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GREAT VALUE: £50-£100

1 HAITO KINZOKU

Handcrafted from stainless steel with a satin-copper titanium coating, these scissors certainly stand out. Equipped with an offset handle for extra comfort and convex cutting edge for precise cutting and slicing. Includes a quilted scissor wallet, removable finger rest and finger rings.

Size options: 5.5"/6"

Price: £55 +VAT, hairtools.co.uk

2 KYOTO SPRINT

The benchmark for economy scissors, thanks to the incredible quality and reliability at an affordable price.The razor-sharp, precision-cutting blades are suitable for all abilities.

Size options: 5.0"/5.5"/6.0"/6.5"/7.0"

Price: £60+VAT, dowa-international.com

3 KYOTO PHOENIX

Style points and money sense make these scissors a winner.The lightweight body combined with shorter offset handles has been designed to give you more control. Delivers razor-sharp cut quality on every client.

Size options: in 5.0"/5.5"/6.0"/6.5"/7.0"

Price: £62.50+VAT, dowa-international.com

4 HAITO SESSURU

Handmade, titanium-coated scissors made from durable stainless steel, with an engraved fingerprint design. Features an offset handle with curved thumb and convex cutting edge for precision.

Includes a removable finger rest, finger rings and black quilted storage wallet.

Size options: 5.5"/6"

Price: £79.95+VAT, hairtools.co.uk

5 KOBE APOLLO

Crafted in Japanese 440C stainless steel with convex, hollow ground blades for precise cutting.The tension screw uses an adjustable click-ratchet system, to help you fine-tune. Offset handles and a fixed finger rest offer extra comfort.

Includes four finger-ring inserts.

Size options: 5" (right) and 5.5"/6" (right or left)

Price: £99+VAT, coolblades.co.uk

MID PRICE: £90-£160

6 OSAKA SUPER ERGO

An all-time favourite for stylists across the globe, these scissors combine comfort with easy slicing and effortless chopping.The design also features a heat-sensitive stone that changes colour with your mood.

Size options: 5.0"/5.5"/6.0"/6.5"/7.0"

Price: £110+VAT, dowa-international.com

7 YASAKA

Handmade in Japan using ATS314: a metal that was specially created for hairdressing scissors. With a unique, two-part design, each shear is a combination of modern machinery methods and traditional craftsmanship for a long-lasting choice. Available with straight or offset handles.

Size options: 4.5"/5.0"/5.5"/6.0"/7.0"

Price: £110+VAT, yoiscissors.co.uk

8 OSAKA ICON

Create smooth crisp cuts with these elegant, slim-line scissors. Forged 440C steel blades offer super-clean lines, to give high-quality results on every client.

Size options: 5.5"/6.0"/6.5"/7.0"

Price: £120+VAT, dowa-international.com

9 PASSION ZETA

An ergonomic handle, ball-bearing screw system and crisp precision sword blades: it’s all there in this ultimate all-rounder. It’s also surprisingly light to hold and suitable for all skill levels too.

Size options: 5.5"/6.0"/6.5"/7.0"

Price: £155 +VAT, dowa-international.com

10 PASSION VERTEX

This model is based on the popular PASSION ZETA, but with lighter blades and finer tips for more precision.

Equipped with a ball-bearing screw system for consistently smooth cuts.

Size options: 5.5"/6.0"/6.5"/7.0"

Price: £155+VAT, dowa-international.com

11 OHKA SAKURA BLACK GLOSS

A beautiful black gloss choice with a comfort-fit, drop-down handle to reduce stress and strain to the hand.

Made from Japanese cobalt alloy, for an extra smooth cutting action.

Matching texturisers are also available.

Size options: 5.0"/5.5"/6.0"/6.5"/7.0"

Price: £160+VAT, yoiscissors.co.uk

12 OHKA SAKURA SLIM XBS

A super-slimline model with slender blades and tips for precision cutting and intricate work. Made with cobalt alloy for an extra-smooth cutting action and carbon edges for durability.

Size options: 5.5"/6.0"

Price: £160+VAT, yoiscissors.co.uk

HIGH-END LUXURY: £200+

13 PASSION RAPTOR

Forged from VG10 cobalt, these scissors make light work of slicing through thicker hair and offer a silky-smooth cutting sensation for the stylist.They are ideal for free-hand cutting, and give a textured finish.

Size options: 5.5"/6.0"/6.5"/7.0"

Price: £220+VAT, dowa-international.com

14 HAITO DAMASCUS

Each pair of these premium scissors are completely unique. Crafted from layered Swedish Damascus Steel with a distinctive marbled look.

Designed for effortless operation, the smooth blade action makes this ideal for slice cutting.

Size options: 5.5"/6"

Price: £295 + VAT, hairtools.co.uk

15 WINGS BLACK CLASSIC

A favourite of Sassoon-trained stylists, Wings is a high-performance choice that’s made in Japan. It has cobalt edges for precision cutting, as well as semi-offset handles for extra comfort. Available in Silver, Black, Gold and Rose-Gold.

Size options: 4.5"/5.0"/5.5"/6.0"

Price: from £345+VAT, yoiscissors.co.uk

16 PASSION KOKAJI SLIM

The pinnacle of artisanal craftsmanship.These beautifully crafted scissors are forged from Damascus steel with a Cobalt cutting core. Every pair is a unique work of art: descending from a heritage of sword making.

Size options: 5.5"/6"

Price: £400+VAT, dowa-international.com

17 GREEN MOUSE DAMA

Also known as ‘The Wave’, the Green Mouse Dama is crafted with Damascus steel, which produces a super-smooth, long-lasting edge. It features offset, comfort-fit handles.

Available in Gold, Rose-Gold and Blue-Black. Size options: 5.25"/6.0"

Price: £595 +VAT, yoiscissors.co.uk

18 OKHA SAKURA FLAGSHIP DAMASCUS

Crafted with folded Damascus steel to produce a distinctive, unique finish and a super-smooth edge. Features offset handles for extra comfort.

Size options: 5.5"/6.0"

Price: £834.74+VAT, yoiscissors.co.uk

This article appears in the May 2022 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the May 2022 Issue of Hairdressers Journal