Best Hair Clippers for Self-Grooming

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 1, 2019
Buying a hair clipper is a tricky choice. Without having done a research on popular brands and their distinguished features, it might be a challenging task to choose the right haircutting set for your needs. The good news is, we’ve done a thorough analysis of the best hair clippers for you. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
MOTOR TYPE
POWER TYPE
BLADES PECULIARITIES
GUIDE COMBS
ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS
CLEANUP AND MAINTENANCE
ACCESSORIES
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
WEIGHT
WARRANTY
 
PROS
The hair clipper allows for 2 hours of constant operation on a single charge. A generous number of accessories will help you make a wide variety of different haircuts.
CONS
Barber scissors in a kit may seem quite inconvenient for use.
OUR VERDICT
If you opt for this hair clipper, you'll get a detail trimmer as a bonus. The haircutting process and eyebrows styling have never been so easy before.
detailed parameters
MOTOR TYPE
Rotary
POWER TYPE

Rechargeable, 120 minutes of cordless use

BLADES PECULIARITIES
Self-sharpening high-carbon steel blades
GUIDE COMBS
1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1 inches
ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS
Left ear taper, Right ear taper, Eyebrow comb, Ear trimmer, Detail trimmer, Barber comb, Styling comb
CLEANUP AND MAINTENANCE

Removable blades. A special brush to clean blades. Oil lubrication is required

ACCESSORIES
Blade guard, Soft storage case, 2 hair clips, Cleaning brush, Blade oil, Scissors, Barber cape
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Taper lever, LED charging indicator
WEIGHT

2 lbs

WARRANTY

5 years (2 years on trimmer)

PROS
A powerful pivot motor in this model ensures efficient operation through wet, thick and heavy hair and so, it's perfect for home usage and professional purposes.
CONS
This model lacks extra attachments.
OUR VERDICT

This unit is efficient not only for your hair trimming, but also for pet shearing. A great choice for the whole family including even your four-legged companions. 

detailed parameters
MOTOR TYPE
Pivot
POWER TYPE
Corded, power cord length - 7.8 ft
BLADES PECULIARITIES
High-carbon steel blades. Cryogenically treated for additional wear resistance. Features long-lasting sharpness
GUIDE COMBS
1/8, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 inches
ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS

Not included (can be purchased separately)

CLEANUP AND MAINTENANCE

Removable blades. Requires lubricating with oil. Blades can be cleaned either with a dry cloth or a special brush included

ACCESSORIES
Blade guard, Blade oil, Cleaning brush
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Taper lever, Convenient hanger loop
WEIGHT
1 lb
WARRANTY

1-year limited warranty

PROS

Packed with a whole range of attachment combs, this model will let you make an ideal haircut.  Besides, the combs are color-coded to eliminate the guesswork when choosing the necessary comb. 

CONS

Subject to long use (more than half an hour), the shaver body can overheat. 

OUR VERDICT

Want to test waters with your first home hair clipper and look for something easy and simple, yet, offering enough variety? If so, the Wahl Color Pro is for you. Pretty lightweight, ergonomic, and complete with a number of accessories, it will let you experiment with hair length and make precise cuts.

detailed parameters
MOTOR TYPE

Rotary 

POWER TYPE

Corded (7 ft cord)

BLADES PECULIARITIES

Self-sharpening precision ground stainless steel blades

GUIDE COMBS

1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8, 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2 inches

ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS

Left and right ear tapers

CLEANUP AND MAINTENANCE

Detachable and washable blades. Can be cleaned with a special brush. Oiling is required every few haircuts

ACCESSORIES

Pocket, Flat Top, Styling combs, Hard case, Scissors, Neck duster, Two hair clips, Barbers cape, Blade detail cleaning brush, Blade oil

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Adjustable taper lever, Hang loop

WEIGHT

1.1 lb

WARRANTY

5 years

PROS

The Turbo function allows you to speed up the cutting process for trimming even quite thick hair and beard. Includes an adjustable comb with 23 lengths varying from 1/64" to 7/8".

CONS

Watch the rotary adjustment knob in order not to change the length setting unwittingly midway through a cut.

OUR VERDICT

If you like experimenting with your haircut, then pick this small and stylish Philips hair clipper to achieve various looks. You will be able to start with longer hair and finish with the shortest one to match your mood.

detailed parameters
MOTOR TYPE

Rotary

POWER TYPE

Rechargeable battery, 120 minutes of cordless use

BLADES PECULIARITIES

High-carbon steel blades.

