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Best Hair Clippers in The Netherlands - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best hair clippers in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Clipper is an indispensable styling device for many men. After all, it saves your time and salon money spent on having a short haircut, maintaining a moustache and beard. We believe that you don’t need a hairdresser if you have the best hair clipper. Yes, but it has to be the best. Therefore, we bring you the buyer’s guide and reviews on the top seven hair clippers of 2021.

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Clipper Color Pro hair clipper

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Clipper Color Pro hair clipper

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1.5 mm

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Colour coded attachment guards for quick & easy identification
Self-sharpening blades
Detachable blade makes cleaning easier
It comes with a soft storage case
600 g
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Stainless steel
Corded & cordless use
9 combs

Philips

Hair Clipper-HC7650/15

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0.5 mm

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28 mm

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90 minutes

2x faster clipping
Double sharpened blades
DualCut and Trim-n-Flow Pro technology gives an even haircut
Self-sharpening blades last for 5 years
505 g
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Hair, beard trim, stubble
Stainless steel
Corded & cordless use
  • 1 beard comb

  • 2 hair combs (long and short)

Remington

Hair Clipper Quickcut HC4250

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CurveCut blade technology gives a cleaner, more even cut
Ergonomic design comfortably sit in the hand
Fast charging in 10 minutes
It comes with a travel pouch
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Hair, sideburn, neck hair
Stainless steel
Corded & cordless use
9 hair combs

Braun

MGK3221 All-in-One Trimmer

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Lifetime sharp blades
All-in-one wet & dry trimmer
Ergonomic handle ensures intuitive use
Suitable for precise trimming
240 g
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Stainless steel
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  • Fixed combs with 1 mm & 2 mm

  • 11 - 21 mm comb

  • 3 - 10 mm

  • Ear & nose trimmer

Promate

Moser 1400 Silver

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Robust and proven power supply
Diamond-ground full-metal blade set
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Also suitable for cutting thick hair
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  • Variable attachment combs (4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16 & 18 mm)

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Panasonic

ER-DGP82 Professional Hair Clipper

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Linear motor with constant cutting power cuts 62000 hair per second
Sharp 45º blades for smooth, clean cutting performance
Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating 2.0 keeps the blade sharp for a long time
The ultra-fast linear motor gives an even cutting result
245 g
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  • Titanium coating (fixed blade)

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BaByliss

MEN E986E Lithium Power Hair Clipper

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Carbon titanium coated blades
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Clipper Color Pro hair clipper


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Buyer’s Guide - Best Hair Clippers in The Netherlands

A must-have for men's grooming kit!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for a hair clipper

Functions you should look for when buying a new hair clipper?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

<p>Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.</p>

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a hair clipper

Care tips for the long life of your hair clipper.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best hair clippers

Know how we chose our top seven.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a hair clipper

1.1 Types

There are several types of hair clippers, and primarily classification is done based on functions.

The three basic types of hair clippers are standard, mini, and professional clippers.

The standard clipper is best suited for home use as it comes with the necessary functions to cut your hair. It is usually sold with a few comb attachments to choose the length. Moreover, it is available in both with and without wire mode.

Mini clipper is a smaller and lighter version of the standard clipper that is made for men who travel a lot. 

Professional clippers are usually used by hair experts for trimming the haircut of different people. These clippers are powerful amongst all as they are used intensively. Usually, they come with more accessories.

There are several types of hair clippers, and primarily classification is done based on functions.

The three basic types of hair clippers are standard, mini, and professional clippers.

The standard clipper is best suited for home use as it comes with the necessary functions to cut your hair. It is usually sold with a few comb attachments to choose the length. Moreover, it is available in both with and without wire mode.

Mini clipper is a smaller and lighter version of the standard clipper that is made for men who travel a lot. 

Professional clippers are usually used by hair experts for trimming the haircut of different people. These clippers are powerful amongst all as they are used intensively. Usually, they come with more accessories.

1.2 Cutting Length

This is one of the essential features to consider. Every clipper has a minimum and maximum length, and you need to take that into account as per your choice of hairstyle.

If you choose a cropped haircut, the clipper must cut to less than 3 mm. However, not all clippers can do that, and those who are capable of the same, they don’t go much lower than 1 mm. In this case, the best clipper is one that can naturally lower. The one that goes down to 0.3 mm, they are better for the Britney look. And a minimum cutting length of 0.5 mm is always good!

A short haircut demands a range of 1mm to 10mm. Except for specialized clippers, all clippers have this feature.

Clippers that can handle lengths of more than 40 mm to 46 mm are best suited for long hair. 

This is one of the essential features to consider. Every clipper has a minimum and maximum length, and you need to take that into account as per your choice of hairstyle.

If you choose a cropped haircut, the clipper must cut to less than 3 mm. However, not all clippers can do that, and those who are capable of the same, they don’t go much lower than 1 mm. In this case, the best clipper is one that can naturally lower. The one that goes down to 0.3 mm, they are better for the Britney look. And a minimum cutting length of 0.5 mm is always good!

A short haircut demands a range of 1mm to 10mm. Except for specialized clippers, all clippers have this feature.

Clippers that can handle lengths of more than 40 mm to 46 mm are best suited for long hair. 

