Signature Series Swivel Thumb Shear

299 reviews

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. Instead of forcing your arm into awkward and uncomfortable positions to get the right angles, this swivel shear keeps your wrist straight and your elbow down throughout every haircut. The shorter length is ideal for precision cutting techniques. Experience a better way to work with our Signature Series Swivel Shear.
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  • Features
  • Signature Series 5.5" Swivel Shear blade length from tip to pivot point: 2.25"
  • Signature Series 5.5" Swivel Shear Weight: 2oz.
  • Signature Series 6" Swivel Shear blade length from tip to pivot point: 2.75"
  • Signature Series 6" Swivel Shear Weight: 2oz.
  • Designed by Sam Villa for professional stylists
  • Constructed from 100% Japanese molybdenum alloy
  • Provides swivel thumb benefits of added flexibility and increased comfort and control
  • Rotating crane handle lets you cut with your elbow down in every cutting position
  • Handcrafted convex blades that start out sharper and hold their edge longer than typical machine beveled blades
  • The forward set thumb puts the hand in a natural, neutral position for reduced strain injuries
  • The edge life is extended with the leaf spring tension system
  • Polymer lining in the pivot point eliminates the metal on metal grinding of the shears
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SKU: SignatureSeriesSwivelShear
Handle Design: Classic Series


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Product Details

Work Without Pain

Do you feel pain in your wrist, neck or shoulder at the end of a long day behind the chair? Do you suffer from carpal tunnel or other repetitive strain conditions?

If so, moving to a swivel shear will transform the way you work! Our forward set thumb design allows you to maintain a neutral and natural hand position that minimizes strain. With the rotating swivel thumb, you can direct the blades with your fingers, not your whole upper body. Instead of twisting your shoulder to cut length or layers, keep your elbow relaxed at your side and simply rotate the thumb ring. Protect your thumb tendon, wrist, neck, shoulder and back by keeping your wrist straight and your elbow low throughout the haircut.

Protect Your Elbow with 5 Cutting Positions

These versatile shears can be used in five different cutting positions, allowing you to achieve any angle without ever raising your elbow above 90 degrees.

Detailed Precision Cutting

Don’t sacrifice function for ergonomics. Working with your elbow supported against your body not only keeps you safe, it also gives you added control when precision cutting. The shorter blades on the 5.5” swivel shear let you get closer to the head to create clean lines and exquisite detail.

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Sheri S.
United States
I recommend this product

Missing shears

I would love to review my new shears but I have yet to receive them!!!

Laurel Y.
United States United States

I love a swivel thumb!

Love these shears too! I wish I had purchased the longer ones but I’m getting used to them

Beth J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Nice it was a loooooong time ago

Anthony T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Shears!

I’ve used my Sam villa shears for years and I love them. I have multiple sizes for different cutting needs. I absolutely love the swivel. I always recommend them to my staff members as well

Canada Canada
I recommend this product

Questionable Customer Service

All of my tools are Sam Villa; scissors, hot tools, brushes/combs, etc. I love the brand! After ordering some new scissors on an amazing sale on National Hair Day, there was an issue with my order. After emailing with someone from the customer care team who was super helpful and quick to respond, I was told that I had to be charged full price but the remaining from the sale price would be refunded. I gave it a little time and emailed the person I spoke with that resolved the issue and asked when the money would be refunded into my account and did not receive a reply. I’ve emailed multiple times and have yet to receive a reply. The scissors were on sale for 44% off and I had wanted them for quite a while, which is why I bought them. They are terrific scissors but I wish I wouldn’t have ordered them if I knew I was going to be putting myself out. Super disappointing service from one of my favourite brands!

Mary J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Professional Swivel Shear

I wouldn't be without a swivel. It is ergonomically correct for ongoing comfort and protection. I love that Sam Villa has ongoing education on everything in his toolbox! Plus their customer service is top notch.

Brandy P.

Great shears

Great pair of shears and a great price. Comfortable swivel and super sharp.


Sam Villa

We are so glad that you love your shears as much as we do! -The Sam Villa Team

Megan G.

No words

Not happy at all they were great until blade folded and indented one another then wouldn’t close.


Sam Villa

Hi there! Our shears have a lifetime warranty when things like this happen. Please reach out to our customer care team at so we can help! Thanks -The Sam Villa Team


Compact, super sharp, comfortable design

Boy oh boy, do I just love these shears. I cut my own lob often and I needed a shear that xould allow me the freedom to maneuver more precisely when sectioning and cutting especially those sections combed center back at 90°. These shears are key and I just got my 14 Tooth point cutting shears to finish the edges to bring a more modern airy style to my cut. They are my new staples and I have quite a few shears that all have different jobs, but these are the best. If you're looking for a fabulous compact, versatile, super sharp, high quality shear to work with smaller sections, these are for you. They have all the bells and whistles shears 3x the cost have. L:heartpulse:VE them!


Sam Villa

Thank you so much for the praise! Cutting your own hair can often be hard, so we can really appreciate how nice it is to have shears that help so much! -The Sam Villa Team

Shari M.

Not for me

These scissors did not work for me. I think it’s hard to “teach an old dog new tricks”. I couldn’t get used to the handle and the swivel. It actually made my thumb and joints hurt when they had never before. I have cut hair for 33 years and I just couldn’t get used to it. The customer service and return process was great


Sam Villa

We are so sorry that you were unable to acclimate to the shears. Thank you so much for your review. -The Sam Villa Team