I constantly hear stories about "fly-by-night" scissor companies that sell "high quality" scissors to stylists for $30-$60. You can find their shears at trade shows and online. These are either brands that no one recognizes (for good reason) or they are counterfeit. They aren't true scissor companies, they are cheap importers trying to make a fast profit.
As with many products, you get what you pay for. Bargain basement scissors will last about 1-3 months before they are permanently in your drawer or you throw them away. These scissors can't perform any cutting techniques other than blunt cut and you will have to cut the same line over and over. You are wasting time and time is money in the beauty business.
Most cheap scissors are made in Pakistan or China. Shears made in Pakistan are not even worth discussing. Chinese made scissors are slowly improving, however they are still far behind Taiwan, Korea, and Japan in terms of quality or craftsmanship that must go into making professional shears. Cheap shears are also made from the lowest quality steel that you can find on the market, most sharpening technicians can't even sharpen them and some completely refuse to work on them at all.
Don't allow yourself to be conned. Scissors that are made from high-quality shears and embody excellent workmanship are going to cost you at least $200 for a single shear, and better tools range from $300-$600. If you want to make sure that you end up with a top quality shear, look for reputable companies that have been around for many years.