1.3 Corded or Cordless

Both manual and electric clippers are available in the market, but majority uses electric clipper at home and salon. Manual clippers are rarely used these days, and that is also by professional hairdressers only. Under electric hair clippers, you either get wired (corded) clippers or battery-operated cordless clippers. Each type has its pluses and minuses.

Corded hair clippers must be plugged into the power supply throughout the cutting time. They are preferred for their supreme power, due to which they can be used to cut any type of hair. Most hair professionals use it because wired clippers are heavy, and users have to juggle with the cord. For hairdressers, managing the heavy cord is not an issue.

Cordless clippers need to be recharged once, and then you can continue to use them based on a rechargeable battery. They are popular amongst most people because of the freedom of movement they give. They do not have as much power as corded hair clippers. However, there are no limitations regarding where and how you can do the cuts.

Let’s find out the difference between the two via this table.

Corded

Cordless

Extremely powerful

Powerful

No freedom of movement

Freedom of movement

No problems with batteries going up

The battery may drain in between the cutting

The power outlet must be nearby

No power outlet required

Both manual and electric clippers are available in the market, but majority uses electric clipper at home and salon. Manual clippers are rarely used these days, and that is also by professional hairdressers only. Under electric hair clippers, you either get wired (corded) clippers or battery-operated cordless clippers. Each type has its pluses and minuses.

Corded hair clippers must be plugged into the power supply throughout the cutting time. They are preferred for their supreme power, due to which they can be used to cut any type of hair. Most hair professionals use it because wired clippers are heavy, and users have to juggle with the cord. For hairdressers, managing the heavy cord is not an issue.

Cordless clippers need to be recharged once, and then you can continue to use them based on a rechargeable battery. They are popular amongst most people because of the freedom of movement they give. They do not have as much power as corded hair clippers. However, there are no limitations regarding where and how you can do the cuts.

Let’s find out the difference between the two via this table.

Corded

Cordless

Extremely powerful

Powerful

No freedom of movement

Freedom of movement

No problems with batteries going up

The battery may drain in between the cutting

The power outlet must be nearby

No power outlet required

1.4 Types of Charger

Clippers can have different types of chargers and you can choose between them as per your requirement. The most common charging method is using a cord via the socket. Another popular way of charging the device is using a USB station or via a USB charger. If your clipper runs on rechargeable batteries, you must charge these batteries separately.

Clippers can have different types of chargers and you can choose between them as per your requirement. The most common charging method is using a cord via the socket. Another popular way of charging the device is using a USB station or via a USB charger. If your clipper runs on rechargeable batteries, you must charge these batteries separately.

1.5 Battery Life

Battery life comes into the picture when you are using a cordless clipper. One of the downsides of a cordless clipper is that if it doesn’t have sufficient battery, then it will stop in between, leaving you in the lurch. In addition, if it is an old model, it might not notify you via an indicator that it is low on battery.

So, choose a clipper that has a battery that lasts a long time. The longer it lasts, the less you worry about when it needs to be charged. Besides long battery time, you must also consider that it takes minimum time to recharge.

Battery life comes into the picture when you are using a cordless clipper. One of the downsides of a cordless clipper is that if it doesn’t have sufficient battery, then it will stop in between, leaving you in the lurch. In addition, if it is an old model, it might not notify you via an indicator that it is low on battery.

So, choose a clipper that has a battery that lasts a long time. The longer it lasts, the less you worry about when it needs to be charged. Besides long battery time, you must also consider that it takes minimum time to recharge.

1.6 Blades

The quality of the clipper blade is an important feature to consider. Blunt blades or blades of poor quality never give a great experience. Excellent quality blades ensure the ease of shaving, give great shaving results, and keep the skin away from rashes and reactions. Worn out blades pull the hair while shaving and cut off less, which doesn’t feel very pleasant or is painful. 

Another thing to check with blades is the material of the blade. Most blades are made of quality steel, which is reinforced with carbon giving a higher hardness and make them subject to less wear & tear.

Other material in which blades are available includes titanium or ceramic. Beware the first material because titanium is not a material per see, but a coating applied over the blades. Titanium is not a sustainable choice because it has the property that it can flake and disappear relatively quickly. Ceramic seems like a better option, but on the downside, it is a rigid material that can crumble soon.

Talking about sharpness, even low-quality blades are sharp in the beginning, but the sharpness quickly diminishes.

The quality of the clipper blade is an important feature to consider. Blunt blades or blades of poor quality never give a great experience. Excellent quality blades ensure the ease of shaving, give great shaving results, and keep the skin away from rashes and reactions. Worn out blades pull the hair while shaving and cut off less, which doesn’t feel very pleasant or is painful. 

Another thing to check with blades is the material of the blade. Most blades are made of quality steel, which is reinforced with carbon giving a higher hardness and make them subject to less wear & tear.

Other material in which blades are available includes titanium or ceramic. Beware the first material because titanium is not a material per see, but a coating applied over the blades. Titanium is not a sustainable choice because it has the property that it can flake and disappear relatively quickly. Ceramic seems like a better option, but on the downside, it is a rigid material that can crumble soon.

