Best Hair Clippers

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.


Wahl 79602 Elite Pro Haircutting Kit

We chose the Wahl 79602 Elite Pro Haircutting Kit as the best hair clippers. Selling for about $45 this unit features Wahl’s most powerful motor and self-sharpening precision ground steel blades that allow it to cut through any type of hair with ease.

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.


Oster Classic 76 Universal Motor Clipper 76076-010

The Oster 76076-010 Classic 76 Professional Hair Clipper is our pick for the best professional hair clippers. The only reason we didn’t rate it higher is because it is expensive at about $128 and it also has a lot of power which can lead to more mistakes if you are not use to handling it. However, it is built to last so it will give you a decade of use or more. It also has enough power to cut through wet and/or thick hair with ease.

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.


Oster Fast Feed Adjustable Pivot Motor Clipper 76023-510

The Oster Fast Feed is a more affordable Oster hair clipper that is pro-level quality, but works great for home use since it is priced under $60. It has a powerful, yet very quiet motor that works well for fades, close cuts, or for frequent touch-ups.

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.


Remington HC5850 Virtually Indestructible Haircut Kit

Another solid choice is the Remington HC5850 Virtually Indestructible Haircut Kit available for under $29. It is smaller and lighter than the Wahl Elite Pro which makes it easier to use if you cut your own hair, but it also has a bit less power. One thing we really like about it is the lifetime warranty.

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.


Remington HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper

If cleaning up after cutting your hair is a big hassle for you, then you should consider the $60 Remington HC6550 Vacuum Hair Clipper. It has a vacuum function that sucks the trimmed hair inside the unit which makes clean-up a breeze. It receives high ratings from most users and is actually on of the highest rated hair clippers on Amazon.

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.


Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper 8110

If you want balding clippers then we recommend the Wahl Professional 5-Star 8110 Balding Clipper which costs about $50. While not quite getting the same effect as using a razor blade to shave your head, this thing has extremely sharp surgical blades which trims your hair down to the equivalent of about 48 hours after shaving your head. It includes 2 cutting guides of 1/16 inch and 3/16 inch.

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.


Wahl 79300-400T Color Pro 20-Piece Complete Haircutting Kit

The cheapest hair clippers on our list is the Wahl 79300-400T Color Pro 20-Piece Complete Haircutting Kit which is available for less than $19. Despite its low price, users praise its ability to cut hair and it pays for itself in just one or two haircuts. Historically it has been among the best-selling hair clippers on Amazon.

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
Taper Lever?
Storage Case
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

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