If you are looking for the best hair clipper or, as it is commonly called, the best professional hair clipper, you are in the right place. We show you our ranking where we analyze the 7 best clippers so you can find the one that best suits your needs.
Comparison table of the 7 best professional hair clippers
|1. Philips 9000||180 min||No||Very few|
|2. Philips MG7770||300 min||Yes||Very few|
|3. Panasonic||50 min||No||Very few|
|4. Philips QC5580||60 min||Yes||Very few|
|5. Hatteker Barber||60 min||Yes||Few|
|6. Remington||50 min||Yes||Few|
|7. Wahl 08110||Not wireless||No||Few|
Opinion and analysis of the 7 best quality-price hair clippers
At number 7: Wahl 08110-316H
♥ OUR OPINION : The best if you are looking for a professional hair clipper that will last you many years, powerful and with cable so as not to depend on the useful life of the battery.
If you do not know this brand, we anticipate that it is a famous American brand, whose machines are among the best professional hair clippers on the market . You will surely see it in your usual hairdresser!
The Wahl 08110 allows you to cut hair to 1.5 mm and 4.5 mm thanks to the two combs it incorporates . In addition, it is compatible with the combs of other Wahl brand machines, such as this pack , of 3, 6, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22 and 25 mm . In fact, this model is considered a professional range and you can even see it in the hairdresser in your neighborhood or town.
Be very careful if you are going to shave your body hair , because it is a really powerful machine and we recommend you not to bring it near sensitive areas.
It is a vintage design machine , very hard, resistant and with great power . In addition, it includes a sample of lubricant, which you introduce into the corresponding compartment of the machine, so that little by little it reaches the blades, allowing a smooth sliding.
The biggest downside is that it is not wireless . However, we know that many users are looking for not depending on the autonomy of the battery. In addition, the cable is 3 meters long, long enough for any use that is going to be given to it.
- Prestigious and reliable brand.
- Ideal for shaved heads.
- It weighs a lot (makes it a bit difficult to use).
- It’s not wireless (but it doesn’t depend on battery life).
At number 6: Remington HC5810 Genius
♥ OUR OPINION : If you need cuts of different lengths and that, occasionally, can be used to cut medium-long beards, this may be your best option.
The Remington HC5810 Genius comes with an aluminum case, inside which you will find: 10 combs (3, 6, 9, 12, 16, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 mm), a pair of scissors, a neck brush and a bottle with oil to grease the mechanism.
We have to warn you that it is not the best professional hair clipper on the market to make gradients: the size jump between the combs is too high, although later you can play with the millimeters on the head wheel.
In addition, it can be used to trim beards and shave non-sensitive parts of the body (arm, chest, legs … but not genitals or armpits). Nor does it allow zero shaving.
Among the advantages, it stands out that it is wireless and can be used while charging. On the contrary, as a disadvantage it should be noted that the cable falls short if you need to reach more inaccessible areas or far from the plug. The autonomy is 50 min and, in addition, it incorporates an LED screen that warns of the battery charge level.
It is a clipper made of resistant materials , something that influences its greater weight and, obviously, its quality . In fact, its high durability is one of the most outstanding advantages by its loyal users.
- Wide variety of combs and aluminum case.
- Wireless (allows use while plugged in)
- Robust and durable.
- Not especially useful for gradients.
- Short cable.
- The charging base is not sold separately in case it becomes damaged.
- It is not waterproof.
- Jumps too high between smaller combs.
At number 5: Hatteker Electric Barber
♥ OUR OPINION : The cheapest clipper, with good performance and multifunctional. All a TOP sales.
This is a multifunctional hair clipper that offers a lot for a very affordable price . Of course, the Hatteker Barbero is a rather mid-range machine .
The predecessor model was a success and one of the best-selling products in this category. The manufacturer listened to user suggestions and incorporated the improvements that they proposed .
It is a machine that allows wet hair cutting , with an autonomy of 60 minutes . In addition, as a differentiating element, it incorporates a USB port that allows charging it even from the computer. Another great advantage is that it can be used while charging .
It comes with a sheath of fabric-plastic very basic, barely protects. L os plastic materials seem fragile but then the result is very good.
Regarding the combs and heads, bring everything . In other words, it can be used for practically any part of the body: beards , hair on the head (no longer than 1.5 cm), nose , ears , body and even genitals .
It comes with a charging base that has compartments to place all the accessories. It is a good idea and very useful to maintain order, if it were not for the fact that it is not well finished: the combs do not hold well and it is easy for them to fall off when you move it.
