Do it Yourself with the 5 Best Hair Clippers for Men

By Alex Bryson -
Clipper design

Grooming and tech are two areas especially prone to buzz. When it comes to keeping your ‘do sculpted, however, you’re the one generating the buzz – and quite a lot of it – each and every time you reach for your clipper of choice.

Because it’s important to own a set that you can rely on. Hair doesn’t take long to grow back, sure, but you’re not leaving yourself much room for error when each individual strand is only a centimetre or so off the skin.

That's why we’ve pulled together the best hair clippers for men. Run an eye down our top picks and see if you can’t find one that can shave off time, effort and – naturally enough – hair.

1. Wahl 300 Series Mains Clipper

It might be an 18-part set, but there's nothing convoluted about this Wahl Clipper. Eight of those 'parts' are easily affixed attachment combs, enabling you to bring about your chosen trim with as little fuss as possible.

WAHL Groomsman Battery Trimmer

2. BaByliss for Men Super Hair Clipper XTP

Two features in particular set the BaByliss for Men Clipper apart from the chasing pack. The first of these becomes obvious from the instant that you set the clipper against your skin, as a head comprised of precision-engineered Japanese steel ensures a sharper and more comfortable cut. On top of this, it also has the potential for cordless use, meaning that you can take your styling touch-ups here there and everywhere.

BaByliss for Men Super Hair Clipper XTP

3. Braun Clippers Hair Clipper HC5010

Braun's own unique spin on the classic hair clipper taps into smart technology to deliver a more reliable trim. The Memory SafetyLock system locks and remembers your chosen length setting even after the relevant attachment is removed. Add ultra-sharp blades to the equation and you're left with a tool that'll give you the perfect finish every time.

WAHL Hygienic Personal Trimmer

4. Trevor Sorbie Stay Sharp Titanium & Ceramic Professional Hair Clipper

A lightweight, ergonomic design suggests little of the power within Trevor Sorbie's Clipper, which twins titanium+ ceramic blades with a professional-standard high-power motor for exceptionally high-performance levels.

5. BaByliss PRO High-Torque Super Motor Clipper

BaByliss again, but this time something from the brand's professional range. It's certainly at the pricier end of the scale, but it's a price tag more than backed up by the technology within. A high torque pivot motor drives the precision-engineered Japanese steel blades, arrayed in a highly efficient V-shape that helps maximise cutting effectiveness. There are tonnes more practical benefits, but quite aside from that this is simply a wonderful-looking piece that'll leave your grooming kit looking every bit as good as your razor-sharp trim.

Philips Men's S3580/06 Series 3000 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver with Pop-up Trimmer

Because all clippers essentially do the same thing, it's all too easy to think of the many different product types as one amorphous mass. As with all gadgets, however, there's a certain degree of stratification, and what precise product you pick up is always going to depend on your skin type, chosen style and price preference.

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