Best Hair Clippers for Men UK Reviews 2020
Welcome to the Hair Cutting Tools website for people living in the United Kingdom, where we will be looking at the best hair clippers for men as well as all products involving hair in general. With the lock down in place, more and more people are now starting to cut their own hair at home. There are some great hair clippers available these days and we will be looking for the best hair clippers for men as well as for women and children.
Many people ask me what clippers do barbers use. We found the most popular one was the Wahl Super Taper Hair Clipper 2000. At around £70 it is quite expensive but its probably the best, affordable clipper on the market. We have marked it down a bit in the rankings due to the price but if you want the best then this model is hard to beat. If you click on the name it will take you straight to the review on Amazon.
A lot of parents are also starting to cut their kid's hair at home, well boys anyway, to help cut the costs of going to the barbers. Not many girls are happy to get a home cut ! Its a cheaper and easier option, especially with the short cuts that boys are sporting these days. Its actually quite easy to do, after a bit of practice.
There are a few different "tools of the trade" that you can use to make that task a great deal easier.The main piece of kit that you will need though is a hair clipper. With the invention of these, and their introduction to the market place, cutting hair at home has never been easier.
Now I am not talking here about how it was like 50 years so, when your Dad all but placed a bowl on your head and cut around it with a pair of scissors. Believe me, I was a victim of this cruelty many times !
Not only was that one hell of an embarrassing haircut, but your neck usually ended up looking like a butcher's shop. It could take weeks to recover !
In the old days !
So just to be clear we are not talking about a haircut like that, thank you very much. I have some videos at the bottom of the page where you can see how this can easily be done at home. With very little practice, its easy to become an expert.
On this website though, we shall be looking at the best hair clipper reviews that are currently available for the UK market, though many of the clippers can also be bought in Europe and the USA.
We have also done top tens for each individual brand/manufacturer. Simply Click on the link below. If you prefer to buy by a brand name, this will take you to clipper reviews of each manufacturers best rated products. All best sellers and all rated individually from users. These are all big name manufacturers so you will expect good quaility.
Hair Clippers Accessories
I will also include sections on hair and beard trimmers which are quite different to the clippers, though we do have a full Beard trimmer reviews page available if that's what you are really looking for. Now the basic tool you will need will be the clipper, but there are a few more accessories that do come in pretty handy.
In some cases they will come with the clippers but that is not always the case. These accessories include:
- Hairdressing Scissors
- A good cape to keep the hair off your clothes and prevent it falling down the back of your neck
- Different sizes of combs and custom combs like ear and barber comb guides
- A decent neck brush
- Clipper Oil
- Hair Gels
- Shampoos & Conditioners
None of these are absolute necessities of course, but they do make cutting your hair at home, a great deal easier.
Hair Clipper Buying Guide
If you have never bought hair clippers before, then I would strongly recommend having a read at my buying guide, which also contains a top 10 list of the best hair clippers on the market right now. There are so many different types of clippers on the market and many standards of clipper blades.
Its really just a matter of getting the type of clipper that suits your budget and does the type of cut that you want. We tend not to put any product we don't like on the site, so anything we review is usually a good product that will do a good job for you.
If you don't have time to read a full list, then I have included summary reviews of the top rated hair clippers down below. We checked out a number of different websites to see which clippers were rated the highest.
I then put them into a list, which is shown below. To keep things a little simpler I have used the buyer reviews and ratings that people have left who have actually bought and used these. The ratings are based out of a score of 5 stars and remember that the best buyer rated model may not necessarily be the best value for money so that's worth keeping in mind.
Below you will see our top rated hair clippers. These are tried and tested products that we have looked at thoroughly and rated. You can be sure they are all good!
Top Rated Hair Clippers
What to Spend on Hair Clippers
Now you have had a look at the most popular models you probably have a good idea what you need in your hair clippers.The next question is what do you need to spend to get the model you want?
“When you decide you are going to buy a pair of clippers, then you need to know exactly what they are going to be used for. Eg. if you are going to just be using them on yourself, say a number 3 all over, then you would want to spend somewhere in the region of £35-£65. For this price you will expect to get clippers, combs from #1 – #4, clipper oil and cleaning brush. Just a basic kit.
£10 – £30
At this price you will expect to get a corded clipper, with magnetic motors. At £10 you wont expect magic and its likely they wont last for ever but if you get up to around £25, you will find some good reliable clippers, with the accessories and features you really want.
£30 – £100
This is quite a wide price range and you’re going to be looking at cordless options, great quality and a full range of accessories. This is really where you want to be. You will find something from all the major brands who are all competing for your business, so features and quality will be high.
So, if you are big time and always go for the best products available then here is where you will be looking.You will expect style as well as substance at this range.They will be waterproof, washable, self adjusting, have settings you can save for yourself etc etc.
Many of the professionals wont spend this type of money but if you've got it, why not go for the best!
Now if you picked any one of these from the list you will own a high quality hair clipper. Ratings of 4.5 and above are sure signs that the product is very high quality. It is worthwhile going through those above as some people prefer to shop by brand, and others prefer to shop by price.
There are many other clippers available on the market, but if the average rating is under 4 out of 5 stars, I do not include them as, I always like to see a 4+ rating. That way you can be pretty certain that you are buying a very good product, and not wasting your hard earned cash.
Different types of Clipper Blades
There are many types of different blades available for clippers and these have a big impact on both price and how well the clipper works. The quality of the blade is generally reflected in the price so you need to make sure you are not paying top price from something with the cheapest blades.
All the clippers we have reviewed are good quality and there is no need to buy a unit with the best blades if you are only going to use it once every couple of months.
Blades can be manufactured from the following
Most users would say that the Ceramic blades are the best as they don't heat up at all and they stay sharp for longer as they don't wear much. There are around 7 different levels of quality on the steel blades so it can be a bit confusing if you don't know what you are looking for.
If you want to know more about all the different blades you can read a more detailed explanation at Hair Clipper Blades Explained. Really it all comes down to price against quality but its always best to do your research before you splash out on at product and there are always bargains to be had if you know what you are doing.
I hope this article has been some help to find the best hair clippers for men. As I have already said, if you stick to well known names or go for any of the models in any of our top ten reviews, then you cant really go wrong. Just choose a price you want to pay then go for the best rated clipper that suits what you want to do and don't be scared to have a go at home!
The Babyliss Brand
The Babyliss brand have been around for a very long time. They have worked with salons and stylists and have perfected its professional hair styling expertise.
As such they have developed products and technologies that meet professional requirements: performance, precision and protection define their products.
They are a French company based in Paris but also here in the UK. They have a Babyliss for Men range as well as many cosmetic products for the ladies.
They sell to 61 countries worldwide and so far have sold over 5.5 million hair styling products, 4 million hair trimmers and 2.5 million hair driers.
A little bit about the Wahl brand
As i have already said, Leo Wahl was the first to invent an electromagnetic hair clipper in 1919 and so the Wahl company began. They were the first to invent many other things such as the vacuum clipper in 1965 and the cordless clipper in 1967.
Wahl products are now available in around 150 countries worldwide under the brands Wahl, Moser, Lister and more recently Groom Ease, with factories in USA, Germany, China and in England.
Certainly the Wahl products are still the choice of the professionals so yu can be sure of a quality product.