The 16 Best Hair Clippers for DIY Men

Hair clippers, the best of them at least, can perform wonders. Skills, training, and experience, of course, are essential, but the tool used to trim, style, and shave your locks is equally important. You’re not gonna, say, cut a slab of meat with a dull blade and wonky handle, nor should you chop your hair with clippers that aren’t up to snuff. This is why we’ll always suggest that such a task be left up to the professionals; they have the knowledge to separate the real deal from the duds, along with the capabilities to give us men the coif we deserve.

Still, considering present circumstances, we totally understand if you’re feeling a tad agoraphobic and need to hibernate; barbershops and salons are normally confined spaces with less-than-stellar ventilation. Or maybe you have a military-style buzz cut or like your scalp completely bare, and don’t want to go through the hassle of booking an appointment every few weeks, when you could just shave off hair growth in a jiffy with clippers. Either way, you’re gonna want to watch some tutorials to really get an understanding of how to DIY.

It’s also important, dear reader, to use hair clippers, and not those billed strictly as beard or body trimmers. This is because the best hair clippers are specifically built to accommodate all types of lengths and textures, whereas the other two are usually limited to certain styles. A full range of guards is also great to have. Last but not least is the clipper itself, which needs to be easy to hold, powerful, and feature blades that can cut with no fuss. And if you need a good place to start, check out the options below, all of which will help you avoid any at-home haircut mishaps.

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Best Heavy-Duty Hair Clipper

Virtually Indestructible Haircut Kit & Beard Clippers

  • Durable handle
  • Precision blade

We don’t need to tell you that Remington’s clipper is heavy-duty; just take a look at this guy. Not convinced? Well, this set features a power-cut blade system that reduces snagging, a super magnet motor, and precision blades that cut through the thickest strands.

Best Hair Clipper for Close Cuts

OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver

Philips Norelco

  • Also great for beards
  • Good for edges

You can shave or trim with this blade, and unlike some other options designed for at-home use, it’s pretty damn good at giving you a clean edge where you need it. Philips’ clipper might be more suited to beard maintenance than a full-on haircut, but if you’ve decided a fully—or very nearly—bald dome is the move, no one’s going to fault you for using the OneBlade to get it.

Hair Clipper With the Best Battery

Cordless Lithium Ion Powered 20-Piece Hair Clipper

  • Cord-free handle
  • Great power reserve

Conair, a name to know in hairdryers, of course offers hair maintenance products too—including clippers. This rechargeable one, in particular, has it all: sustained power performance, a cord-free handle, and 10 guards. Expect to get precision cuts that, like Conair’s top product, will blow you away.

Best Waterproof Hair Clipper

Cordless Hair Clipper

Hatteker

Now 28% off

  • Completely waterproof
  • Self-sharpening blades

If you’re scared that you might have an electrical accident (hey, it could happen), Hatteker’s clippers are for you. That’s because they’re completely waterproof. They’re also powered by an easily chargeable lithium ion battery, and feature high-carbon, self-sharpening blades, which means you won’t need to replace them for a long time.

Cordless Electric Hair Trimmer

DIY Clippers

  • Cord-free handle
  • Great motor

DIY Hair, as its name suggests, believes that you have the capability to become your own barber. And to help you along in that journey, the brand has made easy-to-use clippers that are cordless and rechargeable, and feature self-sharpening blades, four snap-on guards, and a powerful motor.

Hair Clipper with the Best Add-Ons

Limural Hair Clippers for Men Professional – Cordless Barber Clippers for Hair Cutting & Grooming, Rechargeable Beard Trimmer with Large LED Display & Silver Metal Casing

Limural

Now 17% off

  • Ergonomical handle
  • LED screen
  • Impressive selection of extras

Limural’s hair clipper is impressive, with features that include an powerful rotary motor, easy-to-maneuver handle, and an LED screen that tells you how much cutting time you have left. What’s more, the product comes with a cape, lubricating oil, cleaning brush, and a full-range of guard attachments. It’s basically a barbershop without a barber.

Best Hair Clipper for Edges

Slimline Pro Lithium Ion T-Blade Clipper

  • Great motor
  • Ideal for edges

If you’re looking to replicate the super clean edges your barber leaves you with post-cut—but at home, naturally—go in without a guard and shape things up to your heart’s content. And for those about to shave it all off, this is a great option too. The guards that come with this clipper only go up to a 3, so don’t expect to keep too much length all around.

Best Overall Hair Clipper

Master Adjustable Blade Clipper

  • Retro-inspired design
  • Precision blades

The Andis Master is a tried-and-true barbershop classic, in part because if you treat it correctly, it’ll be the only clipper you’ll ever need to invest in. The Master’s endearingly retro look masks an extremely powerful motor that can precisely cut through even the thickest thickets of hair with ease, which means your lockdown mane will be no match. The corded version spotlighted here is a bit less pricey, but Andis now sells an excellent cordless update to the style too.

