Hair Thinning Scissors

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Browse our exquisite selection of professional hair thinning scissors at Scissor Tech! Our thinning shears are handcrafted from premium-grade Japanese Steel. We stock only the most trusted brands in the beauty industry, so you'll find the designs are all impeccable and your clients will surely notice their superiority.

Hair thinning scissors allow you to create textured looks that suit a number of today's most popular hairstyles. Consider all Scissor Tech Shears as precision instruments. They give clean, precise cuts. And you'll love (and your clients will too!) the beautifully layered looks these shears help provide. Each pair of hair thinning scissors features ergonomic, sculpted handles, giving you maximum control & maneuverability while you work. And that’s our goal! Poor-quality scissors will result in clients being unhappy with the result. Even if you have years’-worth of experience, you won’t succeed with scissors that are uncomfortable to work with. We want to provide you with the best products available on the market so that you can create amazing hairdos time and time again without having to worry about injuring yourself in the process.

Dealing with fine hair can be a challenge, there’s no question about that. However, you are not alone in this struggle - it's our mission to provide you with only the best quality thinning & texturizing hair scissors. If you need thinning shears for thick hair or just want to buy hair thinning shears, you'll find that ours are expertly constructed and require minimal maintenance. You’ll be amazed by how much easier it is to do your job with the models that can be found on our website. We offer both right-handed and left-handed shears, available in a wide range of beautiful finishes, including classic steel, rose gold, matte black, rainbow chrome, and printed styles. Sure, form follows function, but why shouldn’t they also be beautiful apart from being efficient?

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What Are Hair Thinning Scissors?

You may be wondering why would you need a pair of hair thinning scissors. Are regular scissors not enough? They’ve been serving you just fine, didn’t they? Well, we believe that professional hair stylists should be aware of the importance of these extremely useful tools, as they can help you create great hairstyles time and time again.

Hair thinning shears have one blade with teeth and one blade without. The teeth on the blade are small grooves that help you section a small amount of hair evenly. The size of each section depends on the teeth spacing - the wider the setting, the bigger the sections. These tiny grooves along the blade separate the hair, allowing you to cut only the intermittent pieces. As a result, you'll get a soft, diffused line. We agree, it’s not rocket science.

You can use this type of hair cutting shears on both short and long, thin and thick hair. Isn’t it amazing? However, you won't be using them to cut hair, which doesn mean that they aren’t important. You'll use them to finish up the shape you created, remove the excessive weight of the hair, blend between the sections, soften the lines, and give the ends a featherlike feel.

Types of Hair Thinning Shears

There are three main types of hair thinning shears that you need to know. The differences between them? Their size and amount of teeth they have. You should decide which one to use depending on the result you want to achieve. Shears with the teeth spaced close together are usually used to soften and blend all the blunt lines. On the other hand, the wider setting will allow you to take out the weight of the hair quickly.

Here's what you can expect from different types of hair thinning scissors:

  • Chunking shears usually have 7-15 teeth. Their wide setting allows you to quickly and easily remove the unwanted weight of the hair. However, tha’ts not all that you should know. You need to be cautious and avoid cutting too fast, or your customers might become slightly unhappy. The wider the teeth spacing is, the more significant or aggressive the cuts will be.
  • Finishing shears have between 15-22 teeth. They let you create a smooth, blended finish on the ends. If you want to soften the ends of a cut, this type will be the best.
  • Texturizing shears have typically 25 teeth, sometimes even more. They allow you to perform precise, finishing cuts and lift otherwise heavy-looking hair with ease. This way, any hairstyle you create will have a light, airy texture and movement, and those are essential.

How to Pick the Right Hair Thinning Scissors to the Specific Hair Type?

Now that you know what hair thinning shears are, and what are the main three types you can use, you need to make sure you use them on the right hair type. Otherwise, you may end up with a bad haircut and an unhappy client, to say euphemistically. Also, keep in mind that texturizing and finishing shears are easier to use because the effect will be more subtle. You need to be careful whenever you're using chunking shears or shears with a wider teeth spacing than you're used to, because the result may be drastic, and you can achieve it really fast.

A good rule of thumb is to remember that fine, straight hair may benefit from blending the harsh lines. On the other hand, thick and medium-bodied hair could use some weight removal from time to time. However, while using hair thinning shears, you should focus on the texture, not the length. Don't rely on them too heavily, or you may end up with a shapeless hairstyle and hair that feel thin, weak, and brittle, and it’s probably not something that you are trying to achieve, though clients’ wishes can sometimes be surprising.

Are Blending and Thinning Shears the Same?

You may have encountered the terms "blending shears" and "thinning shears" used separately. How do they differ? Well, they don’t, as they describe the exact same thing. However, some brands may use different names for scissors with different spacing of the teeth, but it's not a consistent rule. Read more about thinning shears vs blending shears

Before Each Use

If you want to use hair thinning scissors, you need to remember to fully dry and comb your client's hair before you start your work. Why? That’s simple - dry hair is easier to cut than wet hair, and with additional grooves on one side, hair thinning shears are not as strong as regular ones. Because of that, if you force them through wet hair, you'll end up with a cut that's jagged and uneven, and that’s a perfect recipe for disaster.

Our Brands

Here at Scissor Tech, we believe that high-quality hairdressing products and accessories will help you build a successful career and expand your client base. If you're completing your hairstyling sets or expanding your inventory, we're sure you'll be able to find great products to add to your professional collection. On our website, you'll find many different products from reputable brands such as Matsui or Joewell. Every item and set has been manufactured with quality materials, ready to hold up to your busy schedule and take on any hairstyling challenge.

In case you have any doubts or questions, don't hesitate and ask for assistance. We'll gladly help you find the perfect pair of hair cutting scissors or other hairdressing accessories. Feel free to contact us for more information regarding our products.

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