March 25, 2015

5 Essential Barbering Tools

essential barber tools

If you want to be a successful barber, you need the best barber tools. Every barber needs these 5 essential barbering tools.

1.  Straight-Bladed Scissor

A straight-bladed scissor can be used to trim hair, beards, and mustaches. The curved handle allows you to easily cut bangs or around the ears. Insert serrations or use a pair of shears on thinner hair to make the finished cut look even and complete.

2.  Straight Razor

A straight razor, also called an open or cut-throat razor, is a traditional tool that’s been around for thousands of years. It gives a close, but safe shave. It can be used on facial hair, on the neckline, and for carving straight lines around the beard. Make short, light strokes, maintaining at least a 30-degree angle. Use a strop to maintain the razor and keep it sharp.

3.  Hair Comb

All sorts of combs come in handy depending on the hair length and style. A barber comb usually has both fine and thick teeth that help keep the cut uniform for each section of hair. The fading comb has teeth that go from short to long and is especially useful when creating the popular fade cut. A scissor over comb is good for blending and achieving a close cut on shorter hair.

4.   Electric Clipper

Every barber needs an electric clipper or trimmer. The clipper guards help style the hair and create a unique design. As the blades smoothly run along the contours of the head, they trim the hair without pulling the follicles out of the scalp.

5.  Duster Brush

Don’t leave your client with an itchy neck! A duster is much more effective than a towel for brushing away the stray hairs, especially off the back of the neck. Be sure to keep it clean for each client.


Are you ready to launch your barber career? Salon Success Academy is a beauty school with six convenient locations across the Inland Empire in California. We offer programs with hands-on training and extensive preparation for the State Board exams. Contact us today at 877-987-4247 to learn more.




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