The Best Professional Hair Trimmers

Hello my fellow haircutters,

This article will be about the best rated trimmers for professional use.

I know there are a lot of platforms to research the best professional trimmers like on Youtube and Amazon.

There are a lot of different brands and many trimmers out there.  These trimmer reviews will be based upon my own

research and my own experience using trimmers in the professional setting as well.

I want to remind everyone reading this that there are so many trimmers out there.  Some trimmers are more expensive than the ones that I will mention in this post.

Also, owning something that you have never had before is also trial and error.

You will love these specific trimmers and you may not.  It’s all about your own experience and how you use these trimmmer.

Overall, I find this trimmer to be the best when starting out in your career or a seasoned professional with putting cost in mind.

These trimmers are more affordable than some other fancy looking trimmers you may come across.

When it comes to cord or cordless trimmers, it is all about preference.

I also want to let you know that there is a difference between clippers and trimmers.

Before purchasing trimmers or clippers, think about how you are going to use them.

For those who cut their own hair at home may use the words “trimmer,” or “clipper” interchangeably.

In the professional world of haircutting, “trimmer” is used to trim and “line-up,” or “edge -up” after the overall haircut has been completed.

Trimmers are for detailing after the haircut.

For some professional haircutters, we do use the trimmers sometimes to de-bulk the hair for 0 fade, or bald fade.

But if you want your tools to last a long time, I would invest in a balding clipper that already has a 0-gap blade to take out bulk for your fades.

And keep trimmers for their sole purpose which is to do the detailing and line-ups.

As a reminder:

For my Do-It-Yourself (DIY) people who cut their own hair at home, please use blade wash and oil up your trimmers and clippers after every use if possible.

Please do not put water on your trimmers or clippers because they will rust.

There will also be a video that will cover more brand of trimmers.

Walh Detailer

Walh Detailer

Detailer Product Overview:

– Rotary motor trimmer

– Excellent for lining and artwork

– Equipped with t-blade

– Lightweight, fits in the palm of your hand

The Walh Detailer has been reviewed to be reliable, light in weight, quiet, sharp, precise, and easy to use.

The T-blade that is built with is useful for getting around corners of the head as well as putting in the line ups.

An 8-foot cord also comes with this trimmer.

Please make sure when you decide to buy, to buy the product new.

Never buy anything used especially when it comes to your professional tools.

Andis Slimline Pro

Andis Slimline Pro

Slimline Pro Overview:

– Polished and Sleek look

– Light weight

– Cord/ cordless

– Designed for greater flexibility

– Lithium ion battery delivers up to 2 hours of run time with a 2 hour, 15 minute charge time (powerful battery life)

–  Improved motor for increased speed, power and life

– Balanced, ergonomic trimmer for light-duty touch-ups and trimming around necklines

Overall, I have found that these trimmers are even greater when zero-gapped.

I want to warn those who would like to zero-gap there trimmers is that make sure you know who your clients are.

If you also cut childrens hair, I would not advise to zero-gap your trimmers because you can cut skin around the ear very easily.

Reviewers have said that the design of the Slimline Pro trimmer is great for gripping during the hair service.

Walh Beret

Walh Beret

Beret Product Overview:
– Lithium-ion cord/cordless trimmer with quick detach blade

– Up to 2 hours cordless trim per charge

– Lightweight, easy to use

– Ultra-quiet, perfect for children

I love the Walh Beret trimmers.  They are quiet and light weight.  The cut really well.

Some say that these may not cut as close at the Detailers or T-outliners, but they are still recommended to use.

Walh Beret trimmers work well when cutting childrens hair.

But I would still be gentle when cutting around the ear and neck when servicing children to be on the safe side.

Andis T Outliner

Andis T Outliner

Andis T-Outliner Product Overview:

– Magnetic motor trimmer-the professional model for all -around outlining, dry shaving and fading.

– Close-cutting, carbon-steel T-blade for detailing.

–  Powerful, high-speed motor runs cool and quiet.

–  Contoured contruction fits comfortably in your hand.

These trimmers can get hot pretty quick. But durable and reliable trimmers.

They are strong and sturdy and makes clean lines.

T-outliners provide a smooth and clean cut.

The blade can be adjusted as needed.

Conclusion

I hoped I helped you to narrow down some of the best trimmers to use in your workplace or for personal use.

All the blades of these trimmers are replaceable and some are adjustable to your liking.

If you do fades all day at your workplace, it is best to have more than one trimmer available for use because you do not want to over heat your tools or make the client feel uncomfortable.

The Walh Detailer, Andis Slimline Pro, Walh Beret, and Andis T-Outliner are the most popular in regard to quality and affordablity.

There are many brands out there that you may want to try later on and I recommend that you do so.

Like I mentioned before, knowing what is the best tool for you is about trial and error.  Even if you do your own research, you may not like the product you purchase.

For example if you get a defected product from an online purchase, it doesn’t necessarily mean the product itself is not a good product.  There are other several reasons why this may have occured.

Finding the best tools for you is about trying things out.