GUIDE COMBS

24 (From 1/32 to 7/8 inches)

ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS

A hair comb

CLEANUP AND MAINTENANCE

No oiling needed. Blades are removable and can be washed under tap water

ACCESSORIES

Hard case, Cleaning brush

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Taper lever, Battery light indicator.

WEIGHT

1.1 lb

WARRANTY

2 years 

PROS

The cutting block hosts two blades including a self-sharpening titanium blade and ceramic blade. Professionally ground, they have rounded edges to prevent skin damage, never heat up during operation, and deliver precise cut even on wet hair.

CONS

The power button can be accidentally activated during the operation. 

OUR VERDICT

A rechargeable cordless hair clipper from Liberex in an attractive modern body boasts a well-thought design and a number of cutting lengths adjusted within the most often used range. Extremely convenient in use and fitted with a charger that doubles as a clipper stand, it's a great choice both for home and for professional use.

detailed parameters
MOTOR TYPE

Rotary 

POWER TYPE

Rechargeable battery, 180 minutes of cordless use

BLADES PECULIARITIES

Self-sharpening titanium blade combined with ceramic movable blade

GUIDE COMBS

1/10, 6/25, 7/20, 47/100, 3/100, 1/25, 3/50, 7/100, 2/25 inches

ADDITIONAL ATTACHMENTS

Not included (can be purchased separately)

CLEANUP AND MAINTENANCE

Detachable head. A dry clean brush is included. Oiling is required every few haircuts

ACCESSORIES

Charging stand, Oil bottle, Cleaning brush, Charging plug and cord

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Zoom wheel to choose the cutting length

WEIGHT

1.5 lb

WARRANTY

1 year

Wahl 79600-2101

Type and Efficiency

Equipped with a powerful rotary motor and self-sharpening high carbon steel blades, this Wahl hair clipper is a universal option for both home and professional use. The blades of the clipper guarantee long-lasting sharpness and overall durability so that a user can achieve maximal cutting efficiency while use. Wahl 79600-2101 is suitable for literally all hair types - short, regular and long, so it's easy to cope with any task with ease.
Review of Wahl 79600-2101 Lithium Ion Hair Cutting Kit with 10 Guide Combs

Accessories

The hair trimmer for men comes with 14 guide combs that range from 1/16 to 1 inch. Additionally, the hair clipper is equipped with a taper lever for varying cutting length during the cutting session without changing a comb. Among the accessories, you will find a left ear taper, a right ear taper, an eyebrow trim guide, an ear trim guide, and a detail trimmer. So, the whole set of accessories makes Wahl 79600-2101 a great kit for both making haircuts and smartening up your look effortlessly.
Wahl 79600-2101 Lithium Ion Hair Cutting Kit with 10 Guide Combs in the use

Power Type

Wahl 79600-2101 is a rechargeable hair clipper. A rather handy and convenient type in comparison to the corded models. Depending on your needs, you can use it either corded or cordless. It is quite a necessary feature when the battery is running low and you need to use the clipper here and now. As regards the cordless operation, Wahl 79600-2101 clipper can run for about 2 hours on a single charge, and it takes only 3-5 hours to charge the battery. Moreover, the producer has designed the cordless clipper with 10 Minute Quick Charge that gives another 12 minutes of constant operation right away!
Detailed review of Wahl 79600-2101 Lithium Ion Hair Cutting Kit with 10 Guide Combs

Additional Features

Wahl 79600-2101 hair clipper and the trimmer are rather easy-to-use. Both of them are designed with an ergonomic body, feel good in hand and are lightweight. So, you can be sure that this appliance won't cause hand fatigue even after a long time of use. On buying this outstanding trimmer you'll also get everything you need for handy use. There are a blade guard, a soft storage case, 2 hair clips, a cleaning brush, blade oil, scissors and a barber cape included. To clean the unit, use the cleaning brush and regularly lubricate the blades to prolong the lifespan of your hair trimmer. You should also be aware that Wahl 79600-2101 requires a voltage converter for international use.
Wahl 79600-2101 Lithium Ion Hair Cutting Kit with 10 Guide Combs application

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What customers say about this product

Power

It charges fast and it is comfortable to hold.

Size & Weight

This clipper is fairly light but retains a solid, quality feel.

