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What should I look for in hair cutting scissors?

When shopping for a new pair of hair cutting scissors, we have to look at a lot of different options, styles and materials to make the best choice.

So what should I look for in hair cutting scissors?

The first thing to look for in hair cutting scissors is the material. Depending on what kind of price range you are looking for, the material used in hair cutting scissors will decide the overall quality of the cutting blade.

The most common materials to look for in hair cutting scissors are Japanese steel, German steel, Stainless steel or 440C and VG10 steel.

The second thing to look for in hair cutting scissprs is the length of the blade. The size of the scissors will suit the need of the hairdresser or barber. The most common size for men and women is 6" inches. For barbers though, they may use 7" inches for longer over the comb cutting techniques. 

The third thing to look for in hair cutting scissors is the handle. The old style is a traditional opposing handle. The new style is an ergonomic offset handle. The most commonly bought handle type for hair cutting scissors is Offset.

The fourth thing to look for in a hair cutting scissor is the blade. The most common blades are bevel and convex edge. Convex edge is sharper, but the blades performance really depends on the materials. Convex edge or bevel, either one is well performing as long as they are made from high quality steel.

The conclusion for "What should I look for in hair cutting scissors" is high quality steel, a 6" scissor with an offset handle and a sharp convex or bevel edge blade.

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