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Joewell is 100% made in Japan hairdressing scissors since early 1917. The Joewell and Tokosha shears are built on simplistic scissor designs with premium Japanese steel.

These Joewell scissors are famous in Australia as being light-weight, durable and having reliable sharp convex edge blades for a high performing haircutting experience. 

Joewell is a traditional Japanese scissor brand with modern designs for hairdressers and barbers in Australia.


The best Japanese Joewell scissor models include:

 Name Type Price 
Supreme Convex Edge $500-1000
Cobalt Traditional Convex Edge $300-600
FX (FX-PRO) Offset Convex Edge with a unique 3D handle $500-1000
TR Titanium Convex Edge $800-1300
AR Unique Ergonomic Handle $900-1300
C Ergonomic Handle With Permanent Rest $600-900
JKX Long Joewell Barber Sword Shear $800-1500
FZ Barber Long Ergonomic Barber Shear $1000
Classic Simple lightweight traditional hair cutting scissor $300-500
Craft Unique 3D grip hairdressing scissor $500-1000
Z II Light ergonomic hairdressing scissor with smaller finger holes. $400-800
SDB Unique Hair Cutting Scissor With A Curved Blade $600-1000
JDB Bamboo Blade For Dry Hair Cutting $800-1200


Compared to other Japanese shear brands, Joewell focuses on making both affordable and expensive premium models that cater to the needs of home hairdressers, students and professionals.


The majority of hair scissors manufactured in Japan is in Iwate. The Iwate Japan factory focuses on training workers to be able to manufacture world-class hairdressing scissors under the Joewell brand.

What makes Joewell (Tokosha) scissors so good? 

Joewell procures high-quality Japanese steel from companies like Hitachi Steel. This allows them to use world-class premium steel when creating Joewell scissors.

Modern manufacturing equipment, world-class Japanese steel and experience master craftsman make for the best Japanese scissors that the world can find.

Joewell also takes time to model and design hairdressing scissors. Most manufacturers simply copy other models and never change, but Joewell improves on the models and designs each year to cater to the ever-changing hairdresser and barber scissor market.

Lastly, the Joewell manufacturing process includes a strict and high performing quality assurance and checking process that ensures each pair of scissors is as good as the last one.

Does Jowell have any reviews from hairdressers and barbers?

Joewell has locations in over 30 countries across the world and has been a leader in the global hairdressing scissor market since 1917.

With almost every major country in the world buying from Joewell as the best Japanese scissor brand, it's no surprise that Australian hairdressers and barbers are looking to buy Joewell (Tokosha) shears.

We have 100% authentic and real reviews that show Joewell scissors are the best value for money when it comes to top-range Japanese hair scissors.

I have been using Joewell for the past 20 years. Even the cheaper $300 pair lasts for five or more years and they have enough model varieties to cover my needs. Sandra (Melbourne Hair Professionals)

There are a lot of different hairdressing brands available online, and Joewell stands strong next to Yasaka, Mizutani and Juntetsu as high-quality professional hairdressing scissors.

How to sharpen or maintain Joewell scissors?

When you buy high-quality hair shears you need a professional scissor sharpening service, but where can you find one in Australia for Joewell scissors?

There is a handful of professional hairdressing scissor sharpening services in Australia, but we always recommend Joewell direct.

Have the same professionals who made your Joewell scissors sharpen them for you!

The Joewell scissor sharpening and maintenance service repairs sharpen and improve on any pair of your Joewell shears.

With a 1 business week estimated turn-around, Joewell will sharpen and repair your scissors. 

Using Japan Express Post, it only takes a few days to send your sharpened scissors back to you in Australia.

For $60-120, you can have your Joewell scissors sharpened and maintained by the same professionals who made them in Japan. Protect your investment by using professional scissor sharpening services like Joewell Japan. 

The Best Joewell scissor models

The list of Joewell scissors covers cutting Scissors, Thinners, and accessories.

All of the Joewell scissors are made in Japan with a lifetime warranty.

Joewell Classic

The Joewell Classic range is the flagship model. 

These include a simple design with high-quality materials.

The classic design focuses on simple styles and a traditional handle.

They have been producing these classic designs with minimal changes since the 1970s.

Using high quality Japanese stainless steel, they give the sharpest cuts with their convex edge blades.

