Why is Shear / Scissor Sharpening Important?

Why is Shear/ Scissor Sharpening Important?

This is the one place where you can go to have your work examined by the factory standards.  Hair stylists do not know if the shear has been sharpened correctly over 90% of the time. They say that the ultimate test is the hair stylist but at the same time, hair stylists don’t know how to differentiate the quality of work that is being done to their shears (describe what differentiates good work with bad).

Factory Certified Shear / Scissor Sharpening Techs

Practiced factory techs from Japan and/or Germany, or specifically trained by them for this job, will be present during shear sharpening training classes and will set the bar for shear sharpening certification testing. Also, this credential will ensure your work continues to be of top-notch quality.

What happens when a shear is sharpened incorrectly?

  • Greatly reduce life and cutting ability of the shear
  • Can put wrong angle and edge on the blade
  • May take off too much metal
  • Ruin shear, have it worse than it already was
  • Leave split ends
  • Crush hair cuticle instead of slicing through hair and not providing a clean cutScissor sharpening image