5 Different Types Of Hair Cutting Tools

by Pathlie Lee Business consultant

Whether you’re a customer who’s looking for a way to style your hair or a stylist who’s looking for new materials, it’s always important to choose the type of hair cutting tool on the hair you’ll be cutting. Why does it matter? Choosing the right hair cutting tools can make or break a cut, and it’s equally important to be acquainted with them before going out and cutting up hair on your own. Familiarizing yourself with the materials, you’ll be using, or that will be used on you will help you determine the type of cut, placement, and even outcome of the hairstyle of your choice.

If you’re undecided on what tools best suit your desired outcome, here are the five different types of hair cutting tools for your reference:

1.    Shears

These are the most common type of hair cutting scissors, and arguably the most basic and essential one as well. Simply put, shears are like scissors, but with a sharper edge. This is to ensure that the shears don’t bend or unnecessarily break the hair as you cut through it. The right type of shears is designed to cut through hair without any trouble easily.

2.    Thinning Shears

Thinning shears are a particular type of shears that are used to texturize the hair. They’re there to add volume to your hair and give it a particular kind of style. Like a regular pair of shears, they’re sharper than scissors and are designed to cut through the hair seamlessly. Unlike ordinary shears, however, great care should be taken not to cut beyond the bending point of the client’s hair. This will cause split ends and mess up any overall planned design. It can be tricky to use thinning shears, which is why some people prefer using regular shears to style hair instead.

3.    Razor Comb

Perhaps one of the most innovative inventions for hair cutting is the razor comb. A razor comb, as its name suggests, is a comb with a razor. The blade is already incorporated in the comb teeth, removing the need for any other materials when making a style for the hair. The caveat to this could be that a razor comb can produce rough edges, and are not for less experienced stylists to use. They can also be difficult on curly hair types but otherwise, make for great edgy styles.

4.    Clippers

A clipper is a razor that’s used to create close cuts. Usually used in barbershops, clippers are used to create a clean cut that’s close to the scalp, such as a fade or military cut. Clippers are designed to make a fresh look out of anyone who’s willing to try. But since it’s a relatively tricky tool to handle, it would be best to leave it up to the professionals.

5.    Trimmer

From its name, a trimmer is, simply put, just a device to trim up any loose ends, especially for those with short hair. It creates a clean and simple cut that can help out anyone who needs a quick trim or a new style that doesn’t require any drastic changes.

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