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Top Five Hair Clipping Tools

Written by Advice Team on May 2, 2018

Not everyone wants to spend time and money going to the barber for a regular haircut when they can easily maintain it themselves. There are plenty of tools on the market for trimming and cutting your hair at home, and if you want to save money for the occasions when you want a specific cut or style, then your own pair of hair clippers could be a wise investment.

How to choose the right hair clippers for you

Hair clippers range between £20-£70 depending on the brand and the features that come with the clippers. There is also an option for mains-powered or cordless models, and whilst cordless does seem more convenient, generally speaking, mains-powered will always give full power compared to battery-charged units. Cordless, however, is easier to manoeuvre if you’re cutting your own hair as opposed to a partner or friend doing it for you.

Clipper grades and cutting length are interchangeable and simply mean the millimetre measurement of the comb length used on the clipper. Most hair clippers come with more than one comb attachment to be able to cut the hair to the length that you desire. We’d always recommend purchasing a clipper oil alongside your clipper too. It keeps the blades lubricated and can be used with electric shavers and beard trimmers too. Wahl Artist Series Sterling 2 Cordless Rechargeable Hair Clipper

Wahl is used by professionals and the Artist Series is a model that has been created to use in the home too. It's a rechargeable professional trimmer for outlining and detail work with its high precision snap on/off chrome plated blades. It boasts a new and improved 90-minute operating time with a single charge and its interchangeable finger ring allows for stable positioning.

Cutting length: 0.4mm

Customer review - submitted by Afi “Awesome Product”

“The item was exactly as described and the performance was brilliant. Highly recommend to anyone who doesn't wanna mess about with a trimmer, this trimmer is ideal for all occasions.”

Wahl Classic Series Super Taper Professional Corded Mains Hair Clipper

The Wahl Super Taper is one of the most popular mains clippers among UK professionals, barbers and salons. Its powerful, reliable motor and durable, corrosion-resistant chrome plated blades make it ideal for all clipper work. A convenient thumb lever adjusts the taper and texture without needing to change blades.

Cutting length: 0.8mm (without comb attachment)

Customer review - submitted by BB “Great Product”

“Excellent clippers. They cut cleanly, quickly and evenly. Much better than my previous ones (Not Wahl). Also have a long cable so there's plenty of freedom of movement.”

Panasonic Wet & Dry DIY Hair Clipper

The ER-GS60 is perfect for achieving a smooth and clean self-haircut for very short hair. It’s also comfortable for wet cutting alongside shampooing your hair, but can be used as a regular dry cutter too. If you’re looking to save time, then being able to shave in the shower means there are no hair clippings to deal with after. Whereas many clippers have chrome-plated blades, the ER-GS60 are stainless steel, so they’re not going to rust with wet use.

Cutting length: 1 - 10mm

Customer review - submitted by BaldyM “Quality!”

“Great quality clipper and fantastic value too.”

Braun CruZer6 Beard & Head Hair Trimmer

For a powerful trimming experience, the Braun CruZer6 Beard & Hair Trimmer will help you to create and maintain your style; from a neatly trimmed beard to designer stubble. The beard & hair trimmer features a dual-battery system, is fully washable and offers easy styling. For an hours charge, you’ll receive 40 minutes runtime and it also comes with stainless steel blades.

Cutting length for hair: 10mm - 20mm | Cutting length for beard 1mm - 11mm Customer review - submitted by Wosrav “Brilliant Price and Service”

“Quick little shaver, did my head and beard in 5 stages so to break it in and it coped with it all and almost did it all on the factory battery charge. Lightweight and easy to use with a good motor. Nice one Braun.”

Panasonic Wet/Dry Battery Operated Nose & Ear Trimmer

The Panasonic ER-GN30’s dual-edge blade cuts hairs which enter trimmer, not only from the side but from the top too. It’s perfect for trimming individual stray hairs or fine detailing. Its hypo-allergenic stainless steel blades won’t rust, are hygienic and are curved to ensure leaving behind the required amount of hairs for natural filtering.

Customer review - submitted by Mark M “Panasonic Nose Trimmer”

“Nice quality product with precision sharp blades that so far haven’t yanked out any stubborn hairs avoiding any watering eyes.”

Not quite what you’re looking for? See the whole product range for electrical hair clippers.