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Best Professional Hairdressing Scissors Brands in 2024

August 06, 2019

As a professional hairdresser, you know the importance of finding the right set of hairdressing scissors. No matter how long you’ve been a hairdresser, if you have a dull pair of scissors it’ll make your life much more difficult. And as you probably know, hairdressing scissors range in size, material, and design. To put it simply, a quality pair of hairdressing scissors is the most important tool in a hairstylist’s trade.

In this article, we’re going to review the best professional hairdressing scissor brands in 2024.

Here are our top 6 favourite brands this year:

1. Matsui Hairdressing Scissors

If you’ve been a hairdresser for some time you’ve likely come across Matsui Scissors. Known for their high quality, Matsui Scissors ensure that you never leave the hair damaged or vulnerable to split ends.

Established in 1998, Matsui Scissors have now been around for over 20 years. Matsui Scissors are made with high quality Japanese steel, and these scissors have proven to be a staple in many hairdressers belt. Matsui offers a wide range of hairdressing scissors to suit all cutting styles, and are an extremely comfortable tool to use!

One of our favorite parts about this brand is that the scissors are not only high quality, but also come in a variety of colorful options.


Here are a few of our favorite Matsui Scissors:

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Matsui 2024 Neon Pink Offset Scissor Triple Set

These elegant scissors are made from high quality cobalt infused steel, which is great for slide cutting as it stays sharp for longer.

Matsui Matte Black Aiche Mountain Offset Scissor Thinner Combo

These scissors have a lighter weight and the mountain blade really helps push the hair onto the fine razor sharp cutting edge, while also adding rigidity to the scissor which is great for point cutting, feathering, and texturising.

Matsui Rainbow Scissor/Thinner Combo

These scissors are absolute stunners, and the quality is obvious from the moment you pick them up, the finish is beautiful and each scissor is individually checked over and perfectly balanced by our blade smith here in Australia.


These are just a few of our favorite Matsui hairdressing scissors, but if you want to see more you can check out the full collection here.


2. Jaguar Hairdressing Scissors

If there’s one brand that continuously innovates in the hairdressing scissor industry it’s JAGUAR. Established in 1932, Jaguar offers not only top-quality hairdressing scissors, but also a high-grade range of brushes and electrical appliances.

To create this level of quality, Jaguar uses state-of-the-art computer-controlled machines for production. On top of this, they employ over 120 specialists to ensure several quality checks are carried out for each pair of scissors they make.



Here is one of our favorite pairs of Jaguar hairdressing scissors:

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Jaguar Jay 2:

known for their precision, the Jay 2 comes in 5.5 inch and 6 inch sizes.

2024 JaguART Sweet Daisy

These gorgeous scissors don't just look pretty they also cut pretty well too, and are finished with 22 carat gold plating.
Available in 5.5" with an offset handle for comfort, and a finely finished hollow ground blade these scissors are pure German quality that is built to withstand the test of time

Jaguar Grace

Make the fur fly in your salon when you arrive with these beautiful scissors. An offset design allows for ergonomic handle position, and an angled thumb ring allows your hand to relax. These are ideally suited to slice cutting. Grace comes with a ergo offset handle.

Jaguar Pre Style Relax

Jaguar Pre Style Relax comes in sizes 5", 5.5", 6" with a classic handle style, the pre style scissor range is suitable apprentices or casual hair dressers or barbers. The pre-style range is a step up from the Jay 2 range. A basic scissor with a comfortable handle and by Jaguar so you know its good.


3. Matsui Swarovski Hairdressing Scissors

The Matsui 2020 Swarovski Range comes with a new redesigned blade shape that helps keep the scissor feeling sharper for longer.


Here is one of our favorites from this line:

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2024 Matsui Swarovski Elegance Limited Edition - Pink Triple Set

Matsui Swarovski Elegance Pink limited edition scissors are a lighter weight beautiful, elegant scissors are made from high quality cobalt infused steel which is great for slide cutting as it stays sharp for longer.

Matsui Silver Elegance Sky Blue Scissors

Add a unique touch to your collection with the Matsui Silver Elegance Sky Blue Cutting Scissor. At the heart of this piece sits a beautiful Swarovski crystal that serves as an easy tension system to make tension adjustment fast and convenient.

The Matsui Elegance range comes with different colour choices and all of them are covered by a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. Feel free to check out our colour chart.

Along with your gorgeous pair of shears, this product also comes with a free Scissor Tech case, cleaning cloth, tension key, oil pen, warranty card and complimentary fingerloops in assorted colours.

4. Sozu

Let's look at a few products in more detail.

