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Hair Cutting Scissors

Shop our collection of supreme quality hair cutting scissors and hair cutting shears, designed to provide you, whether your specialism is hairdressing or barbering with unrivalled performance, exceptional comfort and control. 

Akito Scissors are handmade from high quality Japanese steels including ATS-314 and VG10 by some of the worlds best and most experienced craftsmen. The link between craftsmanship, quality designs and premium steels provide you with ultimate sharpness, unequalled durability and more importantly limitless cutting creativity.

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Kasai X £399
Okami £299
Takara £299
XX04 £249 - £349 £349
Sphere £249 £299
Katana £249 - £299
TX03 - 21T | 40% £199 - £249
X-8 £199 £279
TX02 - 30T | 30% £199 - £249
TX01 - 16T | 55% £199 - £249
X-5 £199 - £299
Edge £199 £279
X-1 £199 - £249 £279
Katana S £199
Kaito | L & R £199 - £249
XT-1B - 23V | 20% £179 - £199
Hawk - CNP £179 £229
Santo - Lefty £179 £249
Evolve £179 £249
X-9 £179 - £229
Misaki £179
XT-8B - 30T | 30% £149 - £199
XT5 - 32V | 25% £149 - £1,449
Chi - Lefty £149 - £199

Hair cutting scissors & Hair cutting shears - FAQs

When it comes to hairdressing and barbering there is no tool more important to your career than your cutting scissors for hair.

They are the essential link between talent and execution, they impact and dictate everything from comfort and control to performance whilst having the ability to protect you from (or cause) career threatening injuries.

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Choose the perfect professional hair cutting scissors.

Buying new professional scissors for cutting hair can be very overwhelming, whether you’re deciding on what are the best different types of scissors for cutting hair, what blade designs suit your style the most or what sizes and handles feel most comfortable -  the options can feel endless. 

With that in mind we have it broken down into three main factors to help you find the best scissors for cutting hair for your cutting needs, these are Size, Handles and Series.

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Why is hair cutting shears size important?

Deciding upon the size of your hair cutting scissors can be very challenging - we find that most hairdressers and barbers have a tendency to gravitate towards the size of scissors they received in their student kits when they were trainee hairdressers or barbers.

However, in most cases upon trialling and testing other sizes they find that the size they were accustomed to using was no longer the most comfortable.

When it comes to professional haircutting shears size is extremely important to choose correctly as if they are too big or too small it can lead to feeling a lack of control over their scissors causing discomfort, overworking and adjusting which can eventually lead to repetitive strain related injuries.

Types of hair cutting scissors - by size

There are various different types of hair cutting scissors can be complicated due to the number of different sizes there are, whether you are looking for 5 inch scissors or 7 inch scissors are available in a variety of sizes, whether you're looking for.

We believe that size is a personal preference as no one size suits all, with some stylists opting for longer whilst others opt for shorter depending on their style of cutting or in some cases how they were trained.

However, aside from personal preference some sizes do suit certain cutting styles or perform hair cutting techniques better than others and we have categorised them by what they are best used for into PrecisionAll-round and Power.

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What professional hair shears size do we recommend?

If you are looking for your everyday go-to professional hair cutting scissors we recommend you choose an all round pair of shears

In either 5.5 inch scissors or 6.0 inch scissors as these are considered mid-length sizes, lending themselves to the widest range of air cutting techniques and providing you with the most versatile performance

However, we do believe that every hairdresser and barber would benefit hugely from having at least one of each types of these professional hair cutting shears in their arsenal.

What hair shears handle should you use?

The handles of your professional hair shears will largely impact the experience and pleasure you feel when cutting.

We believe that handle ergonomics are the most important part of any hair shears, they dictate the comfort and control you feel when cutting whilst either protecting you from ( or causing ) career threatening injuries such as Carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI or wrist, back and shoulder strain.

They also play a major part in your performance and creativity, with more premium and better designed handles supporting more advanced cutting, a wider variety of angles and providing more fluid transitions between hair cutting techniques.

There are three main types hair cutting scissors handles: Straight (Opposing)Offset and Swivel - all of which we will cover below and explain which we recommend, which we don’t and why.

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What professional haircut shears should you choose?

We have separated our professional shears into three different ranges to make it as easy as possible for you to decide upon what scissors for hair cutting professional you should choose depending on the stage you are at in your career, your requirements and how much you are looking to spend.

The difference between each of these series predominantly comes down to the materials used to make them, the craftsmen that hand make each one, the handle / blade designs and the time each haircut scissors professional takes to make.

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Master Series

The Master Series are some of the best professional hair cutting scissors in the world today, they are the pinnacle of performance and that all hairdressers and barbers aspire to use.

They are designed for complete and versatile performance which is why they feature the most advanced precision engineered designs of any professional shears whilst also being crafted from VG10 Japanese steel by the worlds best craftsmen.

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Pro Series

The Pro Series are the perfect professional scissors for cutting hair for both hairdressers and barbers that are fully established in their careers and want a professional hair cutting scissor that will support the widest range of hair cutting techniques.

These hair cutting scissors professional Series are all made from high grade materials and feature advance designs to provide you with the performance levels required of a true industry pro.

Takara Pro Hair Cutting Scissors

440 Series

The Akito 440 Series are the perfect choice for both hairdressers and barbers looking for their first best hair cutting shears for beginners.

Those that have recently qualified or are in the first couple of years of their career and are looking for the perfect best hair cutting shears for beginners with which to hone their talents, develop their skills and grow their clients list.

Katana 440 hair cutting scissors

Are you a Barber?

Check out our collection of barber scissors, this collection includes some of the most popular Akito designs and are specifically made to support barber techniques.

Are you a hairdresser?

If you are still not sure what the perfect shears are for you why not check out our hairdressing scissors? These are designs that are specifically desgined to support hairdressing techniques, with mid-length blades and all round perfromance.

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