Unlike women, personal hair grooming for men can be pretty straightforward. For some men, a little trim or shave here and there is the extent of their grooming. However, nowadays, more and more men are becoming more conscious about how they groom themselves.

Hair Clipper vs. Trimmer – The Difference

Although there are definitely some similarities for both, there are some differences between the two.

A Hair Clipper is basically designed to cut thicker, longer hair. It often comes with several different attachments. Each attachment is used to determine or “adjust” the length of the hair to be cut. Because of its primary design and purpose, clippers do not usually cut very close to the skin leaving the user with very short hair. This is when a shaver is used to get that clean-cut look, unless you are looking for that 5 o’clock shadow look. The hair clipper is often used to prepare the hair or beard for final cut and for a smoother finish.

A Personal Trimmer, on the other hand, is often used for shorter or finer hairs. It has thinner blades that make it easy to work on finer details of the hair or beard. There are some trimmers that come with attachments but most of the time the attachments are left to hair clippers. Unlike clippers, trimmers are not primarily designed to cut thick or long hair. They are used to work on short hair and fine details. Most trimmers do have the ability to cut the hair very close. This is one of the reasons why some would use a trimmer rather than a shaver.

What are the benefits?

Most hair clippers come with various attachments including guard combs of different sizes, you will be able cut different lengths resulting in different hairstyles. You can keep that hair longer and just trim off the edges or cut most of it off and give yourself a cleaner, professional look. Clippers are also great alternatives to scissors.

Trimmers have a lot of uses if used properly. Since trimmers are made with thinner blades and are designed for closer cuts, you can replace your shaver with a trimmer. There are some products available in the market today that can give smooth cuts giving you that clean-shaven look. Trimmers are great for styling beard hair or if you already have short hair on your head. This type of styling would not be possible with a hair clipper in most cases. Another benefit of using trimmers and why some prefer it than hair clippers is that trimmers come with hypoallergenic blades. So, men who have sensitive skin can use trimmers.

If you would like to find out more about our clippers and trimmer range, contact Complete Hairdressing Supplies today