Scissor Size Guide

 Finding the right pair of hairdressing scissors is like finding your soulmate…

To perform at your best in the hairdressing industry, you will need to find the right pair of scissors, and with this, you need to know what cutting styles and techniques you are interested in. This will help determine what shape and size of scissors will align with your hair cutting techniques.

Hairdressing Scissors Sizes Example
With the above image you can get an idea of the different sizes of hairdressing scissors, as they tend to range from 4.5” inches to 7” inches, however, recently the 5.5” inch and 6” inch scissors are more common and widely used by hairdressers and barbers.

The 4.5” inch to 5.5” inch scissors tend to have more precision and create a precise shape when cutting hair. The 6” inch to 7” inch longer hair scissors are used for over the comb techniques and simple trims. Generally, scissors above 6.5" are considered barber.

When looking for the right hairdressing scissor size that suits both your style and your hand size, try measuring the blade against your middle finger and the total length against the palm of your hand to see if it fits.