About Us

Innovation – Craftsmanship – Design

Zen Master Scissors are handmade by Master Japanese craftsmen that use age old techniques and combine them with modern ergonomic design to create the very best hair scissors for today’s world of hairdressing.

Zen Master Scissors was created by Founder Sam Papas. originally from Australia, a highly successful award winning hair stylist and expert Design Cutter of over 30 years. He brings his experience as an owner of several salons, educator and had the honor of being named Creative Director of Hair for the Academy Awards (Oscars) Gala, Creative Director of Hair for Versace Southern Hemisphere and has worked on other large fashion houses such as Robert Cavilli, Michael Castello, and various photoshoots, film and TV – all of which demand the need for the best tools to support his craft.  

In his search for the best scissors while traveling the world, Sam met one of the finest Japanese craftsman, Master Ono. To be a master of any craft in Japan is to experience a reverance like no other for that craft… Over 50 years ago Master Ono started out as an apprentice forging Swords. To earn a living he sold scissors to hairdressers and barbers because being an apprentice in those days did not pay. One day he realized that he could make much better scissors than the ones he was selling and at the same time felt a passion for the hair industry… a combination which resulted in an excellence of a cutting tool that had never before been seen! Imagine, scissor blades that have he same cutting principals as that of a Samuri Sword! Forging hairdressing scissors and bringing that skill to our blades is something that really needs to be experienced… By combining Sam’s industry knowledge and Master Ono’s skill, they forged their own goal with a passion to deliver superior crafted scissor designs at an affordable price for all hair stylists and barbers around the world. Not only were superior blades a priority but the scissors would have to feel ultra comfortable and feel like an extension of a stylists own hands and are completely mindful of protecting the body. To enable and enhance a stylists creativity was at the top of the list when forging the blades. Together, Sam and master Ono have created what we believe to be the very best blade shapes in the world.

 Zen master scissors are used by many of the worlds top hair stylists in their day to day salon and  session work to create magic and often hear them say
“If you only buy one great pair of shears in your life, make it a Zen Master.”
We specialize in personalized consultations over video, phone, text, IG DM’s, FB Messenger, and email with clients all over the world to make sure you are matched with the best scissor for you and to push your boundaries forward.   Feel free to reach us if you have any questions or to set up a consultation.  Our contact information is in the Contact Us section of this website.
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Payment Method

All prices are itemized in United States Dollars (USD). We accept the following payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Klarna.


Weekends and public holidays:
Next business day shipping applies.
International shipping: The purchaser is responsible for any taxes, fees or charges related to your country.
Shipping Cost (Domestic: $12.95
Shipping Cost (International): up to $45
Shipping Delivery Time
All shipping takes up to 3 business days if received by 4-PM PST, upon request, we can rush ship your order however, the shipping cost may increase.

Return Policy

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase for whatever reason, we offer a 7 day money back guarantee. The product/s must not show signs of abuse, wear or damage. Prior notification is necessary via email, in writing prior to returning of goods so that we may reply with return instructions. Freight charges apply and must be covered by purchaser.

Privacy Policy

Zen Master Scissors is completely committed to protecting your privacy. Your personal or financial information will NEVER be given to, sold, transferred, rented or disclosed to any individual or company. Due to the nature of an online purchasing facility banks and courier companies/Australia Post will be provided with limited information so that your payment be authorized and that you may receive your goods.
Emails or newsletters will only be sent to you if you choose it as an option at checkout or from anywhere on our site and a simple opt out or unsubscribe option is available in every communication that you may receive from www.zenmasterscissors.com.

Customer Service

Global Family

As an exciting and expanding brand, those whom have purchased ours hand-made products are joining a global family of users, influencers and Zen Master Zealots

Zen Master Zealot
Andy Smith

Sharing his talent and passion on stage and we are so happy you create with the Zen Master Scissor K18! Killer kits @andyatagency Show us some more! Who wants to see Andy’s work??

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Payment Plan

Over Time

There are many reasons why life throws us a curve ball and in most cases we are only able to wait them out and push through. As stylists and educators, we know that while ‘time’ heals all wounds, proper aid help the process much quicker.
We are here for our fellow and extended global* teams. Let’s work together for the same goal to “Stay Sharper Longer!”


Only The Best

While few come close to our hand-made scissors, fewer are receive a the approval from Zen Master to sharpen your artistic tools. We have a network of accredited and industry approved sharpeners. While our extend team is approved to provide exquisite and result for your Zen Master Scissors the quality of work is approved for all of your applicable tools!