No matter what trade you are in, utilizing the proper equipment is paramount to your success at the job. The same concept applies to a professional mobile hair dresser. There are several tools and equipment that they must use in their services and the better the quality then the better the job.
One particular tool that a hairstylist uses on a continuous basis is her scissors. In fact not just one specific type but a variety of types to do a variety of different cutting techniques.
Good quality professional scissors are not cheap and it’s easy to make a mistake when purchasing them, only to find out that they are not want you wanted or expected. Having a good sound knowledge about the scissors will help you make an informed decision when it comes time for your purchase.
If you are in the profession of hairdressing than as we mentioned you are going to need several types of scissors. If money is an issue and you are not able to purchase them all at once, then agree upon a few pairs that you will have the most need for. Once you have your scissors then you need to know which pair to use for what cut.
There are many considerations that you will need to make once you have decided on the clients hair type and the cut style. You will need to choose scissors consisting of the proper blade. This may be the bevel edge blade developed by the German market. They are durable but demand considerable effort when using them. Then there are the Japanese produced convex blades that are easy and light weight to use and have the capability of precision cutting.
The next decision is the handle. Your entire working day is spent on using these tools for the most part, so it is imperative that you have some that is light, easy to handle, and feels comfortable to you. The most common handles are the opposite grip for those who like to cut with the thumb and middle finger. The offset grip for cutters who use the thumb and ring finger. Then finally, the crane grip. These are the most favored and best used by the Professionals.
Blade length is something you need to think about as well. Which length you choose should be dependant on the size of your hand but also plays a major role in the cutting technique that they will be used for.
When you go about to purchase, your scissors make your investment wisely. Try not to just depend on the price. A lower price doesn’t always mean a bargain. If the scissors cannot meet up to your requirement and expectations then even if they were free, they would be of no Professional value to you. Also, don’t fall into the trap of paying huge amounts for your scissors because of the brand name. If you know a fair amount about the various brands then you will be in a position to make a wise choice.
Finally, once you have purchased your scissors then proper care is an absolute must. Otherwise they will not last and start performing poorly no matter how skilled you are.