The best hair clippers for when you need to cut your hair at home.
Given we’re all currently living within lockdown rules, unless you live with a barber, getting your hair cut by a professional is no longer an option. With this state of affairs predicted to last at least another couple of months, at some point you're going to need to take matters into your own hands. And because we're assuming you don't know your way around a pair of pinking shears, you'll need a set of hair clippers.
There’s a huge range of men's hair clippers, from barber-standard razors that will give you the best finish, to cheap and cheerful trimmers just to keep it all tidy.
It's possibly not something you ever thought you would need to buy, but - reality check - you probably need to take the plunge and become the owner of you're very own grooming essential.
Happily, you don't have to spend hours researching the options available! Our friends at Esquire magazine have done the hard work and research for you. And, drum roll, the winner of The Best All-Round Hair Clipper is the Philips HC5632/13 Hair Clipper, available for home delivery from Argos at £44.99.
Battery life: 90 minutes on one-hour charge
Guards: 3mm-28mm (grades 1-10)
Accessories: Travel pouch, cleaning brush, barber’s comb
Worldwide voltage: Yes
This model has all the features you’d want - multiple clipper lengths, a precision set of scissors and a comb - but it also a few bonus ones that that you never knew you needed.
Number one is a special setting that cuts through thicker hair twice as fast, with a “turbo” mode to chop dense mops in one smooth motion. It’s power efficient even in this lawnmower-alike mode, so you’re not blasting through the battery.
If you're still nervous, this helpful little 'how to cut your hair at home' video will either put you off forever or get you bravely venturing in to your own private salon at home.