As barber shops begin to reopen and reclose all over again, it just might be time to invest in the trusty barbershop that will never close its doors again. By that, we mean your very own set of hair clippers. It can be difficult to choose which pair of clippers is right for you. But don’t worry, we’ve done the research to compile a list of the top hair clippers for DIY haircuts.
1. Andis Master Cordless Clipper
First, on the list, we have the Andis Master Cordless Clipper which is my personal favorite. If you want to really invest in some muscle, this is the one for you. It comes at a hefty price tag but you absolutely get what you pay for. From my experience, I have come to love the maneuverability of cordless clippers but felt a lack of power. However, these Andis Master Cordless Clippers are a welcome exception to that general rule. These clippers can be zero gapped, resulting in a powerful and close shave that is ideal for line ups and shaping the hair. If you are interested in learning more about this clipper you can read more in our in-depth product review of the Andis Master Cordless Clipper.
2. Wahl Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit
The Wahl Color Pro is the best selling hair clipper on Amazon, and it is rated highly for good reason. This is the ideal clipper for beginners thanks to its color coding simplicity. These were the first clippers I purchased, and they definitely get the job done. However, in comparison to the Andis Master Cordless Clipper, there is definitely a noticeable lack of speed and strength, hence the price difference. But these are ideal for the average Joe who will use these sparingly. Sold for a bargain of a price, this is a great pair to invest in as you learn how to cut hair.
3. Oster Professional Fast Feed Clipper with Adjustable Blade + 8 piece comb set
The Oster Professional is a robust clipper that is built to trim through the thickest of hair with absolute ease. If you have a thicker hair type, you may want to invest in these clippers which possess a more powerful bite. I have been cutting my roommates’ hair ever since shelter in place began. One of my roommates in particular has very thick and curly hair. By the time he finally gave in and let me cut his hair, he had gone full Will Ferrell from Semi-Pro. I’ve come to learn that the Oster clipper is an absolute godsend if you are going to be operating on especially thick hair. This clipper also comes with an eight-foot power cord which allows for easier maneuvering when cutting hair over a bathtub or outdoors where outlets may not be as easily accessible.
4. ConairMAN 3-in-1 Chrome Hair cutting Kit
If you need the total grooming package, this is the one for you. Conair’s 3-in-1 haircut kit is a great value designed to cover all the bases. Between the clipper with a full set of guards, shears, combs, nose hair, and ear hair trimmer you will be well-equipped with all of the necessary tools for a full-body grooming experience. In a similar fashion to the Wahl Color Pro, it is not necessarily the most powerful clipper on the market, but you definitely get everything but the barber in this package. Even though I have amassed an unnecessarily large collection of hair clippers, I do still utilize the nose hair trimmers, so there is definite long-lasting value in that.
In Conclusion; TLDR
To sum up all of the top hair clippers for DIY haircuts, the Andis Master Cordless Clipper is the best hair clipper on the market. But, they are also the most expensive. If you are looking for a cheap clipper that will get you through quarantine, the Wahl Color Pro will get the job done. For those who need a strong clipper to deal with thicker hair, the Oster Professional is a strong pair that does not break the bank. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, the Conair’s 3-in-1 haircut kit is for you. It includes additional tools such as the nose and ear hair trimmer.