Smoothest Hair Clipper

.50 Cal Hair Clipper

  • Professional metal click lever
  • Great battery

Looking for an effortless glide? Caliber’s hair clipper was built just for that. The metal handle with a click lever is designed to give you control, and the carbon-fade blade ensures a smooth cut. Factor in the long-lasting battery and you’re ready to trim your coif without complications.

Best Hair Clipper for Details

5-Star Series Cord/Cordless Detailer Clipper

Wahl Professional

  • T-shaped blades
  • Great battery

Wahl’s T-shaped blade makes lineups a lot easier than they would be with a standard clipper. One thing to note: The guards for this guy only go up to 3/16″, so it’s best for very short haircuts, beard trims, and the aforementioned lineups.

Best Professional Hair Clipper

Classic 76 Professional Hair Clipper

Oster

Now 20% off

  • Retro-inspired design
  • Ergonomic handle

Oster’s corded clipper—a barbershop staple—is ideal for maintaining close crops or fades. The Classic 76 is beloved for its overall durability, and won’t lose a bit of its signature power (or heat up dramatically) at any point throughout the day. Far from being a burden, its 8 feet of cord provide the length you need to move around freely in the makeshift salon that is your home, especially if you need to reach a faraway outlet tucked behind some dusty crevice in the bathroom.

Best Travel Clipper

Professional Hair Clipper

  • Built-in adjustable guard
  • Durable handle

It should come as little surprise that Panasonic is responsible for one of the most precisely engineered products on the market today. The brand’s hair clipper is a deceptively durable, professional-grade product that features a ruthlessly efficient linear motor and carbon blade that can cut from 0.8 to 2 millimeters without attachments, and up to 15 mm with ‘em. The clipper also boasts a dial system that allows for seamlessly selecting different lengths on the go, all wrapped up in an impact-proof outer body so sleek it almost looks futuristic.

Cordless T-Outliner Hair Clipper

  • T-shaped blade
  • Powerful rotary motor

Another T-shaped blade means another trimmer that’s particularly adept at giving you those clean, clean lines, especially around the ears. This one packs a lot of power into its cordless design, and the barbershop-ready build means you can rely on it even if you’ve been regularly venturing outside your home for a cut.

Best Hair Clipper for Touch-Ups

Cordless Clipper

Bevel

Now 15% off

  • Tool-free zero-gap system
  • Comfortable handles

Bevel’s signature product is one of the best trimmers on the market today, and an ideal option for at-home touch-ups. The product’s easy-to-use dial system makes switching between a no-gap situation and a (still very short) blade setting a cinch, while its soft-touch grip offers superior in-hand control to ensure there’s little room for accidental nicks and cuts when you’re going at it.

Best Luxury Hair Clipper

5-Star Limited Edition Cordless Magic Clip Trimmer

Wahl Professional

  • Stylish look
  • Precision blades

Wahl is one of the biggest names when it comes to hair clippers, and its Professional 5-Star model is (no surprise) favored by pros in barbershops the world over, and has been for decades. The clipper allows easy adjustments to taper or touch-up on the fly, all without changing a blade, and also comes corded if that’s more your thing.

Most Stylish Hair Clipper

FX870G GoldFX Cord/Cordless Hair Clipper

BaBylissPRO

  • Can be used corded or cordless
  • Titanium-coated blades

Corded or cordless? That is the question. And here is the answer: BaByliss’ trimmer can go either way. It also features Italian-designed engine, high-torque, and titanium-coated blades. And the exterior has the Midas touch.

Cutting Your Hair at Home in Seven Steps…

Now that you have one of the best hair clippers, it’s time to become a makeshift barber. Here’s a step-by-step process:

  1. Look in the mirror. Touch your hair. Feel it. And decided on one kind of hairstyle. Do you want a buzz cut or just a trim? Make a clear-cut decision, because changing midway could lead to disastrous results.
  2. Set up a station. This could be a bathroom (the usual suspect), kitchen, or room with a sink. The space just had to be extremely well-lit so you can see what’s going on, and extremely calming. Avoid areas with distractions.
  3. Create a dual-mirror setup so you can see the back of your head. You can also try a hand mirror, but the first scenario is best.
  4. Make sure you’re standing and looking straight forward. Sitting in chair may seem like the most comfortable option, but it could distort your vantage point. You also want to be able to lean toward the mirror readily readily to make sure your everything is up to snuff.
  5. Dampen your hair or do the deed post-shower, because wet strands group together, making them easier to cut.
  6. Take your clipper and fasten the longest guard. Then, gradually go smaller and smaller as you work your way down to your preferred length.
  7. Look in the mirror. Touch your hair. Feel it. And make sure that you’re not missing any spots and your coif passed muster.

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Source : Esquire