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What Size Scissors For a Hairdresser

Everyone is different and every pair of hairdressing scissors comes any different sizes, so how do you know which size to choose?

Choosing a hairdressing scissor size that suits you depends on your hand size and your cutting style. The most common scissor size for female hairdressers is 5.5" and 6" inches. The most common size for male hairdressers is 6" and 6.5" inches.

This is the same case for hair cutting and thinning scissors.

Before you get started with shopping online for a new pair of hairdressing scissors, follow these steps to choosing the right size for you:

  • Get a ruler or an old pair of hairdressing scissors
  • Open your left hand and place it on the palm of your hand
  • Measure the full scissors or ruler against the palm of your hand
  • Put the tip of the blade or the ruler on the end of your middle finger
  • Measure the blade or ruler against your middle finger

You will be able to get and idea of the right size for you.

If the ruler covers your middle finger, and the result is 2." Inches, as an example, then a 5" scissor might be suitable for you.

The 5" scissor means the blade may be 2" to 3" inches and the full scissors length, including the handle, will be 5".

You can easily still use a larger pair of hairdressing scissors.

If you have smaller hands, for ladies, then a 5" to 5.5" should be sufficient. 

If you have larger hands, for men, them a 6" to 6.5". Should be sufficient.

Now you know how to find what size scissors are best for hairdressers!

At Japan Scissors you can filter hairdressing scissors by size.






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