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Sozu scissors are one of scissor tech’s greatest yet affordable collection for the aspiring hairdresser that can’t quite yet afford the next best scissor. Sozu scissors make the perfect stepping stone to go from your training to be a hairdresser to the salon super star all with the Sozu scissor. Once you’re the salon superstar you will then more than likely want to upgrade to see what else your creative hands can do! However, for the mean time much like the Matsui scissor collection, it is of course made from only the best Japanese steel that will give you only the best quality scissor at a more than decent price tag with it before you move on up to your next higher quality scissor

Our Sozu scissors are quickly becoming a crowd favourite with the sleek easy to use design of the scissor along with the multiple colours to choose from and some that even have the individually handcrafted pretty yet of course elegant design to them that will make them stand out from the classic’s that most hairdressers have. Be comfortable in your new Sozu pair of scissors knowing that they have been designed and tested with junior hairdressers to know they can be used comfortably and can create magical and multiple haircuts with them.


5. Kamisori Hairdressing Scissors

Kamisori hairdressing scissors are hand-made from some of the finest materials available today and has a diverse range of high quality metals with such unique craftsmanship. The end result is light-weight, ergonomic and perfectly balanced shears for fast, precise and smooth cutting.

The clam-shaped blades are hardened and then annealed in a complete vacuum. State of the art manufacturing equipment, master craftsmen with unrivaled experience, high levels of quality control measures and unique manufacturing techniques produce the world famous Yasaka brand.


Here is one of our favorites from this brand:

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Kamisori Jewel Professional Hair Shears Set:

One of the most sought after shears for the ultimate control and leverage! The beautiful Jewel set is coated with titanium over premium Japanese 440C steel for great overall cutting.

Kamisori Sword Professional Haircutting Shears:

The all-new and robust SWORD model combines Kamisori’s anatomic system along with an angled sword blade that results in superior cutting performance and durability along with and years of stress-free comfort on your fingers, hands, wrist and shoulder. This model specifically focuses on the aerodynamics of its performance due to the longer available sizes. This model comes in 6.0” 6.5”, 7.0”. 7.5”.

A favourite for barbers or those professionals looking to speed-cut, texture, cut thick or coarse hair. Made from supreme ATS-314.


6. Yasaka Hairdressing Scissors

Yasaka shears are manufactured from high quality, high purity stainless steel in Japan. Yasaka scissors have excellent hardness, wear and abrasion resistance, and high resistance to corrosion.

The clam-shaped blades are hardened and then annealed in a complete vacuum. State of the art manufacturing equipment, master craftsmen with unrivaled experience, high levels of quality control measures and unique manufacturing techniques produce the world famous Yasaka brand.


Here are a few of our favorites from this line:

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Yasaka Scissor Combo

Choose from either a 5 Inch, 5.5 Inch or 6 Inch beautiful Yasaka Cutting Scissor and match it perfectly with a Yasaka 40 Tooth Thinner.

Yasaka 7 Inch Barbering Scissors:

Yasaka 7 Inch Barbering Scissors is beauty really only skin deep? The beauty of these scissors is evident in the hard ATS314 Cobalt steel, flawless construction and comfortable grip. This is a top quality barbering scissor which gives you a long life of use between sharpening. The scissor has a smooth closing action making cutting effortless. These scissors arent just a pretty face; theyll keep you satisfied for many years.


Benefits of the Best Hair Scissors


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Matsui Aichei mountain Range Matsui Premium Steel Range Sozu Essentials Swivel Scissors Precision Range Barbering Jaguar Range Yasaka Range
Steel Quality
Light Weight
Reduces Wrist strain Significantly
Blunt Cutting 
Precision Cutting
Scissor Over Comb
Minimal push of hair on the blade
Super Straight lines
Slide Cutting
Stays Sharp For Longer


Summary: Best Hairdressing Scissors Brands in 2020

To summarize, in our opinion the best hairdressing scissor brands in 2020 include:

  1. Matsui
  2. Jaguar
  3. Swarovski
  4. Sozu
  5. Kamisori
  6. Yasaka

If you’re looking for the best professional hair cutting scissors, then there are a ton of options available online today. The market is saturated with a lot of brands claiming to have professional quality, but they don't really use the right materials or have a modern design to reduce fatigue.

One brand that stands out from the rest is Matsui. You'll find that for the price, you get an extremely well-made scissor that always gets the job done. You can create angled, precision cuts with ease using any of their products, and every package comes with a lot of extras, such as shear oil and lifetime sharpening.

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • Easy Returns
  • Perfect Fit Guaranteed
  • #1 in Customer Service
  • Used by Professionals Worldwide