We ship Express to Australia and New Zealand for a flat $10 fee. The estimated delivery time is 2-3 days. Tracking and signature on delivery is included. To find out more, visit the Japan Scissors Shipping Guide
We have warehouses located in Perth (Western Australia) and Sydney (New South Whales). Depending on stock, we will ship from the closest available warehouse for faster delivery. We also receive stock from Japan and Europe every 2-4 weeks. To find out more, visit the Japan Scissors Shipping Guide
A lot of our stock sells out fast, so we often list pre-orders. An estimated 50% of our stock is pre-sold, especially the unique Japanese brands. We highly recommend pre-ordering if you don't want to miss out on new stock arrival. To find out more, visit the Japan Scissors Shipping Guide
All faulty scissors under Lifetime Warranty have to be returned to Japan Scissors by post for inspection, if found to be a manufacturer fault they will be replaced at no charge to our customers. Free Return Shipping for Australian and New Zealand customers. Find out more on theJapan Scissors Warranty & Exchange Guide.
At Japan Scissors we understand that it can be hard to choose the correct pair of scissors online. We offer a simple 7-day return guarantee, as long as the items and packaging are in re-sellable condition and have not been used. Find out more on the detailed on the Japan Scissors Warranty & Exchange Guide.
Ergonomic scissors and shears are designed so that it puts the least amount of stress on your hand, arm and shoulder. Working as a professional Hairdressing or Barber means that you are cutting for hours on end. The ergonomic design of modern quality scissors reduce pain and strain through lightweight, perfect balance and certain handle types that keep your hand in a more relaxed and comfortable position. Take a look at our best selling ergonomic scissors.
They may seem like buzz words, but the scissor handles affect the style of cutting and your posture, so you will tend to see the most popular ergonomic handle is the Offset Handle. The handles are the biggest considerations when choosing new shears. The Straight Handle shears put more strain and are not recommended extended use. The Offset and Crane Handles avoid strain as they are more comfortable and they allow you to relax your elbow while working to avoid injury. Check out our various handle scissors.
The sizes of Scissors and Shears at Japan Scissors range from 4.5 Inches to 8 Inches. The easiest way to understand what size is best for you is by measuring the blade against your middle finger, and the overall length of the scissor against the palm of your hand. Most women are comfortable with the 5.0" Inch and 5.5" Inch scissors. Currently the most popular sizes for men are 6.0" Inch and 6.5" Inch Scissors. Browse Scissors and Shears by Size Here!
In short, a sign that you are buying quality shears it buy them giving a guarantee on its quality. The guarantee that if there are any manufacturer defects in the scissors, they will be replaced without question, is a sign of credibility and ensures you are choosing something that will last. Check out our Lifetime Warranty Guide.
Where scissors are made is usually a reflection of the standards in Steel being used in production and the standards in craftsmanship. As mentioned in our previous blog (High Quality and Low Quality Scissors), the high quality shears are the ones produced from the best steel and have detailed hand craftsmanship. The highest quality scissors and shears are made in Germany and Japan. At Japan Scissors, we supply the highest quality Japan and German.
We have three main choices: Hollow Ground Concave Blades, Convex Edge Blades, and Beveled Edge Blades. The Hollow Ground Concave Blades have uniform hollow-grinding on the inner surface that produces strength and a thing edge. The Convex Edge Blade originated from Japan, they have a finely-milled edge by honing the shears with a curved arc. The cutting edge is finer and the sharpness is more extreme. The Beveled Edge Blades originated from Germany and have a distinctive, angled edge that is found on most sharpened blades. Read more about this on our blog here!
Left Handed shears have the sharp edge of the blade on the left-hand side and the only trouble with left-handed hairdressing using a right handed shear is that it puts more stress on your hand. The key is that you need a comfortable ergonomic shear that will allow you to cut endlessly without feeling strain or pressure. Take a look at our left handed shears!
Japan Scissors is also a distributor for Australia and New Zealand businesses when it comes to high quality scissors and shears. We accept business customers based on their interest in building a working relationship, their current business itself, and what they order. Take a look at our wholesale guide for more information.