Looking for a new clipper but can’t see the wood for the trees? No worries, The Beardmen has listed the 10 best clippers for you.
Before buying new clippers, it is good to know exactly what you are looking for. If you use clippers daily then professional clippers will suit you better. If you trim your children’s hair once a month, then choose the best buy or the best cheap clipper from my TOP-11.
My name is Sander, aka The Beard Man. I have listed the 11 best hair clippers for you. Let’s quickly discover which one best suits your head hair and needs.
Let’s start quickly. Within 5 – 10 minutes, you will have found the best clippers based on your needs.
TOP-10 | Find the best clippers for you
Some people use clippers once a month, while others want to walk out the door with a trimmed hairstyle every day. Whatever your needs: The Beardmen has found the right clippers for you. Scroll down quickly to see his 11 favourite clippers….
Best of all
The Revahs clippers are my big favourite! This clipper looks sleek thanks to its chrome finish, but it is also multifunctional. For example, you can use these clippers for your head hair, as well as your beard hair. Thanks to the 8 attachment combs and accuracy, this clipper offers a solution for every haircut. Read more…
- Best clippers
- Battery life: 3 hours
- LCD display
- 8 attachment combs
- Precise shaving (0.5 – 3.5 mm)
- Also for beard
- Can feel a little heavy
Looking for a good deal without compromising on quality? The Philips 5000 Series HC5630/15 was voted the best buy in our test by The Beardmen. Likewise, this hair clipper is very well rated on Bol.com with 4.8 stars out of 63 reviews.
This Philips 5000 Series HC5630/15 is a cordless clipper that you can use for 90 minutes without a cord. You have a total of 28 lockable length settings to choose from. Without an attachment comb, you can expect a smooth result of 0.5 millimetres. Three attachment combs are included: one to trim your stubble or beard and two adjustable combs trim between 3 mm and 28 mm at 1 mm intervals. The turbo function makes this hair clipper perfect for heavy beard growth.
After use, rinse these clippers under the tap. The great advantage of this clipper is that it requires no maintenance thanks to its self-sharpening and lubricating blades. Read more…
- Best buy
- Washable clippers
- Can be used under the shower
- Also suitable as a beard trimmer
- Turbo function for heavy beard growth
- Cordless clipper for 90 minutes
- Nice long cord of 1.5 metres
- Multiple attachments
- No drawbacks at this price
The Philips Series 7000 HC7650/15 is the best-selling hair clipper of 2023. With 4.7 stars out of 134 reviews, this Philips hair clipper is also one of the best-rated clippers on Bol.com. What makes these clippers so popular?
First and foremost, the price. For a good price, you get a TOP clipper with different settings. For example, with several attachments you have a choice of 28 lengths. As with the Philips 5000 Series HC5630/15, you get two attachments between 3 mm and 28 mm at 1 mm intervals. You also get an attachment to trim your stubble or beard.
The Philips Series 7000 HC7650/15 runs for 90 minutes without a cord. The great thing about Philips hair clippers is that they require no maintenance. This is thanks to the self-sharpening blades. By the way, the blades are double-sharpened for faster results! Read more…
- Most popular clippers
- Trim 2 times faster
- Turbo function for heavy beard growth
- Desired length easily adjusted thanks to wheel
- For a smooth result
- Can also be used for beard and mustache
- Some users find it less comfortable in the hand
Best professional clippers
Babyliss Skeleton gold + GoldFX
Looking for clippers for professional use? For the home hairdresser or lovers of the best quality, The Beardmen recommends the Babyliss Skeleton gold + GoldFX as the best professional clippers.
The Babyliss Skeleton gold + GoldFX has a striking design as you can see for yourself. This is because this clipper was developed in collaboration with Ferrari. The big advantage of this professional clipper is that you have 360-degree visibility. This makes it easier to accurately grab the small corners.
The difference between this professional clipper and a home clipper is that the Babyliss Skeleton gold + GoldFX allows you to work very quickly and accurately. With one stroke, you remove the desired amount of head hair. With the precision trimmer, you can contour and trim the neckline and nape the way you want.
This professional clipper does require a bit more money or does the golden colour look a bit too good? The BaBylissMEN® Lithium Power E986E is a lot cheaper and comes in ‘normal colours’. Read more…
- Professional clippers
- Perfect for the home hairdresser!
- Lightning-fast charging time
- Motorized combs
- Even trimming result: very precise
- On the expensive side
For a bald haircut
The Philips Series 9000 HC9420/15 lets you shave nice and short: it has a minimum cutting length of 0.5 millimetres. Add the turbo mode and within a short time you will have the desired result. Do you swipe the clippers over your head every week to get back to looking nice and bald? Then the Philips Series 9000 HC9420/15 is just what you’re looking for.
