If you’re thinking that there is no different to the end result of the haircut whether you’re using clippers or scissors... Like the Spice Girls sing "Who do you think you are?” These two different tools can create very different looks and here we are going to explain how.
But you don't have to be biased and say that you can only use one of the others. We say that you can use both depending on the final look you want to create and if you are very confident in both we would say "You're some kind of superstar".
Let’s go through all the Pros and cons of both scissors and clippers to see what works best for different haircuts or different stylists.
Haircutting scissors and household scissors are two different types of scissors. When cutting Hair you want to make sure you are using the right pair of scissors for the correct type of cutting. There are many different types of scissors you can use but the best pair of scissors to use for men's cuts is barbering scissors.
Barbering scissors are traditionally shears that are 6inches and longer. When looking for a good pair of barbering scissors there are a few key factors you need to make sure to have in order to have the BEST pair of barbering scissors.
Firstly, the Steel that the scissors are forged out of is very important, that steel being Japanese stainless steel. This steel has the best durability and the sharpest steel in the world. You need a sharp steel when cutting through coarse men's hair.
Now let’s go through the Pro's and Con's compared to using clippers when cutting.
Best pair of Scissors
Our favourite pair of Barber scissors are:
Matsui VG10 Sword
We love this style because of the robust design and the stylish look of these Scissors. They are made from the best premium quality Japanese steel that will feel a breeze when cutting. Made in 6 inch and 7 inches. This Sword style with seriously cut hair is smooth and a soft breeze.
Matsui Master Barber
Made from Premium Hitachi Japanese steel which always takes cutting men's hair to the next level. This traditional style is made in lengths 7 Inch and 8 Inch. These are the Standard Barber all round Scissors, but super impressive for sure. We love this Style!
Matsui Master Barber Ergo
Looking for the most comfortable shear while cutting all day long? The Barber Ergo Style is for sure the most comfortable Sheer you will ever use! Made from High Quality Japanese Cobalt steel which means they are not only super sharp and strong, they will also last you through the ages.
Matsui Matte Black Master Barber Razor
Now we know this isn't Technically a Pair of Scissors but if you are looking for a sleek and aesthetically Razor, Look no further! This Razor has a Wooden Handle with a Stainless Steel Blade holder. This is a Sexy razor blade for sure! If you can call a razor blade sexy.
Clippers do really come in all different shapes and sizes, well maybe just over more than a few. There are different types of clippers you can get now to make cutting much more stylish and easier. Of course you can get your traditional Clippers with all the attachments, Also you can have mini clippers to help you get into those tricky areas and balding clippers to get an even closer shave to your traditional clippers.
Some clippers are powered by electricity, while others run on a rechargeable battery. There is no denying really that every hairdresser should own a pair of clippers to make their cutting life easier. Whether you’re a barber or a hairstylist there is a clipper out there to transform any hair cutting for you.
Best Pair of clippers
All Clippers should be tailored for different hair textures. We have listed below just a few of our favourite Hair Clippers.
Wahl Professional Cordless Magic Clippers
Wahl clippers are very well known in the Hairdressing world for a clipper cut, they have all types of low grade home clippers to high grade pro clippers. The most impressive clippers or electric razor is the cordless clippers! I mean how annoying can cord be when cutting? VERY!
But to be honest you can't go wrong when buying a pair of Wahl PRO Clippers they are all really great quality.
Babyliss PRO GoldFX Skeleton Lithium Hair Trimmer
Babyliss make a range of hair styling tools but in regard to Mini clippers, these are really cool! Firstly you can’t go past the really cool gold skeleton design. We think every Pro styler should own a pair of Mini clippers to get into the hard around the hairline and they make a super sharp defined line.
With all the Information you need to really decide "Which is better?" I'm sure we all still have different opinions on which is best for us. I think that every Barber has their strengths and weaknesses and to say that one told is better that the other is just not practical. Both tools have their strengths a weaknesses for different haircut but we believe to be a successful barber you do need to tools that work best for you.
So both tools you need! But we will always feel that Scissors are better, why? Because we are Bias *chuckles*