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The Right Equipment: Staying Sharp In Beauty School

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Whether you are considering beauty school, or you are already learning all about coloring, cuts, and styling, it's important to think about the equipment you are using. There's more to making others look beautiful than simply knowing how to apply makeup or creating the perfect hairstyle. The tools you use are an essential part of becoming a good stylist, starting with an excellent pair of cutting scissors and a professional set of thinning shears.

Why Professional Scissors and Thinning Shears Matter

When scissors or thinning shears are dull, they don't cut the hair shaft cleanly. This means that the end of the hair can be left frayed, giving the hair an unkempt look at the ends. Professional hair cutting scissors are really precision instruments, sharp enough to cut hair cleanly. As a beauty school student, you will be expected to invest in your own pair of professional cutting scissors because they are a necessary part of your training.

Keeping Your Equipment Sharp

Once you invest in professional hair cutting and thinning tools, you will want to keep these tools sharp. While you may be able to learn how to sharpen your equipment on your own, many hairstylists choose to use a professional shear sharpening service to keep their cutting instruments in top working order. As hair cutting scissors have either a beveled or convex edge, it is really hard for an amateur to sharpen these type of scissors effectively. When you notice that your scissors or thinning shears are getting dull, it's time to invest in a service to sharpen them like new again.

Treating Your Beauty Tools Right

Now that you have purchased tools to become a beautician, you have to treat these tools right. In order to protect your instruments and keep them in good shape you should always:

  • put your tools away safely once you are done using them.
  • clean hair off before putting them away.
  • never use your hair scissors to cut anything but hair. This will dull the blade quickly.
  • have your tools regularly sharpened and cleaned.

With the right equipment, you will be able to learn all the skills you need while you are attending beauty school. You will be expected to obtain the right equipment, and maintain all of your tools properly to ensure that they are always in good working order. Good tools are an investment in your future as a skilled beauty school graduate.


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