If you drop your scissors and can see the cutting edge is damaged… don’t panic. Well okay, panic a little bit, but don’t try and use the scissor to avoid causing additional damage. Close them without the blades touching and then put them to one side. Call us for an appointment.
For this reason, it’s wise to carry a back-up pair of scissors with you so that you can continue to work in the meantime. They don’t have to be as expensive as your favourite pair, just something you are comfortable using.
Cutting freshly washed, clean hair prolongs the life of your scissor edge compared with cutting unwashed hair.
Wipe your blades clean after every cut. By doing this you avoid a build-up of hair and products making their way to the pivot area of your scissors where the free movement of your blades can be affected.
Oil your scissors regularly, at least once a week. Keep your scissors closed when not in use. Once you have finished with your scissors for the day, put them in a case or protective cover in order to prevent any damage. Once we have sharpened your scissors, they will be balanced and the tension set to ensure the optimum performance. Tightening or loosening the screw afterwards will negatively affect the way your scissors cut. However, you should check the balance of your scissors every day, it takes 2 seconds. If you ask us, we will show you how to do this, what you are looking for and how to make the adjustments.
Scissor sharpening, in salon, or where convenient for you, throughout London and Essex