Left handed hairdressing scissors for professionals were not easy to find many years ago. A good hairdresser is a perfectionist, professional left-handed scissors are designed specifically for left handed women and men. Imagine cutting hair if you are left handed and don’t have the right tools. You want a single hairdressing tool that can handle it with ease and precision. With this article we will take a closer look at the features of a perfect set of Scissors.
It is all about left-hand-feel! The correct scissors should feel almost like an extension of your arm. We interviewed multiple hairdressers and barbers and a scissor expert to define what makes the best left handed hairdressing scissors.
How We Chose The Best Left Hand Hairdresser Scissors
What Size Should I Pick For Left-Scissors?
One important detail for hair-professionals is the blade length and material: All the experts we spoke with recommended anywhere from 4.5 inch to 7-inch, steel blades for left handed hairdressers.
“I use seven inches,” Hair Salon Owner Julie Fernandez explained. “Standard industry size is 5.5 inches, but the trend is showing all our girls and boys use seven inch (7-inch)”
Stainless Steel Scissor Blades
We placed an emphasis on stainless Japanese And German Scissors. Trevor Morgan from Scissor Expert Magazine mentioned that “All experts agree that the Japanese stainless steel hand-crafted left handed scissors are truly amazing in quality, durability and performance.”
Choosing The Best Left Handed Thinning Scissors
Interview with Elizabeth from Germany
We have asked Elizabeth what her opinion is when choosing left handed thinning scissors as a hairdressing professional:
“If you decide on one of the top brands like Yasaka, Juntetsu, Jaguaror Fuji MoreZ I highly recommend all of them as they have been in the market for a while and are proven within the hairdressing industry. I personally use Yasaka and Juntetsu for thinning as they both have a fantastic design that really give you a great feeling when thinning hair and the result are truly amazing!”
We Put 6 Left-Scissors To The Test
Ian Hannagan Professional Hairdresser with 30 years’ experience and owner of Hair Care International, visited our testing room to help us. It was great speaking with Ian as he is well respected in the hairdressing community in Australia and Internationally.
Top-grade stainless-steel scissors especially made for the left-hand-feel, we put our scissors through three common hairdressing tasks. Without going into too much detail Hannagan said” Yasaka, Jaguar and Juntetsu products are truly amazing. I am left handed and using the latest stainless-steel scissors made my job more accurate and my customers and I are very happy with the results.“
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