Welcome to the Hair Cutting Tools website for people living in the United Kingdom, where we will be asking what are the best hair clippers for men UK? As well as investigating all products involving hair care in general.
When lockdowns were going on throughout the country, more and more people started 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 or hair trimmer for mens hair as well as for women and children.
What are the Best Hair Clippers for Men?
The best hair clippers for men UK are the Wahl Close Cut Pro 79111-1616. If you are stuck for time, just click on the link and it will take you straight to it. 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.
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 just so 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 trimmers 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 electric 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 electric hair 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.
If you still cant find what you are looking for, you might want to look at our best cordless hair clipper reviews. Good luck!