3 Best Professional Hair Shears Brands In 2021

May 15, 2021

Everyone wants to be a pro. It usually takes 10,000 hours of practice to be a master performer in any field.

But apprentice hairdressers need not put in the hard yards before enjoying success. A set of professional hairdressing shears will make those thousands of hours of hair cutting easier. All hairdressers deserve to use high quality shears for safety and productivity.



What are the best professional hair shears brands?

All hair stylists no matter what level they’re at – new or experienced – need high quality, professional shears. While there are plenty of ‘professional shears’ on the market, we’ve always maintained that they need to be manufactured from the highest quality of steel. We only stock Japanese or German steel handmade shears.

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Do Top Hair Shears Sell Online?

You can find all the top hair shears brands available online, worldwide. From the comfort and safety of your home, you can choose a new set of shears and have them delivered in no time at all. Whatever you can dream of (and no doubt more) in professional shears you can find online.

Best of all, Scissor Tech makes online shopping risk-free. With a generous returns policy of seven days, you can try out the scissors before deciding if they’re right for you.

How many retail stores allow you to try the shears in-store making a mess of their floor? At Scissor Tech, we’re happy for you to cut and chip away to your heart’s content to make sure they’re right for you. If not, get in contact with us to arrange an exchange or refund. Just like a pro.



Why are premium hair cutting shears so expensive?

There’s no denying professional hair cutting shears aren’t cheap. Like all good quality products, you pay a little more for the best. The higher price tag comes with peace of mind that your shears will stay sharp longer, offer a better cutting experience and have a long life. No one wants to buy a pair of hair shears that only last a year or two of professional hair cutting before they’re rendered useless.

The main reason for their price is the quality of material. Scissors are made from high grade steel. To achieve a razor sharp edge on the blade, scissors are made from cobalt-infused hardened steel.

The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ couldn’t be more accurate with professional shears. The good shears aren’t cheap but at least they’ll give you a quality cut and stay in good form for many years.


Hairdressing Shears That Are a Cut Above

These are some of the best hairdressing shears we’ve found with hundreds of hairdressers agreeing with us.


Established in 1998, Matsui has been producing some of the highest quality Japanese steel shears. Judging by the reviews, Matsui are some of the world’s best.

A beautiful gold finish with matte black trims, these shears are made from premium Hitatchi Japanese steel.

For any hairdresser who has suffered hand or wrist pain, you’ll know the importance of using ergonomic shears. A swivel handle gives maximum movement in the hand to reduce the chance of a repetitive strain injury (RSI) or carpal tunnel.

A classy black shear with just a hint of gold in the trims. Plastic inserts ensure your fingers fit comfortably in the handles for the best possible fit. Choose between the 5.5 or 6 inch options.

For the pro hairdresser who wants a set of shears in the highest possible quality steel, the VG10 is the one. The lightweight shears use a mountain blade that helps with pushing the hair on to the cutting edge and makes for a rigid pair of shears you can use for point cutting, feathering and texturizing. A quality tension system makes the shears comfortable to use.

The set includes:

5.5 inch matte black VG10 shear
6 inch matte black VG10 shear
6 inch matte black VG10 thinning shear

Another popular choice is the Matsui rainbow range. Made from superior Hitatchi Japanese steel, these shears are lightweight and comfortable to use. Choose between the 5.5, 6 and 7 inch sizes.



Established in 1917, Joewell Shears are synonymous with quality, design and expert craftsmanship. They combine their 100 years of experience with leading edge technology to produce award-winning hand-finished scissors.

These sleek and stylish shears offer maximum radial movement in the wrist with an offset handle grip, ring finger control and an anatomical thumb set. The supreme Japanese steel is coated in a beautiful yet durable rose gold finish with a diamond-like coating for the screw cover.

Available in 5, 5.5 and 6 inch sizes.

Blades don’t come much sharper than this sword-edged shears with a front blade that has an angled sword edge and a back blade that’s flat so it sits flush against the comb and panel of hair.

The lubricated pivot is made from lightweight resin that makes it the smoothest and quietest action.

Available in 5, 5.5 and 6 inch sizes.



Unique manufacturing techniques and master craftsmen produce the world famous Yasaka shears. The clam-shaped blades are hardened and then annealed in a complete vacuum to ensure a long-lasting pair of shears that will see many years of cutting.

These high quality, lightweight shears are ideal for slicing and point cutting and will stay sharp for longer. They’re ideal for any technicians suffering from a RSI or carpal tunnel.

Choose between 5, 5.5 and 6 inch sizes.

Advice on Buying Hairdressing Shears

Plenty of choice can make the decision making process hard. If you’re overwhelmed by all the hairdressing shears available, don’t hesitate to get in contact with a shears expert for advice. Even if you don’t make the right decision, don’t worry. Scissor Tech offers a seven day exchange or return policy so whichever pair of shears you try is risk-free. We want you to love using your shears for many years to come. You’ll be a pro before you know it.

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