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For years, I struggled with my appearance. No matter how hard I tried to put on makeup or pluck those eyebrows, I always ended up looking like a crazy person. Fortunately, one of my friends decided to help me out. For a few months, she came over every single morning and helped me to put on makeup, until I learned how to do it the right way. I found that I was doing a lot of things the wrong way, which was making the entire process take much longer than it needed to. Now that I am a seasoned makeup veteran, I decided to set up this website to help other people learn the tricks of the trade.

3 Great Tips On Buying The Perfect Hair Cutting Shears

Whether you are planning on attending beauty school in the near future, or simply enjoy cutting and styling your own hair, you most likely know how essential the perfect pair of hair cutting shears is. With all of the various options available to hairdressers, it may seem difficult -- overwhelming, even -- to find a pair of shears that is exactly what you want. So if you're struggling to find the right shears for you, take a look below to discover a handful of invaluable tips.

Weight Matters

When it comes to hair cutting shears, the weight of the blades matter more than you might think. Heavier blades are usually much more adept at dry cutting, while thinner, lighter ones will generally do better with wet cutting. That said, even if you do mostly dry cutting, you don't want a pair of shears that is too heavy. Using shears for several hours at a time shouldn't bother your wrist at all; if you notice otherwise, it might be good to opt for a slightly lighter pair instead of risking carpal tunnel syndrome.

Types of Metal

Another factor you'll definitely want to consider before purchasing a pair of hair cutting shears is the kind of metal it is made of. Almost all shears worth buying are made of steel, though there are plenty of alloys available as well. If you're looking at steel shears, be sure to avoid anything rated lower than 440c, even if you have to stretch your budget. If you have a bit more room to worth with financially, you may want to look at cobalt shears; on the other hand, titanium coated shears aren't usually worth the premium, as they are mostly geared toward aesthetics instead of pure performance. 


When it comes to shears, sizing is important. Many people are under the impression that all shears are roughly the same size, and this is true in the general sense -- most shears don't deviate by more than an inch or so in length, hovering between 5.5 and 6.5 inches. But that inch can make all the difference, especially if the person using the shears has especially large (or small) hands. Test out varying lengths before making a purchase to figure out exactly what length you are most comfortable with. Failing do so can mean making frustrating mistakes while cutting and wishing you took a bit more time to consider your options.