Most of us have gotten more into DIY than we ever expected to over the past couple years. We're also, as a society, more aware of self-care needs than ever before. With those two things in mind, you definitely need to have a good pair of hair clippers and trimmers on hand at home. Regardless of how often you go to the barber, there are certain touchups you can and should do yourself. And there are others that you and your barber probably aren't on close enough terms for. So we rounded up the best hair and body trimmers out there for home use. Depending on your personal grooming needs, there is something right for everyone on this list. However, we do not take accountability for any styling mishaps the come with the learning curve of becoming a DIY barber.
ConAir MetalCraft High Performance Clippers
Best All Purpose Clippers
Chances are that your barber buys professional grade equipment outside the price range of what you want to spend for at-home trimming. The ConAir MetalCraft series is the closest thing to professional grade equipment that you'll find for an affordable price. The clippers, along with the 8 attachments that come with them, will do everything your non-professional hands can handle. Best of all, this trimmer looks pretty good doing it.
Andis Master Cordless Clippers
The Top of the Line
If you’re going to cut your own hair at home, we highly recommend Andis’ cordless clipper, which is a favorite among professional barbers for its long battery life, sleek design, and adaptability. It’s durable enough to run through thick, coarse hair without any nicks, but can also gently trim fine hair. It’s been a lifesaver for influencer Phillip Holmes, who uses this daily to keep his lineup sharp.
Oster Classic 76 Universal Motor Clippers
Barbers call this clipper a beast for a reason. A sturdy body and a 45-watt motor (similarly priced clipper motors average about 15 watts) allow it to plow through even the curliest hairs with speed and ease without any nicks or cuts. Perfect if you want a quick quarantine buzz cut. Beware though, its motor is as loud as it is powerful.
King C. Gillette Style Master
Best Beard Trimmer
King C. Gillette is the high-end wing of the Gillette you know. How does a company built on shaving compete with the rise of beards? They make a beard trimmer, of course. And a company known for facial hair removal wasn't going to jeopardize their reputation with just any beard trimmer. They went top of the line with the Style Master and it will keep your beard looking fresh.
Remington Virtually Indestructible Grooming Kit
The All-In-One Kit
Looking for a multipurpose clipper at a great price point? Grab Remington’s taxi-colored cutter, which comes with five clip guards, and a beard attachment so you can shape your mane and facial hair in one go. While it’s smaller than most of our other favorite clippers, it definitely punches above its weight class. We found that it can still cut hair relatively quickly, and without any snagging.
Ballsy B2 Trimmer
Best Manscaping Trimmer
Trimming the hedges, so to speak, with just any old clippers is risky. Surfaces aren't as smooth and everything is more sensitive so mishaps can be painful ... or worse. With that in mind, Ballsy set out to make a purpose-built manscaping trimmer. The B2 has the power and sharpness needed to handle the job while maintaining the precision and protection needed to prevent any unfortunate damage.
Wahl Chrome Pro Haircutting Kit
The Classic Clippers
The Wahl Chrome Pro just looks like what you picture hair clippers should look like in your head. They are the no-frills classic that gets the job done every time. With the Chrome Pro Haircutting kit you get all the accessories needed to start a barbershop in your kitchen. The plug-in feature may seem outdated but it provides maximum power every time and allows for prolonged use if you're giving a few cuts back-to-back.
Summer is just around the corner so it is time to get your body hair in check. If you live in a warmer climate it's also a good time to trim down your hairstyle. Either way you can't go wrong with any of the products on this list for keeping yourself looking fresh all summer long. Whether it's manscaping or an edge up, personal hair trimming is easier than you think and totally necessary.
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