10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019

By | November 12, 2018
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10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019

10 best hair cutting scissors 2018

In this article, we will be looking at a 10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019 guide to see why we need to have hair cutting scissors, how to clean them, and the benefits that can be had. We have all used scissors at some point in our lives, maybe as early as a little child in a craft lesson. So, scissors should be no ‘stranger’ to you.

However, using a pair of scissors for your hair is something that needs to be chosen with care. Let’s ‘dive right in’ and see what this guide has to say!

Why Do You Need A Hair Scissors?

It is a simple answer to a simple question – to cut one’s hair. It is much better to use designated hair scissors to take care of your hair cutting needs. This way, you know that it won’t be used for anything else but hair.

It won’t get dull easily or quickly and it will provide a clean cut for your hair strands and not cause any kind of splitting of the hair while cutting.

What Is The Difference Between Shears And Scissors?

There is a difference between shears and scissors. Scissors tend to have symmetrical, equally sized finger holes and are usually under 6″ in blade length, while shears have one smaller finger hole and one larger finger hole and can be much longer than 6″ in blade length.

Of course, there are various types of both cutting tools. Here are a few that you might be familiar with:

As you can see, there are a few, as well as others.

Who Can Use Them?

Ideally, scissors should only be used by a competent adult – no children. For a professional haircut, you can use the services of a professional by visiting a hair salon. It can be a pricey option, but at least you might be assured of getting a good job done.

Alternately, you can do-it-yourself with the help of reputable cutting scissors and this 10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019 guide should help you to be able to choose the best one for your needs.

How To Maintain – Clean & Sharpen Them

sharpening scissors

As with so many things, longevity, and maintenance – it all comes down to care! Let’s take a look at the best way to care for your hair scissors.

You can wipe the scissors with a cotton swab and some rubbing alcohol. This will effectively clean any bacteria or loose hair caught in between the blades. It will dry quickly as well.

You can also wash the scissors under a tepid stream of running water from your tap. Once finished, you need to wipe it completely dry and then leave it ‘standing’ on the ‘tips’ to allow any excess water to drip away from between the blades or better still, just direct some heat on it using a blow dryer.

As you won’t be using this pair of scissors for anything but hair, the chances of it becoming dull are minimal so there is no need to worry about its sharpness until a few years, at least, and even then, it would be time to invest in another pair.

However, if you choose to sharpen the older pair that you have, there are sharpening blocks or sharpening files that you can use or maybe take it to a hardware store to get it done professionally.

Benefits Of Having A Designated Hair Scissors

Yes, it might be an old wives tale, but my grandmother always insisted on using one and the same pair of scissors to do your hair trimming or hair cutting jobs! And I continue to do the same for my hair and those of the family.

A few benefits to be noted:

  • A designated pair of scissors mean longer use and better cut
  • Blades stay sharper better
  • Easier to clean
  • You will get accustomed to the same cutting tool easily

I am sure you might be able to think of a few more,  and if you do, please let me know. Without further ado, let’s now look at the 10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019 list. Maybe you can find a good pair for you and your household.


10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019

1/ Equinox Professional Shears 

Equinox Professional Shears Razor Edge Series - Barber Hair Cutting Scissors / Shears - 6.5" - Japanese Stainless Steel Hair Scissors – Mustache Scissors and Barber Scissors with Fine Adjustment Screw

The brand – Equinox – seems to have taken the ‘scissors world’ by storm based on the very popular feedback that it has garnered.

The main features:

  • Made from 420 Japanese stainless steel with tempered blades (convex hollow ground)
  • Hand-sharpened edges
  • Ergonomic design which has an easy grip handle (patented design)
  • Does not pull or catch hair in between its blades
  • Lightweight
  • Has a gold painted adjusting tension screw which is easy to use (and to see)

One thing that can be said about this particular brand and its delivery is this – its shears are vacuumed-packed in a plastic casing and they are coated with lubricating oil. They have to be washed before being used.

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2/Utopia Care Professional Hair Cutting Scissors

Following on the heels of the Equinox brand of cutting scissors that started the 10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019 guide, is the Utopia Care brand.

The main features:

  • 100% J2 420 Japanese stainless steel with durability and hardness of 53-54
  • Hand-crafted blades for the best control and balance
  • Non-slip handles which are comfortable
  • Extremely sharp blades for the best cut
  • Comes with thumb and finger sizing adjustments

These scissors are made for the professional as well as the home user. The company also offers a lifetime guarantee.

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3/Equinox Barber Hair Cutting Scissors


Equinox Barber & Salon Styling Series - Barber Hair Cutting Scissors/Shears - 6.0" Overall Length - Detachable Finger Rest - High Quality Stainless Steel

Another type of hair cutting scissors manufactured by the Equinox brand.

