This spring, the impacts of Covid-19 have reached into all areas of our lives and transformed our ‘new normal’. Without barbershops and hairdressers open for business, people throughout the UK are experimenting more with their self care and grooming at home. Men across the country are taking matters – and scissors – into their own hands.
Here are six of the best hi-tech hair clippers available to buy online right now during lockdown.
Best for… the man who wants everything: Braun 9-in-1 Trimmer (£115)
This all-in-one trimmer and clipper includes everything you could possibly need when it comes to home hair styling and grooming. Inside the box you will find an electric beard and hair shaver, a nose and ear trimmer, a precision trimmer ideal for finishing details to your cut, a body hair trimmer, four combs, plus a Gillette fusion5 proglide razor for a completely clean shave. The hair trimmer and clippers are rechargeable, whilst the electric beard shaver features an AutoSense motor which can effectively deal with both thick and fine hair.
Best for… the tech obsessed: Philips HC9450/15 Hair Clippers 9000 Series (£299.99)
If you’re looking for hair clippers which look like they have been plucked from a sci-fi film, these are for you. The Philips 9000 Series clippers are wireless with a touch scan interface, allowing you digital touch control with motorised combs that do all the hard work for you. These high performance clippers also feature a memory function which can ‘remember’ three cutting lengths per comb for use time and time again. Other tech touches include Auto Turbo to boost cutting speeds and self-sharpening titanium blades, ensuring extra durability and the sharpest cut possible.
Best for… those who live alone: BaByliss MEN ‘The Crew Cut’ (£74.00)
This nifty tool is the perfect shape and size to hold in one hand and cut your own hair, for a do-it-yourself trim at home. A simple twin blade cutting system helps style hair into one length all over with easy, sweeping motions across the head. This rechargeable clipper comes with five comb guides, allowing you to choose the length you desire from grades zero to four. One charge allows up to 75 minutes use, but if you’re time-poor, ‘quick charge’ for just 30 minutes for 15 minutes use.
Best for… vintage lovers: Clippers by WAHL 100 Year Anniversary Limited Edition (£179.03)
WAHL is the grande-dame of men’s grooming products, with a luxurious finish to all their famed and trustworthy products. For the brand’s 100 year anniversary they released heavy-duty, limited edition clippers entirely housed in metal, with a vintage design. Despite the retro lever design, the all metal adjustable taper level adjusts cut length easily and the powerful rotary motor provides high speeds and higher stall torque – ideal for thicker hair. All modern features inside these old-fashioned hand-held clippers make it a beautiful addition to any bathroom.
Best for… the family man: RENPHO Hair Clippers for men (£53.99)
The RENPHO Hair Clippers for men are a great choice for those intending to share the clippers with the whole family. This sleek gadget is USB rechargeable and comes with a dedicated charging base, making it easily accessible for regular use. The ceramic blade is corrosion free, ensuring smooth and fast cutting no matter the hair type, and offers 30 lengths. Stainless steel hair scissors are also included, helpful for longer styles. The professional quality is clear from the 4-hour battery life after a single three to four hour charge.
Best for… professionals in training: Super Silencer Hair Clipper (£433)
For those who want to recreate the barbershop experience at home, these professional cordless hair clippers are a worthy investment. This heavy duty trimmer will provide users with stable control over a powerful and precise cut. The low vibration and ultra quiet design frees the clipper from excessive noise, which can help users feel more at ease, especially young children. One charge provides 8 months of use thanks to an intelligent charging system, anti-overcharge protection, and touch on-switch. The clippers come in two colours, a sleek black or metallic blue.