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Last updated: August 06, 2017

Shear Sharpening: What You Should Know

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Haircuts depend on two things—the skillset of the stylist and the quality of the shears. And the quality of the blades are only as good as the person who sharpens them. Remember: Your career is important, your shears are important to your career and your sharpener is important to your shears. If your sharpener damages your shears, your livelihood suffers.  Wherever and whenever possible, only use a sharpener who you know and trust or who comes highly recommended from someone whose opinion you value.  In many cases, the best option is to mail your shears to a professional with certifications and specific authorizations from highly regarded shears manufacturers. 


As an authorized service center specializing in shear sharpening, Wicked Sharp Shears in Jupiter, FL is trusted by some of the biggest brands in the industry! Owner John Kuipers can offer stylists peace of mind when it comes to finding an authorized, experienced and timely sharpener!



John, a man “obsessed with the art and science of fine salon shear sharpening,” has earned his reputation as being one of the most talented sharpeners in the business. Wicked Sharp Shears has partnerships with some of the biggest brands in the industry—Washi, Shark Fin and Shears Direct—meaning no lifetime warranties will be voided. As well, John offers a full replacement if any damage to the shears occurs during the sharpening process. Finally, John is versed in the various qualities of steel from one scissor to the next, and is capable of working with any steel to achieve the proper balance of sharpness and durability for your blades. Don’t just take our word on John’s skill, his website is teeming with testimonials praising his expert work!


“I’ve been a stylist for over 30 years and have always used a mobile sharpener. This was my first time I’ve ever mailed my shears for sharpening and I was a little nervous as my shears are very expensive. John did a great job, not only at sharpening, but at communicating with me all along the way, notifying me of when they were being returned. I’ve recommended Wicked Sharp to all of my coworkers and will be sure to use him in the future”
Sheryl Younes of Totally Clips in Pembroke Pines, FL  


“I LOVE how sharp my shears are! Thank you so much for getting them back to me so soon and for the perfect job you have done. I assure you I will blast your name all over my hairstylist forums, as it is so hard to find someone to sharpen shears correctly! I’m looking forward to doing business with you again!”
Carrie Fountain of Carrie’s Hair Company in Buna, TX


“Great service, great communication, overall great experience! My shears work like they’re brand new again! Thank you, John, you rock!
Jennifer Dannelly of Eve A Salon and Spa in Lincoln, NE


“John never disappoints! He has been sharpening my shears for as long as I can remember. I recently bought swivel shears from him too that he went on a hunt to find for me. He makes it a point to always go out of his way for you to make you as happy as you can be and that is great service!”
Samantha Pedalino of Sam Jon Salon in Palm Beach Gardens, FL


For further information and customer testimonials, visit As well, John promises to have your dull shears sharpened and returned to you within 48 hours of him receiving them. For more information on Wicked Sharp Shears mail-in service, click here. Interested in a precision sharpening? Click here for an order form


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