Key Specs

I cut my hair in the (dry) shower so I kept an extension cord with my clipper to reach, NO MORE OF THAT. This is much faster and safer (even if it is in a dry shower) than before.

Features

The attachments are plentiful and comes with a guide on how to use what. Very simple.
 

Oster 76023-510

Type and Efficiency

Oster hair clipper has a powerful whisper-quite pivot motor that has high power and average speed of precise blades. High-carbon steel blades are cryogenically treated for additional wear resistance and long-lasting sharpness. With Oster, you can cut through any type of hair, wet and dry. Such clipper can be used both for home usage and professional purposes as it is very convenient for detailed hair styling.
Review of Oster 76023-510 Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper

Accessories

Oster hair clipper comes with 3 guide combs and a blending tool in a kit. You may vary the cutting length from 3/8 to 1/2 inches. A blending tool is a necessary attachment when you need to trim the hair into 2 different lengths. It also features adjustable blades controlled by the tapper lever to precisely cut short and medium-length hair. There is also a blade guard, lubricating oil and a cleaning brush available. Though Oster lacks some additional accessories, this hair clipper is a solid choice for home usage.
Oster 76023-510 Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper in the use

Power Type

Oster is a corded hair clipper that is quite efficient for successive haircutting sessions. This model features an 8 ft power cord hence Oster is a really maneuverable unit. The hair clipper has an ergonomic and lightweight design so it's actually easy to hold the clipper without having any hand fatigue. In addition, Oster is a heavy-duty clipper that is easy-to-operate. It is also the most expensive hair clipper on our shortlist. But everyone knows that you get what you pay for.
Detailed review of Oster 76023-510 Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper

Additional Features

Oster hair trimmer has a basic design with a textured housing. This feature provides easy grip when operating. For your convenience, there is a special sling at the bottom of the unit, so you may hang it when the clipper is not required. As for the clipper's maintenance, it should be cleaned with the special brush. The blades are closely adjacent so it is important to keep them clean and oiled. The hair clipper will last decades if you properly maintain the unit.
Oster 76023-510 Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper application

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The Best Hair clipper I Ever Had! OSTER

What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

i love the T blade, which makes it easier to get around the ears and i do enjoy the bigger, rounder body that fits nicely in my hand and not too heavy.

Features

Smooth, fast and comfortable as well as durable...I feel they will last for quite a while!

Power

I clipped my husband's hair and it was fast, powerful, quiet and got the job done nicely - it was like cutting through butter, literally!

Key Specs

It cuts well and it's sharp. This product is great for shape ups if you do alot of them.
 

Wahl 79300-1001

Affordable Capabilities

If you have some experience in hair cutting and seek a reliable hair clipper for home use that won’t hit your budget too much, you can’t go wrong with the Color Pro clipper from Wahl. At a bargain price, this model offers enough capabilities to create a whole variety of hair cuts.

First off, even when used without guard combs, the unit enables choosing between several cutting measures varying from 0.03 to 0.08 inches. And you can easily adjust the necessary blade position for the desired cut by means of a taper lever on the side. Other than that, the clipper package comes complete with as many as 11 attachable guard combs of different cutting lengths from 1/16 to 1 inch. All of them are color-coded, with each comb color corresponding to the color strip on the clipper body that identifies the cutting length. This, way you will find the necessary comb size without a hassle and quickly remember the combs you use most often.

Apart from bright colorful combs for creating a range of styles from modern longer haircuts to practical buzzcuts, this model also features two black guards intended for cutting over the ears, making precise and perfectly shaped lines.

Review of Wahl 79300-1001 Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit

Dependable and Convenient Design

Wahl is a popular brand among professionals and home users alike. Wahl products stand out not only for affordable functionality but also for premium quality design that will never fail. And the Wahl Color Pro is not an exception.

The model is ergonomically designed and well-balanced ensuring convenience of use. With a wider upper part and an elongated lower part, it is easy to handle while a blue rubberized grip in the middle will provide a firm non-slip grasp. The unit casing is solid and dependable, partly adding some weight to the unit and at the same time contributing to its longer service life and flawless performance.

The blade block is all made of steel for added durability. The blades are self-sharpening and deliver the ultimate cutting precision on all types of hair. The blade width is 1.75 inches, which is typical for old school clippers and works great for quick haircuts and quick trims.

