Groom Master Professional Dog Grooming Scissors.
Scissors are essential tools for coat styling but, with so many different types to choose from, deciding which ones to buy can be difficult. In reality, if you’re aiming to tackle a variety of breeds, you’ll ultimately need a range of scissors in order to work efficiently. With this in mind, we’ve designed the Groom Master scissor collection to be both essential and comprehensive. So, whether you’re creating cylindrical legs, enhancing angulation, mastering head styles or just thinning out the coat, we’ve made a scissor to do exactly that. These professional dog grooming scissors are popular with pet groomers of all skill levels, due to their cutting strength and durability. Forged from high-grade stainless steel to protect against metal corrosion.
This particular scissor measures 6.5″ (16.5cm) in length and, is great for shaping heads, perfecting rear angulation, cylindrical legs and rounded feet. The emphasized ’rounded’ blade tips are designed to prevent accidental injury, whilst working in confined or sensitive areas of the dogs anatomy. The micro-serrated blades make it suitable for cutting wet or dry hair simultaneously, helping to grip and control the hair (during cutting), creating cleaner lines and contours.
How do I use them?
The opposing grip handle style is traditionally favoured by those who naturally hold the scissor with their middle finger and thumb. This is common practice, influenced by our earliest experiences using blunt end scissors as a child. Once inserted through the finger rings, operate the scissor using just your thumb to smoothly open and close the cutting blades. The absence of any finger rest, enables this scissor to be reversed for ambidextrous (left/right handed) use and, to create upward and downward curves. Unless you’re removing bulk and creating basic shape, always remove the hair in small amounts to avoid mistakes. If you should make a mistake, blending scissors are a great tool to help soften any stepped changes in hair length.
What else should I know?
For the best results, ensure the coat is clean and dry with all knots and tangles removed. Coat preparation before scissoring or clipping is essential, to avert mistakes and avoid damaging your equipment. Consider using a scissoring spray, to help create volume and structure in coat before you begin. This will help you attain sharper lines, smoother contours and a crisp finish.
For more advice on choosing and understanding different types of scissors, check out our buyers guide article here.
Alternatively, visit Groomers Gallery and, brush up on essential skills through our online masterclass video series.