scissors from Leaf

Sustainability efforts in the salon industry continue to develop as more professional salon brands and businesses evaluate how they can give more back to the environment. Whether it be incentives such as Recycle My Salon or managing water sustainably, here at Salons Direct, we like to keep our finger on the pulse regarding sustainability in the industry.

Here, we’ll be taking a look at Leaf Scissors, the world’s first sustainable scissor company…

Flat lay image of leaf scissors in a brown box

Who Are Leaf Scissors?

The goal for Leaf is to produce and source the highest quality hairdressing tools whilst constantly looking for ways to make our business and industry more sustainable. 


Our mission is to plant 1 Million trees by 2025. So far, we have planted over 70,000 trees and have provided over 7000 hairdressers around the globe with high-quality Japanese steel scissors and tools.

How Did Leaf Scissors Begin?

Leaf began as an idea at salon international back in 2018 when Steve McManus, the founder of Leaf, identified that although there are some fantastic scissor brands, there was an opportunity for a more nature-driven, sustainability-focused brand. 

From this idea, Leaf sprouted! Steve went away and sourced manufacturers that could design high-quality, affordable, long-lasting hairdressing scissors that every hairdresser on the planet could benefit from owning. 

After a very thorough design process and lots of testing (6 months worth!), the first Leaf Scissor, the Black edition, was created. From this point, Steve went on to source recyclable packaging and to partner with a charity to help Leaf plant ten trees for every product sold. Fast forward three years, and we are now an international company with amazing customers, ambassadors, distributors and partners and a like-minded community is driven to make a difference. 

What sets you apart from competitors in the market?


We are the world’s first sustainable hairdressing scissors planting a minimum of TEN trees per product and using no plastic packaging that is made from recyclable materials and fully recyclable.  We offer premium scissors at an affordable price point.

What are your bestselling products?

The Leaf Black Edition Scissor is a premium hairdressing Scissor designed to suit all hairdressers, no matter their level of experience. This hand-crafted tool is designed ‘By Hairdressers, for Hairdressers‘. Its offset, ergonomic design makes this scissor feel like an extension of your hand and lets you explore your creativity with freedom and expression. We also recommend taking a look at the Leaf Pure Steel collection.

Leaf black edition scissor


Do you have any tips for using Leaf Scissors?

Check your tension is set to perfect tension daily to ensure the longevity of the scissor.

Check out this free guide on checking your scissor tension.

What do others say about Leaf Scissors?


“In every single direction that you think of it, it has a positive impact on your cutting and the environment.”

-Charlie Gray


“If you are looking to upgrade or even buy your first pair of scissors, you won’t be disappointed with these.”

-Ky Wilson



Learn more about Leaf scissors and its sustainability efforts via the Leaf website.

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