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Best Hair Clippers For Barbers & Professionals (2021 Update)

Last Update:
April 25, 2021

The electric clipper has been a barber’s best friend for almost a century and is still his most important tool. If you’re a hair professional interested in the most appropriate tools for your trade then you’re in luck, our list of the best professional clippers is filled with the most relevant things you need to know about the best barber clippers on the market.

Unlike personal grooming, a barber needs to know that he can rely on his tool, not just for the occasional haircut for himself, but rather for any and every hair type, all the way through the day, day after day.  For this reason, it’s especially important and will save you money to make the right choice with your purchase.

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Wahl Pro Lithium Cord/Cordless Hair Clipper 8546

The Wahl Pro 8546 is the first ever personal grooming product to utilise a lithium ion battery which is now used industry-wide for professional models. As you might expect this means that the battery is state of the art, and it’s fully charged in only 45 minutes.
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Andis 63100 Variable Speed Hair Clipper Kit

The 63100 or BGR+ is a lovely powerful little unit from Andis. It can be used corded or cordless, making it a great option for the indecisive folks out there, though bear in mind it doesn’t come ready for cordless use.
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Oster 76 Outlaw 2-Speed Turbo Boost Professional Hair Salon Clipper

The Oster 76 Outlaw is a new development to the classic 76 range. The Classic 76 is known as a very heavy duty clipper, it is also fairly big, heavy, and generally bulky, and may be tricky for some to use. The Outlaw seems to go a different direction for the brand.
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Wahl Professional 8500 Senior Premium Clipper

The Wahl Pro 8500 Senior is perhaps the most iconic hair clipper ever made, and still sits at the top of the chart for best hair clippers.
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MOSER LI+PRO 1884 Professional Cordless Hair Clipper

The Moser LI+Pro is made in a sleek, lightweight, ergonomic design for maximum comfort and easy use. It certainly isn’t fragile though, the ultra heavy duty build is manufactured in Germany, known for their long lasting, reliable engineering.
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How To Trim Nose Hair

Welcome to our top tips for an amateur nose hair trimmer. Either you’ve hit that point in your life that you’re suddenly sprouting hairs from your nose, or you’ve hit it long ago, but having them pointed out to you has worn you down over time, and you’ve submitted to personal grooming.
In any case it’s really no drama, learning to trim your hair at home is simple, and after a couple of tries you’ll already feel comfortable with what you’re doing. The most important thing is having a high quality nose and face hair trimmer. Here are just a few things we think you should be aware of to know how to remove nose hair properly.

1.Don’t be afraid

Tip one is not to worry, you cannot injure yourself with your nose, ear, and face hair trimmers, they’re extremely safe to use.
The blades aren’t exposed, so that a little like a mini waste disposer unit the blades are inside, and only cut the tiny hairs that enter the guard.
This said, if anything happens and the guard becomes damaged or broken, don’t try to use the trimmer.

2. Take your time

Don’t rush if you’re a beginner, pick a time when you’ve got nowhere to be and nothing to do and take your time learning how your trimmer works. Sometimes, because the blades are inside as mentioned, you might only shorten a hair, and not cut it entirely, so be sure to check a mirror and go over any missed spots until clear. It won’t take long, usually with a decent model trimmer, a minute or two per nostril should get the job done.

3. Don’t be too thorough!

The hairs in your nose are important, and serve a function for your health, so don’t go too gunhoe! Just tidy those edges that are peeping out into the outside world.

4. Experiment

Be sure to try your clipper out for other tasks too, especially if it comes with those attachments already. You can use your trimmer to tidy up the hair around your ears, around the nape of your neck, eyebrows, your moustache and so on.

5. Listen out

When the trimmer is working properly you’ll be able to hear the blades cutting, so if in doubt, you listen out. Especially handy for when you’re tidying up the back of your head.
That’s all for our how to guide to trimming nose hair, you now know everything you need to know! So go and try yours out now, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy them. 

Buying Guide – What to look for

Welcome to our buying guide for men’s nose hair trimmers. Everyone is out to sell something, and it can be hard to navigate the confusing terrain of what’s great, and what is just deceptive. Here are a few key things to look out for to make sure you’re making the right choice when choosing your handy new nose hair trimmer.

Price

There is a real range of price on our top nose hair trimmer guide, but the range in the wider market is much bigger, and sometimes price can certainly be deceptive. The truth is, you shouldn’t need to pay much more than $50 for a perfectly high quality, durable, and long lasting nose trimmer, and models that cost much more are probably not worth the price. Also the best middle of the range price models tend to perform almost as well as most the more expensive options anyway, so you can get a great trimmer for a great price.

Power

There are different motor types available, and different speed settings for the blade movement too. Ideally you want the most power possible for your nose trimmer.
Less powerful models can have the effect of pulling, more than cutting the hairs. As you can imagine having your nose hairs pulled out is much the same as using a tweezer – painful! As the intensity of the power increases a little that pain becomes a tickle, and the most powerful models clip the hair with ease enough not disturb you at all.

Type of blade

There isn’t too much diversity to worry about in the world of nose hair trimmer blades, but there are a few different options, and features you might like to know about.
1.Material
Most trimmers use stainless steel, but you can find other options available, ceramic keeps them cooler for longer for example.

2.Angled
Is the model you’ve purchased, or are considering to purchase set at an angle? This can make cutting considerably easier, and more comfortable.

3.Fixed or detachable? 

Is your blade fixed or detachable? Detachable options are easier to replace, repair, or clean.

