Let’s take a look at the best professional hair clippers that barbers can buy for under $100 dollars for 2018.
Hair clippers to barbers are like a lightsaber to a Jedi.
It’s something they use daily & picking out the right one is an important decision.
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Andis Stylist Combo Trimmer
Our top pick goes to the Andis Stylist Combo Trimmer set. For reliability, precision & over all quality this has to be the best for the price.
This combo features:
- A T-Outliner Trimmer For Trimming, Shaving or Outlining.
- A Professional Motor Trimmer
- A BeauWis Blade Brush
This is a great combo, that should be everything you need from a trimmer, to allow all kinds of haircuts, including fades.
An overlooked perk from most trimmers is that these feature easy hanging loops on the ends which helps with storing them safer/easier.
Wahl Professional 5-Star Cord/Cordless Magic Clip
Next up we have the Wahl Professional 5-Star Cord/Cordless Magic Clip.
This clipper not only works amazing but actually as an aesthetic appeal to it as well. Which really doesn’t matter but it’s still a nice plus.
- Powerful Rotary Motor
- 90 Minute Run Time When Fully Charged
- 8 Attachment Combs
- Weighs 10 oz
Wahl has built a very reliable name in the trimmer/clipper line of things & this product continues to follow that tradition.
If you want a quality clipper to use in your barbershop then you’re going to have a difficult time finding one much better than this.
WAHL Professional 5 Star Series Barber Combo No. 8180
The WAHL Professional 5 Star Series Barber Combo No. 8180 takes our third spot in our list.
Similar to our first pick, this is a combo of the main clipper Legend & Hero, which is a smaller blade trimmer which is better for doing lining work.
This Combo Features:
- Legend – Main Clipper
- Hero – Smaller Trimmer
- 8 Attachment Combs & 3 Blade Guides
- 8 Foot Power Cord For Each
This is another great clipper combo that any barber would love to have.
Wahl Professional Sterling 4 Clipper/Sterling Bullet Trimmer Combo
The Wahl Professional Sterling 4 Clipper/Sterling Bullet Trimmer Combo is very similar to the combo we just mentioned before this one.
However, some barbers/stylists say they do like or dislike one over the other so I didn’t just want to assume everyone one go with the above.
This Combo Features:
- Sterling 4 Clipper (Main)
- Bullet Trimmer (Touch Ups)
- Comes With 6 Cutting Guides Ranging From (1/8” – 1”) Lengths For The Sterling
- 4 Trimming Guides For Lengths (1/8” – ½”) For The Bullet
What really makes this combo different from the others mentioned above is the size of the Bullet.
For small touch-ups, linings & other things, some barbers prefer a smaller tool for this.
How To Take Care Of Your Hair Clippers
One of the first things a barber or stylist learns is how to take care of their equipment.
It doesn’t matter if you buy the most expensive equipment out their, if you don’t take care of it then it’s going to start to perform at lesser quality over time.
Now different clippers are made in different ways, so I can’t do a walkthrough for each type/brand of clippers but there are some things that you will do for each clipper not matter what brand or type you’re using.
Here is a good video covering some solid points on what you need to do to take care of your hair clippers.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to take care of your equipment, not only your clippers.
The good thing about most equipment used by barbers is that it can last you a lifetime, if you buy a quality item, take care of it & have a little luck on your side.
On top of that, it directly affects how your work goes.
Clippers Don’t Make The Barber
I remember getting my hair cut when I was younger & it was from someone who had never cut my hair before.
This barber (if I can even call him that) jacked my hair all up, to the point where I just had to get it buzzed all over.
What made this matter ten times worse, is that he had talked about how he had gotten these brand new sweet clippers, & had all these certificates from these barber programs.
Basically what I’m trying to get at is don’t go into buying clippers thinking they will magically make you good at cutting hair.
Just as buying a new bat isn’t going to make a drastic change to a baseball players batting percentage.
With that being said, of course, you still always wanted to focus on the clippers that work the best for you.
If you’re just starting out or maybe wanting to get a whole new setup of equipment, then look into getting an entire barber kit. Rather than buying each piece individually.