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AMA Silhouette Black
Made from Japanese steel, AMA Silhouette Black is a perfect entry level scissor. Funky and lightweight for the stylist who wants to stand out from the crowd, it provides comfort and a great cut at an inexpensive price. Available in 5.5" and 6".

RRP: £42 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

Haito Kobura
Handmade from Japanese stainless steel with a blade design, semi-offset snake engraved handle and a convex cutting edge for professional cutting and optimum comfort. Supplied with a stylish scissor wallet. Available in 6".

Price: £57.50 + VAT hairtools.co.uk

Haito Akuma
A stylish black and red Teflon-coated stainless steel scissor and thinner range with a convex cutting edge and hollow ground blades for smooth, sharp and precise cutting. Supplied with a quilted scissor wallet. Available in 6".

Price: £59.95 + VAT hairtools.co.uk

Haito Rozu
A beautiful rose gold titanium coated stainless steel scissor and thinner range with an offset form. It has a feather handle and curved thumb for a relaxed working position and a convex cutting edge for smooth cutting. Available in 5.5".

Price: £72.50 + VAT hairtools.co.uk

AMA Fusion
Designed by the Joewell factory, the Fusion range offers a classic symmetric handle, Japanese steel blade, removable finger rest and sizes that cover all cutting styles from detailed work to barbering. Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5", 6" and 6.5".

RRP: £75 - £90 ex VAT (dependent on size) gebetterton.com

AMA Jian
The AMA Jian is an AUS8 stainless steel, hollow ground forged scissor with a hone line convex blade. It has a mirror finish with a brushed section for stability, a flat adjustable screw and removable chrome finger rest.

Available in 6" and 6.5". RRP: £85 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

AMA Tao
Forged from Japanese 440c cobalt steel, the AMA Tao has a convex edge, sword shape blade which is perfect for all styles of cutting, including slide cutting on wet or dry hair. It has a flat adjustable screw and static finger rest. Available in 5.25" and 6.25".

RRP: £85 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

AMA Tao Swivel
The Japanese 440c cobalt steel-forged AMA Tao Swivel has a convex edge, sword shape blade perfect for all styles of cutting on wet or dry hair. The ergonomic handle with a swivel thumb ring is designed for comfort and flexibility. Available in 6".

RRP: £90 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

Kyoto Swift
Incredible cutting power is packed into this pair of scissors. Weighted blades and razor-sharp edges make light work of wet or dry hair. Available in 5.5", 6" and 6.8".

Price: £105 + VAT dowa-international.com

Kyoto Swift Thinning 6" 29 Teeth
Affordable thinners with double teethed blades that create a smooth cut and natural finish. There is no damage to hair as uncut hair doesn’t scrape along an open blade edge as it would with conventional thinners. Available in 6".

Price: £105 + VAT dowa-international.com

Osaka Super Ergo
Found in most stylists’ tool kits, the Super Ergo is known for its incredible cut quality. Feel the difference with every cut stroke with superb comfort, easy slicing and effortless chopping. Available in 5", 5.5", 6", 6.5" and 7".

Price: £110 + VAT dowa-international.com

Osaka Icon
With a slim silhouette and low-profile screw, the Icon is all about smooth clean lines. The fine blades excel at detailed cutting and consistently high-quality results. Available in 5.5", 6", 6.5" and 7".

Price: £120 + VAT dowa-international.com

Kyoto Sprint Complete Cutting Set
Everything you need in one place! Top quality Kyoto Sprint cutting and thinning scissors, YSPARK guide comb, YSPARK aluminium clips and a tool case at an affordable price. Includes 5", 5.5", 6", 6.5" and 7".

Price: £125 + VAT dowa-international.com

Passion Original Offset
Often imitated but never superseded, the Passion Original still sets itself apart through its materials and craftsmanship. No-nonsense precision scissors that are built to last. Available in 5", 5.5" and 6".

Price: £145 + VAT dowa-international.com

Passion Zeta
Ergonomic handle, ball bearing screw system, crisp precision sword blades – it’s all there in the Passion Zeta. Surprisingly light and a pleasure to use, the Zeta is the ultimate all-rounder. Available in 5.5", 6", 6.5" and 7".

Price: £155 + VAT dowa-international.com

OHKA Sakura Black Gloss
The Black Gloss scissor has comfort-fit drop down handles to reduce stress and strain. Made from Japanese cobalt alloy for extra smooth cutting. Available in 5", 5.5", 6", 6.5" and 7".

Price: From £160 + VAT yoiscissors.co.uk

Joewell NE Offset
The Joewell NE, now available in an offset style, is an entry level shear made from Japanese steel with a standard Joewell blade. An excellent scissor that will enable you to master any technique. Available in 5.5" and 6".

RRP: £166 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

TJ Series by Teremasakuni
A jack-knife type scissor developed by third generation Matsuzaki. This scissor can cut sharply and comes with a popular 3D handle. Popular not only for its ease of use but also for its looks. Available in 5.5", 6" and 6.5".

Price: £200 + VAT prosalonsupply.co.uk

Passion Raptor
Forged from VG10 cobalt, the Passion Raptor delivers a silky-smooth cutting sensation and makes light work of slicing through thick hair. It excels at free-hand cutting for a textured finish. Available in 5.5", 6", 6.5" and 7".

Price: £220 + VAT dowa-international.com

Joewell TJ
Exclusive to the UK, the TJ offers a new offset handle designed for stable cutting. A small ‘fin’ decreases finger movement along the top handle and allows the stylist to control the scissor more easily. Available in 5.25" and 5.75".

RRP: £265 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

Wings classic
A favourite of Sassoon-trained stylists worldwide, this high-performance Japanese scissor with cobalt edges and semi-offset comfortable handles comes in silver, black, gold and rose gold shades. Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6".

Price: From £336 + VAT yoiscissors.co.uk

Joewell AR
Offering an ‘art nouveau’ ergonomic handle, static finger rest and precision flat screw for comfort and style. Made from stainless alloy, it combines a sword and convex blade for precise slicing and point cutting. Available in 5.5" and 6".

  RRP: £360 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

Aiken by Matsuzaki
Designed with a fuller Saber blade to aid the stylist when cutting thick or curly hair. Ball bearing tension control reduces friction to near zero and four plate springs under the screw are used to absorb any cutting shock. Available in 5.5" and 6".

Price: £620 + VAT prosalonsupply.co.uk

Joewell Supreme SPM
The Supreme SPM uses steel materials baked as a powder for smoothness, meaning greater strength, wear-resistance and higher corrosion resistance. It also includes a 3D handle and silicone rubber covered finger rest. Available in 5", 5.5" and 6".

RRP: £480 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

Joewell SNT
Joewell’s innovation in volume control. The 40 teeth are designed to cut one strand of hair per tooth per cut, not only reducing damage to the hair but giving complete control of the desired volume. Available in 5.9".

RRP: £483 ex. VAT gebetterton.com

MLDS Black Titanium by Matsuzaki
Featuring an orange shippau porcelain tension screw, the Matsuzaki scissor is handmade with an adjustable ratchet tension system with leaf spring to lighten shock waves when cutting. Available in 5.5" and 6".

Price: £770 + VAT prosalonsupply.co.uk

This article appears in the May 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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