My wife told me not long after we first met that she liked my hair longer. Up to that point of my life, I’d been getting a haircut approximately every four weeks.
So the sudden request from my someday wife to let it grow longer was a liberating feeling—and to this day it has made life a little less expensive as I’ve saved money on hair cutting costs.
Why am I relating this? Because men who aren’t afraid of a little do-it-yourself barbering with hair trimmers, perhaps with the help of a spouse or partner, can also save money.
Like any electrical grooming product, you’ll want to consider your hairstyle (cool fade, shaggy do, or buzz cut, as examples) and then get the right trimmers. Here are some types to consider:
|Shaver Name||Best Feature||Price|
|OSTER Classic 76||Best Features: Housing is constructed of durable plastic; one-speed electric motor is quite|
|Wahl 79300-400T Color Pro||Has all the needed attachments including fading combs; adjustable blade for versatile cutting; economical.|
|BaByliss Pro X2 Ferrari Cordless||Awesome for fades and doing complex hairstyles; a comprehensive set that is perfect for beginning stylists.|
|Philips Norelco QC5580/40 Hair Clipper Pro||Versatile; has 180-degree swivel head and can convert to a cordless razor.|
|Andis Promotor+Clipper/Trimmer Combo||Has two pro-grade trimmers and clipper units and 27-piece accessory package; reasonably priced and can be used at home.|
|Remington HC6550 Cordless Vacuum Haircut Kit||Vacuum function means cut hair stays inside device for fewer clippings on the sink or floor.|
|Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper #8110||Specialized balding blade offers super-precise, extra-close cuts; ideal for stylists and barbers.|
|Wahl Elite Pro High-Performance Haircut Kit||Powerful clipper with high-quality steel guards for tight cuts.|
|Oster Fast Feed Adjustable||A mix of easy use and professional-grade. Output is soft and stays cool.|
|Andis Professional Ceramic Hair Clipper||Quality ceramic blades won’t get hot and remain sharper longer than steel.|
Our First Pick OSTER Classic 76 Universal Motor Clipper
This gold-standard hair clipper is an affordable one that the hair-cutting pros use.
The grooved construction makes it ergonomic, and the housing of the clippers is constructed of hardy plastic that is similar to classic Bakelite.
The powerful trimmer is heavy duty and has detachable blades sized at 000 and 1. It comes with a blade guard, clipper grease, lubricating oil, and a cleaning brush.
The clipper heads are machined, not stamped, and they switch out with ease because the head is located on a snap pivot mechanism. Oiling the unit once a year is sufficient, and the unit comes with an extra clipper for maintaining the neck and ear areas.
The OSTER Classic 76 is a beast that will last a long time and slice through hair with ease. It’s powered through a hefty 9-foot cord, is ergonomically designed, and works fast.
Our 2ND Pick Wahl 79300-400T Hair Cutting Kit
Nicely priced, the Wahl 79300-400T has all needed attachments—26 pieces in all—for hairstylists, and that includes a right and left fading comb that are properly angled for the ears.
With an adjustable blade, it’s ideal for those who want to keep their hair short—even bald.
Beginning barbers might like that the guide combs are color coded, making it easier to remember folks’ hair length.
The self-sharpening blades are made of high-carbon steel and stay sharp for a long time.
From a handling standpoint, the Wahl 79300-400T has a soft-touch grip for comfort and control.
And its thumb-adjustable taper control will let you cut numerous lengths of hair with the simple flick of a lever.
Also includes clipper blade cover, three hair combs, a neck duster, two hair clips, a barbers cape, blade oil, and a storage case.
Our 3rd Choice BaByliss Pro X2 Ferrari Cordless
The MaxLife Pro motor is, believe it or not, designed in collaboration to the engineers of Ferraris. You can tell that by the glossy red design of the razor.
It may not look like a Ferrari, but it’s still pretty sharp (pun intended). The blades offer the highest of precision and are coated in titanium for outstanding results.
This is another razor with an ergonomic design and a comfortable grip. It has four cutting positions to accommodate varied hair types.
Top features of this razor include a lithium-ion battery that has a three-hour cordless run time. Its patented X-Grip blade cuts hair twice as fast. It is lightweight, ergonomic.
Has eight comb attachments, and four-position sliding taper control.
Our 4th Pick – Philips Norelco QC5580/40 Hair Clipper Pro
An exclusive 180-degree rotating head allows shavers to reach those difficult areas on the face. It’s a smooth shaver that has 14 built-in length settings ranging from 0 inches to 19/32 inch.
The razor is fully washable and the blades are made of high-quality stainless steel and are self-sharpening.
“Amateurs” will like these clippers, though it will take practice to use them.
Many feel the swivel blade helps immensely—simply turn the blade the way you need it to go and let it do its thing.