Talking about sharpness, even low-quality blades are sharp in the beginning, but the sharpness quickly diminishes.

1.7 Ease of Use

If you think it is a professional device that will ease your work, then think again because with a device for professional use comes a degree of professionalism and craftsmanship. You will need less ‘help’ with comb attachments if you actually know how to shave, and trimming will be easier. 

Home hair clippers are relatively easier to use than professional clippers. The trim settings are simpler, comb attachments are of tremendous help, and there is no need to adjust your razor blades much to get a good shave.

Therefore, do consider the complexity of the device before buying it. If you wish to use a professional clipper, but it is your first time, we recommend using at-home clippers.

If you think it is a professional device that will ease your work, then think again because with a device for professional use comes a degree of professionalism and craftsmanship. You will need less ‘help’ with comb attachments if you actually know how to shave, and trimming will be easier. 

Home hair clippers are relatively easier to use than professional clippers. The trim settings are simpler, comb attachments are of tremendous help, and there is no need to adjust your razor blades much to get a good shave.

Therefore, do consider the complexity of the device before buying it. If you wish to use a professional clipper, but it is your first time, we recommend using at-home clippers.

1.8 Accessories

The most common clipper accessory is a different comb attachment which is very suitable for trimming to different lengths and different ways. There are comb attachments designed especially for beard or moustache. It comes in handy when your clipper doesn’t have a trimmer function that is useful for trimming smaller hair.

In addition to comb attachments, accessories include a storage case to store the clipper, a hairdresser’s apron from a professional model, etc.

The most common clipper accessory is a different comb attachment which is very suitable for trimming to different lengths and different ways. There are comb attachments designed especially for beard or moustache. It comes in handy when your clipper doesn’t have a trimmer function that is useful for trimming smaller hair.

In addition to comb attachments, accessories include a storage case to store the clipper, a hairdresser’s apron from a professional model, etc.

1.9 Cleaning Brush

Clipper calls for immediate cleaning after usage else, hair and dead skin cells will build up in the shaving head. You may also need to lubricate it every now and then. A cleaning brush does wonders here, where the oil ensures that the shaving teeth stay well lubricated and move smoothly every time. Today, some clippers even have removable heads, allowing you to replace them with sharper blades.

Clipper calls for immediate cleaning after usage else, hair and dead skin cells will build up in the shaving head. You may also need to lubricate it every now and then. A cleaning brush does wonders here, where the oil ensures that the shaving teeth stay well lubricated and move smoothly every time. Today, some clippers even have removable heads, allowing you to replace them with sharper blades.

1.10 Washable Head

This is another feature associated with clipper cleaning. It also helps you in getting rid of the hair that usually remains on the device after usage. If the head is washable, you can simply wash it after doing the job. If the head is not washable, then you have to remove the hairs with a brush. 

You know what else makes cleaning easier- detachable head. In these models, you can replace a complete shaving head, and the cleaning process is smoother. 

This is another feature associated with clipper cleaning. It also helps you in getting rid of the hair that usually remains on the device after usage. If the head is washable, you can simply wash it after doing the job. If the head is not washable, then you have to remove the hairs with a brush. 

You know what else makes cleaning easier- detachable head. In these models, you can replace a complete shaving head, and the cleaning process is smoother. 

1.11 Application

Clippers are not limited to cutting hair but also grooming beard hair, moustaches, neck hair, sideburns, and eyebrows. However, this is possible if your clipper comes with special attachments. So before you buy a clipper, think about your requirement and choose a device that has sufficient functions and attachments to meet your needs.

Clippers are not limited to cutting hair but also grooming beard hair, moustaches, neck hair, sideburns, and eyebrows. However, this is possible if your clipper comes with special attachments. So before you buy a clipper, think about your requirement and choose a device that has sufficient functions and attachments to meet your needs.

1.12 Adjustable or Comb Attachment

In adjustable clippers, you can adjust the shaving length to the desired length from 0.7 to 3.5 mm (depending on the model). You can do this setting in 2 ways. One is using the adjustment lever, which is on the left side of the cutting blade. This allows infinite length adjustment. The second way is to set the length via a slider on the back of the cutting blade. In this, you can choose between the number of stairs. The second option is less flexible, but you always know exactly how close you are to shaving.

If you are not getting enough shaving length from an adjustable clipper, then you need to use attachment combs. The comb attachments you need to click/slide onto the machine for further shaving. Sliding comb attachments are also there that lets you shave various lengths with one comb.

In adjustable clippers, you can adjust the shaving length to the desired length from 0.7 to 3.5 mm (depending on the model). You can do this setting in 2 ways. One is using the adjustment lever, which is on the left side of the cutting blade. This allows infinite length adjustment. The second way is to set the length via a slider on the back of the cutting blade. In this, you can choose between the number of stairs. The second option is less flexible, but you always know exactly how close you are to shaving.

If you are not getting enough shaving length from an adjustable clipper, then you need to use attachment combs. The comb attachments you need to click/slide onto the machine for further shaving. Sliding comb attachments are also there that lets you shave various lengths with one comb.

1.13 Model

Another consideration to make while buying a hair clipper is between the professional and consumer models.

