Hair Shears

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Hair Shears
"Just like the classic "snip-snip-snip" tool, but remodelled for hairdressers!"
First appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)
“Like other bladed things, this requires a command Toad in each circular cockpit. However, the protruding flange suggests a third operator is required for steering.”
Sticker Museum plaque, Paper Mario: Sticker Star

The Hair Shears (known as the Barber's Scissors in the British English version) are a Thing in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They are found behind the Secret Door in Damp Oasis. Once collected, they remain in Mario's Album until they are turned into a sticker at a Sling-a-Thing station. Once they have been used as a sticker, they return to their original position. They can also be purchased from the Shady Toad for 120 Coins and sells for 20 coins.

The Hair Shears are a medium-sized sticker, taking up 1.5×1.5 squares in Mario's album. If they are used in battle, several small shears drift into the battlefield, focusing on one in the center. As tranquil music plays, the shears start snipping in zigzag lines, cutting the screen apart to reveal one shear with its finishing pose. Once this routine finishes, small cuts appear in each enemy, dealing a decent amount of damage to them. The player may tap A Button as the shears are cutting the screen to increase this amount.

Like the other types of scissors, the Hair Shears can be used during the second phase of battling Bowser in Bowser's Sky Castle to defeat the Whomp. The Hair Shears can also be placed into the Sticker Museum as #2, alongside the other cut-related Things. Both descriptions note their apparent similarities to the other types of scissors as well as their burden to use.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese さんぱつばさみ
Sanpatsu Basami
Hair-cutting Scissors
Chinese (Simplified) 理发剪
Lǐfǎ jiǎn
Barber scissors
Chinese (Traditional) 美髮剪刀
Měifà jiǎndāo
Hairdressing scissors
French Ciseaux de coiffure Hairdressing scissors
German Haarschere Hair scissors
Italian Forbici per capelli Hair scissors
Spanish Tijeras de peluquero Barber scissors