The main features:

  • Stainless, tempered steel with precise blades and hand-sharpened cutting edges
  • Ergonomic design with easy grip handle and removable fingers inserts for sizing adjustments
  • Versatile and compatible use for everyone. Length of 6.0 inches
  • Its design reduces hair cutter and no hair is caught between the blades
  • Lightweight 0.3 ounces
  • 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Easy to use and is perfect for the DIY person

Definitely worth a try especially from the over 3 thousand people who considered  The only concern has been related to the texture of one’s hair. this as a good investment.

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4/ ShearGuru Professional Hair Cutting Set 

Professional Barber Scissor Hair Cutting Set - 6.5" - 1 Straight Edge Hair Scissor, 1 Texturizing Thinning Shears, Plus Bonus Faux Leather Case - By ShearGuru …

The ShearGuru brand is another popular brand on the 10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019 list. This company was launched 65 years ago by the grandfather of the owner. And he has delivered great products from then until now.

Let’s take a look at the features:

  • Made from hand-sharpened Japanese stainless steel which is said to retain its sharp edge up to 5x more than regular stainless steel
  • The blade will never become dull or lock-up.
  • Sharp, smooth and efficient for use
  • Perfect for precision cutting
  • The blades are finely honed and are designed with a custom-made Culton tension adjustment screw
  • Lifetime guarantee – no questions asked
  • Includes a precision screw to adjust the tension in the blades easily
  • Comes with a nice traveling case for storage

This pair of scissors were designed with the professional in mind. It is touted that it can be used all day long without causing any kind of fatigue or stress in the hands or the shoulders. It is worth considering indeed.

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5/Queentools Professional Hair Cutting Scissors Set 

Queentools Professional Hair Cutting Scissors Barber Shears Set Hair Thinning Kit with Black Storage CaseThough I am not quite familiar with this particular brand of scissors, I thought it was worth adding to the 10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019  guide.

Let’s take a closer look at the features being offered:

  • Stainless steel blades which are corrosion resistant
  • A tension screw to adjust the tension in the blades
  • A removable blue finger insert which allows for a better fit for any user
  • Is ergonomically designed for comfort while using

The kit includes – 2 scissors (regular trimming scissors and thinning scissors), a grooming comb, a leather cleaning cloth, and a nice portable storage case.

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6/Kovira Hair Scissors 

6.5inch Hair scissors - Hairdresser Scissors Barber Scissors and Cutting Scissors-Razor Sharp Japanese Stainless Steel & Fine Adjustment Tension Screw (CUTTING)

The Kovira brand of scissors seems to be popular among users as well. It is highly rated to be a ‘beautician’s best friend’.

Let’s see what the features are:

  • The blades are made from 100% 440C Japanese stainless steel
  • Easy to clear
  • Won’t tarnish
  • The blades stay sharper longer than others
  • Gives a clean cut and will not tug on your hair or cause split ends
  • Has a round, smooth tension screw system which makes cutting easy for wet or dry hair
  • Comes with removable rubber handle inserts for the fingers to adjust to the different finger sizes

This pair of scissors comes in a nice-looking, zippered leather case. It also has elastic bands to help secure the scissors when it’s not being used as an additional safety feature.

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7/Mosher Salon Tools – Scissors 


Mosher Salon Tools 6.0 Inch Long Ergonomic Handle ScissorsMosher Salon Tools is also a fairly popular brand and their scissors are also worth taking a look at. The manufacturers have been in the business for more than 20 years and pride itself on its craftsmanship and pricing.

The main features:

  • Ergonomically designed handle with a molded finger rest – helps to reduce stress on hands and upper body while using (especially if being used for a long time)
  • Made from Japanese steel and stays sharp for a long time
  • Handmade and has ground hollow convex edges
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed return policy

The scissors come with a leather case with a zipper for easy storage and traveling.

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8/Chimocee Professional Hair Scissors

Chimocee Professional Hair Scissors, 6.5" Barber and Salon Razor Edge Hair Cutting Shears with Fine Adjustment Tension Screw-Stainless Steel, Detachable Finger Rest With Black Gift Box

In doing this article, I find that my research has revealed some not so well-known brands and yet, based on the feedback and the features involved, they are worth taking notice.

The main features of this pair of scissors:

  • Made from Japanese stainless steel which is lightweight and durable, and keeps its sharpness for a long period of time
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Convex edge blades which have been ‘razor sharpened, hollow ground and deep frozen which gives them superior long lasting cutting performance, maximum razor-sharpness and durability’
  • Adjustable tension screw
  • An ergonomic design which makes it easy on the wrist
  • Can be used on wet and dry hair
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee refund policy

These scissors are good for professional as well as in-home use. The set includes professional hair scissors, an adjustable tension screw, all nicely presented in a  gift box.