Our 5th Pick – Andis Promotor+Clipper/Trimmer Combo
This pro-grade, comprehensive set can be used in households and is economical. It’s a powerful clipper and trimmer set that has 27 pieces and is ideal for “stylists” working on hair at home.
The trimmer’s T-blade is ideal for detailing beards, sideburns, and trimming necklines. It has contoured housings for controlled trimming and clipping and comfort.
The Andis is four-times more powerful than a magnetic-powered razor and can cut through both wet and dry hair.
With an adjustable blade clipper, it can handle short hair styles and other varied lengths. It’s made to give professional-grade haircuts in a person’s bathroom or kitchen.
Has blade-cleaning brush and lubricating blade oil. Additionally, a protective blade cover will cover the clipper when it’s not in use.
It all can be stored in a soft case, and an accompanying DVD has step-by-step instructions on how to give a haircut.
Note: Be sure to oil the blades before, during, and after use.
Our 6th Pick – Remington HC6550 Haircut Kit
This is a cool shaving kit that allows users to cut at home without the usual hairy mess. That’s thanks to the Remington HC6550’s vacuum-style way of keeping hair inside the device.
Along with this technological advancement, the HC6550 comes with barber scissors and has length-adjusting combs, and combs for tapering for a truly professional look.
There is also blade oil and a cleaning brush.
The titanium-coated blades tackle thick hair with no problem, and the all-inclusive kit has everything cutters will need.
The included nine fixed combs are designed for lengths between 1.5 and 25 millimeters.
Our 7th Pick – Wahl Professional 5-Star
Why does this trimmer have “5-Star” in its name? Well, start with the fact that its super-powerful electromagnetic motor can cut at twice the speed of a pivot-motor shaver.
That’s why stylists and barbers like this item. It’s designed for super-close cuts and comes with all accessories and has self-sharpening titanium blades, a skin-friendly design.
And an overall ergonomic design.
It’s attached to an 8-foot professional-grade, chemical resistant cord and measures in at 6.25 inches and weighs 1 pound.
Our 8th Pick : Wahl Elite Pro Haircut Kit
Made by a reputable brand, the corded Wahl Elite Pro boasts Wahl’s most durable and power motor, its most accurate and self-sharpening blades, and comes with stainless steel.
Attachment clips and secure-fit guide combs, which are 70 percent tougher than Wahl’s other guide combs.
The blades on the trimmer are known to cut 40 percent quicker and stay sharper longer.
The kit comes in a top-of-the-line storage case made that has a locking latch and a nylon bag to store the guide combs. Makes for a great gift for men everywhere.
Our 9th Pick: Oster Fast Motor Clipper
Sleek with an adjustable blade, the Oster Fast Feed trimmer has an effortless feel as it slices through any type of hair whether dry or wet.
Users will love its quietness as the fast-feed clippers do their thing.
The length settings are easy to adjust (000-1), and the Fast Feed is a durable razor with three comb-guide attachments, a blade guard, lubricating oil, and accessories for cleaning.
Our 10th Pick : Andis Professional Ceramic Hair Clipper
The rotary-powered Andis Professional Hair Clipper is known as a heavy-duty razor with ceramic-edged blades that offer precise cuts.
It is 20 percent lighter and 10 percent smaller than the average razor so won’t feel burdensome after long use.
The clippers are also very quiet and users have the option to go cordless or use battery operation with an included handy base.
Alternatvie Hair Trimmer
ToiletTree Professional Water-Resistant Heavy-Duty Trimmer
This high-end, heavy-duty ToiletTree nose trimmer is cordless and has a bright LED light to view and cut those hard-to-reach hairs up there.
Operating on rotary power, it’s lightweight, powerful, and can also get those stray hairs that appear on eyebrows, beards, and ears.
The high-quality stainless steel blades offer a precision, painless cut every time and won’t pull. Also, it’s water resistant so is easy to clean and can be used in the shower.
Some may notice that the price of this trimmer is slightly higher than other ones, but you get what you pay for.
Discerning shavers should see right away that this silver ToiletTree trimmer delivers a high-quality shave and a device that will last a long time.
Plus, how cool is it to shave with the help of an LED light! Operates on one “AA” battery (not included).
ConairMAN Battery-Powered Ear/Nose Trimmer
The ConairMAN has a specialized 360-degee blade system that cuts from the top, middle, and bottom for supreme shaving needs. Further, it has a detail trimmer and shaver attachment for added versatility.
Using this durable, compact trimmer, men can groom their nose, ears, eyebrows, sideburns, neck, and facial hair.
The nose and ear areas can especially be cleaned up thanks to the diamond-shaped, three-bevel blade. And speaking of cleaning, this shaver has attachments that are easily washable for a longer lifespan, better overall shaves, and nonexistent clogging.
