Types of blending shears
Not all blending shears are equal. Each has their own purpose and should be used according to the end result you are looking to achieve. Let’s compare the different types of blending shears:
Signature Series InvisiBlend Shear
This shear not only helps you create a seamless blending, but this shear is your go-to when you want to create invisible texture or blend hair without creating any hard lines in the hair. This shear will make the texturizing and blending process easier, faster and more comfortable for you.
The InvisiBlend Shear has 23 razor sharp convex teeth and an overpolished blunt blade. When you close these shears the teeth push the hair along the overpolished blunt blade as it cuts, resulting in a soft blended texture without leaving hard lines. You can use the reversible hand position to move the shear around and place the teeth right in the place you need them without worrying about wrist pain.
Essential Series 30-Tooth Blender
This blender shear is perfect for stylists with little experience and students thanks to its ergonomic design. Its convex blades glide through the hair smoothly in any direction without the worry of pulling the hair of your clients. With only 30 teeth, this blending shear is very forgiving and can be used to extract a decent amount of weight, making it great for blending, texturizing and even cutting soft blunt lines.
The Essential Blending shear has 30 teeth closely spaced to allow a smooth weight removal.
Signature Series Reversible Blending Shear
The Reversible Blending Shear was designed to allow you to flip the shear to easily cut in any direction you need. Its ergonomic design and dual finger rest protects your comfort to work in a neutral position without twisting your wrist.
It’s perfect for creating amazing texture with a natural look. This shear has 42 curved teeth in a “V” shape to catch and remove more hair in less time. This shear is excellent for scissor over comb work, cutting soft blunt lines, and creating visual texture.
Are there different thinning shears?
Thinning shears are designed to help you achieve a consistent and natural texture in little time.
The Signature Series 14 Tooth Point Cutting Shear has a forward set thumb while the Classic Series 14 Tooth Point Cutting Shear has an offset handle. The right option for you will depend on your personal preferences.
A key feature of these thinning shears is that the teeth are on the top, while the blunt blade is placed on the bottom. This helps to reduce strain on your body while cutting and facilitates more comfortable positions.
Are thinning shears harmful for the hair?
Many stylists, especially newer ones, might feel nervous about using a thinning shear. However, if you use them correctly, there is no reason to worry.
The key is to understand that the amount of hair that is going to be cut is determined by the space between the teeth. Thinning shears cut every 2nd, 3rd and 4th strand of hair. Nevertheless, if you use them too much in a single section of hair it will take away a big amount of hair, and of course, you won’t get the results you expect.