Buying a set of hair clippers and cutting your own hair can save you a lot of money. You can pay for the clippers with just the savings from skipping one or two professional hair cuts. It’s also not as hard as you might think to cut your own hair, especially since most models come with a set of comb attachments that help cut hair in varying lengths and many have adjustable blades to help vary the lengths even more.
As opposed to electric shavers, hair clippers do not shave, they cut or trim hair using paired blades that oscillate back and forth. They typically will cut the hair to a very short length, but if you want a closer cut or more control for grooming around the neckline, ears, or trimming your beard then you might look for hair trimmers which are designed for that trim work.
Professional models will cost a lot more – often over $100 – and have powerful motors that let them cut through thick, wet hair. They probably aren’t needed by most people who will do just fine with a more affordable pair of clippers, costing less than $50, with a less powerful motor. This also helps prevent mistakes since the more powerful ones can get away from you more easily.
Below we review and rank the best hair clippers.
Perhaps the best feature, though, is the 10 attachment guide combs which are made from a rigid ABS plastic and have a stainless steel clip that keeps them secured and in place. These attachments are the best of any kit on this list.
Overall these Wahl hair clippers are perfect for any home haircut.
One negative is that it does not come with any comb guides, so you need to purchase them separately if needed. Overall we highly recommend the Oster Classic 76 Professional for professional stylists or experienced home users, but for beginners at home you might want to start with a cheaper model with less power.
The Fast Feed has a steel blade adjusts between size 000 and 1 and comes with 4 guide combs. Overall it is a great clipper that we would not hesitate to recommend any home user.
It comes with a 10 foot cord, 8 guide combs (although no tapered ones), barber scissors, cleaning brush, oil bottle, barber cape, and blade guard.
The Remington HC6550 is powered by a lithium battery with a 60 minute run-time on a 4 hour charge. It comes with 11 guide combs.
Be aware this Wahl model is not for styling, just for balding. You also must be careful with it because you can easily cut yourself due to the sharp blades.
It comes with 8 color coded guide combs, left and right ear guide combs, scissors and blade oil. This Wahl haircutting kit is a great choice for anyone wanting a cheap hair clipper.
Best Hair Clippers Comparison Chart
|Hair Clippers||Rating||Best Price||Motor/Power||Blades||Attachment Guard Combs||Adjustment
|Wahl 79602 Elite Pro Haircutting Kit||9.3||$44.84||Wahl’s best Corded, 15% More Power vs standard||Wahl’s best, Smooth Cut Self-Sharpening Precision Ground||10 w/ SS Clip||Yes||8 ft||9″ Plastic|
|Oster Classic 76 Universal Motor Clipper 76076-010||9.2||$127.99||Powerful, single speed universal motor for heavy-duty use||Detachable blades – sizes 000 and 1||None||No||9 ft||No|
|Oster Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper 76023-510||9.1||$59.29||Whisper-Quiet pivot motor||Steel blade adjusts between size 000 and 1||4 – Blending, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″||Yes||8 ft||No|
|Remington HC5850 Virtually Indestructible Haircut Kit||9.0||$28.99||Super Magnet Motor||Self-Sharpening, precision cut steel blades||8||No||10 ft||Hard Case|
|Remington HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper||9.0||$59.99||Lithium battery powered – 60 minute runtime on 4 hr charge||Titanium coated blades||11 – 9 fixed length, 2 tapered||No||NA||Soft storage pouch|
|Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper 8110||8.9||$50.77||V5000 electromagnetic motor||2105 Balding 6×0 Blade||2||No||8 ft||No|
|Wahl 79300-400T Color Pro 20-Piece Complete Haircutting Kit||8.7||$18.99||Heavy Duty Motor – 120V, 60Hz, 9W||Self-Sharpening, high-carbon steel blades||11 Color Coded||Yes||7 ft||7″ Hard Case|