Thinning scissors - for professionals
For a hairdresser, one of the main tools are scissors. Currently, manufacturers produce a variety of models, but pick up a quality tool for hairdressers is not as easy as it seems at first glance.
The classic version of the scissors is made of carbon steel (the higher the carbon content, the better the tool can be hardened). On the packaging, you can see the sign of HRC, indicating a hardness level that varies from 58 to 62 on the Rockwell scale. If the level is higher than 62, then such scissors should not be purchased, since they will be fragile. Also, the tool can have an additional chrome or titanium coating, which is hypoallergenic and resistant to wear.
2. Sharpening the blade
The sharpness of the scissors depends on the angle of sharpening (the smaller it is, the sharper the device is). The standard angle of scissors is 40 - 50 degrees.
3. Smooth operation in use
A good tool should be closed easily without the use of effort. They should be comfortable (when the master works with scissors for a long time, while not feeling fatigue in his hands) and comfortable when using a specialist. To achieve this goal, manufacturers have created models with handles of various shapes (symmetrical, semi-symmetrical - and offset). There are also scissors in which there is an emphasis for the little finger, which can be removable or fixed (it gives the barber less effort during the work). Each hairdresser chooses a shape for himself in accordance with his preferences.
Professional scissors for hairdressers can be of different lengths (in inches). The standard length of the scissors is 5 - 5.5 inches. An important condition is the selection of scissors along the length of their fingers. A specialist with extensive experience in working with one tool is not enough, it is important to have different types. For example, it can be thinning scissors - with a classic blade length.
5. Scissors for filing
Thinning scissors can be different: one - and two-sided, can differ form (prismoid, with rare teeth) and the width of the teeth, as well as their number. For example, a different width will help the hairdresser create a stepped haircut or give volume to the hair. Thinning scissors with rare teeth also have a second name - flags.
Currently, there are a huge number of manufacturers of tools for a hairdresser. But Japanese scissors are especially popular, especially in England, Scandinavia, Russia, as this country has strict quality requirements because of the hair structure of local residents (they are tough and thick). Scissors made in Japan are interesting for their design, have a serial number, manufacturer's data. If on the package of the instrument the inscription is "Japanese steel" - means, they are produced in another country, but using the specified steel.7. Cost
Professional accessories of hairdressers, including scissors, are expensive, because they are made using manual labor. The approximate cost varies from 150 dollars and above. A variety of blades led to the division of the instrument into straight lines (on the scissors there is a microsection that prevents slipping through the hair) and thinning scissors. Most often, models with micropieces are used for male haircuts.
Care of the tool
Do not forget about the proper care for the main tool of the hairdresser.
- Scissors must be clean and dry.
- After each haircut, you need to clean them from the remaining hair.
- Get a special oil to lubricate the scissors.
- Never adjust scissors with open cloths.
- 1 time in 6 months consult with a specialist who will help you monitor the health of scissors.