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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 what are the best hair clippers for men as well as all products involving hair in general.

With lock downs coming and going throughout the country, 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.

What are the best hair clippers for men?

The best hair clipper for men in the UK is the Wahl Super Taper Hair Clipper 2000.  At around £80 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. 

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:

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

No 1 Rated Hair Clippers - Wahl Close Cut Pro Hair Clipper

This one came out as number one. There were many buyer reviews who gave this an average score and rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars. 

Wahl is a very popular choice with many men, especially those who are nearly bald and want to have a very close cut.

They are also ideal for guys who want the buzz cut. These do have a nice heavy feel to them, and they feel really good in the hand. It is particularly good at removing those stubborn tufts of hair.

This clipper is one of the highest rated on the market right now and as such, makes it one of the best hair clippers for men on the market today.

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You will find that the Wahl clippers in general are very popular and are of a very high quality.


No 2 Rated Hair Clippers - Wahl Balding Hair Clipper

This one came out as number two and on average it costs about £55. There were plenty of buyer reviews who gave this an average score and rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Now that is a slightly higher rating than the one above, but they are twice the price.

You can probably figure out that the clue is in the name "balding." They are brilliant for really close cuts.

This one has been designed for guys who look like me. That is bald up top and some hair at the sides and the back of the head. All we want to do is keep our hair short, neat and tidy and nothing does a better job than these.

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No 3 Rated Hair Clippers - Hatteker Professional Cordless Hair Clippers

This one came out as number three and on average it costs about £50. There were a lot of buyer reviews who gave this an average score and rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

They come with 3 different attachments are perfect for all facial hair styles: Hair Clipper, Beard Trimmer, Detail Trimmer

High-carbon steel blades are precision ground to stay sharp longer 

I believe this clipper is perfect if you plan to do a lot of hair cutting at home and for around £50, they are good value for money, as they will last for ages, with just a little maintenance.

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No 4 Rated Hair Clippers - Wahl Super Taper Hair Clipper 2000

This Wahl is around the same price as the one above. It has been simply flying off the shelves since its release and is now a very popular choice with many UK buyers

We have it for now at number four on our list for now, but it will move up very soon. On average it costs about £70. There are hundreds of buyer reviews who gave this an average score and rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

It is very well made with strong metal backed combs and it is certainly a very good set of clippers to look at. Hard to argue with the quality of these.

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No 5 Rated Hair Clippers - Philips Diy Hair Clipper QC5570/13

This one came in at number five and on average it costs about £29. There were a lot of reviews, well over 1,000 in total and right away this tells you this product has sold in its thousands. They have also rated this with an average score and rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

For under £35 it is certainly hard to beat on price and value for money and I think it is why this one is so very popular.

It is unique because it has this 180 degree rotating head to make it easier to use. This is one that I have never used so I am very reluctant to offer an opinion. Though it  seems to work very well. It is hard to disagree with so many excellent buyer reviews.

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No 6 Rated Hair Clippers - WAHL 100 Year Anniversary Clipper Limited Edition

These clippers are a very popular choice for many people. With a huge number of buyer reviews, they sell very well, and with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Those buyers have got a very good deal.

Many barbers use these as their main product so you know they are professional. They will be durable and tough, and most importantly do a very good job.

The  average price is around £175, depending on where you make your purchase so these aren't a cheap option. They are, however, really excellent and they will last a lifetime.

Their most powerful cordless bulk removal and tapering clipper. Full aluminium metal housing provides a sturdy, robust grip with a weighted feel for precision and control. Powerful motor that generates a higher blade speed with increased torque for more cutting power. All metal adjustable taper lever 70 minute run time from just a 70 minute charge.

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No 7 Rated Hair Clippers - BaByliss for Men Super Hair Clipper

This one came out as number seven and on average it costs about £37. When this was first released it was £60, but this one has now dropped significantly in price.

Like so many on this top 10 list, there were over hundreds of buyer reviews who gave this an average score and rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The cutting blades are made from Japanese steel and the clippers are very well made. Overall they attract very good reviews and buyers certainly seem to like these a lot.

The Japanese blades are a big bonus as they are the top of the range.

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No 8 Rated Hair Clippers - Wahl 79400-800 Colour Pro Coded Mains Hair Clipper Kit

This one came out as number eight and on average it costs about £32. There were 690 buyer reviews who gave this an average score and rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

However if you are looking for a powerful set of clippers for family hair cuts, then this one is the perfect choice.

They also use a colour coding system for the combs to make them easy to identify and avoid using the wrong one.

That can be very useful, and may avoid any silly mistakes by picking the wrong comb size.

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No 9 Rated Hair Clippers - Remington Stylis Hair Clipper

This one came out as number nine and on average it costs about £22. There were 133 buyer reviews at the time of writing this who gave this an average score and rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

It is both a corded and cordless option. It is at the lower end of the price point and that means it will be affordable for most people.Though for the price we think its pretty good value.

Overall buyers like this one as it has the cordless option and uses ceramic blades that self-oil, which is of course good for those who want maintenance free clippers.

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No 10 Rated Hair Clippers - Wahl Clip N Trim ll Mains Hair Clipper with Integrated Trimmer Blade Black / White 79900-800

This one came out as number ten and on average it costs about £33. There were 80 buyer reviews who gave this an average score and rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Even though this one is at number 10 in our list, it is actually the number one best seller in the USA. Please don't under estimate this corded clipper with a built in trimmer.

It is in at a very good price point and many people do make this their purchase

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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.

£100+
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!

In Conclusion

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.