January 29, 2019 3 min read 1 Comment

A 2 Minute Lefty Scissors Guide

Left Handed (Lefty) hairdressing scissors account for 20-30% of scissor sales, but only 1 in 50 models include a Lefty design.

A good hairdresser is a perfectionist, professional left-handed scissors are designed specifically for left-handed professionals cutting for hours on end.

Imagine cutting hair if you are left-handed and don’t have the right tools. You want a single hairdressing tool that can handle it with ease and precision.

With this article, we will take a closer look at the features of a perfect set of Scissors.

Left Handed Hairdressing Scissors For Professionals

It is all about left-hand-feel! As a lefty, you can't get away with using right-handed scissors every day.

The correct scissors should feel almost like an extension of your arm. We interviewed multiple hairdressers and barbers and a scissor expert to define what makes the best left-handed hairdressing scissors.

How We Chose The Best Left Hand Hairdresser Scissors

What Size Should I Pick For Left-Scissors?

One important detail for hair-professionals is the blade length and material: All the experts we spoke with recommended anywhere from 4.5 inches to 7-inch, steel blades for left-handed hairdressers.

“I use seven inches,” Hair Salon Owner Julie Fernandez explained. “Standard industry size is 5.5 inches, but the trend is showing all our girls and boys use seven inch (7-inch)”

Stainless Steel Scissor Blades

We placed an emphasis on stainless Japanese And German Scissors. Trevor Morgan from Scissor Expert Magazine mentioned that “All experts agree that the Japanese stainless steel hand-crafted left-handed scissors are truly amazing in quality, durability and performance.”

Choosing The Best Left-Handed Thinning Scissors

Interview with Elizabeth from Germany
We have asked Elizabeth what her opinion is when choosing left-handed thinning scissors as a hairdressing professional:

“If you decide on one of the top brands like Yasaka, Juntetsu, Jaguaror Fuji MoreZ I highly recommend all of them as they have been in the market for a while and are proven within the hairdressing industry. I personally use Yasaka and Juntetsu for thinning as they both have a fantastic design that really give you a great feeling when thinning hair and the result are truly amazing!”

We Put 6 Left-Scissors To The Test

Left Handed Hairdressing Scissors For Professionals Australian Test

Ian Hannagan Professional Hairdresser with 30 years’ experience and owner of Hair Care International, visited our testing room to help us. It was great speaking with Ian as he is well respected in the hairdressing community in Australia and Internationally.

Top-grade stainless-steel scissors specially made for the left-hand-feel, we put our scissors through three common hairdressing tasks. Without going into too much detail Hannagan said” Yasaka, Jaguar and Juntetsu products are truly amazing. I am left-handed and using the latest stainless-steel scissors made my job more accurate and my customers and I are very happy with the results.“

The Best Left-Handed Scissors & Thinners

 Left Handed Hairdressing Scissors For Professionals Test Winner

Number 1 Left Handed Hairdressing Scissor Thinner

Most Popular Left Handed Professional Hairdressing Scissors

Best for Experienced Hairdressers

What Scissors Are Lefty Scissors?

For a 2020 Guide to Left-Handed hairdressing scissors, its as simple as looking for the right handle, steel, blade and size. Below is a perfect example of a quality pair of lefty scissors from our 2020 guide on hairdressing scissors.

If you notice any missing hairdressing scissor details, feel free to contact us and we will confirm it with you. :)

HANDLE POSITION Lefty Traditional
STEEL Japanese 440c Stainless Steel
SIZE 5" and 5.5"
CUTTING EDGE Slice Cutting Edge 
BLADE Clam Shaped Convex Edge
FINISH Polished


1 Response

ethan hugh smith
ethan hugh smith

February 12, 2019

keep writing these, they are really good!

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