Best hair clippers: 6 top buys to trim your hair from home

Buy a pair of the best hair clippers and give your hair a tidy from home. We're talking everything from Philips to Braun and Wahl

Best hair clippers: Braun HC5010 Hair Clipper in use on man
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Splurging on a pair of the best hair clippers? The barbers are shut until further notice, which means you're going to have to start taking things – hair – into your own hands. Buying a hair clipper requires a certain amount of research to find out what you're after and what to look for, but luckily for you, we've done this job for you. 

Below, you'll find a list of six best hair clippers you can buy today. We've listed something for fades, something that's easy to use, a cheap option and so on. You've got no excuse for having a seriously outgrown hairdo now...

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The best hair clippers 2020

Best hair clippers for men: Philips Series 5000 Trim-n-Flow PRO Technology Hair Clipper

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1. Philips Series 5000 Trim-n-Flow PRO Technology Hair Clipper

Best hair clippers for men: for a fast and even hair cut, there's no other option

Specifications
Cordless?: Yes
Lengths: 0.5mm to 28mm
Heads: 3
Reasons to buy
+Washable+Great for thick hair, too+Comfortable to use
Reasons to avoid
-Nothing!

We rate the Philips Series 5000 Trim-n-Flow as the best hair clipper you can buy for two reasons: it's incredibly easy to use and has 28 easy lock-in length settings.

Trim-n-flow PRO technology
The built in Trim-n-flow PRO technology inside this hair clipper means it works to cut your hair so it flows away from the blades to make the job easier. It can also cut through any hair type and it works twice as fast as other Philips clippers.

Clipping
This hair clipper is designed to do one job, clip your hair. With a huge 28 length settings to choose from, all of which are easy to lock in, this hair clipper is the one. No matter if you prefer 0.5mm or 28mm, this hair clipper can offer everything. It also includes a stubble comb at 2mm for shorter hairstyles and beards.

Thick hair
Use the Turbo button on this hair clipper to make an easy job of thicker hair. You're welcome.

Cordless
Yes, this hair clipper is cordless! Charge it for just one hour for a whole 90 minutes of cordless use. You can also use it plugged in if preferred.

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Best hair clippers cordless: Braun Beard Trimmer BT7240 and Hair Clipper

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2. Braun Beard Trimmer BT7240 and Hair Clipper

Best hair clippers cordless: this Braun model is sharp, fast and efficient

Specifications
Cordless?: Yes
Lengths: 0.5mm to 20mm
Heads: 4
Reasons to buy
+Washable+Long battery life+Trims beard too+Several attachments+Comes with razor included

The best hair clipper come beard trimmer you can buy is without a doubt the Braun Beard Trimmer BT7240 and Hair Clipper – it's 2-in-1, it features 39 length settings and it's cordless. Speaking of which, it only needs to charge for one hour and is then good for 100 minutes of use. It can also be used corded, too.

Beard and head
This 2-in-1 device rids the need for storing and buying two separate products, while it can offer a decent shave on both your face and head. In the box comes a range of attachments including a short comb for maintaining shorter to medium hairstyles and an 11mm to 20mm comb for longer hair. The beard trimmer head also helps to create precise lines around the back of your head and around your face. And it comes with a Gillette Fusion 5 ProGlide razor for touch-ups and hard to reach areas.

Precision wheel
Featuring a precision wheel to select the length you'd like, this hair clipper has 39 length settings from 0.5mm to 20mm. These go up in 0.5m increments.

Battery
Featuring a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, this hair clipper is cordless so can work for 100 minutes before running out of charge. It takes just one hour to fully recharge and if you're in a hurry, five minutes of charging will last you one clip.

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Best hair clipper for fades: BaBylissMEN Japanese Steel Digital Hair Clipper

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3. BaBylissMEN Japanese Steel Digital Hair Clipper

Best hair clipper for fades: an easy to use hair clipper with 45 length settings

Specifications
Cordless?: Yes
Lengths: 45
Heads: 8
Reasons to buy
+Washable+Cordless+LED screen+Great for fades+8 comb guides
Reasons to avoid
-Not the best for long hair

The BaBylissMEN Japanese Steel Digital Hair Clipper makes an easy job of getting that perfect fade in your at-home haircut.

