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The Sharpest Cut

Keeping your nails neat and tidy is an important part of your daily routine – after all, you wouldn’t go out without brushing your hair (well, not often, anyway). So no wonder that nail scissors are the #1 product everyone should have in their manicure sets and pedicure kits.

What Are Nail Scissors For?

Nail scissors can be used for a variety of things during your manicure. You can use them to cut off hangnails, or clip snagged nails, or just to cut and shorten your nails in general. Another cool use for nail scissors is cutting off fiber paper used for repairing broken nails.

How To Use Nail Scissors?

  1. Soak your nails for a few minutes before cutting them to soften the nails, making them softer to trim; this is especially important for thicker, tougher toenails. If your nails are brittle, this prevents them from splitting.
  2. Dry them well, as wet nails and nail scissors can be a painful combination if you slip.
  3. It’s important that your scissors are clean. Wash them regularly with a disinfectant for the sake of hygiene.
  4. Your nails should be trimmed often, but do not be overzealous. If you cut your nails once a week, you won’t need to worry about them getting a bit too long and risk them breaking. If your nails begin to hurt at the edges, you might be developing an ingrowing nail. If this is the case, try to trim away the bit that is causing you pain before it goes too deep, but it might be worth seeking medical advice.
  5. You should always make sure to cut your nails in an almost entirely straight motion, and round them a little to keep them strong. Cutting the nail straight will reduce your chance of developing ingrowing nails.
  6. Cut your nails using a lot of small cuts and do not try to cut away the entire “free edge”. Toenails, especially, are naturally oval-shaped, so by cutting off the edge, you are working against the natural shape of your nail.
  7. Wait until your nails are completely dry and file them.

See, I told you there was more to cutting nails. Now I’m going to take a look at the best nail scissors.

What Are The Best Nail Scissors?

1) Malteser Curved Nail Scissors

What Makes It Great

Made of premium stainless steel, the strange shaped, ergonomically designed handles allow them to be used by both left and right-handed users. Large enough to fit four fingers, the handles ensure that you’ll achieve a safe and accurate cut. I found these very sturdy and extremely easy to use.

Where It Could Be Improved

Although straight nail scissors are great for making little snips, if these were available with the option of a more curved blade, they would be perfect.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A neat, accurate and very sharp pair of nail scissors that makes cutting - even tough toenails, easy.

3 Swords Germany - brand quality STAINLESS STEEL INOX CURVED NAIL SCISSORS with case manicure pedicure grooming for professional finger...

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2) LIVINGO Rounded Nail Scissors

 

What Makes It Great

Coming with two pairs of ergonomically designed scissors, this set is a really good buy. A comfortably weighty curved pair of nail scissors and a safety rounded tip pair that’s perfect for babies or kid’s nails so that your baby can have a safe, scratch-free sleep. Made from rust resistant stainless steel, both pairs are robust, just the right size to be used easily, and come in a neat little case. I found these easy to maneuver, and comfortable to hold and use.

Where It Could Be Improved

Upon opening, the pivot on the curved blade pair felt a bit loose, so a quick tighten and they were absolutely fine.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re looking for an effective and efficient pair of nail scissors, this set is awesome. With a sharp pair for adult’s nails, and a blunt ended pair for kids, everyone is covered.

Professional Small Beard & Nose Hair Beauty Scissors, LIVINGO Curved and Safety Rounded Tip Grooming Trimming Shears for Nail, Facial,...

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3) Erbe Nail Scissors


What Makes It Great

Handmade in Germany, this finely engineered pair of super sharp nail scissors has been ethically made – this avoids the use of child or slave labor in their manufacturing process, and has a lifetime warranty. A curved blade and nicely shaped handles make this pair effective at cutting nails, hair, eyebrows and so on. Robust and appealingly heavy, I like this pair of nail scissors.

Where It Could Be Improved

These scissors had to work quite hard to cut thicker nails like toenails, but they did manage it with no ill effects.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Cutting smoothly and easily, this pair of scissors would fit perfectly into any manicure kit.

Matte Finish INOX Stainless Steel Nail Scissors by Erbe. Made in Solingen, Germany

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4) Mont Bleu 2-in-1 Nail & Cuticle Scissors

Mont Bleu Two-in-one Nail & Cuticle Combination Scissors made in Italy | sharpened in Solingen What Makes It Great

Lightweight, yet durable and robust, this rust resistant stainless steel pair of scissors do what they’re meant to do – perfectly. The curved blade is precision cut making them perfect for salon or home use, and the well-designed tip allows for easy, painless cuticle trimming. Comfortable to hold, and easily maneuverable, it’s an easy job to make tiny precise cuts accurately.

Where It Could Be Improved

Initially they were quite stiff to open, but with use they soon loosened up, so not a deal breaker for me.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

With a precise cutting blade that can cut nails and trim cuticles, I really like these. Hard wearing, budget friendly and well designed.

Mont Bleu Two-in-one Nail & Cuticle Combination Scissors made in Italy | sharpened in Solingen

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5) Niegeloh Nail Scissors

What Makes It Great

This solidly durable pair of nail scissors, made in Germany, are made from stainless steel, topped off with a stylish matte finish. With a curved blade to allow for a neat and tidy result, these super sharp scissors cut nails easily and comfortably. I found the cut edge of my nails didn’t even need filing – they were that smooth and snag free.

Where It Could Be Improved

There’s no escaping the fact that these scissors are on the pricey side; however, for the quality and longevity, I feel that price is justifiable.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Smooth cutting, ultra sharp, and very comfortable to use, these hard wearing nail scissors are awesome.

Niegeloh Topinox Nail Scissors With Matte Finish by Niegeloh

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How To Sharpen Curved Nail Scissors?

There are several ways to sharpen your nail scissors, but the following two are the ones I turn to most often.

Use sandpaper – grab a bit of sandpaper from your toolbox. Aim for 150-200 grit, or even higher if you want super sharp scissors. Simply cut through the sandpaper and the grit will do the sharpening job for you!

Use aluminum foil – grab a large piece of aluminum foil, fold it 4-5 times so that it’s thick but still large enough to cut through with scissors. Using full strokes, cut through the foil with your nail scissors. And voila – your scissors are now sharp!


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