Having trouble finding the ideal pair of lefty shears? Or maybe you own some but can’t seem to get any good results. A lot of hair stylists who are left handed often start off in their careers using right handed shears and find it difficult to adapt to left handed ones, but we will tell you how to find and use the perfect pair of lefty shears.
It is essential to immediately begin using lefty shears. And by that we mean as soon as you start preschool! You have to avoid forcing your left hand into right handed shears, you will face issues later on in life if you do.
Just as right handed shears are designed for right handed stylists, left handed shears are for left handed stylists. It won’t do any good to simply flip over a pair of right handed shears and have the tension knob face the client’s head. This can be impractical and uncomfortable. There are some shears with reversible tension systems that allow you to swivel the shears around but this only works for those accustomed to using right handed shears. What you need are genuine lefty shears.
What’s the difference between right and left? Lefty shears can be easily identified, just observe the blade where you must place your finger, it should be on top. The blade where your thumb goes is underneath.
If you already own a pair of lefty shears and you’re having problems cutting with it, this is normal. The blades will often bend the hair at the ends instead of making a clean cut, lengthening the styling process. How to solve this problem? Try to cut without moving your fingers, relying only on your thumb. You may not get it right away, your hand must adapt to this method before you can completely get the hang of it.
Remember, if you’re a lefty, use lefty shears!