Wahl 79300-1001 Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit in the use

Pro Kit

As functional and versatile as it is, the Wahl Color Pro comes in a fully equipped kit with all the accessories necessary for hair cutting and complete unit maintenance that snugly fit into a hard carrying and travel case. The set includes barber scissors and a set of barbers combs, lubricant oil for the blades, a cleaning brush, protective cover, and even a cape.

All in all, with the Wahl Color Pro, you’ll get an affordable, reliable, and extremely convenient in use hair clipper that will help create multiple hairstyles and achieve precise cuts and even lengths.

Detailed review of Wahl 79300-1001 Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit

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Philips Norelco 7100 HC7452/41

Power Type

If you are looking for a good alternative to scissors, a hair clipper will be an excellent option. With the clipper at hand, you will be able to trim and cut your own hair at home saving money on regular trips to a barber's. The Philips Norelco HC7452/41 7100 is a nice clipper to consider. It is easy to use and powerful enough for both home and professional use. The standout feature of this clipper is that it can be used with a cord and without it. Thus, you can run it cordless when you need to trim in hard-to-reach areas and plug it in for the rest of the session. The operating time from a Lithium-ion battery is 120 min, which is longer than the average time for other hair clippers. Another advantage to considering the Philips Norelco HC7452/41 7100 is that it is easy to transport and use while traveling. You are not going to be bound to electricity supply.

Review of Philips Norelco 7100 HC7452/41 Hair Clipper

Advanced Technology

With the new DualCut Technology of the Philips Norelco HC7452/41 7100 Hair Clipper, you will be able to cut twice faster than with a regular Philips clipper. The tech involves low-friction engineering together with a double-sharpened cutting element. As for the blades of the device, all of them are made of titanium to be harder and more durable than steel. Moreover, the blades are self-sharpening and ensure long-lasting performance and accurate cutting.

Philips Norelco 7100 HC7452/41 Hair Clipper in the use

Attachments

The only drawback of this clipper is that it doesn't have a lot of attachments. Yet, the one it features provides as many as 24 length settings so you can achieve just about any trim without using dozens of combs. To get a close 0.5-mm trim, the clipper should be used without the comb. The turbo power button allows speeding up the process and makes it easier to trim through coarse and thick hair. 

Detailed review of Philips Norelco 7100 HC7452/41 Hair Clipper

Additional Features

The blades are easy to maintain. They don't need oiling, unlike many similar models, and you only need to clean them of hair shavings with a clean brush. Simply click open the rotary head to release the blades and rinse them under the water. Keep the blades in a hard case (included in the box) to ensure their durability and long-lasting performance.

Philips Norelco 7100 HC7452/41 Hair Clipper application

Additional Info

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What customers say about this product

Power

Battery operated, rechargeable, safer than corded.

Key Specs

Safe sharp blades cut well in single pass.

Features

The length adjustment thing is nice and comfortable.

Size & Weight

It has the slightly less weight than normal pro clippers but the easier, simple or better for anyone to use.
 

Liberex Hair Clippers

Modern Convenience

If you are into technological appliances that offer not only functionality but also style, hands down, the hair clipper from Liberex will catch your fancy. Though this unit is not some kind of high-tech gizmo, its modern design and the convenience it brings definitely deserve your attention.

First off, you’ll get a cordless appliance. It means you won’t be bound to the electric socket and there will be no tangling cord limiting your movements and maneuverability. Cordless models are usually considered less powerful, yet, it’s not the case with the Liberex. It features a patented advanced motor that delivers maximum power to ensure flawless cutting on any type of hair. Besides, the motor is very quiet and produces no irritating buzzing noise typical for most other hair clippers.

Cordless performance comes packed in a well-balanced contemporary design. A slim tubular body made of black matted plastic looks very stylish and sleek. An ergonomically shaped handle will nicely and comfortably fit into your palm and lightweight construction will cause no fatigue to your wrist. The unit maintenance is a snap as well. A detachable cutting head pops open to let you easily sweep away any hair clippings by using a small brush included in the set.

Review of Liberex Hair Clippers Professional Cordless Electric Hair Cutter Machine Kit

Smart Blade Design

A cutting block of this model is another feature that makes Liberex stand out from the crowd. It accommodates two cutting blades, including a fixed self-sharpening titanium blade and a moving ceramic blade. Not only is this system exceptionally durable for longer service life but also professionally ground and perfectly aligned blades deliver precise and smooth cut even on wet hair. Meanwhile, rounded edge design prevents any scalp skin damage and the blades never heat during operation eliminating the risk of burns that often appears to be a problem for many other hair clipper models.

