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How Hair Stylists Can Reduce Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Repetitive Stress Injuries

Andrew Carruthers

Author Andrew Carruthers | Education Director for Sam Villa

Hairdressers are aware of repetitive stress injuries, mainly carpal tunnel syndrome, that are caused in part by cutting hair. These are extremely painful conditions which can be career-ending. But not all stylists understand the benefits of using a swivel shear and how this cutting tool can relieve a lot of stress and pain that you experience when cutting hair.

In this video, Andrew Carruthers, Education Director for Sam Villa, demonstrates how you can comfortably cut hair, with your elbow in a down position, no matter what cutting technique you need to use.

Why Using a Swivel Shear to Cut Hair is More Comfortable By using a swivel shear, you can cut in any position with your elbow down and your wrist in a natural & neutral position. This will enable you to cut hair with less stress on your hand, wrist and shoulder throughout the day.

Let's discuss the different swivel shear blade sizes and talk about which to use depending on the technique and desired outcome:

The 5.5" Signature Series Swivel Shear is great for fine work close to the head such as cutting a tight graduation, cutting hair around the ear and other detailing work.

Sam Villa 5.5" Swivel Shear for cutting hair


The 6" Signature Series Swivel Shear is excellent for cutting layers, deep point cutting techniques and the blade is long enough for your one length shapes.

Sam Villa Signature Series 6" Swivel Shear for cutting hair


The 7" Signature Series Dry Cutting Swivel Shear features a sword blade and is fantastic when cutting large amounts of dry hair. This shear is great when you are compressing sections of hair to cut, deep point cutting and is a favorite when cutting and detailing hair extensions.

Sam Villa Signature Series 7" Swivel Shear for cutting hair


Are you using swivel shears or have recently switched to a swivel shear? Use the box below to share your experience with using this type of shear. If you have any questions about swivel shears, also leave your comments in the box below or shoot us a message at info@samvilla.com and we'll respond to you as soon as possible.

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