The difference between the two is in terms of the price-quality ratio. A professional clipper is expensive than a home model as it offers better quality. Also, the motors & housing of these models are stronger, the blades are of better quality, and the cord is extended. A home clipper is an excellent choice if you don’t use the device that often.

Let’s have a quick look via this table at how are two models different.

Professional

Consumer

Expensive- € 70 is the starting range

Affordable- € 20 is the starting range

Higher quality shaving blades

Decent shaving blades quality

Longer lifespan

Shorter lifespan

Several parts available

Fewer individual parts are available

Strong and relatively quiet motor

Average and noisy motor

Another consideration to make while buying a hair clipper is between the professional and consumer models.

The difference between the two is in terms of the price-quality ratio. A professional clipper is expensive than a home model as it offers better quality. Also, the motors & housing of these models are stronger, the blades are of better quality, and the cord is extended. A home clipper is an excellent choice if you don’t use the device that often.

Let’s have a quick look via this table at how are two models different.

Professional

Consumer

Expensive- € 70 is the starting range

Affordable- € 20 is the starting range

Higher quality shaving blades

Decent shaving blades quality

Longer lifespan

Shorter lifespan

Several parts available

Fewer individual parts are available

Strong and relatively quiet motor

Average and noisy motor

1.14 Motor

Some hair clippers perform faster than others, thanks to the type of motor used in it. It can be rotary, pivot, or magnetic motor.

The magnetic motors are found in low quality hair clippers and permit only general hair cutting. In this, the spring and electromagnetic feature work together to vibrate the blade. It is suitable for cutting medium hair textures.

Despite having slow speed than the magnetic motor, the pivot motor has more power than the magnetic motor due to two electromagnets. The spring is not a part of it, and gradually the number of blade strokes is increased. Professional hair stylists choose this motor because it can cut all hair types, from thick, heavy to wet hair.

The rotary motor has the maximum power. They have a remarkable speed due to which they allow professional stylists to engage in both heavy and light duty hair cutting. The downsides are heavy price and weight.

Some hair clippers perform faster than others, thanks to the type of motor used in it. It can be rotary, pivot, or magnetic motor.

The magnetic motors are found in low quality hair clippers and permit only general hair cutting. In this, the spring and electromagnetic feature work together to vibrate the blade. It is suitable for cutting medium hair textures.

Despite having slow speed than the magnetic motor, the pivot motor has more power than the magnetic motor due to two electromagnets. The spring is not a part of it, and gradually the number of blade strokes is increased. Professional hair stylists choose this motor because it can cut all hair types, from thick, heavy to wet hair.

The rotary motor has the maximum power. They have a remarkable speed due to which they allow professional stylists to engage in both heavy and light duty hair cutting. The downsides are heavy price and weight.

1.15 Noise

Electronic hair clippers are noisy, so your grooming process can’t go without notice. It’s just that hair clippers coming from good brands are less louder than cheap ones. They will also not overheat even after hours of grooming.

1.16 Price

The best clippers are mainly a matter of your own preference. It also largely depends on how the device is used. If you occasionally want to shave your head, you can buy a simple device with the option to trim to the length of your choice. If you prefer to add a little more variety to your hairstyle, you should already start paying attention to the different comb attachments that come with the item.

If you opt for a wireless device, opt for a model with an indicator to know precisely how long you can trim before you have to recharge the battery. You have many options, and thanks to the rise of online stores, you can easily find offers of cheap hair clippers.

Electronic hair clippers are noisy, so your grooming process can’t go without notice. It’s just that hair clippers coming from good brands are less louder than cheap ones. They will also not overheat even after hours of grooming.

1.16 Price

The best clippers are mainly a matter of your own preference. It also largely depends on how the device is used. If you occasionally want to shave your head, you can buy a simple device with the option to trim to the length of your choice. If you prefer to add a little more variety to your hairstyle, you should already start paying attention to the different comb attachments that come with the item.

If you opt for a wireless device, opt for a model with an indicator to know precisely how long you can trim before you have to recharge the battery. You have many options, and thanks to the rise of online stores, you can easily find offers of cheap hair clippers.

2. FAQ: Learn more about the details

2.1 What is the difference between hair clipper, shaver and trimmer?

Yes, these are not the same devices!

A clipper and a trimmer are different in the size of the cutting blade. The clipper’s blade is wider (40 to 46 mm) than that of a trimmer. In addition, a clipper has a stronger motor than a trimmer which lets you shave pieces of hair faster, making it ideal for your scalp hair. Moreover, a clipper is a perfect device to keep a beard that is longer than 1 cm.

A trimmer is used for more precise work like trimming beard and body hair and to touch up contours. Its compact and light size make it more manoeuvrable. The less wide cutting blades make it suitable for shave detail. It is used for bringing details in the hair and beard hair.

The shavers have sharp blades and thin foil, which helps in bringing the perfect finish. They are suitable for shaving even 0.1 mm short. They are used for finishing fades and shaving neck hair. They shave very close, so they are not used for long hair. Also, they are never used alone for hair but always in association with clippers or trimmers.

Yes, these are not the same devices!

