Every industry has its own essential tool. The one that is almost as essential as the workers using it. When it comes to cutting hair – it is scissors. Most barbers don’t know about the importance of scissors or the difference they make. To them, they are just a pair of metal blades that could be found anywhere which is so not true.
Having good quality scissors could change the whole game; it takes the haircut (and the whole process behind it) from 0 to 100 real quick. If you are a barber, let me share with you a few important scissor facts that you probably didn’t know.
4 Things Every Barber Must Know About Scissors
1. The wrong pair of scissors could damage the hair
I know this may come as a shock to you, but using low quality or cheap scissors is one of the main reasons behind split ends.
You see, when barber use those types of scissors the client ends up with split ends and damaged hair because they are blunt and made so poorly to the point where they don’t even cut the ends; they break them off completely. So, your client could leave the appointment satisfied with the haircut, but then when their hair starts to grow, they will realize how damaged it got which is very bad for the business.
All of this should be enough reason for you to buy good quality scissors and take care of them properly so your clients are happy and your business is good. You need to understand that barber scissors need to be chosen wisely; they need to be reliable, comfortable and made out of sharp metal. Currently there is a large selection to choose from in the market, so make your choice carefully because this can make or break a haircut.
2. Scissors provides the barber with more control
What barbers don’t understand is that electric clippers will never and can never replace a good pair of scissors. Sure, they are faster but this isn’t always a good thing. Holding a pair of scissors in your hand gives you more control of what you should cut and how long you should cut it. You can trim each strand of hair to the length that you want. It doesn’t all have to be the exact same like with clippers. Overall using scissors gives results that can’t be achieved if you go for clippers.
Scissors also make the client more comfortable and trusting since they know that you spent a lot of time trying to perfect each strand of hair individually. All to make sure that the final outcome is to their satisfaction. Unlike barbers who use electric clippers and run them all over their heads, you took your time which means you will be appreciated more.
3. Your choice of scissors matters
Not all scissors work for everything. There are different styles and lengths of them for a reason. So choose yours accordingly. Your scissors need to be suited to the style of haircut your client wants and it needs to be suitable for your own style of cutting hair. The sizes, the metal, the sharpness, all of those are important factors that you should consider when you pick your chosen pair.
4. They aren’t just scissors
Scissors are tools of the utmost importance to barbers; they are the difference between someone who is passionate about the job and someone who doesn’t even know what they are doing. They are a key element in this and they might even be the reason why your business will increase and your clients will become more satisfied. So, choose wisely my friend.