If you’re going to make the cut, you need to have the right tool. A great pair of scissors is an absolute must. But before you head to the store and pick out the cheapest pair on the shelf, consider a few things. First, you want to try them on to make sure they’re an ergonomic fit. Then you should check the sharpness and size of the blades and how the handles are constructed—naturally, you’d need different features for cutting hair and cutting thick fabric. Also, the material used for both the blades and handles should ensure not only efficacy and comfort but longevity, too.