Author Lainee Read | Social Media Manager, Sam Villa
Thinning Shear or Blending Shear? Utilizing the correct tool is essential, and knowing the difference between a thinning shear and a blending shear will place the focus into perfect view for you.
Both thinning shears and blending shears can remove weight and soften hard lines from the hair. The main difference between the two shears is that a thinning shear has teeth on both blades and a blending shear has one blunt blade and one blade with teeth.
A blending shear gives us the ability to stay in control of the amount of hair to be removed as opposed to a thinning shear that has teeth on both blades – you run the risk of removing too much hair with a thinning shear.
There are many techniques to remove weight and add texture when using a blending shear. Below are three that you will be able to use right away in the salon:
Blending Shear Slicing Technique
This technique is great for your guests with really thick or coarse hair when you want to extract weight.
Blending Shear Back Stroke Technique
If you have guests that like to keep their hair long in the front but they complain about their hair constantly falling in their face? This blending shear technique is your solution! Discover how easy it is to maintain length while adding movement and direction.
Cutting Length With Your Blending Shear
Discover how using a blending shear to cut the perimeter of a bob haircut will create a perfect soft edge that is pliable and is easy to grow out and maintain.
What Makes Sam Villa Blending Shears Different?
Signature Series Reversible Blending Shear
This shear features a 42-tooth radial pattern that eliminates blunt lines and is perfect for extracting weight and adding controlled texture to hair. Use this shear for scissor over comb, when cutting perimeter length and you want soft ends (awesome for your bobs!) and any other time you want to add texture or remove length. Log in to view professional prices.
Signature Series InvisiBlend Shear
Extract weight without leaving any visible lines! Our 23-tooth InvisiBlend Shear is perfect for point cutting and slide cutting with zero drag or pull! Because of the dual finger rests, this shear can also be flipped for reversible cutting positions – placing your body in a more comfortable cutting position. This shear is a favorite for anyone looking to seamlessly blend hair extensions! Log in to view professional prices.
Essential Series Reversible Blender
This 30-tooth reversible blending shear was designed for ergonomic comfort and precision control. Eliminate blunt lines, extract weight and control texture. The wider spacing of the teeth makes this shear more forgiving – great for 1st time blenders and those looking to extract minimal weight. You can use this shear for scissor over comb and when you desire to eliminate hard/blunt lines in the hair. Log in to view professional prices.
Check out the recommended videos below for more ways to use your blending shears. If you have any questions about our blending shears or the techniques in these videos, be sure to leave your questions in the box below. Thanks for stopping by!