- Multifunction (many accessories).
- USB charger.
- Wireless (allows charging while in use).
- Good power
- It is not easy to adjust the required length of the comb.
- The plastic gives it a low-quality appearance.
- Things easily fall off the base.
At number 4: Philips QC5580 / 32
♥ OUR OPINION : The best to cut your hair yourself and get well to difficult areas .
The main difference of the Philips QC5580 / 32 compared to other clippers is that it allows 180º turns on its head .
This innovation makes it really easy to reach areas of the head that are difficult to reach if you are going to cut your hair yourself, such as the nape area or the sides.
It includes a travel case and two precision combs with 14 positions that will allow you to cut your hair from 0 mm to 14 mm . By cons, it must be said that the combs are not very resistant . In addition, like all upper-mid-range machines, it requires several passes to speed up the maximum .
Despite being a powerful machine, clearly aimed at cutting hair, it comes with a specific head to gently shave to zero to avoid pulling and irritation. Thanks to this head, it can even be used for body shaving of sensitive areas, such as the genitals or the armpits. Although it is not its main function.
This Philips hair clipper is waterproof and therefore you can clean it under the tap. Be careful: do not use under the shower!
Another great advantage is that, despite being wireless with an autonomy of 60 minutes, it can be used while charging . In addition, it is quite powerful.
- 180º rotating head: very comfortable.
- Ideal for cutting your hair or shaving yourself.
- Wireless (allows charging while in use)
- Cover to store everything.
- Not suitable for long hair: maximum 14 mm.
- No stand or base.
- The combs are not particularly strong.
At number 3: Panasonic ER-GP80-K
♥ OUR OPINION : If you don’t mind spending a little more money and you want a reliable, powerful and precise machine, this may be your best option. It has been one of the best sellers for years .
The Panasonic ER-GP80-K is one of the best professional hair clippers that have been on the market for the longest time, being one of the favorites of users.
The central wheel, which is incorporated into the handle to change sizes from 0.8 mm to 22 mm , has been quite comfortable for us. The bad thing is that without putting heads it does not cut to zero, but to 0.8 .
It also incorporates 3 combs of 3-4 mm, 6-9 mm and 12-15 mm, which have their own base to store them, which is very appreciated .
This machine is quite precise and fast thanks to its high revolutions , so it is not necessary to take as many passes as with other clippers, but you will not get a perfect close with a single pass.
Very comfortable and manageable thanks to its shape . Even for beards and sideburns.
We also liked that this clipper has its own separate charging base . Also, you can use it while charging it and its cable is quite long.
Without a doubt, the worst thing about this clipper is its limited autonomy (only 50 minutes) and that it is not waterproof . It is a shame, since it is the little that is missing.
- Powerful, accurate and fast.
- Requires few passes.
- Charging base.
- Wireless (allows charging while in use).
- Independent base for combs
- 50 minute autonomy (although it charges while you use it)
- It does not rapa to zero, the minimum is 0.8 mm
- Price, although worth it
At number 2: Philips MG7770 / 15
♥ OUR OPINION : One of the best professional and multifunctional clippers on the market, ideal for the whole body .
Without a doubt, the Philips MG7770 / 15 hair clipper is one of the multifunctional machines that we liked the most of this brand of all those that we have analyzed. It is surprising how well it speeds up the body shave compared to other models, being a good hair clipper .
It incorporates up to a total of 18 accessories, between heads and combs. They may even be too many . Ideal for, in addition to shaving and cutting hair, body shaving , including sensitive areas (such as genitals and armpits), shaving and trimming beards , nose, ears , etc.
The disadvantage of this clipper is that it stands out more for the rest of the functions aimed at shaving the body than for its ability to cut hair. This is because the smaller sized combs are prioritized for beards and trimming or shaving body hair .
Another thing that we really liked was the quality of its materials , as well as its high-quality travel case . However, it does not incorporate a base to organize all the accessories, although it is true that it stands perfectly on its own .
The autonomy is much higher than that of the rest of clippers, reaching 300 minutes after a full charge that takes about 2 hours . Another cons is that it is not as quiet as other Philips models we have tested.
The evolution of this new model with respect to its little sister, the Philips MG7730 / 15 , materializes in 3 more hours of autonomy, 2 new heads and a much higher quality travel case.
- Wireless Impressive autonomy of 300 min and fast charge in 2 h.
- High quality travel case.
- Multifunctional, up to 18 accessories.
- High quality materials.
- Price (high end).
