January 02, 2020 4 min read

High quality and reliable, Japanese hair cutting shears are a hairdresser's most valuable tool. For an experienced hairdresser or barber, a good pair of Japanese shears will give you the ability to work with anything this industry throws at you.

Hairdressing as a job is forever-changing, knowledge of all the latest hairstyles and what makes a good pair of high-quality Japanese shears will make this process a whole lot easier! 


A high-quality Japanese steel blade helps cut hair faster and more accurately, in combination with a well-designed handle, your wrist will be in a comfortable position, giving you plenty of agility/stamina with your cuts. 

All high-quality Japanese shears, obtain optimal efficiency with their handcrafted handle/blade combo, giving Japanese shears the prestigious title they deserve.

Let’s get started and take a look at the five best Japanese scissors that 2020 has to offer. 


Top 5 Japanese Shears For 2020

1. ) Yasaka Offset Hair Cutting Shears

STEEL ATS314 Cobalt Stainless Steel
SIZE 5", 5.5" and 6"
CUTTING EDGE Clam Shaped Convex Edge
BLADE Cutting
FINISH Polished

Yasaka Seiki Co., Ltd
, Japan is a professional Japanese Scissors and Shears manufacturer. They are internationally famous for producing professional Yasaka shears from high quality and pure Japan Steel. The unique hardness of Yasaka scissors allows for the sharpest cuts, abrasion, corrosion and overall resistance for long-lasting scissors.

The Yasaka Offset uses a clam-shaped convex edge that is perfect for slicing. The high-quality Cobalt Japanese steel ensures that these last for years to come with constant effortless cuts. These are one of the most popular Yasaka scissors in Australia

The unique ergonomic design is perfect for professionals cutting for hours on end, as it places your finger and thumb in a naturally comfortable position that reduces stress. The lightweight and firm grip also reduce pressure off your wrist and elbow.

For any hair cutting professional looking for the best hairdressing, Yasaka Scissors Australia delivers another amazing set of high-quality ergonomic scissors made in Japan from premium Japanese steel. Find out why so many hairdressers are switching over to Yasaka!

This Set Includes: Your chosen cutting scissors and a Yasaka pouch.

2.) Kamisori Jewel Double Swivel Professional Haircutting Shears

HANDLE POSITION Double Swivel Offset
STEEL Japanese 440c Japanese Steel
SIZE 5.0", 5.5" and 6.0" Inches
BLADE Kamisori Japanese 3D Convex
FINISH Durable Polished Finish
HAND Left Or Right


One of the most sought after model Kamisori Jewel is now available in double swivel for the ultimate control and leverage.

· Coated Titanium Nitride
· Handcrafted Japanese 440C with double swivelling handles
· Matching texturizers and sets available

This model comes with:
· Exclusive Kamisori lifetime warranty
· One-year drop warranty
· Satisfaction guarantee
· Luxury Kamisori case

List of awards:
American Salon Pro's Choice (multi-year)
Beauty Launchpad Readers Choice (multi-year)
Hairdresser Journal Stylists Choice
Canadian Salon Hairdresser Favorite tools
Coiffure de Paris

*Easy interest-free payment plan available!


3.) Juntetsu Offset Hair Cutting Scissors



STEEL Japanese VG10 Steel 
SIZE 5.5" and 6" Inches
CUTTING EDGE Convex Edge Blade
BLADE Cutting
FINISH Durable Polished Finish

Juntetsu creates hairdressing and barber scissors from premium VG10 steel for haircutting professionals. The main designs are handcrafted and simplistic with semi-offset professional ergonomics. Japan Scissors is the official re-seller for Juntetsu in Australia and New Zealand.

The Juntetsu Hair Cutting scissor used hardened VG10 steel to create an extremely sharp convex blade. These stay sharper for longer and cut effortlessly for haircutting professionals.

The VG10 steel and the convex edged blade allows for easy cutting without tugging and pulling, gives superior sharpness to bevel edge blades. 

This Set includes A Juntetsu (5.5" or 6") Cutting of your choice, a leather pouch cleaning cloth, and scissor oil.

4.) Ichiro Black Cutting & Thinning Scissors Set



HANDLE POSITION Semi-Offset Handle
STEEL 440c Japanese Steel
CUTTING EDGE Convex Edge Blade
BLADE Cutting & Thinning
FINISH Polish Finish


Ichiro produces professional hairdressing and barber shears for everyday use. With quality 440C steel, comfortable ergonomics and excelled convex edge blades for effortless hair cutting. Ichiro Scissors are perfect for both casual, students and professional hairdressers and barbers.

The Ichiro Matte Black cutting scissors are forged with 440C Steel for lightweight and a perfect balance that takes the pressure and strain off you while you cut hair for hours on end. The blade has excellent edges for smooth effortless cuts.

The Ichiro Matte Black thinning scissor has a fine v-shaped teeth serration for simple easy cuts. These thinning scissors have a normal thinning rate of 20%-25%, while wet hair's thinning rate is 25%-30%. They use fine grooves on the teeth to ensure smooth thinning.

This Set includes A Ichiro Matte Black Cutting and Thinning Scissor Set, a leather pouch, a razor, cleaning cloth and scissor oil.

5.) Mina Rainbow Cutting Scissors



HANDLE POSITION Offset Ergonomics
STEEL Japanese Stainless Steel
SIZE  6" inch
BLADE Cutting
FINISH Allergy-Neutral Coating
WEIGHT 42g Per Piece



Mina produces quality hair cutting and thinning scissors at the best prices. Mina Scissors uses Stainless Steel and Professional Ergonomics to produce hairdressing and barber scissors at affordable prices.

The Mina Rainbow Hair Cutting Scissors are hand-forged with a convex edge blade for smooth effortless cutting. Offset Handle Ergonomics that ensures a comfortable natural position while cutting for professional hairdressers and barbers.

The Mina Rainbow is made from Japanese Stainless Steel with a sharp cutting edge that delivers sharp cutting for apprentices, students, casual hairdressers or professionals alike. 

This Set Includes 6" Inch Mina Rainbow Offset Cutting & Thinning Scissors and an Authentic Japan Scissors Leather Pouch.

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