Ideal for traveling, the ConAirMAN trimmer can be used as a cordless or with one “AA” battery (not included).
Panasonic Nose Hair Trimmer and Ear/Hair Trimmer
This innovative trimmer has dual-edge blades that comfortably take care of nose hair, and undesired facial hair that pops up on the eyebrows and within beards.
Its stainless-steel blades are hypoallergenic and curved to match the contours of faces, and they won’t pull hairs or irritate skin.
Shavers can use this waterproof device wet or dry, and it’s totally washable for super-easy cleaning.
What’s more, the handy vacuum-cleaning system collects all hair, sucking it into a chamber that can easily be emptied.
Runs on cord or one “AA” battery (not included) and comes with travel pouch and cleaning brush.
ApeX Nose and Hair Trimmer With Brass Screw Leather Case
For those looking for something beyond electric-powered nose and hair trimmers, this trimmer from ApeX comes with a lifetime guaranteed and a snazzy brass-screw leather case for storage.
The hand-honed scissors have a brass-adjustable tension screw and can take care of unsightly nose hair.
A nice option for those looking to save money on battery- and electric-operated devices.
Nose and Hair Trimmer for Men by Cleanfly
This lightweight 4-in-1 trimmer has four different trimmer heads designed to remove hair from the nose, eyebrows, sideburns, and hair.
The clippers have 360-degree maneuverability to reach those difficult areas in all directions comfortably and precisely.
The built-in rechargeable battery offers the needed power that won’t pull hair or irritate skin. The device is waterproof and therefore easy to clean under running water.
Additionally, it comes with a protective cap that will safeguard the cutter head from dust. It comes with an included storage bag.
4-in-1 Nose and Hair Trimmer by Natividad
These stylish-looking 4-in-1 groomer devices are economically priced and take care of unwanted hair for noses, beards, sideburns, and eyebrows.
They are finely shaped for an ergonomic design and have quality ABS plastic bodies that won’t slip in your grip.
And because they’re compact, these trimmers are ideal for traveling. After using them, simply wash them under running water for easy clean-up.
Those using these Natividad trimers will find that the circular-blade system (360 degrees) with steel blades offers the most precise cutting and removal of unwanted hair in the aforementioned areas.
It conveniently comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, again, making it ideal for traveling.
ANVAVA USB Rechargeable Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer
This trimmer handily comes with a USB cord for easy recharging via different methods when connected with a normal adapter.
This time-saving power method can save users money on batteries. Beyond that, this trimmer by ANVAVA has dual-edge blades and a motor with an output of 10,000 RPMs for the ultimate in fast precision cutting.
Shavers will find that they can complete the job with this trimmer in a minute or less, and they won’t feel the irritating pull on their hairs that can sometimes happen with other razors.
After less than 4 hours of charging time, this trimmer will run for an impressive ten days, if users shave for around 4 minutes each day.
Great for home use and travel, the ANVAVA razor is easy to use and clean under running water.
Buyers Guide – Important Factors To Consider In Your Hair Trimmer
These trimmers have a low blade speed but a high cutting speed with the blades moving in both directions for double the blade strokes when compared to other kinds of clippers.
If your hair is thick, this kind of trimmer will work well for you.
This type of motor is how most hair trimmers are powered, and this type of clipper is a good choice.
The cut is silky smooth on hair that is finely textured but not as great on thicker hair. A magnetic-powered trimmer may also run hot because of the fast-moving blades, but very little maintenance is needed.
Though hair trimmers that run on rotary power are not as economical, they are used by the pros because they work on all hair types, don’t overheat, and are durable, powerful, and quiet.
Plus, unlike the aforementioned motors, rotary-powered clippers can run at different speeds.
Other things to consider when buying a hair trimmer include whether you want a cordless or corded kind, what kind of blade material they offer, the length adjustability of the trimmer, and what kind of storage the clippers come with.
Also, remember the number your barber uses on you with a hair trimmer to make sure you buy a clipper that can accommodate that cutting range.
Pricier hair trimmers will run in the $70 to $150 range; the mid-range ones will be $30 to $60; and you can find cheaper clippers—some that actually aren’t too bad—in the $10 to $30 range.
In conclusion, you’ll find that when you find the best hair (and possibly nose) trimmer to suit your grooming needs, you’ll not only save money on haircutting fees but begin to care about your appearance for a more professional look.
If you’ve got the three main tools—an adjustable blade clipper, a detachable blade, and a professional trimmer—you’ll be well on your way.
No matter what kind of trimmer you’re looking for, remember to consider factors such as ergonomics, durability, preciseness, power, and overall ratings by other shavers. Do the research and find the right hair trimmer for you. Good luck!