If you physically want to look at the product, go to a store like Cosmoprof or Sally Beauty Supply, or even your local beauty store where they can show you trimmers.

I recently went to Sally’s and they were able to open a few boxes of trimmers for me so I can hold it and see what it looks like in real-life.

Two videos will be posted below about the best trimmers to use in the professional setting.

Each video will cover a variety of trimmers.

The first video will cover cordless trimmers and the barber will speak of using pounds and not dollars.

Othewise, he gives a great overview of some of the trimmers I covered.

The second video has reviewed trimmers that was not covered in the first video.  It’s shorter video but I also thought that it may be helpful as well.

Please be sure to contact me with questions or comments below.

All Best,

Felixia

Starting a new career in Cosmetology

This article is about where to start your Cosmetology career. Before I begin I would like to break down the difference between a Barbering license and a Cosmetology license.

A Barbering license is mainly focused on hair and facial hair training. Barbers can also color hair and use a straight razor with no guard. A Cosmetology license covers hair care, skincare, and nails.

Cosmetologist can do most everything a Barber can do EXCEPT use a straight razor on skin.

Done with Cosmetology school. Now what?

First thing’s first. Pass your state board test. Figure out what you would like to focus on. As a Cosmetologist, there are endless opportunities. You can focus on skincare, nail care, hair, or a combination of two or more. But if you would like to focus on hair this article is for you.

Franchise or corporate salon?

Entering a franchise or corporate salon is typically not a bad idea. In most cases, they accept newly graduated and licensed professionals straight from school.

They also have free education and depending on where you work, and endless opportunities for growth in their company.

You can start by reading about Regis Corporation that covers a plethora of salon brands across the United States and Canada.

In the United States, they have brands like Supercuts, Cost Cutters, Roosters (catered to men clientele) and many more. There are other companies like Great Clips and Sportclips that focus on hair cutting only.

These are great places to start and to stay. It doesn’t hurt to try a few different places to see where you fit.

Ask yourself if you prefer to work with women, men, or children clientele because there are salons catered to each category.

Become an hair assistant

Another option is to be a hair assistant. Typically, these individuals will work under a seasoned stylist and assist a senior stylist by doing shampoos, clean up and possibly some reception work as well.

These positions are great if you want to work in a full-service salon where they do all thing’s hair. These salons perms, colors/ highlight, haircuts, up does and the list goes on.

Becoming a hair assistant could also be good for someone who likes to spend time with their clients and take their time in the chair.

As a hair assistant, I think you would learn a lot but you will not get paid a lot. If you like a salon you would like to be an assistant, inquire about their assistant program. Ask how long will it take for you to move up, the pay rate, and what will be expected of you.

Make sure you like the atmosphere or culture in the salon you choose.

Rent a booth or open your own shop?

You will see a lot of advertisements about renting booths. Renting a booth is great if you would like to work for yourself and have retaining clientele. Renting a booth would be like owning a one room shop.

After some experience, this may be the path you would like to take. Just be aware of the monthly rent and if there will be any increases. There are places like Sola Salon studios or Phenix Salon Studios that offer room/suite rentals.

Owning your own salon would also be another route as well.

No one can tell you that you cannot open a shop right after you graduate from school. Why not? If you have the means and would like to work for yourself and have other stylist work for you, go for it!

You can brand yourself and choose what services you want to provide in your own salon.

You can also brand yourself if a booth rental as well. It would just be you and your client in the room or booth.

Don’t want to work in a salon?

There are other opportunities out there in the beauty industry. If, for some reason you do not want to work on customers like providing a service, there are many other ways you can leverage your Cosmetology license.

You can work retail at a Sally Beauty or CosmoProf store.

You can be a sales rep for Hanzo Shears.

Dyson also offers beauty adviser jobs.

You can start your own beauty blog.

You can sell beauty supplies.

The opportunities are endless.

 

Figure out what you like and don’t like

know I have given you a lot of information to think about. But you also have to give yourself time to actually think about what you like and don’t like. This will narrow your focus.

It is OK if you start out at a corporate or franchise salon and move up in the career path.

Or if you want to focus on doing makeup and up does, you don’t need a license for that.

It’s OK if you only want to do haircuts only- there are places for those too.

There is a place for you if you want to focus on waxing too.

It’s OK if you only want to do make-up.

There are a lot of make-up stores and counters you can work at.

A Cosmetology license is not needed to do make-up.

If you like the business side of the beauty and hair industry, there is a place for you out there.

Learn about the niche you would like to focus on and starting writing down you goals so that you can make progress.

The take away

Once you have finished school and have obtained your license, go out there. Learn and always be a student even if you have in the industry for 10 years. There is also something new to learn.

Give yourself at least 1 year to figure out what you like and don’t like.

Like I said earlier, there is also nothing wrong with trying different salons to see where you fit.

Be a customer at a place where you may think you would like to apply to and observe the way the salon operates.

Even if you are coming back to the hair/ beauty industry, give yourself time to hone your skills and remember why you chose to go to Cosmetology school in the first place.

I hope this article helps. Please be sure to provide questions or comments below.

Thank you,

Felixia