This clipper features adjustable blades and three different attachment combs that let you set your desired cutting length. You can count on an even trim thanks to Philips’ special Trim-n-Flow Pro technology. These clippers also charge up nice and fast: within an hour and then use for 2 hours at a time. Read more…
- The best for milled hair
- Fast results
- From the well-known Philips hairclipper series
- Suitable for detailing and trimming
- Different hair combs included
- This clipper is not waterproof
For applying lines
The Wahl Trimmer 5-Star Balding Clipper is an excellent clipper for a bald haircut, but also for longer spikes. The biggest advantage of this clipper over other clippers is that it allows you to apply lines and details very well.
The blades are sharp, fast and super precise. The latter is of course very important when you want to apply lines, figures or details. In addition, these clippers are also great for full head shaving.
Keep in mind that this clipper is not cordless. This can be an advantage for (home) hairdressers, because then the clipper does not have to be on the charger all the time and you can just keep on working. By the way, the cord is 2.4 metres long. Read more…
- Best for detailing
- Cutting lengths starting at 0.4 mm
- Very sharp and precise blade
- Long cord of 2.4 meters
- Comes in a beautiful red color
- Slightly more expensive than the average clipper
Clippers – for everyday use
Wahl is De Beaardman’s favourite brand when it comes to clippers. With this Wahl – Super Taper clippers you can come home to roost. It fits comfortably in the hand, has excellent build quality and a strong magnet motor.
You use the Wahl – Super Taper mainly for big jobs. Thus, the minimum cutting length is 1 millimetre which makes it difficult to apply details. The maximum length setting is 130 millimetres which makes this clipper very suitable for longer cuts or hairstyles.
In short, the Wahl – Super Taper is suitable for the serious home hairdresser or people who just want a high-quality clipper at home. Read more…
- Best for everyday use
- Mainly intended for big jobs
- Strong magnet motor
- 4 different attachment combs
- Cutting blade that is 40 millimeters wide
- Not suitable for detailing or applying lines
Also for your beard
Do you want to maintain your beard as well as your head hair? The Braun Multigrooming Kit MGK3045 is an all-in-one trimmer. Called a multigroomer, you can use it as a trimmer and a shaver for your head hair as well as your facial hair.
The Braun Multigrooming Kit MGK3045 is a 7-in-one beard and hair trimmer. In total, you can choose from 13 different precision length settings between 0.5 and 21 millimetres. It also includes a precision trimmer for detailing. Read more…
- All-in-one trimmer and clippers
- Many length settings: from 0.5 mm to 21 mm
- Fully rinseable
- Also includes a razor for smooth results
- Charged within 60 minutes
- Slightly less accurate
The best cheap
Just looking for the cheapest clippers, but preferably of a bit of quality? The Remington HC5035 costs less than 20 euros and is rated 4.3 stars out of 155 reviews. Thanks to the 9 combs included, you can use these clippers for both big jobs and detailing.
A total of 9 coloured combs are included. Handy those colours, so you can easily recognise the colour of the comb you want and avoid using the wrong one. Despite the low price, you will receive a 3-year warranty on this clipper. Read more…
The best cordless
The Wahl Professional Super Taper Cordless is a serious clipper that you mainly use for big jobs. This powerful clipper will have you using the desired result in no time. So this clipper is mainly meant for a bald or a trimmed haircut, but less suitable for shaving lines or details. It tackles the big stuff effortlessly!
This clipper includes 4 attachment combs: from 3,6, 10 and 13 millimetres. The blade is super-sharp so you will have achieved the desired result in no time.
The battery is made of Lithium Ion which is known for its long life. You use this cordless clipper for 90 minutes and it has about 120 minutes to fully recharge itself again. Read more…
- Best cordless clippers
- Very good reviews with 4.7 stars out of 93 reviews
- Light weight
- Perfect for big jobs
- Very fast results thanks to sharp blades
- Will all take a little longer
Best of all of 2022
The BaBylissMEN ® Japanese Steel E990E is not only rated as the best clipper by The Beardmen, users are also very happy with it. This hair clipper from BaBylissMEN is rated 4.7 stars out of 223 reviews, making it the top rated clipper on Bol.com.
As the name of this clipper suggests to you, the blades are made of Japanese steel. This steel is so hard, which makes the blades sharper than ever. In one stroke, you remove the desired amount of hair. The advantage of Japanese steel is that you don’t need to replace the blades between uses.
The blade surface is also extra wide namely 45 millimetres. Via the 360-degree turning wheel, you easily set the desired length. The length adjustment ranges from 0.6 mm to 28 mm. A total of eight attachment combs are included. Read more…
- Best clippers
- Sharp blades for fast results
- Japanese steel with long service life
- 160 min. cordless use
- Multiple attachment combs: from 3 to 25 mm
- Wide blade: nice and fast!
- 3-year warranty
- Display does not show length entry
TOP-10 overview with best hair clippers of 2023
Not found the right clippers yet? In this overview, we once again show you our TOP-10 with the best hair clippers.
