Short shears are an essential tool for hair stylists who want a versatile, everyday shear. They are smaller and lighter than other shears, making them easier to maneuver and control, and their shorter blades make them ideal for cutting in tight spaces. As a hairstylist, your tools are your everything, and you need to have the right tools to do the job right. That includes having a pair of high-quality precision shears. 

Short shears typically have blades that are 4.5 to 5.5 inches long.

Long shears have blades that are 5.75 to 6.25 inches long.


What each size is best used for

Short shears are ideal for:

  • Precision cuts
  • Bobs
  • Detailed lines
  • Cutting in tight spaces
  • Point cutting
  • Slide cutting
  • Shallow point cutting

Long shears are ideal for:

  • Long hair cuts
  • Layering
  • Blunt cuts
  • Overhand cutting
  • Slicing cuts

Why Elevate Hair 5-inch precision shears are the best option

Elevate Hair 5-inch precision shears are the do-it-all shear. They are made with high-quality Japanese steel designed for precision and control. They have a sharp, convex edge, allowing smooth, effortless cuts. 

Our takeaways:

  • Precision cuts: The sharp convex edge and lightweight design of these shears make them ideal for precision cuts.
  • Control: The ergonomic handles provide excellent control and comfort, even during extended use.
  • Versatility: These shears are used for various cutting techniques, including point cutting, slide cutting, and shallow point cutting.
  • Durability: The Japanese steel construction ensures that these shears will last for many years.

And let's not forget about the price! Coming in at $238, Elevates 5-inch Precision shear is by far the most affordable professional shear in the market. If you are a hairstylist looking for a pair of high-quality precision shears, Elevate Hair 5-inch precision shears are the perfect choice. They offer the ideal combination of precision, control, versatility, and durability for stylists of every level.

Written by Savannah Nethken

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