Many hairstylists shopping for the best hair cutting shears are being enticed these days by purchasing shears by payment plans. This is helpful BUT buyer beware. One company is selling shears from $500 to over $1500. REALLY! What they are really selling you is a payment plan. Purchasing hair shears this way is a total rip off.
Making monthly payments may sound easier BUT, it's like a mortgage on a house. Buy the house for the selling price of 100K and you end up paying double what the house is worth. Same case here. You are buying a $200-$300 shear for $500-$1000 and then some. Don't be taken in by the hype.
I have been in this business for 30 years and believe me when you start paying more than $500-$600 you are paying TOO MUCH. I have been to the scissor factories in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China. I have seen what shears are made from and who's making them. Is there a $100-$300 difference in expensive shears, sure. But is there a $400-$1000 difference in quality.....no way!
Just sayin :)