Regardless of cost, your purchase of a quality shear is an investment in your career that needs to yield lasting results. Shears are best maintained by following these shear care steps:
- Keep your shear clean and dry when not in use. At the end of each day, or following each haircut, be sure to wipe your shear clean. Additionally, we recommend that you place a drop of shear oil around the pivot screw each week to keep it lubricated.
- Keep the thumbscrew secured firmly at all times, as damage to the shear blade may occur when the thumbscrew is too loose. The right amount of tension is achieved when the blades do not completely close without effort, while the shear still opens and closes easily.
- Only use your shear to cut real, human hair. Cutting wigs or extensions that are not made even if they are made from real hair will prematurely dull the blades and may even cause nicks in the blades.
- One of the most important steps of shear care is to service your shear regularly to ensure blade sharpness. Additionally, any nicks in the blade or missing silencers should be repaired immediately to avoid further damage to the shear.
- Own more than one pair of quality shears. A spare pair of quality shears ensures your ability to continue to offer expert cutting services even while your other shears are being serviced.
- Get good service for your shear care and sharpening. Remember, you get what you pay for. Therefore, we recommend that you service your Beauty Shear with a reputable firm that sells, services, and understands the inner workings of high-quality Japanese shears, and has been certified by the IBSA.