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What scissors to buy for cutting hair?

Asked by Rememberme (661points) July 31st, 2010

I am in the market to buy a pair of scissors to cut my bangs and my boyfriends hair. I guess just a good quality of multipurpose hair cutting scissors. However, I am unfamiliar with all the options available to hairstylists. I also don’t want to spend more than $20. What are some good brands and websites? what is the type of scissors called?

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Facade's avatar

Your best bet would be to go to a beauty supply store and ask the people there.

gailcalled's avatar

They are called haircutting shears, hair shears, hair scissors, etc.

You will be able to buy only a piece of junk for $20. I found only two samples under $50.

You’d be much better off buying a quality shears; it will last for decades and you can amortize it by your savings at salons. I have had a pair since 1974.

Rememberme's avatar

:( those are really expensive… I guess i should think of it as saving money on actually going to the hairstylist and paying +$15 just to get my hair trimmed.

Ill try e-bay, maybe some beauty school dropout is trying to unload their supplies.

gailcalled's avatar

@Rememberme: Sadly, those were the cheapest. The Japanese prices ranged from $150 to well over $1000. Four trips to the salon plus tips would be c. $68. You want scissors (like quality cooking knives) that will keep their edges.

To make your hair stand on end, check out these prices.

augustlan's avatar

I tried to buy some for the same purpose, and was floored by how much they cost. Professional stylists often pay upwards of $150.00 for halfway decent scissors, and $300.00+ for good ones. I bought a cheap pair and they were awful. Worse than using my orange handled office scissors! However, my husband already owned a small pair of scissors for trimming his beard/mustache and it turns out they work quite well on my bangs, too.

Ludy's avatar

I bought a shaver ( connair ) for my boyfriend and it included a pair of scissors, medium size and very gentle with my hair ( I cut my own ) so, I bought them at Target.

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