A clipper and a trimmer are different in the size of the cutting blade. The clipper’s blade is wider (40 to 46 mm) than that of a trimmer. In addition, a clipper has a stronger motor than a trimmer which lets you shave pieces of hair faster, making it ideal for your scalp hair. Moreover, a clipper is a perfect device to keep a beard that is longer than 1 cm.

A trimmer is used for more precise work like trimming beard and body hair and to touch up contours. Its compact and light size make it more manoeuvrable. The less wide cutting blades make it suitable for shave detail. It is used for bringing details in the hair and beard hair.

The shavers have sharp blades and thin foil, which helps in bringing the perfect finish. They are suitable for shaving even 0.1 mm short. They are used for finishing fades and shaving neck hair. They shave very close, so they are not used for long hair. Also, they are never used alone for hair but always in association with clippers or trimmers.

2.2 Which are the most famous clipper brands?

The Wahl, BaByliss, Philips, Moser and Panasonic are the five most popular brands of clippers. Even Andis, Braun, Proxelli, Carrera and Tondeo give great value for money. 

The Wahl, BaByliss, Philips, Moser and Panasonic are the five most popular brands of clippers. Even Andis, Braun, Proxelli, Carrera and Tondeo give great value for money. 

2.3 Do I need to wash my hair before using a clipper?

For hair cut, you need damp hair, but in the case of clippers, you need dry hair. However, first, you must wash your hair as you usually would and then dry it well. By doing this, you will see where your hair falls wrong, and they are not equally long. Also, by using a clipper in wet/damp hair, you make the blade prone to rusting.

For hair cut, you need damp hair, but in the case of clippers, you need dry hair. However, first, you must wash your hair as you usually would and then dry it well. By doing this, you will see where your hair falls wrong, and they are not equally long. Also, by using a clipper in wet/damp hair, you make the blade prone to rusting.

2.4 How does a clipper work?

A clipper is a powerful shaving device that comes with several attachments to shave your hair. The blades move quickly from left to right, cutting the hair quickly and in an even way. You can set different lengths using the attachments.

A clipper is a powerful shaving device that comes with several attachments to shave your hair. The blades move quickly from left to right, cutting the hair quickly and in an even way. You can set different lengths using the attachments.

2.5 When should I oil a clipper?

It depends on how often you use clippers. Oil your clippers when they start to feel stiff. If you use it regularly, you might have to do this every few months.

It depends on how often you use clippers. Oil your clippers when they start to feel stiff. If you use it regularly, you might have to do this every few months.

2.6 What can I use clippers for?

A clipper is a multifunctional grooming tool that can be used to shave hair, trim your beard, and if it comes with extra accessories, you can see it for touching up your nose hair or eyebrows. 

A clipper is a multifunctional grooming tool that can be used to shave hair, trim your beard, and if it comes with extra accessories, you can see it for touching up your nose hair or eyebrows. 

2.7 Can I use a clipper for beard hair?

You can use a clipper when the beard is longer than 1 cm because then it becomes stiff, and you need a powerful motor to maintain it. However, if you want smooth, stubble or beard for a few days, go for a trimmer. It has a narrow cutting blade (around 30 mm) and a compact design that precisely shaves. 

Moreover, for beard, always go for a professional clipper than a home clipper.

You can use a clipper when the beard is longer than 1 cm because then it becomes stiff, and you need a powerful motor to maintain it. However, if you want smooth, stubble or beard for a few days, go for a trimmer. It has a narrow cutting blade (around 30 mm) and a compact design that precisely shaves. 

Moreover, for beard, always go for a professional clipper than a home clipper.

3. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a hair clipper

3.1 How to use a hair clipper?

The practical tips shared below on how to use a clipper will help you achieve the desired result.

  • Make sure your hair is completely dry. 

  • Clip your hair against the direction of growth, i.e. from bottom to top. This will ensure that your hair has the same length. 

  • If this is your first time, set the clipper to the lowest setting (the setting that keeps your hair the longest). Continue this setting until you are sure about the device.

  • For an even tighter result, you can comb your hair in between to lay your hair in the same direction of growth.

  • First, bring the hair to the desired length at the top of your head and then start doing the sides. 

The practical tips shared below on how to use a clipper will help you achieve the desired result.

  • Make sure your hair is completely dry. 

  • Clip your hair against the direction of growth, i.e. from bottom to top. This will ensure that your hair has the same length. 

  • If this is your first time, set the clipper to the lowest setting (the setting that keeps your hair the longest). Continue this setting until you are sure about the device.

  • For an even tighter result, you can comb your hair in between to lay your hair in the same direction of growth.

  • First, bring the hair to the desired length at the top of your head and then start doing the sides. 

3.2 How to maintain a clipper?

Low maintenance of clippers can break the razors over time. Therefore, immediately clean the blades after use. 

Wash

Washing a clipper is possible only if it has a washable head. With a washable head, you can easily clean the clippers and shaving foil. By regularly cleaning the blades and washing the head of the clipper, you extend its life.

Oil

Clippers that come with oil as standard, their blades need oil to stay sharp. It is best if you lubricate them on time, for which you can use lubricating oil or an oil-based spray. Put some oil drops on the blades and switch on the clippers for a while to spread the oil well. In the case of a self-lubricating blade, you only have to top up the oil in time.

