The best men’s hair clippers

Your guide to the best hair clippers for the perfect trim.

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by Marina Avraam |
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Wanting to up your grooming game? We've got you covered. In between visits to the barbers, you may have been thinking about getting your hands on a clipper or trimmer to keep your haircut looking as fresh as possible. Alternatively, you may have been contemplating going it alone with your haircuts instead.

As tempting as it may be to grab a pair of kitchen scissors and start chopping away, or try using your beard trimmer on your head, it's always good to opt for a device that will have your trim looking a little less DIY. The quality of your clippers will inevitably impact your result. To make the process of choosing easier, we’ve listed the best hair clippers on the market today.

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We’ve included clippers to suit a variety of length needs, from a full-head trim to a simple tidy up, in a wide range of prices. Check out our list below.

The best hair clippers for men

Wahl Colour Pro CordlessPhoto: Amazon

This cordless hair clipper by Wahl will make any haircuts seem like a piece of cake. Boasting 10 colour-coordinated combs, youu2019ll be able to effortlessly distinguish between different lengths and match each colour to their codes on the device u2013 it truly couldnu2019t be simpler. The 120-minute battery will allow maximum mobility while styling, helping ensure you get every nook and cranny. On top of that, the highly ergonomic design will ensure your hand always remains comfortable - especially important if you are trimming hair unaided. This clipper will support grades from 3mm to 25m. Once youu2019re done, youu2019ll be able to detach the blades and clean them no problem.

Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom SeriesPhoto: Amazon
Price: $64.96

You simply canu2019t go wrong with this Phillips hair clipper. Good at virtually everything, this clipper comes with 23 pieces suitable for any of your hair-trimming needs for head, face and body. Precision is guaranteed with the brand new DualCut technology, and the self-sharpening blades ensure longevity of up to five years. The cutting guards are reinforced with fiberglass to prevent any bending, making sure youu2019re left with a nice and even result. To top it all off, the Phillips clipper boats an unparalleled battery-power of five hours.

BaByliss Men Super-X Metal Series 15 in 1 Multi TrimmerPhoto: Argos

When it comes to trimmers, this one has it all. This cordless multi trimmer includes four cutting heads, a Japanese steel precision trimmer, a foil shaver, a Japanese steel power trimmer plus, a nose, and ear trimmer. The heads are easily held in place using magnetic force and if that's not enough, the Lithium-ion power performance will deliver up to five hours of use.

Review: "I was impressed by this trimmer particularly when it came to trimming my afro hair. The blade is sharp for great precision however, it did cause some irritation to the skin. Apart from this, the trimmer felt powerful and it left my hair cut looking sharp."

"This also comes with loads of useful attachments which was great depending on the trim I wanted and I was so impressed by the range of heads this came with."

Hatteker Professional Hair Clipper CordlessPhoto: Amazon

It would be difficult to create this list without including an Amazon favourite. With raving reviews from extremely satisfied customers, this hair clipper will give you a clean and sharp cut without much effort on your part. Its ceramic blades are self-sharpening, leaving you with a nice finish free from irritation. The powerful yet low-noise trimmer will last up to 2.5 hours, with the fancy LED screen displaying remaining battery power. This trimmer is recommended for shorter cuts from 0.55mm to 2.5mm and is 100% waterproof.

phillips Philips Hair Clippers, Do-It-Yourself Hair ClipperPhoto: Amazon

What could be better than a hair clipper specifically designed for DIY haircuts? Fitting perfectly in your hand, this ergonomically designed device is also equipped with a 180-degree rotatable head, helping you reach even the trickiest of spots. With 13 settings from 0.5mm to 15mm, this clipper suits a variety of lengths and styles. The device can easily be washed under the tap and will run powerfully for an hour of cordless use.

Panasonic ER-GP80 Hair ClipperPhoto: Amazon
Price: $234.00

This Panasonic hair clipper is definitely a bigger investment u2013 but one worth your while. The professional hair and beard trimmer contains titanium blades which will ensure a sharp and clean cut. This clipper uniquely caters to a wide range of hair lengths; between 0.8mm and 2mm for shorter haircuts or body hair trims, and for cuts between 3mm and 15mm with the additional combs. This device will last approximately 50 minutes for cordless cutting and will charge in absolutely no time.

Braun 9-in-1 All-in-one Trimmer and Hair Clipper BeardPhoto: Amazon

While the words u2018all-in-oneu2019 may sound a little suspicious, this hair clipper and body trimmer by Braun is nothing but practical. Suitable for cutting wet or dry hair, the sharp blades will allow for effortless trimming of 13 different lengths. This device can also be used for beard, nose, and ear trimming, suiting a variety of needs. The battery life is also great, lasting for up to 100 minutes from only one hour of charge.

Andis Slimline Pro Li Professional Trimmer, 300 gPhoto: Amazon
Price: $86.99

This Slimline trimmer by Andis is the perfect option if youu2019re looking to neaten up your hairline rather than go for a full head trim. The sharp and narrow blade makes it ideal for precision cutting or detailing, and the lithium-powered battery will last up to two whole hours. Its size also makes it ideal for travelling, ensuring you have pristine edges wherever you go.

BaBylissMEN Japanese Steel Digital Hair ClipperPhoto: Amazon

With blades made of superior Japanese steel, this Babyliss hair clipper will become your DIY haircut superhero. Not only does this hair clipper provide exceptional cutting performance, it also caters to 45 different cutting lengths and provides up to 90 minutes of cordless use. We also canu2019t deny the overall sleek design, with a digital screen to display battery life and all-around quality feel.

Fitfort Hair Clippers TrimmerPhoto: Amazon

Another Amazon favourite product, this hair clipper by Fitfort makes for an affordable and safe choice. With top-quality titanium and ceramic blades, this hair clipper is extremely durable and appropriate for a variety of hair lengths. The digital display allows for smart control of your hair clippers, and youu2019ll be able to choose from five different running speeds depending on your preference and experience. Raving reviews highlight the power yet quietness of the machine, allowing for a serene and efficient haircut. Oh, and you can enjoy battery power of up to three hours before needing to recharge u2013 you can thank us later.

How to can I cut my hair with clippers?

Hair clippers are without a doubt the best way to achieve a quality haircut by yourself. After all, it’s what the professionals use. Understandably, asking someone to help you out is bound to make all the difference, but with a little practice and experimenting, you’ll be able to nail a DIY haircut in no time.

So, what are some of the top at-home haircut tips? First, using a hand-held mirror will be extremely useful to make sure you have full visibility of your head. Don’t forget to throw a towel over your shoulders as this process can get messy quickly, and voila - you’re good to go. Starting with longer shaver attachments and gradually going shorter is a great way to go, as it will help ensure you don’t trim off more than you intended – remember, less is more.

For a more in-depth step-by-step guide for cutting hair using hair clippers, check out the video below.

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Marina Avraam is a Commercial Content Writer for WhatsTheBest, and also works for Mother&Baby. She has a passion for psychology, reading, and fashion writing.

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