Caring for Your Shears: Maintenance Tips for Longevity and Performance

To ensure optimal performance and longevity of your shears, proper care and maintenance are essential. In this blog post, we will share expert tips on how to clean, oil, and store your shears correctly. We will also discuss the importance of regular sharpening and provide guidance on finding reputable sharpening services. By implementing these maintenance practices, stylists can extend the lifespan of their shears and maintain their cutting precision.

Cleaning: Maintaining clean shears is essential for optimal performance and hygiene. To clean your shears thoroughly, remove any hair, product buildup, or debris that may accumulate between the blades or in the pivot area. Regularly cleaning your shears helps ensure a smooth cutting action and creates a sanitary environment for both you and your clients.

Oiling: Proper lubrication is crucial for the smooth movement of your shears. Apply oil regularly to reduce friction and prevent rust. By lubricating the pivot area and the blades of your shears, you can maintain their cutting efficiency and extend their lifespan. We recommend using high-quality shear oils that are suitable for different types of shears.

Storage: Proper storage of your shears is vital for protecting them from damage and preserving their sharpness, especially the delicate tips. When your shears are not in use, it’s crucial to store them safely and appropriately. We highly recommend using protective cases or sheathes to prevent any accidental harm to the blades or other components of the shears.

It’s important to note that the common practice of using a glass jar with disinfectant should be avoided. Soaking your shears for an extended period can potentially damage them, and the repetitive impact of the tips against the bottom of the jar can cause significant tip damage. If you need to disinfect your shears, we suggest doing so for only a few minutes and then placing them on a soft surface to dry and rest.

By following these storage recommendations, you can ensure that your shears remain in optimal condition, allowing you to deliver precise and professional results with every cut.

Regular Sharpening: Regular sharpening is crucial to maintain the cutting edge of your shears. Look out for signs that indicate it’s time for sharpening, such as decreased cutting performance or increased hair-pulling. We recommend seeking professional sharpening services or using techniques suitable for your shears if you prefer to sharpen them yourself. Our Above Edge Sharpening service ensures optimal performance for your shears by following 3 simple steps.


Sometimes, you may encounter issues with your shears, such as misalignment, blade damage, or tension problems. We will provide troubleshooting tips to help you address common issues. However, in cases where the problems persist or require technical expertise, it may be necessary to seek our professional assistance for repairs.

By following these maintenance tips, you can ensure that your shears perform at their best, providing you with precise and effortless cutting experiences. Proper care and maintenance not only protect your investment but also contribute to your overall success as a stylist.