Nothing frustrates me more than when I hear about a hair stylist getting their shears sharpened by another company only to hear they weren’t sharpened properly and may be ruined. I take great pride in how I sharpen your scissors/shears/surgical tools. So much so this is why I use specialized sharpening equipment.
Here are a few questions you should ask any shear sharpener you are considering using.
~ How do you sharpen shears?
You are looking for “flat hone machine with water to keep the shears cool”
~ How long have you been sharpening shears?
You are looking for the longer the better. A bad sharpener will not last too long.
~ Where did you get your training?
~ Do you sell new shears and what kind of brands do you sell?
A sharpener who is reputable and been doing it for a long time will also sell new ones.
~ How much do you charge to sharpen shears?
Average cost for a reputable shear sharpener is between $20-$45 dollars. If priced too low that may be a bad sign.
Other things to look for: are they dressed nice, do they have a business card with a local address or phone number, do they guarantee the work, will they replace your equipment if anything goes wrong and can you easily get a hold of them if something goes wrong.
Word of mouth is one of the best ways to know if a sharpener might be a good one. Ask other hairstylists in the area. Search the internet and look for the overall rating and customer comments. Did you know that when you go to buy a product from a store you can find out how good the product is by the ratings the customers have given it? We are much like that. Our customers rate us as well.
If you are looking for a sharpener you could try www.findasharpener.com.
If you or someone you know has had a bad experience please feel free to contact me. I will show you how your tools should be sharpened properly.
Thanks Jeff Schaewe