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￼“Right now what’s trending are very tight clippered sides with longer movement through the top area,” says David Connor, BaBylissPRO educator, stylist and barber.
Proper maintenance ensures the longevity and quality of shears. What can you do to protect your cutting investment as well as ensure clean tools for clients? “Use disinfectants with a contact time of 10 minutes; they are far less corrosive than those with a very short contact time,” recommends Leslie Roste, national director of education for BlueCo Brands. “And never use bleach to disinfect shears because it’s corrosive, even when used as directed.” Roste also suggests using an oil-based disinfectant and strongly advises against leaving shears in any liquid longer than necessary. Upon removing, dry thoroughly. “Even water will rust your shears over time if they are not properly dried,” she says.