Buying new clippers: how to choose one?
The Beardman is happy to help you compare clippers, but in order to find the right one, you need to have a few things clear for yourself:
- Budget: how much are you willing to spend? You can buy a clipper from 20 euros and prices for professional clippers go up to several hundred euros.
- Desired cutting length: the available cutting lengths vary from one device to another. For a smooth result, choose clippers from 0.5 mm. With different attachment combs, you have a choice of lengths.
- Applying lines:Want to apply precise lines on the neck or nape? Or do you want to apply figures? In this case, you need professional-use clippers. Ideally one that is small in size, so you have more control over it.
- Head and beard trimmer in one? Are you planning to use the clippers to trim your beard hairs or moustache as well? Then we recommend a Philips hair clipper. These come with a special beard attachment comb.
- Cordless or corded? most hair clippers these days are cordless. If you do buy corded clippers, make sure the cord is at least 1.5 metres long.
- Size: a small and lightweight clipper will take you on the go, but also makes it easier to apply details. While a larger clipper can be a bit nicer to hold again.
- Cleaning clippers: a washable clipper is the most convenient. You rinse these under the tap after use. There are also clippers that only have a cleaning brush.
- Maintenance-friendly: where some hair clippers require you to replace the blades or lubricate them regularly, there are also maintenance-friendly hair clippers with self-lubricating – and sharpening – blades.
Are you taking the clippers with you when you travel? Then choose a clipper with a storage bag, pouch or case. This will prevent damage to the clippers and make it easier to store all the included accessories.
What is the difference between a trimmer and clippers?
For hair clippers and trimmers, we distinguish between a trimmer and clippers for head hair and a beard trimmer.
The difference between clippers and trimmers for head hair is in their application. For instance, you use a trimmer mainly for trimming details and clippers for the big jobs. In short: trim or shave the edges with a trimmer, while you use clippers for the big jobs.
Do you want both? Then we recommend Philips clippers. For example, the Philips 5000 Series HC5630/15 was voted best buy by The Beardmen.
Conclusion: which clippers to buy?
So which clippers are best for you depends on your needs. Do you use clippers mainly for a bald result? Then BaBylissMEN ® Japanese Steel E990E the best choice. Want to use the clippers as trimmers for detailing too? Philips 5000 Series HC5630/15does it all!
For home hairdressers, we recommend clippers for professional use. You might then consider buying a separate hair trimmer with it. The best professional hair clipper for big work is the Babyliss Skeleton gold + GoldFX
Would you also like to trim your beard? Then consider the Braun Multigrooming Kit MGK3045 This is an all-in-one trimmer and clipper.
You can buy a good pair of clippers for just a few tens of euros, but a pair of hairdressing clippers can easily cost hundreds. Wondering if there are interesting clippers offers right now? You will find the best offers below:
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Frequently Asked Questions
Finding a suitable pair of clippers is far from easy. The Beardman can well imagine that you still have some questions after reading this test. Take a look to see if the answer is among the frequently asked questions below:
The Beardman has declared the BaBylissMEN ® Japanese Steel E990E as the best hair clipper. This clipper has adjustable blades made of Japanese steel, which last for years and stay sharp. This clipper is not as good for applying lines and details.
If you are just looking for a good clipper without spending hundreds of euros, we recommend the Philips 5000 Series HC5630/15. This clipper is of excellent quality and you will use it not only for head hair, but also to trim your beard hairs and stubble.
A home hairdresser benefits from high-quality clippers. A home hairdresser naturally wants to be precise and uses clippers on a daily basis. It is therefore important to buy clippers that will last. Since you don’t always have time to charge the clippers, you might also consider corded clippers. Beardman has named the Babyliss Skeleton gold + GoldFX as the best clippers for professional use.
For a bald head, you are looking for a normal clipper that can tackle the big jobs quickly and accurately. Most clippers will be suitable for this. Take a look at the best clippers the Beardman has compiled for you.
The Consumers’ Association has stopped testing clippers, beard trimmers and shavers but luckily The Beardmen will help you on your way to making the right decisions. For example, the Philips 5000 Series HC5630/15 came out of our test as the best buy and the BaBylissMEN® Japanese Steel E990E was tested as the best.
There are a number of popular brands when it comes to hair clippers. The best-known and most popular brands are Philips, BrAun and Remington for home use. For home barbers and fans of the highest quality, Wahl, BabyBliss and Andis are popular brands.
You can buy a good pair of hairdressing clippers from as little as 50 euros, but for very high-quality clippers you will soon end up with several hundred euros.
A hairdresser often has hair clippers for big jobs and a smaller hair trimmer for detailing. The hair clipper is suitable for frequent use, often corded because people don’t have time to recharge them in between jobs. The clippers have sharp blades and are so strong that they last for years. Hairdressers often choose the BabyBliss and Wahl brands.