Apply oil only after your shave and repeat this about every five shaves.

Replace Blades and Maintain Shaving Foil

The shaving head and shaving foil with blades are subject to wear. The effect of wear is not at all pleasant since you work longer and hair is no longer shaved but are pulled out. In this case, maintain the components separately, i.e. if possible, replace the shaving head as a whole or the shaving foil separately. In addition to this, you can always replace the blades.

Low maintenance of clippers can break the razors over time. Therefore, immediately clean the blades after use. 

Wash

Washing a clipper is possible only if it has a washable head. With a washable head, you can easily clean the clippers and shaving foil. By regularly cleaning the blades and washing the head of the clipper, you extend its life.

Oil

Clippers that come with oil as standard, their blades need oil to stay sharp. It is best if you lubricate them on time, for which you can use lubricating oil or an oil-based spray. Put some oil drops on the blades and switch on the clippers for a while to spread the oil well. In the case of a self-lubricating blade, you only have to top up the oil in time.

Apply oil only after your shave and repeat this about every five shaves.

Replace Blades and Maintain Shaving Foil

The shaving head and shaving foil with blades are subject to wear. The effect of wear is not at all pleasant since you work longer and hair is no longer shaved but are pulled out. In this case, maintain the components separately, i.e. if possible, replace the shaving head as a whole or the shaving foil separately. In addition to this, you can always replace the blades.

4. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures, and things to know about hair clipper

4.1 Leo J. Wahl invented the electric hair clipper. Before this, he designed a hand-held massager for his uncle, Dr. Frank Wahl.

4.2 A Serbian barber, Nikola Bizumic, invented manual clippers were invented between 1850 and 1890. The hairstyles became popular amongst boys and men in school, prison and the military.

4.3 Hair clippers are dog groomers one of the favourite tools.

4.4 Wahl is the biggest manufacturer of hair clippers.

4.1 Leo J. Wahl invented the electric hair clipper. Before this, he designed a hand-held massager for his uncle, Dr. Frank Wahl.

4.2 A Serbian barber, Nikola Bizumic, invented manual clippers were invented between 1850 and 1890. The hairstyles became popular amongst boys and men in school, prison and the military.

4.3 Hair clippers are dog groomers one of the favourite tools.

4.4 Wahl is the biggest manufacturer of hair clippers.

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best hair clippers

5.1 Wahl Clipper Color Pro hair clipper

  • It is an excellent home clipper under a budget, especially if you are a first-time user, as it comes with coloured attachments.

  • You can directly grab the colour you need instead of going through all the combs every time. No guesswork is required.

  • With 9 combs, it is suitable for the whole family.

  • The minimum cutting length is 1.5 mm, and the maximum cutting length is 25 mm.

  • Though it is a cordless device, you can use it with wire as well.

  • The battery runtime is 60 minutes, and it takes 12 hours to charge up.

  • It has the typical Wahl design - quite large, with a wider upper part for easy handling. The blue rubber grip in the middle of the clippers is handy as it fits comfortably in hand.

  • It has self-sharpening stainless steel blades that can also easily be removed blade for easy cleaning.

  • The two downsides are long battery charge time and noise.

  • The box includes the clipper and three different combs, charger, colour-coded attachments, scissors, barber comb, styling comb, precision trimmer, oil, cleaning brush, and protective cover.

  • It is an excellent home clipper under a budget, especially if you are a first-time user, as it comes with coloured attachments.

  • You can directly grab the colour you need instead of going through all the combs every time. No guesswork is required.

  • With 9 combs, it is suitable for the whole family.

  • The minimum cutting length is 1.5 mm, and the maximum cutting length is 25 mm.

  • Though it is a cordless device, you can use it with wire as well.

  • The battery runtime is 60 minutes, and it takes 12 hours to charge up.

  • It has the typical Wahl design - quite large, with a wider upper part for easy handling. The blue rubber grip in the middle of the clippers is handy as it fits comfortably in hand.

  • It has self-sharpening stainless steel blades that can also easily be removed blade for easy cleaning.

  • The two downsides are long battery charge time and noise.

  • The box includes the clipper and three different combs, charger, colour-coded attachments, scissors, barber comb, styling comb, precision trimmer, oil, cleaning brush, and protective cover.

5.2 Philips Hair Clipper-HC7650/15

  • When it comes to hair clippers, you can never go wrong with Philips.

  • The DualCut and Trim-n-Flow Pro technology give an even haircut.

  • The new comb design doesn’t let the hair get stuck in the comb and let you finish your style in one go.

  • With advanced DualCut technology, the two-sided cutting cuts hair twice as fast as one-sided blades.

  • You can select and lock in the length you want by selecting the zoom wheel.

  • The two adjustable combs cut between 3mm and 28mm, with a 1 mm length gap in between.

  • The comb of 2mm is also there for stubble, a short haircut, or to style your beard.

  • Remove the comb entirely for a close 0.5mm trim.

  • After one hour of charging, you get 90 minutes of runtime.

  • The clipper is waterproof, due to which it is easy to clean.

  • The blade integrated is a self-sharpening stainless steel blade. Also, it is incredibly long-lasting(5 years).

