Barber Starter Kit
Looking to kit yourself out with everything you need for men’s haircuts? Whether you’re an apprentice barber just starting out or you’re a hairdresser making the transition to barbering, this kit is just what you need.
- 7" Matsui Barber scissor with micro serrated edge
- 5.5" Precision Matsui cutting scissor
- Matsui Barber Razor
- Badger Hair Shaving Brush
- Oil Pen
- Spare Plastic Finger Inserts to size scissors to your fingers
- Tension Key to maintain scissors
Quality When it Counts: Barbers need high quality scissors and razors because cutting hair is what they do all day. Sure, hairdressers cut hair but for most there’s also colours and blow drying that see them put down the scissors for part of their work week.
Scissors: The two scissors in the kit are the world-renowned Matsui brand. Made from the highest quality Japanese 440C steel, both scissors have micro serrations on the blade that help grip the hair better which is needed for scissor over comb cuts.
The long blade on the 7 inch scissors allow you to get through the bulk of a haircut quickly, cutting more hair with each closing action. The smaller 5.5 inch scissors are perfect for precision cutting and tidying up.
Offset handles and finger rest improve the comfort factor and help reduce the incidence of repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and carpal tunnel injuries.
These scissors are some of our best sellers in the barber category so it makes sense to include them in the kit.
Razor: There will always be clients who want to indulge in a shave when they visit the barbers. They’re looking for a quality experience and you need tools that deliver.
Matsui are known for their exceptional razors just as much as they are for their scissors. The Japanese steel blade makes it an obvious inclusion in the kit. The razor stay sharper for longer and give a close shave that lasts two days. The weight of the blade means you only need a firm grip and not a lot of pressure to cleanly cut the stubble.
Brush: The full barber experience isn’t complete without a barbers’ brush. The handle is designed to be easy to use and comfortable to hold. For the client, the bristles are badger hair rather than synthetic fibres. Badger hair not only looks good, it retains heat and water better than synthetic bristles.
Accessories: Also included in the case are all the pieces you need to care for your kit. Use the plastic finger inserts (and spares) to get the most comfortable fit with the scissors. The oil pen contains specially formulated oil that’s ideal for steel scissors. Don’t be tempted to use clipper oil (or any other variety of oil for that matter), it’s not the same. Use the oil regularly to keep the moisture out of your scissors to stop any nasty corrosion or rust spots.
After a quick daily tension check of your scissors, use the kit’s tension key to make any alterations and enjoy a smooth scissor action.
No Cutting Corners With Barber Tools
Anyone starting out in barbering needs to be kitted out with quality tools. From apprentices to experienced barbers, the tools of the trade should be sharp and durable because of the volume of cuts they make. Think about how many times a day you open and close your barber scissors. You deserve the best.
This barbers’ kits will arm you with all the tools needed to handle every haircut or shave client that walks through the door.