High Quality. Exceptional Value!

Essential Series Shear

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$300.00

Unsurpassed Comfort & Exceptional Performance

Discover Why Stylists Prefer
Sam Villa® Shears

Whether you just graduated from beauty school or are looking to upgrade to a professional shear, this shear offers exceptional precision and ergonomics at an unbeatable price point.

The Essential Series Shear features a crane handle that lets you keep your elbow low and relaxed in most cutting positions. With the forward set thumb, you can cut with your hand in a natural, neutral position to protect your wrist. Get the results you want with minimum input from your body, and stay pain-free behind the chair.

Discover Why Stylists Prefer
Sam Villa® Shears

“Hands down the best shears I have ever purchased! And the price was unbeatable! They are so sharp, they cut through hair like butter! Very comfortable with the forward placed thumb grip. I cannot say enough good things about them!”

Theresa H.
Verified Buyer

The Difference Is
In The Design.

Proprietary Handle Design: Our unique forward-set handle keeps your wrist relaxed and your elbow in safe downward position to prevent repetitive stain injuries.

Advanced Tension System: The click set streamline tension system provides consistent tension from the pivot to the tip.

Japanese Convex Blades: Provide the smoothest, longest lasting cut available. Convex blades focused on quality and precision – the same as you’ll find our Signature Series Shears.

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What Makes
a Great Shear?

A great shear should feel good in your hand, stay sharp, and hold up over time to the rigors of cutting hair. Sounds simple, right? But few shears meet these standards.

Discover what makes Sam Villa® Essential Series Shears the best of its kind.

Stays Sharper Longer

The shear world is split into two major players: German steel, known for its toughness and durability; and Japanese steel, known for its razor-sharp edge.

We wanted to create the best shear, which is why we developed a high-carbon Japanese steel featuring molybdenum alloy to create the ultimate hybrid.

The end result? A shear that stays incredibly sharp, but will also remain durable over the long haul.

Steel & Carbon Balance

Essential Series are constructed from 440C stainless steel - the highest grade of stainless alloy.

We utilize cryogenically tempered steel to improve the durability of the edge by up to 40%.

Our unique handle design combined with Japanese 440C stainless steel not only provides all-day comfort, but performance that can be seen and felt with each cut.

Essential Series Shear Features

SHARP CONVEX BLADES

The hollowed blade design produces razor-sharp cuts, no matter the hair type.

CRANE HANDLE DESIGN

The design of our handle reduces and often eliminates pain typically felt in your hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Dual Finger Tangs

The two (dual) finger rest design helps to stabilize your guide blade, allowing for accurate and pain-free cuts.

Essential Series Shear Features

SHARP CONVEX BLADES

The hollowed blade design produces razor-sharp cuts, no matter the hair type.

CRANE HANDLE DESIGN

The design of our handle reduces and often eliminates pain typically felt in your hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Dual Finger Tangs

The two (dual) finger rest design helps to stabilize your guide blade, allowing for accurate and pain-free cuts.

Handcrafted Down
to the Smallest Detail

Your body is the most important and most fragile tool that you own. Protect it and your ability to do what you love with a shear that works with your body, not against it.

Sam and his team spent many months perfecting this shear design — from the handle and blade design, to the stabilizing dual finger tangs.

At every step along the way, our shear was hand-tested and refined by Sam and other trusted hair designers with many decades of experience. They went through many different prototypes until we knew we had created perfect shear.

The final result? A precision shear that’s not only affordable but is also comfortable to hold, easy to maneuver, sharp enough to cut through any hair type, and a blade that stays sharper longer.

Accessible
& Affordable

We could easily charge $550+ for our Essential Series Shears, like some other companies are doing. But we chose to make them affordable for all stylists.

By partnering closely with our factory and selling directly to you online, we’re able to offer incredible shears at affordable prices. Better materials, lower price, and maximum value are what we take seriously here at Sam Villa®.

Aren’t High-End Shears
Hard to Care For?

Some are, but not Sam Villa® Shears. Our ergonomic design and premium Japanese steel is known for its durability and ability to hold a sharp edge. That means less maintenance for you.

No Risk, All Reward.

We’re confident these are the best blending shears you’ll ever own for a price that’ll make you feel good. Your shears are backed with a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects and a no-hassle return policy.

Lifetime Guarantee

We guarantee your Sam Villa® InvisiBlend Shear against defects in material and workmanship for life.

The Sam Villa® warranty provides coverage for defects in manufacturing only and expressly excludes coverage for excessive wear and tear and/or physical/accidental abuse, loss and theft.

Shear Sharpening Service

Eventually, all shears need to be sharpened. With Sam Villa shears we make the process as quick, easy, and inexpensive as possible with our contracted shear sharpener Precision Edge.