The best men’s hair clippers should be a key part of your dopp kit. Yes, of course you can go to your local barber to get things under control when needed, and when a barber is available. But hair trimmers for men keeping you looking less like the explosively hirsute Tormund Giantsbane and more like a meticulously trimmed Robert Downey Jr. And that’s the goal here, regardless of whether your hairstyle is short, long, bald or somewhere in between.
Although hair clippers may look quite similar to the beard trimmer or electric razor that you probably already have somewhere in your bathroom, their function is vastly different. Clippers come equipped with blades that resemble something like a comb, which are designed to help you trim your hair to the exact length you want, which makes it much easier when working with longer hairstyles.
While most sets of hair clippers look similar enough to what your barber uses, there are a few very important factors to keep in mind when shopping for the best clippers to add to your dopp kit. Read the packaging carefully and take extra care to select stainless steel blades and a good motor (the rotary motor is a favorite among barbers — but a magnetic motor will work for at-home jobs). Also take time to consider whether you want cord or cordless — will you really remember to put your clippers on the charger after you use them?
Whether cord or cordless, magnetic motor or rotary motor, here are a handful of the best hair clippers for men – for every budget, beard and hairstyle.
The Best All-Around Men’s Hair Clippers
An investment trimmer that lasts pretty much forever and is waterproof for in-shower use, this one enables you to groom and trim stubble as well as short, medium and long beards, and tend to body hair, nose hair, and ear hair. It comes with 4 combs and lets you choose between 13 precision settings. The battery lasts 60 minutes on one charge.
This trimmer comes loaded with 12 attachments: A full size steel trimmer, an extra-wide hair trimmer, a steel precision trimmer, a nose and ear hair trimmer, a body trimmer, as well as an adjustable beard trimmer comb and 4 hair trimmer combs. The steel blades are self-sharpening; the battery run time is 60 minutes. The narrow shape of the full-metal precision trimmer lets you get as detailed as you want. And this thing is waterproof.
This beast of a trimmer runs for 6, yes 6, hours on a single charge. It comes with 25 attachments for every possible grooming eventuality. You get a metal trimmer, a foil shaver, a detail metal trimmer, a nose and ear trimmer, an extra-wide hair trimmer, 6 hair trimming guards, 3 beard trimming guards, 2 stubble trimming guards, 1 adjustable beard comb, 1 body shaver, 2 body trimming guards, and a cleaning brush. It works on both short and long beards, as well as stubble, and even goatees.
The Best Men’s Hair Clippers for Precision Work
This clipper, from the brand beloved by barbers, is ideal for outlining, designing, and dry-shaving. It's powered by a lithium-ion battery, and you get 2 hours of run time on a single charge. It's slim, easy to handle, and perfect for detailed work on hair, beards, and mustaches.
Not only does this sleek lithium trimmer look like it belongs in an upscale barber shop. But it comes with 4 comb attachments and you can use it either cordless or with a cord, depending on your needs. The battery life lasts up to 3 hours. It's perfect for ultra-specific cuts, outlines, or fades.
The Most Tricked-Out Men’s Hair Clippers
You want options? You get options: This hair clipper has 18 secured length settings from 1/32 inch up to 23/32 inch to get your cut as specific as possible. There's even a 1/64 inch stubble setting, and can use the boost button to increase power mid-trim.
How cool is this thing? It's got a detachable set of scissors as part of the handle, that's how cool. It has stainless steel blades with integrated cutting length adjustments from 0.7 to 3 mm. That's precise. Very, very precise. It has a 90 minute run time, and this German beauty will last you forever.
The Best Men’s Hair Clipper for Thick Hair
These are the clippers to get if you need to cut through thick, coarse hair, and are experienced when it comes to DIY jobs. It has a powerful rotary motor that lets you tackle hair for 70 minutes on a single charge.
The Best Cordless Men’s Hair Clippers
This hair clipper comes with eight different attachments to trim your beard, head, body, ear, and nose hair. You get 60 minutes of power on one charge. You can adjust the blade from 0.5 to 21mm for any haircut you want, and this clipper effectively gets rid of hair on your chest, crotch, and under your arms.
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