Hair trimmers are very similar to that of clippers. Both are similar in the fact that they are used for reducing the amount of hair during a salon service, but they slightly vary in functions. Clippers will often be used prior to the trimmers, to reduce the larger amounts of hair. Trimmers allow for you to work closer to the skin, giving an overall neater look. In addition, these tools are also used to assist with beard edging and shaping.
If barbering is your speciality, you’ll know that you can’t live without these styling tools. You would know that trimmers help to give off that defined and stylised look, without always having to bring out the blades. A trimmer won’t give you the same results as using razors or shavers but is a good solution for getting that perfect hipster beard. If you wanted a trimmer for personal use, it won’t give you that close shave, but it will help to prevent ingrown hairs.
Picking the perfect trimmer can be a daunting task. If you haven’t had one before, there are a number of things to consider. One of the first things to work out is if you want a corded or cordless trimmer. Both are great but may not work for your lifestyle or business. If you decide to go with cordless, looking for optimum battery life is highly important. Using trimmers in a professional environment means you’ll want a pair that last an entire day without failing you or dying in the middle of a trim. Attachments and blade width will be another determining factor in which you select. Wider blades allow for faster coverage and hair removal, while smaller blades allow more attention to detail. Most trimmers will come with or allow for attachments, so consider if this is something you will use. If working in a salon environment, you’ll need varied clipper and trimmer attachments.