Common Hair Cutting Tools

Most people are somewhat vain about the appearance of their hair. This is why so many men and women both go to hair salons to have their hair cut and styled. Stylists have many different tools at their disposal. Here, we are going to take a look at common hair cutting tools.

electric clipper
Electric clipper.

Electric clippers are possibly the most commonly used tool for cutting hair. This is especially true of men’s hair. Clippers come with a range of guards that can be attached to control the length of the hair if one is using them at home. Stylists tend to use a regular comb and gauge the hair’s length for themselves.

scissor
scissor

Scissors are used to cut the hair when one desires the ability to shape the hair. These come in a couple of different types. The primary type, called barber shears, are very sharp and cut all of the hair. The length of the hair cut is controlled by the fingers of the stylist or with a comb.

thinning shear
thinning shear

A second type of scissors that is used very often is thinning shears. These scissors have gaps at measured intervals in the blades so that they only cut about half of the hair that is between the blades. These are used when one has very thick hair and wants it thinned a bit to make it easier to handle and style in a particular manner.

straight razor
straight razor

A final tool used to cut hair is a razor. Razor cut hair has angles on the ends of the shafts. This tends to give the hair added texture and body. The hair can be layered with a razor to provide a disheveled look that has become quite popular in recent years.

Using a combination of any two or three of these hair cutting tools, a salon stylist can produce any hairstyle a person desires.

Hair cutting tools are common items and can be found in almost any home. The skill to use them is not always available at home. For the best results, it is strongly recommended that everyone, male or female, allow a professional hair stylist to take care of cutting and styling the hair rather than attempt it at home.

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