What’s more, a distinguishing benefit of this very model is as many as 5 built-in cutting lengths that vary from 0.03” to 0.08”. And to select the desired trim length, it is enough to simply turn the zoom wheel in the middle. To style and trim longer hair, you can also use one of the 4 guard combs ranging from 0.1” to 0.47”.

Liberex Hair Clippers Professional Cordless Electric Hair Cutter Machine Kit in the use

Two-way Charging

The cordless hair clipper from Liberex comes can be charged in two different ways. You can either use a charging cord and plug the unit directly into the socket or choose to place the clipper on a charging station. Compact and round in shape, a charging dock also doubles as a handy clipper stand and will look nice both on your home vanity dresser and on a professional barber’s countertop. Whatever way you choose, it will take 4 hours to completely charge the unit and a full charge ensures 180 minutes of cordless operation.

To sum up, the Liberex is a modern convenient hair clipper that offers highly efficient cutting performance and decent versatility both for home and for professional use.

Detailed review of Liberex Hair Clippers Professional Cordless Electric Hair Cutter Machine Kit

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What Is a Hair Clipper?

A hair clipper is a household device that can become a smart buy for most. This device ensures notable economy of the family budget. Instead of going to professional salons, with a hair clipper you can have your hair cut right at home and have it done the way you like it. Hair clippers cut through all hair types and customize the length of it to meet your preferences. Most haircutting sets include a shaver, trimmer and some other tools to achieve the best results.

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What Features to Compare

Before you decide on any particular model of hair clipper and trimmer, consider what for you’re going to use it. If you plan to cut hair on a regular basis (for example, if you work as a barber in a professional salon), choosing a professional, multi-functional device is important. It will easily cut through any hair types and remove large volume of hair in one go. In case you look for a hair clipper to use at home and save some money on barber’s service, you can opt for a hair trimmer. Trimmers are good and functional, but they aren’t as powerful as professional haircutting sets.

To differentiate between haircutting tools for home and professional use, pay attention to the Motor type. Basically, there are three hair clipper motor types - rotary, pivot and magnetic. Clippers with a rotary or pivot motor are commonly recognized as the most powerful and thus, frequently purchased by professional barbers. Such clippers work with various hair length, thickness and coarseness. They also have adjustable blades for disinfection, replacement and easy clean up off the hair. Clippers with rotary motors can be used without a break for a long time. If you look for reliable and durable hair clippers to use either at salon or at home, you can go for hair clippers with a rotary motor.  

You can also buy a hair clipper with a magnetic motor. It might be less powerful than one with a rotary motor, yet good enough for continuous work for about 20-30 minutes. When used for longer than that, there’s a big chance to build up the load on the motor and overheat it. Hair clippers with a magnetic motor are good for occasional haircuts at home. The only thing you might not like about them is noisy operation and slight vibration.

Most haircutting sets include different Accessories and a number of various attachments and combs for haircut customization. On changing these attachment guides, you can customize the volume of hair that you’d like to cut. You should also pay attention to the shortest and longest hair lengths which can be done with the included kit. The hair length usually varies from 0.1 mm to 70 mm.

Powerful and reliable hair clippers all work off the mains. Plugged in the power outlet, they can be used for a long time without a break. The only drawback one could spot is dependency on the electricity. A short cord may also cause discomfort, so it’s worth considering its length before making a purchase. Hair clippers with built-in batteries are good for those who’d like to keep the tool at hand away from home. Such clippers ensure smooth operation, they are great for hair, beard contouring and trimming. On a full charge they can work for about 30-60 minutes while recharging the unit itself usually takes about 8-10 hours. The optimal choice for most is a rechargeable hair clipper that combines possibilities of the two.

Additional features enhance maintenance and ease of use of different hair clippers and trimmers. We recommend you to consider design and size of a tool so that it comfortably fits in your hand and doesn’t cause hand fatigue. The handle should have some rubberized components in order not to slip. Some hair clippers have special chambers that vacuum the cut hair, so that you needn’t sweep the floor after each haircut. They usually a bit heavier than the units without this chamber, but more convenient to use on a whole. Consider what’s included in the packaging to make cleanup easier. Some hair clippers can be rinsed right by the water while others should be cleaned with a special brush and lubricated with oil. Hopefully, now you know all you need to know and can get the best hair clipper.

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