4.Exposed or concealed?

Some nose trimmers are far less secure than others, and you could cut the delicate skin inside of your nose if you’re not careful with them. Trimmers with concealed blades are far easier and quicker to use. 

Durability

The cheapest models are almost exclusively made with plastic casing, and the truth is that this is not meant to last for long. You can also find more expensive models out there that are made very cheaply, plastic, and flimsy. You can find plenty of great models made from stainless steel though, which is highly recommended from a durability point of view.

Dimensions

Do you want a nice chunky tool, or a small elegant handbag accessory? I suppose this will depend on your personal taste, but we recommend the smaller models both for performance as well as convenience.

Wahl Pro Lithium Cord/Cordless Hair Clipper 8546

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The Wahl Pro 8546 is the first ever personal grooming product to utilise a lithium ion battery which is now used industry-wide for professional models. As you might expect this means that the battery is state of the art, and it’s fully charged in only 45 minutes.

In addition to this, it also features a quick charge feature, giving you around 12 minutes of use (enough for a single use) in only 15 minutes. 

The casing is sleek, yet heavy weight and the overall design is very premium. The front display has 4 LED lights so that you know when to plug in for charge.

This model uses a powerful rotary motor capable of chomping through forest like hair. As you might expect the price is a little jump from the cheapest items, but with all the features this offers the price is really reasonable and makes them a great choice for someone looking for the best performance at work.

This Wahl model marks a step in the history of the evolution of personal and professional hair grooming and is highly recommended.

More Wahl Models:

Wahl Professional 8500 Senior Review

Wahl 85910 Cordless Designer Clipper Review

Andis 63100 Variable Speed Hair Clipper Kit

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The 63100 or BGR+ is a lovely powerful little unit from Andis. It can be used corded or cordless, making it a great option for the indecisive folks out there, though bear in mind it doesn’t come ready for cordless use.

If you do wish to use it cordless you must purchase a battery pack from Andis (they’re not too dear). If however, you prefer to use a cable, that’s great, and the tangle-free bar makes a great addition to this model.
The battery pack options is highly recommended though, and is certainly worth a try if you haven’t yet.

All of the features of the BGR+ are state of the art, and this is one of the most desirable products on the market. 

One final thing I’d like to point out is the design of this model. Andis are renowned for making the most visually attractive, luxury clippers on the market, which will be right at home at high-end salons.

Like all of the Andis BGR range the BGR+ comes in all black in a gorgeous, elegant, lightweight yet heavy duty design which makes for a fantastic, premium, and long lasting set of clippers.

Oster 76 Outlaw 2-Speed Turbo Boost Professional Hair Salon Clipper

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The Oster 76 Outlaw is a new development to the classic 76 range. The Classic 76 is known as a very heavy duty clipper, it is also fairly big, heavy, and generally bulky, and may be tricky for some to use. The Outlaw seems to go a different direction for the brand.

This model is slim, sleek, and lightweight, but without compromising on the powerful rotary motor that the classic 76 uses, making the outlaw a deadly combination. 

There are five different speed settings depending on the hair type you’re cutting, and features a turbo boost setting for the trickiest cuts.

Plus the price on the Oster Outlaw comes in considerably lower than their older models, which is great. We looked into the reason for the price difference and found that the only difference is that this model is manufactured in China, and not the U.S.

Don’t let this worry you though, the technology that goes into the Oster Outlaw is the finest, and these clippers are definitely made to last.

Wahl Professional 8500 Senior Premium Clipper

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The Wahl Pro 8500 Senior is perhaps the most iconic hair clipper ever made, and still sits at the top of the chart for best hair clippers.

This model is corded, and boasts their most powerful rotary motor cutting system for dealing with an array of hair types, and with the stamina to cut all day without slowing. Also the cord is extra long, making it handy for use at work, or if you prefer to cut hair outdoors.

The casing is built to take on all the daily roughness they might expect to take as a barber’s weapon of choice, and it’s also made in an ergonomic shape for easy grip and use all day, and from any angle. The grip is also rubberized to prevent slips and drops.

Finally, the price of these clippers sits quite a bit lower than comparable models, and it has to be said that whatever you intend to use them for (even balding style), the Senior will not disappoint and is exceptional for value for money.

MOSER LI+PRO 1884 Professional Cordless Hair Clipper

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The Moser LI+Pro is made in a sleek, lightweight, ergonomic design for maximum comfort and easy use. It certainly isn’t fragile though, the ultra heavy duty build is manufactured in Germany, known for their long lasting, reliable engineering.

There is an integrated system for different hair lengths, catering from lengths of 0.7 to 3 mm’s, using the stainless steel German blades.

The battery is excellent on this model, with a quick charge option that gives you over an hour of cordless use after 45 minutes of charge. It isn’t quite what some lithium ion models offer, but is still pretty impressive.

 

The display on the front panel indicated the battery charge, but also when the blade needs to be oiled, which is handy.

If you like clippers with lots of state of the gadgetry then this model from Moser is a great professional choice, or for premium home grooming.

Bottom Line

Hopefully, you feel a little bit more informed by now about the big wide world of professional barber clippers, and what to and not to look out for on your search.
Most of the models featured in our best hair clipper list are a little more expensive that many other models on the market, but you have to remember that these might be the tool you use all day at work, and a shoddy set of hair clippers could have the potential to lose your customers. Good luck from us at HairStylerMag, and we hope you find the perfect clippers to suit your needs.