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9/Krystal Kut Precision 3-piece Barber Shears

Hair Cutting Scissors Precision 3-piece Barber Shears Set

This pair of scissors is from the brand – Krystal Kut – nice name.

The main features:

  • Easy grip ‘pinky guard’ handles
  • Made from stainless steel
  • Precision cutting and trimming blades

This 3pc set of scissors set includes 5.5″ Barber Shears, 6.5″ Barber Shears, and 6.5″ Salon Thinning Shears. It seems like an easy home kit to have around the house.

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10/Barber’s Choice Professional Hair Cutting Scissors

Professional Hair Cutting Barber Scissors/Shears with Comb and Case - 6.5'' Overall Length - Japanese Stainless Steel - Sharp Razor Edge - with Adjustment Tension Screw - by Barber's ChoiceThe last brand of scissors that we will look at is the  Barber’s Choice hair cutting shears.

The main features:

  • Made from 420 Japanese stainless steel
  • Razor sharp edges
  • Ergonomic design which helps to reduce wrist, elbow, and hand pressure
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Comes with a black comb and a carrying case

The scissors are perfect for the salon or at home use. Either way, you will get a great cut! It also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee

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My Final Thoughts On 10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019

Taking care of your hair is a great habit. Having the right tools to do so will certainly help. I hope you were able to find a pair of scissors to help you in your hair care by reading this 10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019 guide.

All the best on your hair journey.

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10 thoughts on “10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2019

  1. Lisa

    Hi Michelle,

    Thanks for clarifying the difference between shears and scissors. I was never really clear on the difference. I would not mind having a nice set of scissors. I am always cutting my hair by myself in between cuts with my stylist. Luckily, Jen, the girl who cuts my hair is really nice. I know that when I cut my hair by myself, it is uneven and she always has to correct the mistakes that I make. I appreciate all the information in your post, you are always so detailed and it helps in the decision making process.


    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello there, Lisa.
      Thanks for visiting. I am glad that you found the article useful. Yes, I cut/trim my hair myself and I have invested in a great pair of scissors just for that reason. Yes, it was interesting doing the research on this article. Thanks.

  2. Annie Collyer

    Hi Michelle,
    What a lot of information on scissors/shears! I had no idea when I was cutting my friends hair as teens, or my kids when they were growing-no wonder I got tears! Kidding!
    I like to trim my own, bangs especially, for the in-betweens, and need a decent pair of scissors.
    Now I know what to buy – and where!

    Thank you!

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Annie,
      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I found it very interesting compiling this article. I, too, cut/trim my hair periodically and I have made the investment in a good pair of scissors. Yes, it helps when you can choose from a good selection. All the best.

  3. Anthony Hu

    Hi Michelle,
    It is an informative article on hair cutting scissors. I never thought about this before, since I generally go to barbershop to have my hair cut. I see some of the scissor is about $5 and I may buy one and try to have hair cut myself, since one cut will save enough money to buy the tools. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Anthony,
      Thanks for visiting. I am glad you found the article useful. Yes, sometimes if we choose the DIY route, it might prove innovative and cost-related in more ways than one. All the best.

  4. Brittaney Verkuyl

    Thank you for this great article, Michelle. I have one question. I have naturally curly hair. Think of Shirly Temple, just a little more lose. What hair scissors would you suggest I use.
    I have gone to professionals in my area and it either costs a lot to get it done by someone who knows how to care for my hair or they just plain treat it like every other hair type that comes in (i.e. straight hair).

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Brittaney,
      Thanks for visiting. Just for the record – I love curls – Shirley Temple and all. :)Yes, finding a hair stylist who can serve you based on your hair needs is a challenge, but when you find one that works – it is a keeper. I would suggest that you choose the scissors that you will be able to handle. It is not easy to make a recommendation based on your words and not being able to see your hair and feel the texture. I would say go with a lesser expensive one, a medium sized set, as well as a set of shears. Of course, if you plan to do the cutting/trimming yourself. I hope this helps. All the best.

  5. Paul

    Dear Michelle,

    Thanks for the post on “10 Best Hair Cutting Scissors 2018” Wow I was amazed on the information on scissors and shears. Thanks for sharing the difference between shears and scissors. Thanks for the detailed information. You have provided detailed information. Thanks again!

    Your Friend,

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Paul, thnx for stopping by. I am glad that you found the information useful. Come and visit any time.


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