Can I Bring Hair Scissors Or Shears Onto A Plane? - Japan Scissors

Can I Bring Hair Scissors Or Shears Onto A Plane?

Whether you are looking at travelling domestically, or internationally, you don't want to get caught by surprise with airport security taking your hair scissors out of your carry-on luggage.

The big question floating around any hairdresser or barber's mind is "can I bring these scissors onto a plane?", so we are going to give you a quick and straightforward answer.

In most situations, you will not be able to bring a pair of hairdressing or barber scissors onto a plane.

In most countries like the USA, they ask you to put your hair scissors that are longer than 4" inches in your checked bags.

In Australia, airport security and home affairs ask you to put your scissor blades that are more than 2.2" inches in your checked-in bags.

Even if there are certain exceptions for some scissors that can be brought onto a plane in your carry-on bags, the majority of situations will prohibit any scissors on a plane.

You may be able to bring a pair of scissors that are 4" or 4.5" inches onto a plane, but we all know the majority of hair shears are 5" inches to 7" inches.

So if you are looking to travel with your hairdressing scissors or barber shears, make sure to put them in your checked-in luggage.

Avoid becoming a horror story that you tell your coworkers, where airport security tells you to throw away your pay of Joewell or Kamisori shears because the blade is too long.



  • Can I bring hair scissors or shears onto a plane? Sure you can. While you’re at it, why not bring a loaded handgun onto the plane too. I don’t know how flights are outside the United States, but our security rules are extremely stringent. Common sense would dictate you don’t bring anything sharp with your carry-on baggage. As this blog mentions, you also don’t want to lose your scissors or shears to a security guard.


    Derek James

  • As someone who has traveled domestically and internationally, I know it’s crucial that you err on the side of caution. Bringing hair scissors or shears onto a plane sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. I know you don’t want them being stolen from your luggage, but do you want to have to throw them away?


    Lennox Potter

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