Is it better to cut hair with Scissors or a Hair Clippers?

Hair Clippers

Wondering which is the best way to cut your hair, either with scissors or a hair clippers? In this article we'll show you everything you need to know about each one, and the factors you need to consider when choosing, whether it's the type of haircut you want, the texture of your client´s hair or the experience you have. If you want to know the differences between cutting hair with scissors or with a hair clipper, read on! 

Scissors or Hair Clippers 

Before choosing between one or the other, it is important to understand the functionality and advantages of each tool. Cutting hair solely with scissors is a traditional technique that has been used by hairdressers and barbers for centuries. 

This technique is ideal for cutting hair in small sections, with great precision and detail, allowing for textured and layered looks, as well as creating different bangs styles. The use of scissors is an excellent option for fine and straight hair, but they can also be used on thick and curly hair if the proper technique is applied. That's why it's important to have prior experience to apply the techniques correctly and achieve better results. 

On the other hand, hair clippers are electric tools that have gained tremendous importance in recent years as they allow for faster and more efficient hair cutting. 

It is widely used for working with large amounts of hair in a very short time, regardless of whether your hair is straight, curly, thick... as it will always maintain a uniform hair length. It is also very useful for achieving faded edges and creating sharp lines. They are often seen in male haircuts, military cuts, or gradient styles. This tool is very easy to use, which makes it an advantage for all people who do not have a high level of experience. 

In addition, to these two options, there is a third one: a combination of scissors and hair clippers, known in the hairdressing and barbering world as a "razor." This tool consists of an interchangeable razor blade that is placed on a handle. It allows the hairdresser to cut hair at different angles and textures, making it possible to create precise and detailed haircut styles, as well as layers or gradient cuts, like scissors and clippers. It can also be used to create designs and patterns in the hair. However, using this hairdressing razor requires skill and experience, as it can be dangerous if not handled properly. 

Leaf 'Black Edition' Razor

Hair Clippers

Choosing between scissors and hair clippers will depend on both the technique and skill as well as the personal preference of the hairdresser or client. Using both tools can be a perfect combination to achieve the desired results. It is important to remember that when working with someone else's hair, it is crucial to be careful and precise to always satisfy the client. 

At Leaf Scissors, we take pride in offering high-quality hairdressing tools,
Hair Clippers
including state-of-the art hairdressing scissors. We care about the quality of our tools as well as the environment, which is why we constantly look for way to make our industry more sustainable. Our mission is not only to help you improve your work and skills every day, but also to fulfil our commitment to sustainability for the planet. For every investment you make in our tools, we plant 10 trees.

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