Looking to keep your hair well groomed at home? These are the best men’s hair clippers, including great options that you can buy online right now
Buying a pair of hair clippers is a great way to save money on haircuts and can save yourself a great deal of time too. After all, there’s no need to make a monthly trip to the barber if you’re able to cut your own hair from the comfort of your home.
Scared of doing it yourself? Have no fear, there’s a wealth of videos on YouTube by professionals showing how to groom your hair with electric hair clippers. And if you’re not confident enough to give it a go yourself, you can always get your other half or a trustworthy friend to give it a go instead.
Top 10 Best Men’s Hair Clippers in the UK for 2021
Explore our complete range of the best men’s hair clippers. Shop today & collect your best choice through our buying guide.
1. Remington T-Series Beard Trimmer and Hair Clipper MB7050
This multipurpose tool can be used on the body and beard, as well as on your hair. We appreciated how easily it created a fade haircut and its cordless design makes it a doddle to manoeuvre around the head, especially when you’re cutting your own hair. It’s comfortable and lightweight to hold too, and gives a precision cut. We found it quiet in use, easy to clean and there’s a lock function to avoid it accidentally going off in your washbag!
2. Philips Norelco MG7750/49 Multigroom Series 7000 Hair Clippers
Don’t let the low price fool you—this hair clipper is powerful enough to give you a professional-level cut at home and comes with more guards and attachments than some of the more expensive versions. Plus, you can use it on your beard and body too, unlike the barber-style clippers.
3. Wahl Colour Pro Cordless Combi Kit
Wahl is well known as “the brand used by professionals” and with its Colour Pro Cordless Combi Kit it offers the everyman a kind of paint-by-numbers, buzzcuts-for-dummies devices. Well, actually, it’s kind of paint-by-numbers in reverse. The colour-guided combs, which are referenced on the front of the clipper itself, bring a new level of simplicity that’s almost patronising, but we can’t deny are very useful. Accommodating grades from 0.4mm to 25mm, for anything slightly longer, scissors and barber comb come included, as does a cape and a smaller battery trimmer to clean up the edges. And at £35, it pays for itself in a single cut. £34.95. At amazon.co.uk
4. Surker Men’s Cordless Hair Clipper
While the combination trimmer above is all Baraghani needs to keep his already-short hair neat, for guys who aren’t as regular with maintenance, this clipper (made for cutting head hair) is what Strategist writer Liza Corsillo has used to trim her boyfriend’s “curly, fast-growing hair” since the pandemic began. “I like it because it’s cordless, you can charge it with a USB cable, and it has a nice range of guards,” the latter detail being especially important to her as a first-timer who wanted a wide margin for error. (The clipper comes with six guards, ranging from 1/16-inch to just over 1/2-inch.) Corsillo adds that the clipper is “really precise, with a lever for blending that I’ve got better at using each time” — and that she hasn’t had to charge the clipper since she bought it last May. (She’s so far done a total of four cuts with it.) It’s also made from sturdy stuff: “In the picture, it looks like it’s plastic with a chrome plate, but it’s actually steel throughout,” she notes.
5. Hatteker Professional Hair Clipper
Amazon’s best-selling clippers (and best-reviewed) are an all-in-one, head-to-toe hair solution that you can even use in the shower. The precision dial and turnable blade mean you can trim to your desired length without any bathroom yoga – handy if you don’t have a willing accomplice to do the wispy bits on your neck – and the two-and-a-half-hour battery life means they’re perfect for travelling.
6. Slimline Pro Lithium Ion T-Blade Trimmer
If you’re looking to replicate the super clean edges your barber leaves you with post-cut—but at home, naturally—go in without a guard and shape things up to your heart’s content. And for those about to shave it all off, this is a great option too. FYI: The guards that come with this clipper only go up to a 3, so don’t expect to keep too much length all around.
