A scissor with many thin teeth is ideal for feathering & blending.
A scissor with fewer and wider teeth is used to create broader texture, cutting close to the scalp, or as an alternative to chipping-in with a cutting scissor.
Texturising scissors, which are often called shears, are generally referenced by the number of teeth, since the length of the shear is largely irrelevant. The number of teeth and the tooth shape are essential considerations when purchasing a texturising scissor.
Some texturising scissors have a ‘V’ tooth design, which when the tooth gets quite large, leave a ‘hair-gap-hair’ look across the line of cut.
Our blending, thinning and texturising scissors have ‘stepped’ teeth which break the line vertically (across the cut) leaving a very soft finish. Similar to the way that a stylist would chip in at an angle. The gaps between the teeth break the line horizontally.