Essential Series Shear

398 reviews

Experience exceptional performance and unbeatable value. With the same ergonomic features as our Signature Series Shears, this shear will transform how you work. The forward-set handle keeps your wrist relaxed and your elbow in a safe downward position. Glide smoothly through hair and create stunning intricate detail with the convex stainless steel blades. Discover a better way to work with our Sam Villa Essential Series Shear.
  • Neutral hand/thumb position for a relaxed cut
  • Angled handle allows for an elbow down posture in most cutting positions
  • Constructed from 440C steel - the highest grade of stainless alloy
  • Cryogenically tempered steel improves the durability of the edge by up to 40%
  • Click set streamline tension system provides consistent tension throughout the life of the shear
  • Convex blades provide the smoothest, longest lasting cut available - these type of blades are the same as our Signature Series Shears
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SKU: EssentialSeriesShear


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Essential Series Shear 5.5"

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Essential Series Shear 6"

Essential Series Shear 6

Product Details

Accessible Value

Perfect for students and newer stylists, the Essential Series Shear offers exceptional precision and ergonomics at an accessible price point. Convex blades made of high quality Japanese stainless steel alloy slide smoothly through hair without pulling or tugging. The click set streamline tension system provides consistent tension across the blades, making this an excellent tool for slide cutting.

Stay Healthy Behind the Chair

No matter where you are in your career, it’s essential to stay healthy and injury-free so you can keep doing what you love. Opposing grip shears force your arm into a raised and stressful position, straining your elbow and shoulder. 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.

Intricate Detail Work

The blades on our Essential Series Shear allow you to adopt a variety of hand positions to access tight areas close to the head. Reach for this tool for delicate precision cutting and working with smaller sections of hair.

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Aida R.
United States
I recommend this product

Essential Series Shear

I love them!! This is a must have. They are very comfortable in my hand. I don't get hand/arm fatigue. I am a cosmetology student and I am so happy and grateful this gem came to my hands. Thank you Sam for your contribution to the industry and to inspire me to be better at what I love to do; hair cutting and styling!!

Holly A.
United States United States
I recommend this product


Student Stylist Shears


Sam Villa

Thanks for the stars! -the Sam Villa Team

Jamie R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Thank you

Thank you for you quick response in replacing my equipment.


Sam Villa

You are very welcome! Do not hesitate to reach out if we can be of further assistance. -The Sam Villa Team

Kirsten L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Good shears

It has been good and Sam villa was quick and effective when communicating with me about issues I had.


Sam Villa

Thanks so much! We try! ♥ -the Sam Villa Team

Kim F.
United States United States


At first took me a few days to get used to, but now I love them. Much better than my traditional shears. Sam Villa means quality!


Sam Villa

Hi there! Quality and comfort are our jam! Thanks -The Sam Villa Team

Sarah S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love it

Really light in love


Sam Villa

Thanks for the love! ♥ -the Sam Villa Team

Emily O.
United States United States
I recommend this product


I am not a hairstylist which is important before you read any further! Lol- I bought these because I cut my own hair and so does my mom, so I purchased these for our own use and just to have a reliable pair of scissors. However, the whole for my thumb is way too small which makes them very uncomfortable to use, which I haven’t been able to. They cut very well of course, these are VERY nice quality. Just an aspect I never considered and kind of bummed

Debbie K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

6” shears

Love the design. They are so nice. Great quality. I am extremely happy!! Love them


Sam Villa

We are shear glad to hear that! Thanks for the love! -The Sam Villa Team

Anna G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Best investment

LOVE LOVE LOVE these. After using these for a week I don’t know how I ever used my regular shear.


Sam Villa

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

Lucero G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

A Triumph!!!!!

My sister and I ordered these shears for our mom for Mother’s Day….she was ultra excited she had a hunch and knew what we got her. She has enjoyed them immensely, styling her own hair and her clients. Definitely looking forward to getting her more tools in the future!!!


Sam Villa

What a great present! We are so glad to hear that she loved them! -The Sam Villa Team