A basic breakdown of features:

  • A basic Joewell blade
  • High-quality Japanese steel
  • Removable finger rest
  • Traditional straight handle design
  • Basic flat screw tension adjuster
  • Lifetime warranty

Joewell Classic Serrated

A serrated version of the popular Joewell classic hairdressing scissors.

They are made in Japan with a traditional straight handle.

Lightweight design and basic ergonomics.

The serrated blade gives the sharpest cuts with the Japanese stainless steel.

A basic breakdown of features:

  • A serrated Joewell blade
  • High-quality Japanese steel
  • Removable finger rest
  • Traditional straight handle design
  • Basic flat screw tension adjuster
  • Lifetime warranty

Joewell New Era

The Joewell New Era is the most popular Entry Level hairdressing scissor.

Utilising high quality Japanese stainless steel, it has a basic design.

They typically come in the sizes: 5", 5.5" and 6".

A basic breakdown of features:

  • A basic Joewell blade
  • Satin finish
  • Japanese steel
  • Removable finger rest
  • Traditional straight handle design
  • Basic flat screw tension adjuster
  • Lifetime warranty

Joewell SZ Semi Offset

The Joewell SZ offset series focuses on ergonomics.

The semi offset handle design fits more comfortably into the hand of the hairdresser.

The convex edge blade made from high-quality steel gives the ultimate sharp cuts.

A basic breakdown of features:

  • A convex Joewell blade
  • High-quality Japanese steel
  • Removable finger rest
  • Offset ergonomic handle design
  • Basic flat screw tension adjuster
  • Lifetime warranty

Joewell X Series

The Joewell X series features a 3D grip design that really stands out amongst the other models.

This allows for a firm and sturdy grip, but still reduces fatigue due to its lightweight and offset ergonomics.

The sharp Japanese Joewell convex edge blade has excellent edges for easy cuts.

A basic breakdown of features:

  • A convexJoewell blade
  • High-quality Japanese steel
  • Removable finger rest
  • Offset handle design
  • 3D Grip
  • Basic flat screw tension adjuster
  • Lifetime warranty

Conclusion: should I buy Joewell scissors?

Joewell manufactures high-quality scissors between $300 to $2000 in Sendai, Iwate, Japan.

Joewell Japan focuses on simplistic designs, sharp convex and bevel edge blades with unique professional ergonomics that suit professional hairdressers and barbers.

The Japanese manufacturing facility uses high-quality steel to produce lightweight and sharp (made in Japan) hairdressing scissors.

They have offices set up in over 30 countries and are a world leader in hairdressing scissor manufacturing since 1917.

Should you buy a pair of Joewell scissors? They are easily the most reputable brand from Japan and have enough models to suit everyone's price range.

Sometimes you can buy a cheaper pair of scissors for $100-200, like Mina, but the overall quality of a pair of Joewell (Tokosha) shears makes them worth the purchase. 

Read more about Joewell scissors in Australia here!

Joewell scissors last anywhere between five and twenty years if well maintained. 

Joewell haircutting and thinning scissors

Joewell is a legendary hairdressing scissor brand that's quality is unrivalled.

Joewell has been a global brand that has exported to Australia since the 1970s.

When you go to hairdressing exhibitions in Sydney, Tokyo or London, Joewell will be there.

View The Official Joewell Scissor Collection Here!!

Learn More About Joewell Hairdressing Scissors

JOEWELL hairdressing scissor brand

 A lot of people ask whether Joewell scissors is a good brand for professional hairdressers and barbers! 

They have been around since 1917 and have one of the largest scissor brand presences all across the world! 

Here are a few quotes from the Joewell Tokosha convention.

It's easy to say great things about this famous brand, but the reviews from professionals make the biggest impact.

"I use Joewell scissors because I believe that they are the best quality product on the market. They give a great amount of comfort." Hair By Chris Foster

 “I've been using them for the past 20 years, and the blades are always really, really, sharp. They are quality scissors. The weight is fantastic, the whole design, and I think when you are using them daily, they last for such a long time. They're fantastic, they are my favourite scissor, and I would never use anything else.” The Establishment Hairdressing


Why The Joewell Brand Is More Popular


They have one of Japan's most experienced and largest scissor manufacturing facility in Japan.

Based out of Sakai, Japan, they research, develop and perfect these hair cutting tools.

They mix in modern technology and design with traditional swordsman craftsmanship.

They have established offices in most countries, and collaborate with local resellers to distribute their products.

References: Read More About Joewell Scissors