People ask me all the time about cosmetology advice and although I only have a valid manicuring license I’ve worked in enough top salons and spas to give some honest opinions about products.
I have been giving my son (who is now a grown man) hair cuts since he was a baby. He has very thick coarse hair and unfortunately there really is no way to style his hair with a scissor cut, he has to have his hair buzzed.
I’ve gotten quite good over the years, gotten some tips from co-workers who are hair stylists so I am confident in making an opinion about which clipper to buy and which to avoid.
All I can say is – invest in a professional clipper it’s well worth the extra money. I’ve purchased those cheap ones in the past and they are worthless. If you spent $100.00 on a clipper and tripper set (I have this one below) you will get years of use out of it provided you take care of them. Clean them after each use and oil them according to the instructions and you will get years of free hair cuts for your family. I just had to retire my last one that was over 10 years old. I had replaced the blade a few times but it just wasn’t cutting his hair evenly (I think someone dropped the unit and hasn’t yet owned up to it LOL.)
If you are not sure how to cut, check out YouTube there are tons of videos to help you learn. It’s not difficult.
Now the only exception to my “buy professional” rule is this Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit, which we own. My husband uses it all the time to keep his hair neat in between cuts but you can do an entire hair cut with this little wonder. Do not hesitate to purchase either of these that I have recommended. I am certain you won’t be disappointed. The Oster is an amazing product I’ve owned one for years and it is still in great condition. It’s an investment yes but it will pay you back a 1,0000 times over in free hair cuts.