45 cutting lengths
Boasting Japanese steel cutting blades, this hair clipper benefits from offering 45 different cutting lengths. Eight click on comb guides come included, too. Fading your hair is easy thanks to this hair clipper's taper control. This lets you twist through five settings between 0.6mm and 3mm. These short lengths are ideal for creating the perfect fade.

Cordless
Cordless for easier use, this hair clipper has a lithium-ion battery that can hold 160 minutes of power from a two-hour charge. There's also a 20-minute quick charge for 20 minutes of use.

LED screen
With a handy LED screen built-in, this hair clipper can show you how much battery it has left before needing to be charged, whether it's locked or not and what taper setting it's on.

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Best hair clippers to shave head: Wahl Five Star Balding Clipper

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4. Wahl Five Star Balding Clipper

Best hair clippers to shave head: want to shave it all off? This is the best clipper to do so

Specifications
Cordless?: No
Lengths: 0mm
Heads: 1
Reasons to buy
+Close shave+Great for skin-tight fades
Reasons to avoid
-Corded-Only good for one length

An easy to use piece of kit, the Wahl Five Star Balding Clipper does exactly what it says on the tin. Why pay someone to remove all of your hair every two weeks when you can do it yourself at home?

Blade
Yep, this hair clipper is only suitable for those who want to go bald as it comes with one 0mm head. It features a chrome fine-precision blade for a super close cut, and it can be used for both full head balding and skin-tight fades. Whatever you fancy!

Corded
It's corded, which is a slight disadvantage, but what it has in wire it doesn't lack in power. It's easy to use – a V5000 oscillating armature motor powers this thing making it sturdy and durable.

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Best hair clippers cheap: Braun HC5010 Hair Clipper

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5. Braun HC5010 Hair Clipper

Best hair clippers cheap: easy on the wallet and even easier to use

Specifications
Cordless?: Yes
Length: 3mm to 24mm
Heads: 1
Reasons to buy
+Comes with appliance oil
Reasons to avoid
-Basic-Takes a while to charge

The Braun HC5010 Hair Clipper is our pick of the best cheap hair clipper you can buy. Although it has a low price tag, it performs pretty well and is made by a leading brand. Win Win.

Hair lengths
This hair clipper makes an easy job of cutting hair from 3mm to 24mm and offers nine length settings. It comes with one head, a brush and some appliance oil. Safe to say it's a little basic, but, it still gets the job done.

Cordless
Featuring a nickel-metal hydride battery inside, this hair clipper is cordless but it takes a while to charge. Eight hours of charging gives for 40 minutes of cordless use.

Best hair clippers under £100: Braun 9-in-1 All-in-One Trimmer MGK5080

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6. Braun 9-in-1 All-in-One Trimmer MGK5080

Best hair clippers under £100: this great piece of kit is a hair clipper, beard, face, nose and ear trimmer AND a body groomer

Specifications
Cordless?: Yes
Lengths: 0.5mm to 21mm
Heads: 7
Reasons to buy
+Completely waterproof – can be used in the shower+Can do everything!+Comes with a free Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide razor
Reasons to avoid
-Maybe a bit confusing for some

The mega Braun 9-in-1 All-in-One Trimmer can trim, clip and groom all of the hair on your body! And it's completely waterproof so can be used while showering for less mess. We think it's the ultimate styling kit...

9-in-1
Yep, this one device can be used for nine different functions. It can, of course, be used as a hair clipper, but also to trim your hair, beard, nose and ears. And to groom your body and even as a clean shave razor. The opportunities are endless.

Lengths
With 13 length settings and four combs included, this 9-in-1 clipper/trimmer/groomer offers a safe shave from 0.5mm to 21mm.  

Autosensing motor
With a special built-in motor to work with long, thick and dense hair, this device can tackle any type of hair. This motor also ensures a constant cutting speed.

Cordless
Featuring a Li-ion+ battery inside, it can work for 150 per cent longer than most clippers and it lasts for a whopping 100 minutes from just one hour and five minutes of charging. Oh, and it has a five-minute quick charge option for one trim.

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Which men's hair clippers are best?

The Philips Series 5000 Trim-n-Flow PRO Technology Hair Clipper is rated our best buy for a fast, even cut. It features 28 length settings from 0.5mm to 28mm, it comes with three different heads and it's washable as well as cordless.

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