Barber Starter Kit
Are you looking to equip yourself with every tool you might need to deal with men’s haircuts? You’re in the right place then! Whether you’re an apprentice barber just starting out in the field, or you’re an experienced hairdresser making the transition to barbering, this kit is just what you need to start your career the right way.
- 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 too, but most also have tasks like coloring and blow-drying, which makes them put down the scissors for some part of their workweek.
Scissors:The two pairs of scissors included in the kit are part of the inventory of 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 a necessity for scissor over comb cuts.
The long blade on the 7-inch scissors allows 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, which happen quite often due to working in an uncomfortable position.
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 is known for its exceptional razors just as much as it is for its scissors. The Japanese steel blade makes it an obvious inclusion in the kit. The razor stays sharper for longer and gives a close shave that lasts two days. The weight of the blade means you need to grip firmly, but there’s no need to use a lot of strength to cut the stubble cleanly.
Brush:You can’t get the full barber experience without a barbers’ brush. The handle is designed to be easy to use and comfortable to hold. The bristles are badger hair rather than synthetic fibres, which not only look good but also retain heat and water better than synthetic bristles.
Accessories:Aside from the things we mentioned above, when ordering this kit, you will also receive all the pieces you need to care for it so that it can serve you for a very long time. 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), as 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
Even those who begin their journey as barbers need to be kitted out with quality tools, and that’s a fact. From apprentices to experienced barbers, the tools of the trade should be as sharp and durable as possible, mainly because of the volume of cuts they make. Think about how many times a day you open and close your barber scissors. You, as well as your clients, deserve the best.
This barber’s kit will arm you with all the tools needed to handle every haircut or shave any client that walks through the door of your barbershop.