Who wouldn’t want to save money every few weeks? Probably a lot of people, but not everyone is willing to go into measures as drastic as is cutting your own hair. For those of you still on the fence, we’ve found these 10 self hair cut tools that will ensure a great result every time you pick up your hair clippers!
The easiest haircuts to do at home are different types of buzzcuts, but even cutting your long hair at home is completely possible. We are featuring a few of the tools that will help you maintain your haircut at home, regardless of length.
And remember, even if you screw it up — it grows back!
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Let’s start it slow. Before you decide to go with a brand new haircut, think again, and then think again. It’s always a good idea to consult a professional, even if you decide to try applying their advice yourself.
Then, I suggest you try your haircut, risk-free, with the help of a makeover app. Simply upload your photo and then try on a few different options. Does the haircut really look as good as you thought? If the answer is yes, then keep reading!
A huge problem when you’re cutting your own hair is not seeing the back of your head. This can be remedied to a degree with a simple hand-held mirror, but that is a very tedious solution that leaves your arms sore after a few minutes. Self-Cut System attempts to tackle this problem with a set of three mirrors affixed to a sturdy frame that can be hung practically anywhere. It’s been featured on Shark Tank as well as Entrepreneur magazine.
You don’t need to tell me … I know it looks silly. But hey, if it works, it ain’t stupid! Probably the best part about getting your hair done in a barber shop (never-mind the quality) is getting up, paying, and leaving … and never having to sweep, vacuum, and clean the floors! At home, hairs get everywhere — but not with this little tool! Plus, it doubles as a sombrero costume for halloween.
Remember in school, when we would draw shapes and lines with the help of a ruler? This is similar, except the pencil is your razor and the ruler is The Cut Buddy. This tool is especially helpful for anyone with facial hair, but can be used all around a head. It will help you get those hair lines exactly how you want them, every time.
Ever wondered how hairdressers create those intricate patterns in short hair? Here’s the answer, and it’s a simple one — they use a tiny razor on a stick. Definitely not a style for everyone, but if you’re rocking one of these designer haircuts, you may want to get this tool just to extend the lifespan of your cut. Ideally ask a friend to help you with the process though!
Flowbee is installed onto your vacuum cleaner. Since it’s not the same as hair clippers, it allows you to create layered haircuts even with longer hair, and leaves no mess behind. They also sell a special version for grooming dogs with long hairs.
In all honesty, this list would not be complete without this infomercial classic. Even though it’s literally been decades since Flowbee came out in 1986, it’s still being sold and people still rave about it!
I encourage you watch this old school ad, you’ll be blown away (or, should I say, sucked in?).
Another Shark Tank favorite is this set of two guides for cutting the ends of long hair. Simply clip it on, cut along the edge, and release — resulting in a perfect cut every time! It even features a nice level so you can be certain you’re cutting the right line. All you need is a pair of hair cutting shears and you’re good to go.
This is one of the hair clippers I recommend in my guide on hair clippers simply because it’s such a versatile and modern tool. Remember Flowbee? Well, imagine if that was created in the 21st century. This tool will not only cut your hair with the usual Remington quality, but also clean up the hairs as it does so.
At the price you’ll get it at, it will pay for itself in two months. Less, if you’re cutting your entire family’s hair!
Hair clippers typically come with plastic or metal guards that keep the blades a certain distance from the head. The problem is the variety of sizes of these combs is almost always disappointing, unless you’re aiming for a very short haircut.
This product solves this problem by giving you an option of a much longer lengths (for example on the top of the head). You will probably need to cut your hair with your head down to achieve an even cut since the hairs don’t stand up on their own at these lengths. Hey, no one said it was going to be easy!
Hair clipper manufacturers realized that a huge portion of their customers cut their hair at home (shocker). This is probably why, in recent years, we started to see these great new products created especially for this use.
An example is this Even Cut System which can be used in the shower (less clean-up), doesn’t even require owning a mirror, and is as simple as it can possibly be. Simply drag the ergonomically-designed device across your head in several directions until you don’t hear any more cutting. Then wash the hairs off of yourself and you’re ready to start the day. The downside of this tool is that it will only work for a uniform-length buzzcut, but for those who rock it, this Conair will save a ton of time and money.