The Go-To Shears for Discerning Stylists and Barbers

Peruse these go-to tools for astute stylists and barbers.

“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.

Clean Slate

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.

  • Washi Las Vegas 7.5

    The offset handle provides greater comfort while convex edges offer smooth performance.

  • Rusk Beta Shears

    Featuring an ergonomic design with a 360-degree rotating thumb, these thinning shears were designed specifically for thick, coarse and curly hair types.

  • Fromm Diane White Pine Ice Stainless Professional Shear

    Featuring opposing handles, the microserrated blade is ideal for detailing hair and can hold an edge longer than regular scissors.


  • Centrix Roc-It Dog Titanium Rose Gold Shear

    The low-stress, offset grip improves cutting speed while the custom leaf-spring tension modifier knob helps extend the life of the blade.

  • Shark Fin 7 Inch Shear

    The Double Shark Fin handle is great for crisp, clean cuts and allows for more contact with the shear for unmatched control. 

  • Olivia Garden SilkCutPro Shears

    Available in both short and long blades, the reinforced steel alloy in the shears provides durability for use on
    dry or wet hair. 

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