We’ve already let you in on how to care for your shears. Now it’s time to talk about the crème de la crème of the cutting tools, with a little insight from the mane masters. In the gallery below, celebrity hairstylists share their favorite cutting shears for blunt bobs, layers, and more.
"Hikari Phoenix Cosmos and Hikari Cosmo Dragon. I dry cut mostly everything and both of these scissors are crafted to effortlessly cut wet and dry hair. The dragons have a concave outside blade edge fits perfectly against your fingers when performing palm to palm cutting. This results in ultimate precision as the hair is always cut at a perfect 90 degree angle. The Phoenix has a special contoured ring behind the thumb hole that provides more leverage and power when cutting through thick sections of hair." —Buddy Porter @buddywporter
"I use Mizutani Shears from Australia. They have a great selection and are very high quality. Plus, they have a gold pair which is always a great conversation starter. Mizutanis last a lifetime, and they have a large selection so I know that no matter the cut or hair type, I will be prepared with the right pair." —Justine Marjan @justinemarjan
"Nic’s are my favorite shears. I love these shears because of how lightweight they are and they are comfortable to work with." —Lee Rittiner @leerittiner
"My favorite are these texturing shears I just got by Feel Scissors. They have wider gaps than normal cutting shears so they cut out more hair. I like them because they make it so much quicker to texturize and take out weight from really thick hair." —Colleen Duffy @cleencuts
"I love my BMAC Sword Shears. They are 5.5" and sharp like no other. They are short and sharp. I cut curly hair one curl at a time. Since the blade is so sharp, it allows me to have very clean blunt ends. This minimizes split ends and tangles on curly hair." —Shai Amiel @shaiamiel
"My favorite pair of cutting shears are called Feel Scissors. What I love about these shears is the type of metal that is used which is ATS 314—a high grade alloy, and it’s hand forged. Only cut human hair with these specific scissors, nothing like paper or even extensions." —Cervando Maldonado @cervandohair