If you’re looking for hair clippers for professional, or at home use, here are our top ten tips to consider to ensure you get the right model for you.
1. How often do you have your hair cut?
Do you usually visit your barber on a weekly basis? Or are you more a once every 6 weeks type of guy? If you have your hair cut only occasionally, and don’t pay much for a cut, then consider whether the investment is worthwhile. If you do prefer a weekly tidy up, then what are you waiting for?
2. Know your Hair Type
It’s shocking how many people confuse their hair type. Make sure to know your hair type (Thick or thin, heavy or light) before you can choose some clippers. Different motors, and blade types work better for different hair types. Check this link for how to choose the right size.
3. Personal or Professional?
Many of the top clippers will be used primarily by hair professionals, and you should ask yourself what level of model you need. You needn’t spend a fortune to get a great set of personal clippers.
4. Battery Type
If you are opting for one of the cordless options, then take into consideration the different battery types. Standard rechargeable batteries offer far less life than either lithium ion or lithium polymer battery types which are available with many of the models.
5. Motor Type
There are different motor types available, and each has it’s own pros and cons. Depending on what you’ll be using yours for, one motor type may be preferable over the others.
6. Blade Type
The “standard” or basic clipper blade will usually be made from stainless steel. There are more sophisticated options available though, and you can find blades coated in titanium, or carbon, as well as the popular (though pricey) ceramic options which won’t overheat. You can also find angular blades which self-sharpen, one less thing for you to think about.
7. Cord / Cordless?
Clippers have always been corded, and perhaps this suits you just fine. Maybe you’re always near to a plug socket when you use your clippers, and the idea of needing to worry about how much charge they have left just doesn’t seem worth it.
However, the cordless clipper options have plenty of benefits of their own. Able to be used anywhere at any time and more practical for portable use might make them more attractive to you.
8. Your Budget
Regardless of your budget, we’ve compiled the best across the board. Make sure to shop around as there can be a sizable jump in price between the various model options.
9. Intended Use
Will you be using these all day every day, once a week for a trim, or perhaps you are looking for a trimmer for your body hair. All of these things need to be taken into account when you’re choosing your model.
10. Are You Experienced?
Unless you’re a real dab hand with a pair of clippers already, perhaps you shouldn’t be spending money on a professional set just yet. Self-Styling isn’t necessarily for everyone.