7. Panasonic ER-GP82 Professional Cord/Cordless Hair Clipper
The Panasonic ER-GP82 Professional Cord/Cordless Hair Clipper is a new and improved version of Panasonic’s bestselling ER-GP80. It provides a precision-cut for both wet and dry hair. The X-taper blades, with a 45-degree cutting angle, are coated with a combination of carbon-fiber and titanium, meaning reduced friction and longer life. Plus, the shape of the blade holds the hairs in place for an accurate and sharp cut. Choose five lengths from 0.8-2mm using the adjustable control, or cut longer hair using the three comb attachments that range from 3-15mm. Finally, you can use the device plugged in or wirelessly for the ultimate in mobility and maneuverability.
8. ConairMAN hair clipping kit
Between its scissors, clips, combs, and full set of guards to control cutting length, this set does everything. It also includes two other devices for detailing your facial hair, as well as snipping errant eyebrows, nose hairs, ear hairs, and the lot. The clipper itself is corded, just like at the barbershop, so it isn’t great for taking on the road, but if you’re looking for the best clippers for home use they’ll serve you well.
9. Eunon At Home Cordless Hair Clipper
Whether your hair is curly, fine, or thick, this cordless trimmer can adjust to whatever follicles you throw in its path with four distinct intensity modes that adjusts to your hair type. With or without a cord, you can also take this trimmer on the road, thanks to a dual voltage design as well as a ridiculously long battery life of 240 minutes.
10. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler Razor
This waterproof trimmer includes three exchangeable combs (2mm, 4mm, 6mm) to allow you to trim your beard, shave (just use any Gillette Fusion5 razor blade) and edge.
The petite size makes it ideal for travelling.
One customer wrote: ‘I bought this for my husband and he was really impressed with it. He doesn’t use any other now.
‘He likes the fact he can neatly trim his beard, moustache and side burns or have a close shave by trimming first to avoid clogging up the razor and pulling the hairs’.
How to choose best men’s hair clippers
Mains vs. Battery
The choice between mains-powered clippers and cordless clippers really just comes down to personal preference. If you travel a lot and need to trim your hair on the move, cordless is without a doubt the best way to go.
However, if you need maximum power and expect to have your clippers running for long periods of time, it’s worth thinking about a mains-powered option.
For the most part, the cutting blades on hair clippers are made from stainless steel, which is absolutely fine for casual use. A lot of professional barbers prefer ceramic blades, as they don’t heat up as much during continued sessions, but as long as you’re just planning to give yourself a trim every week or so, and you don’t have thick, wiry hair all over your body, that won’t be an issue.
Unless you’re deliberately aiming for that same-length-all-over, tennis ball vibe, you’re going to need some guards (some call them combs) to vary your cutting length. Luckily, the vast majority of clippers will come with a set included.
“[Guards] work as an attachment for clippers that you fix on top of the cutters in order to achieve different lengths on a designated area of hair,” explains Murdock Covent Garden’s senior barber, Joe Pomper.
These clip-on combs are numbered and each number equates to a different cutting length. The lowest numbers will leave the least amount hair and the highest numbers leave the most. Cutting lengths generally range between 0.5 mm up to 25 mm, which equates roughly to a grade 0 – grade 8.
“Make sure the combs have some kind of securing clip so they don’t fall off,” suggests Joe Mills, founder of Joe & Co barber shop. “The last thing you need when trimming is for the comb to come away and you carve a nice bald line through your hair.”
“A sharp overall look can be achieved using clippers at a set measurement (i.e. a one grade all over),” adds Pomper, “but to achieve a more complex fade, you need to graduate the clipper grading in order to create a natural looking graduation rising from the neck.”
Some – but not all – hair clippers are equipped with a lever to the side of the cutting blades. This allows you to vary the length even further.
“It lets you go from a zero to a half,” explains Mills, “which allows you to create fade haircuts, and prevents it from catching the skin when trimming delicate areas, too.”
It also means that if you don’t want a huge amount of variation in the overall length of your hair, you can do the whole thing without having to keep swapping guards.
Enjoyed our round-up of the best hair clippers for men? Why not check out the best conditioner you can buy for damaged hair.
Looking to tame your luscious locks? We’ve picked out the best men’s hair clippers.
If you’re blessed (or cursed) with curly hair, here’s 10 products you need to know about.
This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. If you click a link and buy a product we may earn revenue: this helps to support The Sun, and in no way affects our recommendations.