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Hairdressing Scissors For Cheap - Top 5 Best Value Pairs

by Jun Oh March 30, 2020 4 min read

Hairdressing Scissors For Cheap - Top 5 Best Value Pairs | Japan Scissors

The most common question we receive every week is "can cheap hairdressing scissors be used by professionals?". 

What is the real difference between the cheap hairdressing scissors and those premium expensive ones? Will the cutting experience be completely different?

Hairdressing scissors are cheaper due to the ingredients and the country it was made in. Cheap steel makes the hair scissors blunt faster and at risk of corrosion and simple wear and tear. Cheap shears can definitely be used by professionals, but it all depends on 'how cheap'.

Rather than breaking down why and how hairdressing scissors became so cheap, we asked our staff and some of our experienced customers what their "go-to" cheap hairdressing scissors were.

The Good, But Cheap Hair Scissor Brands

Some brands sell scissors for $1000 and some for $100-200, but not all good brands have to be top of the range with high prices.

Good cheap hairdressing scissor brands have become more and more popular in the recent years.

What we look for in a good cheap hairdressing scissor brand is:

  • High quality lightweight steel
  • Convex or bevel edge blade
  • Simple offset or opposing handle design

There are many different brands that fit this criteria,  but the online market is flooded with cheap scissors made with bad steel.

Avoid bad steel from cheap brands found on Amazon, Ebay, Wish, and more. These will rust fast, spread trace metals and chemicals to the person's hair and can break easily.

So for our top three best cheap good hairdressing scissor brands:

  1. Mina Scissors: they feature out top selling products like Umi Scissors. Simple reliable design and under $200.
  2. Jaguar Scissors: the entry level Jay, Pre Style and White Line series is popular. Made in German with quality manufacturing. 
  3. Ichiro Scissors: these have quality designs that are suitable for professionals. Sharp convex edge blades and high quality steel. 

So for good and cheap hairdressing scissor brands, look for Ichiro, Mina and Jaguar at Japan Scissors.

These cheap but reliable scissors are a good choice for $100-300 and will cut sharp for years to come.

Mina has great 5 star positive reviews from customers that make it a premium cheap brand. 

The Top 5 Best Cheap Hair Scissors

If you are looking for a list of the best cheap hair scissors that are value for money, then look no further!

1) Jaguar Jay 2

 

 Jaguar Jay 2 Hair Cutting Scissors - Japan Scissors

 

These Jay 2 Jaguar scissors are easily the best value for money. They are so popular that they are our top selling pair for 2 years in a row. 

Hairdressing use these for their professional work, apprentices use them for training and we have had no complaints. Easily the best value for money.

  • Features

HANDLE POSITION Classic
STEEL Chrome Stainless Steel
SIZE 5.5" & 6" Inches
CUTTING EDGE Slice Cutting Edge
BLADE Classic Grind Blade
FINISH Polished
Item Numbers JAG J5055 & JAG J5060

 


 



2) Mina Matte Black

Mina Matte Black Scissors Offset Set - Japan Scissors

Second only to the Jaguar Jay 2 in popularity, the Mina Matte Black scissors are extremely popular for their affordable price, simple style and simple cutting ability.

  • Features

HANDLE POSITION Offset Ergonomics
STEEL Stainless Steel
SIZE 6" Inches
CUTTING EDGE Slice Cutting Edge
BLADE Convex Edge
FINISH Allergy-Neutral Coating
WEIGHT 42g Per Piece

These are slightly heavier than most hair cutting scissors, but they are robust and a great value for money. 

 

 


 


 

3) Jaguar Pre Style

Jaguar Pre Style Relax Hair Cutting Scissors - Japan Scissors

The third most commonly used hairdressing scissor under $200 is the Jaguar Pre Style series. In Australia, the Pre Style Ergo P is the most popular model. 

These are usually out of stock, as they are a well-rounded pair that can easily be used for professional hairdressing scissors. They are in the cheap range of hairdressing scissors.

 

  • Features

HANDLE POSITION Pre Style Ergo
STEEL Stainless Chromium Steel
SIZE 5", 5.5" and 6"
CUTTING EDGE Micro Serration Blade
BLADE Classic Blade
FINISH Satin Finish
WEIGHT 34g
Item Numbers JAG 82650, JAG 82655 & JAG 82660


 

 

4) Mina Kami Hair Scissor

Cheap hairdressing scissors

The Kami hair scissors are cheap, but reliable. With a simple design and a convex edge blade, these hair scissors have become one of the most popular affordable pairs available today.


  • Features

HANDLE POSITION Offset Ergonomics
STEEL Stainless Steel
SIZE 6" Inches
CUTTING EDGE Slice Cutting Edge
BLADE Convex Edge
FINISH Allergy-Neutral Coating
WEIGHT 42g Per Piece

 

 


 

5) Jaguar Pink Pre Style

Looking for a bit of style to go with your choice of affordable hair scissors? These pink scissors are cheap, have simple lightweight ergonomics and are a great cutting tool. The Jaguar brand is reputable and they only produce quality shears.

 

  • Features

HANDLE POSITION Pre Style Ergo
STEEL Stainless Chromium Steel
SIZE 5.5"
CUTTING EDGE Micro Serration Blade
BLADE Classic Blade
FINISH Allergy Neutral Coating (Pink)
WEIGHT 41g


 

 

Jun Oh
Jun Oh

Jun is an experienced writer for hairdressing and barbers. She has a great passion for premium hair scissors, and his favourite brands to cover are Kamisori, Jaguar Scissors and Joewell. She teaches and informs people about scissors, hairdressing and barbering in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada.


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