  • Use the Turbo mode button to increase the speed of the motor and to cut thicker hair efficiently.

  • When it comes to hair clippers, you can never go wrong with Philips.

  • The DualCut and Trim-n-Flow Pro technology give an even haircut.

  • The new comb design doesn’t let the hair get stuck in the comb and let you finish your style in one go.

  • With advanced DualCut technology, the two-sided cutting cuts hair twice as fast as one-sided blades.

  • You can select and lock in the length you want by selecting the zoom wheel.

  • The two adjustable combs cut between 3mm and 28mm, with a 1 mm length gap in between.

  • The comb of 2mm is also there for stubble, a short haircut, or to style your beard.

  • Remove the comb entirely for a close 0.5mm trim.

  • After one hour of charging, you get 90 minutes of runtime.

  • The clipper is waterproof, due to which it is easy to clean.

  • The blade integrated is a self-sharpening stainless steel blade. Also, it is incredibly long-lasting(5 years).

  • Use the Turbo mode button to increase the speed of the motor and to cut thicker hair efficiently.

5.3 Remington Hair Clipper Quickcut HC4250

  • Remington Hair Clipper Quickcut HC4250 is an excellent device for all types of hair.

  • It has advanced CurveCut blade technology that delivers a clean and even cut in less time.

  • It gives you complete control whether you are trimming, detailing or edging.

  • With 57% greater blade coverage, you can achieve your desired look in half the time.

  • Remington QuickCut hair clipper comes with nine guide combs ranging from 1.5-15mm. It is a versatile clipper offering grading, tapering and trimming for your desired look.

  • The design is such that the sideburn & neck area can also be tackled efficiently and effectively.

  • The Lithium powered battery charges in 4 hours, and the runtime is 40 mins. It has 10 minutes quick charge function as well.

  • You can operate it both with a cord and without a cord. 

  • Cleaning is not a stressful job here since it is completely washable. On top of it, the accompanying cleaning brush also helps.

  • The product has three years manufacturer guarantee.

  • Remington Hair Clipper Quickcut HC4250 is an excellent device for all types of hair.

  • It has advanced CurveCut blade technology that delivers a clean and even cut in less time.

  • It gives you complete control whether you are trimming, detailing or edging.

  • With 57% greater blade coverage, you can achieve your desired look in half the time.

  • Remington QuickCut hair clipper comes with nine guide combs ranging from 1.5-15mm. It is a versatile clipper offering grading, tapering and trimming for your desired look.

  • The design is such that the sideburn & neck area can also be tackled efficiently and effectively.

  • The Lithium powered battery charges in 4 hours, and the runtime is 40 mins. It has 10 minutes quick charge function as well.

  • You can operate it both with a cord and without a cord. 

  • Cleaning is not a stressful job here since it is completely washable. On top of it, the accompanying cleaning brush also helps.

  • The product has three years manufacturer guarantee.

5.4 Braun MGK3221 All-in-One Trimmer

  • This all-in-one trimmer is great to trim with.

  • It is a complete pack with all the attachments that you can use for head hair, body hair, nose, ears, neck, long beard, stubble.

  • You can do six jobs with one device.

  • You can do six jobs with one device.

  • It is a pro for home users. With Braun, you bring professionalism into your home at an affordable rate.

  • Because no fewer than four attachment combs are included, you can trim whatever you want between 0.5 and 21 mm. In addition, extra shaving heads are included for precision and nose trimming.

  • It comes with a cleaning brush to make your cleaning job easier and extend the life of the clipper.

  • The NiMH battery takes 10 hours for a full charge and lasts for 50 mins.

  • The ergonomic grip ensures intuitive use and adds up to an effortless trimming experience.

  • With Lifetime Sharp Blades, you can easily cut through long or thick hair without pulling and tugging.

  • The beard trimmer helps you create accurate lines & edges, and the detailed trimmer head lets you tackle small areas, in particular.

  • This all-in-one trimmer is great to trim with.

  • It is a complete pack with all the attachments that you can use for head hair, body hair, nose, ears, neck, long beard, stubble.

  • You can do six jobs with one device.

  • You can do six jobs with one device.

  • It is a pro for home users. With Braun, you bring professionalism into your home at an affordable rate.

  • Because no fewer than four attachment combs are included, you can trim whatever you want between 0.5 and 21 mm. In addition, extra shaving heads are included for precision and nose trimming.

  • It comes with a cleaning brush to make your cleaning job easier and extend the life of the clipper.

  • The NiMH battery takes 10 hours for a full charge and lasts for 50 mins.

  • The ergonomic grip ensures intuitive use and adds up to an effortless trimming experience.

  • With Lifetime Sharp Blades, you can easily cut through long or thick hair without pulling and tugging.

  • The beard trimmer helps you create accurate lines & edges, and the detailed trimmer head lets you tackle small areas, in particular.

5.5 Promate Moser 1400 Silver

  • This German quality clipper from Mozer 1400 is an absolute powerhouse, and you feel the workhorse as soon as you switch on the device.

  • The diamond-ground full-metal blade set remained sharp enough for a long time.

