Difference Between Barber Shears and Hairdressing Scissors

Is there a difference between hairdressing scissors and barber Shears? We looked deeper into what scissors hairdressers and barbers use everyday.

The difference between hairdressing scissors and barber Shears are:

  • The size of the scissors or Shears. Hairdressing scissors are typically between 5" and 6" inches
  • Over the comb hair cutting Shears with a longer blade
  • The blade design can be suited for hairdressing techniques 

Traditional barbering schools taught their students over the comb haircutting techniques. This works better with a longer blade. Nowadays barbers don't need to use long blades and they can use hairdressing scissors.

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