that the stylist uses a variety of scissors for your hair. Each of these scissors has its different uses to cut hair and this depends largely on the type of hair you have and the specific style you want. Here are the commonly used hair styling tools available in the market:



These are used to create fades and precise haircuts.  Most military and service men use clippers for their haircuts. In terms of cost, they are expensive but worth every penny.

Straight/razor comb

They are used for styling. The sharp razor on the comb requires mastery and keenness or else someone might end up messing the hair with undefined cuts. The razor shear has one loop which serves as a base for the hairdresser’s index for the stylist’s index finger with the top of the razor as a single blade. The hairdresser holds the blade in one hand and uses the single blade in the other to create defined cuts.


The scissors for hairdressing is the most basic equipment used in cutting hair. They look like the regular scissors we use in our homes and they cut hair clean without folding it. They are sharp and create harder lines unlike other tools and their size and shape vary with each stylist preferring on that suits their comfort.


Like their name suggests, these are scissors used to clean up edges on short haircuts. They give your hair that refined look.

Thinning shears

Like the name suggests, these kinds of shears thin hair and texturize the ends. It is also referred to as chunking shears in some places. They make the cuts uniform and are often used to create volume. Thinning shears blades have widely spaced teeth for those sections of hair that are thick like the sides and the back. They are used to either thin the hair or texturize the ends. They can also be used to create volume as they lay the hair down. They suit both left and right-handed stylists.

Various styles


A complex haircut with various design styles requires various shears, but even a basic haircut needs tools provides that clean and precise cut. A poor choice of variety of tools used in hairdressing can result in bad haircuts leading to damage hair and split ends. As a hair stylist, it is important for you invest your money in buying the most appropriate scissors for hair styling.