Don’t Sharpen Alone!

February 12th, 2012

Hair scissors have the sharpness to slice your finger open with a simple swipe across the blade. You do not want to mess with the intensity of hair shears and their blades. It can start out difficult to use scissors when they are as sharp as they are; it’s a scary process to complete when you haven’t had much experience! And if you don’t have much experience with them, you won’t really know when the best time is to sharpen them either.

When it does come time to get the shears sharpened, your best bet is to have someone else do it for you! Never, ever take it upon yourself to sharpen your own pair of shears. Although it may look and seem extremely easy to do, it is not. The process of sharpening a knife and sharpening $1000 hair scissors are two completely different things and should be taken very seriously.

The first thing you should do is talk to a silversmith about how to get the sharpest results possible with your hair scissors. If he or she says you can do it on your own easily, then ask for directions on how to do so. If they believe it will be a more difficult process for someone with no experience sharpening metal, then set up a time to get them sharpened. The worst idea would be to get our your knife sharpener and run it across the scissors blades a few quick times.

If you have trouble finding someone to sharpen them for you, talk to your fellow hairdresser friends and see what they do when they need their shears sharpened. They will know someone to recommend to you and the process will become that much easier. As long as you keep up with the sharpening process, your hair scissors should be in good shape and you should get great styles out of them.

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