Barbers make up 35% of all scissor customers in Australia, but what do know about these Shears?
Our sources of premium-quality Japanese/German steel makes our barber scissors collection superior in hardness and in combination, equipt with a perfectly sharp cutting edge. The ergonomically designed handles are solid, reliable and comfortable, ranging from traditional to complete offset levels.
All of our barber scissors are hand-crafted by industry professionals and requires little maintenance to ensure that these must-have tools are a reliable shear year in and year out. At Japan Scissors we strive to provide you with the uttermost quality barber shears on the market. Please contact us if you would like another thinning shear that isn't on this page & a team member will be happy to help.
The best barber scissors have precision haircutting with their sharp convex edge blade.
Barbers are one of Australia's oldest professionals and are cemented in our history as an important service. The haircutting equipment barbers use today are not too different than they were 100 years ago, though we can be thankful for electric shavers and shears.
Even though barbering as an industry has changed, the requirements to become a barber still remains the same: a pair of scissors, a steady hand, training and a sense of style.
The main tools barbers use daily are combs, razors, electric shavers/razors, scissors and shears.
Since 2010, there have been over 40,000 barbers employed in Australia and that number is growing higher as more and more people are willing to pay for premium barber services. In 2020, there are an estimated 66,000 barbersand hairdressers in Australia.
Barbers can go through college, or a private school to learn how to cut hair with scissors in Australia.
There is more to barbering than just cutting hair, you need to understand how to maintain your scissors, proper sanitary practice, hairstyles, scalp physiology and safety precautions.
What do barbers need to do every day? Their goals are to cut hair with scissors, satisfying their client's requests and to build a business based on repeat customers coming back over and over again.
A barber makes as much as his chair is full, so repeat business is important. As of 2020, there are over 650officially listed barbershop businesses in Australia.
The Australian Tax Office defines a barber occupation or barbershop business to include "men's hairdressing", "men and boy's hairdressing" and "hairdressing that sells personal care and tobacco products".
The most popular barbershops in Australia go further than ever before with a stylish environment, beer and drinks for their customers, and modern hair cutting techniques to satisfy all their customers.
The everyday work duties of a barber may include:
- hair colouring
- hair styling
- facial and scalp massages
- cutting hair
- shaving bears
- customer service
- advertising and social media marketing
You can see that it's not as simple as cutting hair with scissors, as most barbers are filling their downtime with social media to capture a larger audience.
The recent popularity of barbershops in Australia has to lead to more people looking for the qualifications required to become a barber.
The minimum required qualifications to become a barber includes:
- ability to cut hair with barber scissors
- customer service
- training or college certification in barbering or hairdressing
- ability to perform various hairstyles with haircutting techniques like "over the comb"