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Hattori Hanzo Tenshi Shears

An in-depth look at the Tenshi hybrid scissor family

HH22 Tenshi Series

One of the most recent additions to our lineup, the Hattori Hanzo Shears HH22 is one of the most special cutting tools out there. The HH22 features one of the first traditional Japanese handles in our line. You’ll notice the very slight offset and the straight necks. Instead of having rounded edges, this shear has harder, sleeker edges. Designed with a thumb cradle instead of a rounded thumb, we developed the HH22 to pocket the thumb for much more complete control in precision and scissor-over-comb work.

The shear has a slightly exaggerated camel tang designed to envelop the pinky finger exquisitely for control of the stationary blade and comfort of the hand. While the HH22 is a little thinner, you’ll find the blades are a bit wider. That combination helps turn this into a very versatile cutting shear that is great in wet hair with some added dry cutting properties. The movement of the shear is extraordinarily smooth and comes in three different sizes, between 5.5” and 6.5” inches.

Explore Hanzo’s family of Tenshi shears and texturizers below. Then explore a set for yourself by purchasing online.

For a more in-depth experience you can contact your local Hanzo territory rep or complete the Test Drive form below to sample a set for yourself.

Tenshi Stylist
Brandon Liberati

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Brandon Liberati is an international celebrity hairstylist, beauty/style influencer, and television personality. He divides his time between Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. Brandon is not only a well-known hairstylist working with some of the top tv, movie, music, and Broadway stars; he is also known for being in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes, working with celebrities that include Khloe Kardashian, Anne Winters, Teresa Giudice, Rose McGowan, Beth Dover, Mercedes Javid, Naomi Grossman, and Caroline Stansbury. His influential styles and beauty expertise is featured in magazines such as InStyle, WWD, New Beauty, Essence, Women’s Health, QP, and Posture. His client list includes talent on shows like American Horror Story, 2 Broke Girls, American Housewife, Will, and Grace, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Orange County, Insatiable, 13 Reasons Why, Orange Is The New Black, and Shahs of Sunset. He is a star of an international hit reality show Newlyweds, The First Year, and has appeared on Shahs of Sunset, Watch What Happens Live, American Beauty Star, Buzzfeed, and RuPaul’s Drag U. Brandon has been a hairstylist for over 15 years. In that time, he has been a haircutting expert and styling educator for David Wagner’s salon Juut, an Aveda concept salon, a Bumble and Bumble Network Educator, and creative director for a popular hair extension brand. He attends and is invited to appear at some of the most prominent educational shows worldwide, such as Redken’s Symposium and Aveda Congress.

Tenshi Stylist
Paul Thompson

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Professional hairstylist and entrepreneur Paul Thompson is from Manchester, England. Owner of @thompsonstyleltd hair salon Manchester U.K. Paul has been active in the hair industry since 2000. Paul began his career at independent salons around the Manchester area before managing. He progressed onto taking the huge step of owning his own salon in 2010 Thompson. Style ltd. where he works on the salon floor. Paul educates at schools across the U.K and is a regular presence at career days, cuts hair on stage, and trains his ever-growing staff. He’s worked on photo shoots and competitions all over the U.K. Paul prides himself on being a master on salon five-star service and an educator on managing a full book and how to grow your business. He also owns bars and nightclubs, so the service industry is his specialty. Paul is infectious to be around, and his passion for the hair industry is a gift to witness.
HH22 Tenshi - 5.0 Inches Precision Cutting Shears - VG10 Steel - Scissor Over Comb

Not ready to buy? Test drive a hanzo instead!​

You’ll have 15 days to test a set of Hanzo’s for yourself before committing to your purchase. This is a serious two-week trial for licensed cosmetologists and barbers only.
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Certified Japanese Steel

Metallurgical report

Hattori Hanzo Shears are made with certified Japanese steel. Our shears are made of the following grades:

  • Proprietary blends including cobalt & molybdenum alloys
  • Premium high-carbon Japanese stainless steel
  • Advanced Nano powder steel from condensed micro particles

But don't just take our word for it...review the metallurgical reports for yourself​

Learn more about the Hattori Hanzo's HH22 Tenshi Hybrid Wet/Dry Shear

Hattori Hanzo Shears’ very own Christopher Samuels and Daniel Bacon talk shears in this informative educational series for hair stylists and barbers. From handle selection, proper holding of shears, cutting considerations, and tips and tricks you’ve never heard before–there’s something here for both new and experienced cutters alike.