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The Different Scissor Types For Hair in NZ | Hairdressing & Barber

January 23, 2024 4 min read

There are many styles of barbering and hairdressing scissors available. Have you ever thought about the purpose and uses of each type?

We will be answering many questions regarding the various types of barbering and hairdressing shears in the following paragraphs.

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Now you should be able to distinguish between the different types of hairdressing tools. Let’s get down to the bottom!

An overview of the different types of scissors

Different types of hair scissors in a salon

Many people are curious about the types of hairdressing scissors available. This question will soon be answered by us!

Both professionals and students can use many different hairdressing tools.

These are the types and styles of barbering and haircutting that include hairdressing, haircutting, and thinning scissors.

Short-blade scissors are well-known because of their precision and ability to perform most hairdressing techniques.

Texturing thinning scissors These are the most commonly used thinning tools. They usually have between 30-40 teeth. These can be used to thin the hair uniformly by using a cutaway of 40- 50%.

Long-blade hairdressing scissors These are well-known because they can cut through the comb.

Wide tooth-thinning, chomping scissors These are ideal for thick hair. The scissors can be used to trim between 16 and 20 teeth. For thick or curly hair, these come with a 15%- 25% cutaway

The different scissor handles used in NZ barbershops and salons

Offset handle haircutting scissor - These are the most well-known ergonomic hairsplitters. These scissors can be used for relaxation of your wrist, elbow, and hand. These scissors can reduce fatigue and RSI while you are cutting hair.

Crane-handled scissors for haircutting - This is an ergonomic design that’s best for those with RSI. This will allow you to keep your haircuts longer and more evenly without rest.

Opposing Handle haircutting scissors - These classic handles are not ergonomic.

Colour-coated Hairdressing Scissors - There are many options for colour-coated hairdressing scissors such as rose gold, pink, and matte black.

These scissors are unique because they have unique handles that rotate and swivel while the hair is being cut. These scissors are ideal for those suffering from various strain injuries such as RSI.

These scissors and shears are used to decide the style and context.

A sheer with a 7-inch blade is required if you are a barber who uses over-the-comb techniques. Any hairdresser in a salon can use a 5.5-inch offset haircutting scissors.

There are many types of hair-cutting scissors and shears

This classic handle is flat. The rings will align and are minimally ergonomic.

Offset handle This offset handle has an angle. The ring at the bottom of the handle will not match the one at the top. Amazing ergonomics.

Crane handle - In this case, the blade is straight. The bottom ring of the blade will be bent downwards. This will allow for the best ergonomics when cutting.

There are many shears available that can be used for cutting, thinning or texturing hair. These are the most useful and popular types of shears.

There are many styles of barber scissors for haircutting. It will depend on the stylist and the technique used.

There are different handles for right-handed and left-handed scissors. It is not a good idea for a right-handed person to use a scissor.

You can use different types or barbers for different hairstyles. You might find that each pair is more skilled at different types or styles of haircutting. **

For over-the-comb techniques, shears with longer blades are a better option.

There are many types and styles of haircutting scissors. You have the option of satin finishing, basic polish, or color coating.

The ergonomics of the handles control how each pair of scissors works. The best ergonomic choices for minimizing fatigue are offset and crane handles.

Standard thumb haircutting scissors include detachable or reversible finger supports that can be attached directly to the grips.

In the following paragraphs, we will be discussing each type of barber shear and hairdressing scissors. This will allow you to pick the best pair.

Short-blade haircutting scissors Available in sizes from 4 to 5 inches The blades can be used with all hair types. These are ideal for those with smaller hands.

Long-blade haircutting scissors - Short-blade haircutting scissors come in sizes from 6 to 7.5 inches. A longer blade can handle most hair styles. These are ideal for hairstylists who have larger hands.

Texturizing thinning scissors These scissors are 30-40 teeth long and can be used to thin hair gradually. Thinning scissors are the most popular tool for thinning hair. They have 40 teeth. Each tooth is equipped with a V-shaped knife. Sharp teeth will ensure precision in every thinning movement.

Wide Chomping Thin Scissors There are many choices for hairdressing scissors. These types of scissors can be used to extract smaller amounts of hair. These scissors are V-shaped and have 10-20 teeth. These scissors are used to cut thicker hair. Texturizing scissors with 40 teeth can be used to cut long, curly hair.