Scissor FAQ

Why Shop At Japan Scissor Shop

Free Scissors International Delivery

Free Shipping Anywhere!

Safe and Secure Payments

Safe and Secure Payments

Good Quality Scissors

Reliable Professional Quality

Simple Order Returns

7 Day Simple Returns

Payment Plans (AfterPay, Sezzle & ZipPay)

Payment Plans

Lifetime Warranty

No Stress Warranty

Choosing the right hairdressing scissors requires careful consideration of several factors.

  • The type of ergonomic scissors to buy
  • Your budget
  • The brand that suits your needs
  • The size (length) of the scissors to buy

This FAQ addresses all these questions and more!

Whether you're a beginner in hairdressing or an experienced professional looking for better shears, we've got the information you need!

FAQs: Buying New Scissors

Buy Now, Pay Later Payment Options

At Japan Scissors, we offer several Buy Now, Pay Later options. Each option allows you to order new hair shears and pay for them over time. You can purchase a new pair of hairdressing scissors and pay for them over weeks or months! You can select the payment option at checkout.

Payment methods available include Afterpay, Zip Pay, Laybuy, and Sezzle.

What Free Shipping Is Available

We offer free FedEx shipping for all hairdressing scissor orders. Your order is prepared and shipped quickly to ensure you receive your scissors within days. Each order comes with tracking and we use the best shipping option available to deliver your scissors as soon as possible.

How Do I Backorder (Pre-Order) Hairdressing Scissors

Some scissor models may be sold out. In such cases, you can backorder by emailing our customer care team at You can pre-purchase a pair to secure your order ahead of time, or request to be notified when the stock arrives. Backorder requests can also be made on the product page by entering your email address.

How Long Does It Take To Receive My Order?

At Japan Scissors, we prioritize fast delivery. On average, you can expect your order to arrive within two to four days.

Shop With Confidence Online: 7 -Day Easy Returns & Exchanges

Ordering hairdressing scissors online can sometimes be challenging. That's why we offer a no-questions-asked 7-day return guarantee. Within 7 days of placing your order for hairdressing scissors, you can email our customer service team at to request a size or model exchange, or to initiate a return and receive a refund.

Selecting Hairdressing Scissors in Canada

What Are Scissor Handle Ergonomics?

Scissor handle ergonomics refers to the design and functionality of the handle that allows for comfortable and efficient use. The right handle can reduce strain and risk of injuries during prolonged use.

How To Choose The Right Scissor Size?

The appropriate size of cutting scissors depends on your specific haircutting techniques. For hairstylists, the most common scissor size is 5.5". This size allows for precision and accuracy. For barbers, the most popular size is 6.0", which is ideal for scissor-over-comb techniques. Shorter blades (5.0" or 5.5") are excellent for detailed work, while longer blades (6.0", 6.5", and 7.0") are suitable for bulkier tasks.

What Are The Best Hairdressing Scissor Brands?

There are numerous hairdressing scissors brands on the market. The top brands use high-quality steel, ultra-sharp haircutting blades, and provide shears at affordable prices. Notable examples include Jaguar Hairdressing Scissors, Joewell Shears, Yasaka Scissors, Mina Scissors, Juntetsu, Kasho Shears, and Kamisori Shears.

How Do I Choose Hair Scissors For Home?

When selecting scissors for home use, consider the material, shape, blade type, and size. A comfortable, ergonomic handle is also essential. The most popular haircutting kits for home use feature sharp blades and comfortable offset handles. The ideal size for home use is 5.5" or 6.0".

What Are The Most Common Sizes & Types Of Scissors People Use?

The most common scissor sizes used by both men and women are 5.5" or 6.0". The most popular scissor handles are the Classic/Straight, or the Offset handle. For blade types, the Convex, or Bevel edge blade is a good choice. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

What Are The Different Hair Scissor Handles?

Hair scissors are available with offset, classic straight, swivel, and crane handles. Each type offers a different level of comfort and ease of use.

What Are The Most Popular Blade Edge Types?

The main types of blade edges are convex, beveled, serrated, and hollow ground concave. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, so choose the one that best suits your needs.

What Are The Different Types Of Steel Used in Hair Scissors?

There are various types of steel used in the manufacturing of high-quality scissors, including 440C, 10CR, VG-10, 9CR, 8CR, Cobalt, Titanium, Stainless Alloy Steel, Chromium, and more! The type of steel greatly affects the price and quality of the scissors.

Thinning Scissors: How Many Teeth Should They Have?

Thinning scissors, which are used to thin or blend the hair, typically have between 30 to 45 teeth. These tools are excellent for removing excess bulk without drastically reducing length.

What Are Finger Inserts For Scissors?

Finger inserts, or rings, can improve grip and prevent injuries. They are an excellent safety measure when cutting hair.

Can a Left-Handed Stylist Use Right-Handed Scissors?

While left-handed stylists can use right-handed scissors, it is not as easy or effective as using left-handed scissors. Using scissors designed for your dominant hand can reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries and make cutting hair more comfortable and efficient.

Maintenance & Sharpening of Hairdressing Scissors: A Comprehensive Guide for Canadians

When Do Hairdressing Scissors Need Sharpening?

All hair scissors require sharpening over time. The frequency of sharpening depends on the type of steel used during manufacturing and the blade edge. Hair scissors made with convex edges and Japanese stainless steel can retain sharpness longer, while rounded or carbon steel edges may dull more quickly.

Can I Sharpen My Scissors At Home?

Yes, you can sharpen your hairdressing scissors at home using appropriate sharpening tools like sharpening stones or diamond sharpeners. However, it is crucial to use the right type of sharpener to avoid damaging the blades. Improper sharpening can cause permanent blade damage.

What Are Professional Sharpening Services?

Professional scissor sharpening services are firms specializing in the repair and maintenance of hairdressing scissors. These services can sharpen blades, adjust tension, and clean your tools to restore them to peak performance. The primary advantage of using a professional service is the assurance of well-sharpened and properly maintained scissors, customized to fit your hand and cutting style.

How Often Do You Need To Sharpen Scissors?

You should sharpen your hairdressing scissors when they start to lose their edge. This ensures optimal performance of your tools. Depending on their usage, hair shears should ideally be sharpened every three to nine months, as suggested by various American barbershops and salons studies.

How Do I Adjust The Tension Between My Scissor Blades?

You can adjust the tension of your hairdressing scissors using a tension key or screwdriver to tighten or loosen the screw. Be careful not to overtighten as it can damage the cutting edge. The tension should be set just right so the blades don't fall open under their own weight, and not too tight that blades rub against each other when they close and open.