I have cut my family's hair for years now. 6 kids and a husband...that gets expensive at a salon. Which is why I decided to learn how to cut hair myself. I have always relied on shears made by Goody, because they are cheap, easy to find, and they get the job done. They do a great job...my kids have wanted to experience the salon a few times....but they always end up coming back to me in the end.