- Without base to organize combs and clippers.
- Not especially quiet.
- Small comb sizes only.
At number 1: Philips 9000 Series HC9490 / 15
♥ OUR OPINION : The best professional hair clipper in the market thanks to: its autonomy, its hundreds of haircut combinations and its portability to take on a trip.
We are in front of one of our favorite clippers from this analysis.
The Philips 9000 Series HC9490 / 15 hair clipper stands out for its ability to allow a selection of up to 400 cutting positions : from 0.5 mm to 400 mm , thanks to 3 combs and a wheel on the handle that allows making increments of 1 mm .
This system of change of size is carried out thanks to a small motor that it carries inside, with a locking function so that it does not move while you cut your hair and with a memory function, to remember up to the last 3 cut sizes you have used .
It has a comfortable rigid case ideal for traveling. As it has a range of 180 minutes , you can take it on a trip even without the charger.
It incorporates a screen that alerts you of the battery you have left. And yes, it can be charged while you use it .
Its main drawback, from our point of view, is that it is not waterproof and it costs a little to clean. Another negative point is that it is not the most silent .
Unfortunately, this clipper is not 100% effective and, as with most of its competitors , you will probably have to take several passes to get the perfect close up.
In addition, it has a useful and comfortable support that also serves to charge the battery.
- Up to 400 size combinations.
- Safety lock and memory function.
- 180 min autonomy ( can be used while charging).
- Rigid case and stand.
- Good power
- Price, although it is worth it.
- It is not waterproof.
- It is not particularly quiet.
Brief buying guide
Our analyzes are always honest, impartial and objective . This time it will not be an exception and, therefore, in our opinion you will find the best clippers according to their value for money. This does not necessarily imply the most expensive ones, but the ones that offer the best result for the price they have .
Additionally, keep in mind that not everyone is going to give their clippers the same use, so we explain the main characteristics that you should take into account before choosing yours.
What use are you going to give your hair clipper?
You may be wondering what kind of question this is. It turns out that many clippers can also be used as multipurpose machines to shave, trim your beard, or shave your body as well.
Thus, there may be machines that incorporate certain heads, in addition to the usual ones for cutting hair, that can help you for these other uses, such as: short beard combs, or body shaving heads for sensitive areas such as the genitals and armpits.
Finally, within the haircut you also have different sizes of combs, special clippers for shaved ones, etc. For example, some even have rotating heads that make it easy to shave hard-to-reach areas like the neck.
We encourage you to take a few seconds to reflect on how you are going to use your clipper before reading our review.
Wireless or wired?
Intuitively we think that the best professional hair clippers in the market are cordless; and it is logical, since they are much more comfortable. However, it is true that after a couple of years the performance of the battery deteriorates a lot and its autonomy decreases significantly.
Many users prefer a corded clipper, to ensure that they will not have problems with the battery. In fact, it is no longer just a question of autonomy, but the power is also reduced in many machines when the battery is at minimum. If you go for a corded clipper, make sure the cord is at least 2.5m long.
We prefer cordless ones but we are aware that many clippers can “die” within a few years due to the battery. Another option is that it is wireless but that it can be used while it is charging with the cable connected, so we would have the advantages of a wireless machine during the first years of the product’s life and we could continue using it with cable if the battery deteriorates .
Many multi-purpose clippers, which can also be used for body shaving, are designed to be used under the shower. However, if we are talking about cutting hair, it will be enough for the machine to work with slightly damp hair.
It may also be helpful if the heads can be cleaned under the tap.
Important : check carefully if the manufacturer indicates if it is a clipper to use dry, wet, if you can put it in the shower, etc. Nobody guarantees that you cannot spoil it after wetting it except the manufacturer.
What autonomy do you need?
Basically this question is only suitable for wireless clippers. Unless you are going to make a cut that is too complicated, it will be worth 30-50 minutes.
However, if you want to give it a more professional use, obviously you will need a greater autonomy. The best professional hair clippers normally exceed 120 minutes of autonomy.
What length of comb do you need?
Normally the smallest hairs are cut with self-adjusting heads (see image below) ranging from 1 to 10 mm. Although you can buy clippers with specific combs also for short lengths.
These combs can also be useful to make gradients (cuts that require more complexity) or even to cut beards.
For longer haircuts you will need specific combs with a larger size ranging from 10mm to 30mm. However, there are machines that include combs even 50 mm, but it is not the most common.
We hope our analysis of the best professional hair clippers has been useful to you. Do not forget to leave us your comment!