How to Sharpen a Pair of Scissors for Cutting Hair
Sharpening a pair of scissors with the intention of cutting hair is different from sharpening scissors for cutting things like paper or material. Find out how you can sharpen a pair of scissors for cutting with help from a hair expert in this free video clip.
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Hi, I'm Marcos at Salon Republic, and today I'm going to show you how to sharpen your scissors. What you'll need is a stone, a rough stone and a smooth stone. First, you want to take your scissor, open them up and clean them of any hair that might be on there so it doesn't affect the sharpening. The best cloth to have is a shammy to clean the blade from any hair. One thing that's very important is safety when sharpening the scissors, because they are already still very sharp and they will cut you. So, you're going to open your blades, place it on your stone and run it down the stone, light touch all the way to the tip, run it a couple times and you'll flip it over and do the same thing on the other blade. Basically, what you're doing is polishing the blade, clean it of any residue that might happen. The first stone is a rough stone. The second stone is your polishing stone. And you'll open it again. You're going to do the same strokes, light touch and run it down in the same direction you did before. Flip it over and do the same thing on the other blade, light pressure. You can also just to clean them up, if it just needs a little clean up you can also use a telephone book the same way. You open your telephone book, the pages of the phone book are really fine sheets of paper so that you can polish it even further. You are running it down the same direction as you did on the stone on both sides, and again, wipe off any residue and you're ready to cut hair. My name is Marcos De Cordova at Salon Republic. Thank you.