Hair clippers and trimmers are extensively used to cut hair. There are two basic types of hair clippers: manual and electricity-powered. Manual clippers are considered obsolete but they are still in use. This first hair clipper was invented by an American inventor, Leland, in 19th century. Barbers used clippers and trimmers to cut hair fast and close.
Today, the use of manual clippers and trimmers seems to decline, due to the advent of non-manual electric clippers. However, some barbers mainly in Western countries keep using them for trimming. Interestingly, in Arab countries, like Syria and Turkey, manual clippers are used as a means of penalty, for delinquent pupils. In military, recruits have their heads shaved with manual clippers as they go in in the boot camp. This practice still holds in countries like US and Russia, even by using electric clippers. The manual hair clippers and trimmers are still widely used by Indian barbers to give sides and short back haircuts.
Today's state-of-the-art hair clippers and trimmers have become much more nice-looking and user-friendly. Some of these modern devices even include how-to videos.
Hair clippers can be utilized for a variety of personal grooming, and today there is a wide choice of clippers and trimmers along with the accessories to choose from:
Personal grooming kits are fairly versatile and typically consist of a power head with many attachments. Personal kits prices vary deriving from the number of attachments on set and the quality of a power head. Bear in mind, that a bad quality main unit will make all of the remaining attachments useless if it breaks down. The assortment of attachments might include a range of trim heads of different size, scissors, styling combs, and a blade guard.
Travel kits are typically more compact kits intended to be travel-friendly and light. These will often have a vinyl or soft leather carrying case. Most of these clippers and trimmers are battery powered, so you have to check the charge of the batteries regularly.
In order to illustrate a wide range of features peculiar to modern hair clippers and trimmers we will review a few of most generally used devices.
Shaping and outlining trimmer from Forfex features a long life, high torque pivot motor. The trimmer is ideal for outlining, shaving, and trimming.
Ajustable Taper Clipper from Forfex features adjustable 5-position taper lever for accurate cutting results at the touch of the finger.
- Quiet, powerful, long-lasting magnetic motor delivers the nonstop cutting performance required for beauty salon professionals.
- Adjustable 5 position taper lever gives the stylist an opportunity to accurately adjust the hair texture and cutting position at the finger touch.
- Long-lasting, stainless steel blades cut closer and stay sharp longer.
- Comfort grip and ergonomic design give the stylist outstanding cutting control and comfort.
- 4 attachment combs: 1/2", 1/8", 1/4" and 3/8".
- 10 ft cord included.