[QUOTE=LauraRose;298009]I'm looking to buy straight & curved shears for my mini.
I found these, curved & straight:
Or should I go with the clearance CC short shank 7":
Thoughts on Andis UltraEdge 2?
I have a 10" set of the original CC.....I HATE them and according to the CC rep at intergroom, I am not the only one. I used them twice and now they sit in a box on the shelf. CC was kind enough to sell me the Jasmine buy one get one along with a free brush. The 9" are never used but I use the 7" straights all the time and they are fairly inexpensive. I find myself reaching for these instead of of my more expensive shears.
As far as the Master Grooming, I bought a pair of thinners many years ago that were junk....weather or not they have improved I don't know. I had to give them away to a client who just uses them to get out mats in between groomings.
My favorite are the Geib shears and Kenchii shears but you need to go to a show, put them in your hand and see what feels the best to you. Or purchase them from a reliable source that will let you return them. If you are just starting out, kenchii makes a scorpion shear that is very inexpensive...this is the shear many grooming schools give beginners.
Another brand that I LOVE is Sensei, my son is a hairdresser and has a swivel thumb (hairdressing collection) that is great. I bought a pair of 9 or 10" curves from the grooming collection that I use frequently on the standard top knots.
I know a standard show groomer that buys the cheapest shears (three for 100) at shows and does the most outstanding job scissoring. When they are dull they toss them. I prefer a higher quality metal in the better shears that I can get sharpened when needed.
I have heard great things about element shears from groomers and they are very inexpensive:
I hope this helps.