Hair clipper accessories are used to assist with the haircutting process. Accessories include clipper attachments, which are used to help determine the length of hair. These attachments come in varied sizes and lengths, each brand having their own grading systems. Other essential accessories include blades, oils and trimmer sprays. AMR also offers clipper trays and holders to make storing and access easier.
Deciding the on the right clipper attachment can be tough. So if you are only just starting out, the selection can be overwhelming. Each brand will call the attachments something different but the sizing remains relatively the same. The smallest attachment ranges from roughly 0.2mm, which allows for a close trim. Some brand can go as much as 16mm. Many customers already know what they want when walking in, and will request you tailor the cut to their needs. In a cut, you may need to vary between attachment sizes, as most commonly people prefer short back and sides, with more length on top. Purchasing an attachment or guard pack is the best solution to ensure you cover all bases.
Stocking oils and sprays are important if you own a trimmer or clippers. Consumers are recommended to oil their trimmers monthly, to preserve the blades and quality of the product. It only needs 1-2 drops of oil and is as simple as turning it on and holding it downwards as you apply the drops to the blade. If you are using trimmers in a salon environment, it’s recommended you oil daily. Similarly, for hair clippers, it’s recommended you apply 2-3 drops of oil in a similar manner to the trimmers. Daily oiling is advised if you use daily on multiple clients. Finally, ensure that no excess oil seeps into the motor of either electrical tool, as it can cause motor burn out. As a result of proper care, you’ll have a longer-lasting product!