Types of Blade for Left-Handed Haircutting Shears

Left-Handed Hair StylistA good pair of professional scissors is an essential part of any successful barbershop. Most barbershop owners do not consider one group of employees when buying their shears. These are the left-handed employees.

When stocking a barbershop, you might erroneously assume that ambidextrous and right-handed scissors will work just fine when used by left-handed stylists. Without a good pair of professional left-handed hair cutting shears, your stylist will be uncomfortable, and the haircut will be less than perfect. 

Also, one of the crucial factors you need to consider when buying these shears is their blade. Below are different kinds of blades for your left-handed shears.

Corrugated Edged Blades

These blades are also called serrated bevelled edged blades. They are grooved blades with fine lines in the blade’s edges. Their prime purpose is to hold hair and keep it from gliding during cutting and to prevent blunt shears from cutting hair in a crooked line. Corrugated edged blades cut off hair in the corrugated part upon meeting the opposite edge. However, they will need considerable force to cut damaged hair ends.

Bevelled Edged Blades

These are the oldest and most common hair cutting shears. Bevelled edged blades trim hair well but require considerable force and pressure compared to other blades to achieve a good haircut. Though inexpensive, this blade cannot be used for complex cutting techniques such as slide cuts.

Convex Edged Blades

These blades are very powerful and cut hair very smoothly. The curved exterior edges of the blades make them ideal for advanced techniques including slide cutting. Though a convex-edged blade costs more compared to other blades used on professional scissors, it stays sharp for a long time.

The above blades might look similar in both right and left-handed scissors, but in left-handed ones, the blades are in a reverse position. This makes using the scissors comfortable for left-handed stylists and reduces their risk of wrist and hand pain.