Every artist knows the value of having a wider range of tools behind the chair, but understanding the benefit of each tool is important. Andrew Carruthers, Director of Education for Sam Villa, explains the advantages of the Sam Villa Signature Series Swivel Shears and how they contribute to longevity behind the chair.
“There is a very specific value to swivel shears, it’s about ergonomics and understanding how to minimize the repetitive stress on your wrist, elbow and shoulder,” explains Carruthers.
Swivel shears allow cutting in any position with the elbow down and wrist in a natural and neutral position, so it enables cutting with less stress on the hand, wrist and shoulder throughout the day, which helps reduce repetitive stress injuries.
Benefits of Different Swivel Shear Lengths
– The 5.5” Signature Series Swivel Shear is great for fine work close to the head – cutting a tight graduation, cutting hair around the ear and other detailing work.
– The 6” Signature Series Swivel Shear is a good choice for cutting layers, deep point cutting, and the blade is long enough for one length shapes.
– The 7” Signature Series Dry Cutting Swivel Shear features a sword blade and is fantastic when cutting large amounts of dry hair. It’s great for compressing sections of hair to cut, deep point cutting and is a favorite when cutting and detailing hair extensions.
“I’m a fan of anything that creates longevity behind the chair, so take the time to at least try a swivel shear and see what it has to offer,” adds Carruthers.