  • It is equipped with a new and improved motor that gives 50% more cutting power. You can easily cut the thickest hair with it.

  • The included oil and cleaning brush makes cleaning easier and gives the cutting blade a longer life. 

  • The design looks professional, excellent and solid. Also, the build quality is good.

  • The MultiClick taper lever ensures easy cutting length adjustments between 0.7 mm and 3 mm.

  • It even lets you lock the cutting blades once the correct length is selected.

  • You can use the comb attachment of the 5 cutting lengths between 4 and 18 mm for longer hair.

  • It is a wired clipper, and the cord is 2 meters long.

  • Unfortunately, the head is not washable, so it can’t be used in the shower.

  • This German quality clipper from Mozer 1400 is an absolute powerhouse, and you feel the workhorse as soon as you switch on the device.

  • The diamond-ground full-metal blade set remained sharp enough for a long time.

  • It is equipped with a new and improved motor that gives 50% more cutting power. You can easily cut the thickest hair with it.

  • The included oil and cleaning brush makes cleaning easier and gives the cutting blade a longer life. 

  • The design looks professional, excellent and solid. Also, the build quality is good.

  • The MultiClick taper lever ensures easy cutting length adjustments between 0.7 mm and 3 mm.

  • It even lets you lock the cutting blades once the correct length is selected.

  • You can use the comb attachment of the 5 cutting lengths between 4 and 18 mm for longer hair.

  • It is a wired clipper, and the cord is 2 meters long.

  • Unfortunately, the head is not washable, so it can’t be used in the shower.

5.6 Panasonic ER-DGP82 Professional Hair Clipper

  • This is the most expensive clipper on our list because it is a proper professional hair clipper.

  • It is the improved successor to the bestseller Panasonic ER-GP80 & ER-1611.

  • The X-taper 2.0 shape ensures that the hair is precisely captured and cut.

  • The Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating 2.0 gives long-lasting blade sharpness. Also, it reduces friction and heat development giving a pleasant cutting experience.

  • The sharp X-taper 45º blade razor keeps hair soft and safe when cutting, and gives precise cut in (dry or wet) beard, head or body hair.

  • The ultra-fast linear motor gives an even cutting result. Its constant cutting power is 62000 hair per second irrespective of charge level and hair density.

  • By default, the hair clipper has a 5-stage cutting length adjustment from 0.8 mm to 2 mm.

  • It comes with three attachments offering six cutting lengths from 3mm to 15mm.

  • It can be operated both on wire and with a lithium-ion battery.

  • The battery charge is sufficient for 50 minutes, and the charging indicator indicates the charging need.

  • This is the most expensive clipper on our list because it is a proper professional hair clipper.

  • It is the improved successor to the bestseller Panasonic ER-GP80 & ER-1611.

  • The X-taper 2.0 shape ensures that the hair is precisely captured and cut.

  • The Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating 2.0 gives long-lasting blade sharpness. Also, it reduces friction and heat development giving a pleasant cutting experience.

  • The sharp X-taper 45º blade razor keeps hair soft and safe when cutting, and gives precise cut in (dry or wet) beard, head or body hair.

  • The ultra-fast linear motor gives an even cutting result. Its constant cutting power is 62000 hair per second irrespective of charge level and hair density.

  • By default, the hair clipper has a 5-stage cutting length adjustment from 0.8 mm to 2 mm.

  • It comes with three attachments offering six cutting lengths from 3mm to 15mm.

  • It can be operated both on wire and with a lithium-ion battery.

  • The battery charge is sufficient for 50 minutes, and the charging indicator indicates the charging need.

5.7 BaByliss MEN E986E Lithium Power Hair Clipper

  • The last spot has been bagged by BaByliss. It offers a stylish and powerful lithium-ion cordless hair clipper with its carbon-titanium blades.

  • The robust batteries give a powerful and long-lasting hair-cutting performance.

  • You can use it for continuously 160 minutes, even when the battery is low.

  • It takes 3 hours to complete the charge. However, short 30 minutes charge is also possible on which battery will last for 15 minutes.

  • You can use the clipper both with and without a cord.

  • You can easily set the cutting length using the rotary knob, and by default, there are five length adjustments possible.

  • Using eight comb attachments, you can select between 0.6mm to 28mm in length. In total, there are 45 length settings.

  • It is easy to clean, thanks to the removable and washable blade.

  • It comes with a hard case for proper storage.

  • It has a 3-years guarantee on it.

  • The last spot has been bagged by BaByliss. It offers a stylish and powerful lithium-ion cordless hair clipper with its carbon-titanium blades.

  • The robust batteries give a powerful and long-lasting hair-cutting performance.

  • You can use it for continuously 160 minutes, even when the battery is low.

  • It takes 3 hours to complete the charge. However, short 30 minutes charge is also possible on which battery will last for 15 minutes.

  • You can use the clipper both with and without a cord.

  • You can easily set the cutting length using the rotary knob, and by default, there are five length adjustments possible.

  • Using eight comb attachments, you can select between 0.6mm to 28mm in length. In total, there are 45 length settings.

  • It is easy to clean, thanks to the removable and washable blade.

  • It comes with a hard case for proper storage.

  • It has a 3-years guarantee on it.