Okay, so, I thought reviewers were lying when they said how sharp these were. They were not. They are very sharp and well worth the money! We usually only buy name brand scissors (starts with an 'F' and is -the- brand for scissors), but I was tired of buying the expensive stuff only to have them 'walk off.' So! After extensive research, I bought these. I know you're not supposed to use scissors this way, but I got my Mom to cut my hair with them and absolutely no complaints. Of course, they are still relatively new, but...I will try again in a few months after we've had time to use them in the 'appropriate' way and see what happens.