How to Choose the Right Barber Scissor

How to Choose the Right Barber Scissor

Scissors are an essential part of a barber's toolkit, and choosing a pair that works for you is important. The size and shape of your hands and fingers can play a big role in which type of scissor will work best for you, so be honest with yourself when choosing a pair. Additionally, how you use your barber scissor is important—do you mostly cut hair? Do you need them to last through daily uses or only occasional uses? These are all factors that should be considered when purchasing your first pair of barbers' scissors.

If you're just starting out, look for a scissor kit.

If you're just starting out and aren't sure if you want to invest in a pair of scissors, it's a good idea to look into getting a scissor kit. Scissor kits are specially designed to help you get started with cutting hair and learning how to use the scissors. They usually come with practice hair or other materials so that you can try out all the different types of barber scissors available before deciding which one suits your needs best.

Look for adjustable tension.

If you’re not familiar with the term, tension is the tightness of your blades. It may be adjustable by turning a screw on either side of your scissors—some models have their tension adjustment on the side, while others have it in the handle. If you can’t find a tension adjustment system, look for an evenly balanced pair of scissors that feel comfortable to hold and use.

Find a style you like and can work with.

Once you’ve decided on the type of scissor you want, it’s time to look for a style that will work with your hand and arm. Pay attention to how the balance feels in your hand as well as how easy it is for you to grip and control. Your knuckles should never be over extended when using an ergonomic barber scissor.

A good pair of barber scissors should also have enough tension so that they stay taut while cutting hair or beard but not so much tension that they are difficult to hold onto. You should also be able to easily adjust the tension while holding them without having to put down what you’re doing or adjust anything else first!

Is your scissor right-handed or left-handed?

Barber scissors are designed to be used in one hand only. If you're right-handed, this means that your scissor should be held by your left hand and vice versa.

If you're left-handed, the blade of the scissor will face away from you when it's closed (i.e., there will be no metal visible). If you're right-handed, then the blade should face toward you with metal showing when it's closed (the opposite is true for lefties).

Balance is very important in barber scissors.

Balance is also very important in barber scissors. If you are a beginner, you may not be aware of the importance of balance. If a pair of scissors has poor balance, your hands will feel uncomfortable and you will have more difficulty using them to cut hair evenly. This can become frustrating when trying to do precision work!

For this reason, it's best to try out different pairs and see what feels best for you.

You should be able to adjust the tension of your scissors while they're in your hand.

There are two main types of scissor tension: adjustable and fixed. Adjustable scissors can be adjusted by hand, while fixed scissors require the use of a screwdriver or wrench to adjust. It's important to note that it is possible for your scissor's adjustment to become loose over time, so you should check regularly that it is still in place.

In general, we recommend purchasing adjustable scissors as they offer more versatility while practicing and provide greater control when cutting hair. However, if you're a beginner and aren't sure if you'll stick with barbering long-term (or if your budget is tight), then we recommend purchasing a lower-priced pair of fixed tension scissors so that you don't waste money on something unnecessary.

Make sure you have enough finger holes.

The first thing to consider when choosing the right scissor is how many finger holes it has. The more holes, the more control you will have over your cuts. The fewer holes, the less versatile this scissor will be.

It is important to make sure that the finger holes are big enough for you to get a comfortable grip on them while cutting hair. If they’re too small and constricting, you may find yourself struggling with holding onto your scissors at all times during your haircutting session.


With so many options, it can be confusing to choose the right pair of barber scissors. But remember: your scissors are an investment, so don’t skimp on quality! You want something that will last a long time and that you can use in any situation. A good pair of barber scissors is an investment, so take the time to find the right one for you.