Complementing Your Scissors: 5 Essential Tools for Hairdressers

Essential Tools for Hairdressers Leaf Scissors Razor

There is so much more to great hairdressing than the scissors. Every hair stylist’s tool kit might be different, but there are some tools that we just can’t imagine hairdressers living without!


Here are some hair stylist must have tools that we think will level up your hair game, and will also help you to become a sustainable stylist.

Professional Salon Comb

There is no doubt that a comb is a tool every stylist should have. From detangling the hair for cutting to parting and sectioning the hair, combs are such a diverse tool. Since it is needed for such vital aspects of styling and cutting, it is a good idea to have a reliable and effective comb.

Eco Friendly Hair Foils

Traditional hair foils have been around for a long time, but they have their flaws which you might not have considered. In just one full head of highlights, you could be using anywhere from 40 to 100 foils - that’s a lot! And when they are sat in a landfill, they can take 400 years to decompose. 

Paper Not Foil is an incredible alternative to help you become more environmentally friendly. They are completely recyclable and can also be reused. It can also save you time doing your foils, as their chalk-like texture allows it to stick to the hair - so no need to fold! If you want to learn more about these eco-friendly foils, you can find them here.

Eco Friendly Hair Foils by Paper Not Foils
Hairdresser Tools Case

Caring for your tools is essential. If you don’t look after them, they will be susceptible to damage and can affect the quality of your cuts. 

Having a tools case is the best way to keep your tools safe from damage so they can perform as if they were brand new. It’s also handy to have everything in one place - you definitely won’t be losing anything any time soon!

Eco Shower Head

Another way that salons are damaging the environment is through wasted water and energy. However, just like hair foils, we have found a way to help salons become greener. 

The Eco Heads Shower Head is an absolute must if you’re looking to opt for a sustainable option. It reduces energy and water usage by a whopping 65%. On top of this, it will save you time when washing your client’s hair, as it increases water pressure. If you want to be eco-friendly and rinse shampoo with ease, you can find the shower head here.

Eco Friendly Shower Head at Leaf Scissors

Hair Razor

An underrated tool that every hairdresser should try is a razor. Whilst it might be more common for barbers to use razors to clean up hairlines on shorter shapes, razors are for all hair lengths. They are an effective way to add texture, create unique shapes and remove weight quickly. 

You can watch our tutorial here to learn how to use our Leaf razor.

Hair Razor and Blades from Leaf Scissors

Our Sustainable Hairdressing Tools

Stay tuned to find out about some new and exciting product lines from LEAF coming your way soon!

At Leaf Scissors, we are passionate about helping you to make sustainable choices. You can browse more of our sustainable hairdressing tools here. Or if you’d like some useful tips on how to use them, you can check out our Youtube channel here.