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Which Clippers and
Trimmers should I
buy for my Barbers?
Finding the right clipper
or trimmer for you
Which Clippers and
Trimmers should I
buy for my Barbers?
Which Clippers
and Trimmers
should I buy for
my Barbers?
Finding the right clipper
or trimmer for you

What should I consider when
buying a clipper or trimmer?

Being the best barber you can be includes owning the right tools. From the buzz cut to the short back and sides, clippers and trimmers will become a dependable part of your day in the salon. Owning a set of and trimmers means you can help your clients achieve the level of detail that they’re looking for in a haircut. We’ve gathered our advice on picking the right clipper and trimmer for you, to keep your clients looking fresh with their style of cut.

What should I consider when buying a clipper or trimmer?

Being the best barber you can be includes owning the right tools. From the buzz cut to the short back and sides, clippers and trimmers will become a dependable part of your day in the salon. Owning a set of and trimmers means you can help your clients achieve the level of detail that they’re looking for in a haircut. We’ve gathered our advice on picking the right clipper and trimmer for you, to keep your clients looking fresh with their style of cut.

Choosing Hair Clippers
What’s the difference between clippers and trimmers?

A clipper is used for cutting the bulk of hair on larger areas. do not cut extremely close to the skin. However, a trimmer is used predominantly for outlining, edging, dry shaving and light shaping on smaller areas. This helps for areas such as the back of the neck, around the ears and sideburns. Therefore we’d recommend having both a clipper and a trimmer for the most defined cut.

Advice for using and maintaining clippers
  • Clippers are electric with a motor and a blade which can be used to cut different lengths of hair. It is advised to use clippers while your hair is damp.
  • Ensure your blades stay clean. Use a brush (an old tooth or nail brush will suffice) to clean away any hair or debris on the blades as these may cause bluntness or even break the blades over time.
  • Check the alignment of the blades after a few uses to check the blades are either parallel or slightly set back from the cutting blade.
  • Ensure you have You should oil your clipper with every use as it lubricates the blades and really helps in making them last longer. Apply as instructed.
  • We recommend the use of as it is proven to help keep the blades cool as well as disinfecting them.
  • All clippers come with guards. The guard size determines the length you would like your hair to be cut to, take a look at our clipper guard size guide below.
Choosing Hair Clippers
What’s the difference between clippers and trimmers?

A clipper is used for cutting the bulk of hair on larger areas. do not cut extremely close to the skin. However, a trimmer is used predominantly for outlining, edging, dry shaving and light shaping on smaller areas. This helps for areas such as the back of the neck, around the ears and sideburns. Therefore we’d recommend having both a clipper and a trimmer for the most defined cut.

Advice for using and maintaining clippers
  • Clippers are electric with a motor and a blade which can be used to cut different lengths of hair. It is advised to use clippers while your hair is damp.
  • Ensure your blades stay clean. Use a brush (an old tooth or nail brush will suffice) to clean away any hair or debris on the blades as these may cause bluntness or even break the blades over time.
  • Check the alignment of the blades after a few uses to check the blades are either parallel or slightly set back from the cutting blade.
  • Ensure you have You should oil your clipper with every use as it lubricates the blades and really helps in making them last longer. Apply as instructed.
  • We recommend the use of as it is proven to help keep the blades cool as well as disinfecting them.
  • All clippers come with guards. The guard size determines the length you would like your hair to be cut to, take a look at our clipper guard size guide below.
Choosing Hair Clippers
What’s the difference between clippers and trimmers?

A clipper is used for cutting the bulk of hair on larger areas. do not cut extremely close to the skin. However, a trimmer is used predominantly for outlining, edging, dry shaving and light shaping on smaller areas. This helps for areas such as the back of the neck, around the ears and sideburns. Therefore we’d recommend having both a clipper and a trimmer for the most defined cut.

Advice for using and maintaining clippers
  • Clippers are electric with a motor and a blade which can be used to cut different lengths of hair. It is advised to use clippers while your hair is damp.
  • Ensure your blades stay clean. Use a brush (an old tooth or nail brush will suffice) to clean away any hair or debris on the blades as these may cause bluntness or even break the blades over time.
  • Check the alignment of the blades after a few uses to check the blades are either parallel or slightly set back from the cutting blade.
  • Ensure you have You should oil your clipper with every use as it lubricates the blades and really helps in making them last longer. Apply as instructed.
  • We recommend the use of as it is proven to help keep the blades cool as well as disinfecting them.
  • All clippers come with guards. The guard size determines the length you would like your hair to be cut to, take a look at our clipper guard size guide below.
Clipper Guard Size Guide
Clipper Guard Size Guide

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Choosing Hair Trimmers
Why do I need trimmers as well as clippers for beard and hair?

The main difference between hair clippers and trimmers is the blade size. Clippers are used for long hair and a trimmer is meant for short hair. If you want to get a closer shave, you want to use your trimmer to get that next level of detail and precision. If your client is looking for something like a buzz cut you would want to use both a clipper and The clipper to remove the majority of the hair, and the trimmer to get a close shave. For the most polished haircut we would recommend you have both a clipper and a trimmer to hand, one to shorten the hair, the other to work on details.

What are the benefits of using a hair trimmer?
  • If used properly trimmers have lots of uses. Made with thinner blades, they are designed for a closer cut, meaning you can replace your shaver with a trimmer.
  • Styling a beard can be made easier by using trimmers, this type of styling would be difficult when using clippers.
  • Many trimmers come with hypoallergenic blades, so may be preferable for clients with sensitive skin.
Choosing Hair Trimmers
Why do I need trimmers as well as clippers for beard and hair?

The main difference between hair clippers and trimmers is the blade size. Clippers are used for long hair and a trimmer is meant for short hair. If you want to get a closer shave, you want to use your trimmer to get that next level of detail and precision. If your client is looking for something like a buzz cut you would want to use both a clipper and The clipper to remove the majority of the hair, and the trimmer to get a close shave. For the most polished haircut we would recommend you have both a clipper and a trimmer to hand, one to shorten the hair, the other to work on details.

What are the benefits of using a hair trimmer?
  • If used properly trimmers have lots of uses. Made with thinner blades, they are designed for a closer cut, meaning you can replace your shaver with a trimmer.
  • Styling a beard can be made easier by using trimmers, this type of styling would be difficult when using clippers.
  • Many trimmers come with hypoallergenic blades, so may be preferable for clients with sensitive skin.
Choosing Hair Trimmers
Why do I need trimmers as well as clippers for beard and hair?

The main difference between hair clippers and trimmers is the blade size. Clippers are used for long hair and a trimmer is meant for short hair. If you want to get a closer shave, you want to use your trimmer to get that next level of detail and precision. If your client is looking for something like a buzz cut you would want to use both a clipper and The clipper to remove the majority of the hair, and the trimmer to get a close shave. For the most polished haircut we would recommend you have both a clipper and a trimmer to hand, one to shorten the hair, the other to work on details.

What are the benefits of using a hair trimmer?
  • If used properly trimmers have lots of uses. Made with thinner blades, they are designed for a closer cut, meaning you can replace your shaver with a trimmer.
  • Styling a beard can be made easier by using trimmers, this type of styling would be difficult when using clippers.
  • Many trimmers come with hypoallergenic blades, so may be preferable for clients with sensitive skin.

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