Best hair clippers in Australia

Our editorial team cut through hundreds of reviews to find the top 6 hair clippers available in Australia.

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The best hair clippers in Australia

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team based this list on real consumer reviews from Shaver Shop, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys and Amazon Australia. To win a place in this list the set of clippers need to score above a 4.5 star rating and have over 100 reviews.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best overall hair clippers: Wahl 5-Star Cordless Magic Clip

Pros

  • Stagger-tooth blades give an even cut
  • Lots of comb attachments

Cons

  • Takes 2 hours to charge fully
  • More expensive than consumer grade clippers

Specs | 8 comb attachments | Rechargeable Li-ion battery | 40mm cutting width | Cordless

Average online price: $235

Buy at Amazon
Buy at eBay

Why we chose it

The best overall hair clippers in this round-up are the Wahl 5-Star Cordless Magic Clips. They scored highly in several categories so were awarded best overall with a 4.6 star rating across 7,240 reviews.

From Wahl's professional line of clippers, included in the box are 8 comb attachments ranging from 1.5mm - 25mm so you can tailor your length exactly how you like. The chrome-plated stagger-tooth blades are designed to smoothly feed the hair into the blades for a more even cut. The Lithium-ion battery provides an impressive 90 minutes cutting time so you won't lose power halfway through.

What users say

This clipper gives a great cut, has a very long lasting battery and is a high quality appliance. Read reviews.


Best cordless hair clippers: VS Sassoon Crew Cut Hair Clipper

VS Sassoon Crew Cut Hair Clipper

Pros

  • Cuts in any direction
  • Includes bonus trimmer to define sharp edges

Cons

  • Some reviewers mentioned the trimmer's batteries drain quickly
  • Users say to watch the how-to video first, the back of your head can be tricky to start with

Specs | 4 cutting levels | Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery | Japanese steel blades | 3-year warranty

Price (RRP): $119

Buy at Shaver Shop
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Why we chose it

The best cordless hair clippers category was hotly contended, but with a 4.7 star rating and a great price point the VS Sassoon Crew Cut Hair Clippers came out on top.

Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand, the self-sharpening Japanese steel blades cut in every direction. The lock-in comb guide cuts from grade 1 - 4 (3mm - 13mm) for a tidy crew cut style. The included cordless trimmer makes quick work of cleaning up around the edges of your ears, neck and sideburns. The Lithium-ion quick-charge battery is good for 60 minutes, but if you forget to charge the unit the option is there to use it attached to mains power too.

What users say

Was concerned it wouldn't cut short enough, I like it real short, but not shaved. It cuts the length I like and perfect every time. A real time saver.


Best hair clippers for fades: Wahl Clipper Fade Cut Kit

Pros

  • Reviewers commented on how sturdy the unit is
  • According to reviews they cut quickly and evenly

Cons

  • Customers say it can heat up a little in use
  • The weight is concerning to some reviewers

Specs | Adjustable fade lever | 8 comb attachments | PowerDrive heavy duty motor | Corded

Price (RRP): $125

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Why we chose it

If you're looking to tackle your own fade at home you're going to need a set of clippers up to the task. With a 4.6 star rating across 1,493 reviews the Wahl Clipper Fade Cut Kit is our top pick of the pack.

With 8 comb attachments (1.5mm - 25mm) and a dedicated fade lever you'll master your style in no time. Also included are left and right-angled comb attachments to help you get both sides of your head even. These clippers are corded so the PowerDrive heavy-duty motor has a constant supply of juice.

What users say

Quality clippers, easy to get a smooth fade, great for cutting your own hair. Read reviews.


Best budget hair clippers: Remington Rapid Cut Turbo Hair Clippers

Pros

  • Fully washable under running water
  • Reviewers like the curved blade as it contours to their scalp

Cons

  • Some consumers say it's tricky to get a straight line because of the curved blade
  • According to reviews the bulk of the unit can be difficult in tight spots

Specs | 12 comb attachments | 70mm cutting width | Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery | Turbo speed function

Price (online average): $79

Buy at Amazon
Buy at Myer

Why we chose it

There's a wide range of price points when it comes to clippers. We decided to look in the $50-$80 price bracket for the best budget pair. That range offers a good balance of features while still remaining affordable. In the end we couldn't go past the Remington Rapid Cut Turbo Hair Clippers as our top choice.

Cordless and curved to fit comfortably in your hand, the Remington Rapid Cut Turbo clippers come with 12 cutting guides (1.5mm - 25mm) so you can really tailor them to your perfect length. The 70mm curved blades follow the contours of your head to get an even cut, with a turbo function to slice through thicker hair.

What users say

I've done two crew cuts now, great cut, quicker and easier than my old straight clippers. Read reviews.


Best hair clippers for shaving your head: Remington Ultimate Series RX5 Head Shaver

Pros

  • 100% waterproof for wet or dry use
  • Has an easy clean hair pocket to contain the mess

Cons

  • Hair needs to be short before using
  • Consumers say even though it's waterproof, it does a better job dry

Specs | Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery | 5 cutting heads | In-built trimmer | Detachable hair pocket

Price (RRP): $129

Buy at Amazon
Buy at Bing Lee
Buy at Shaver Shop

Why we chose it

After much research we found that to get the best "bald" experience most straight edged clippers paled in comparison to the Remington Ultimate Series RX5 Head Shaver. It scored a 4.6 star rating with over 300 reviews.

The five flexible cutting heads follow the contours of your scalp to give you a close (down to 0.2mm) cut. The unit has a hair pocket to contain the mess and the head is detachable for easy cleaning. It can be used wet or dry and Remington claims it will take under 2 minutes to get the job done – most reviewers happily back this claim too.

What users say

Cuts so close and only takes 2 or 3 minutes. I use it every 3 days. Read reviews.


Best professional grade hair clippers: Wahl V7000 Salon Series Clippers

Wahl V7000 Salon Series Clippers

Pros

  • Reviewers find it easy to use
  • Customers commented that it's great for thick hair too

Cons

  • Consumers find it's a heavy unit to use
  • Some people find to be noisy

Specs | Self-sharpening chrome-plated blades | 6 comb attachments | Adjustable taper lever | Corded

Price (RRP): $249.95

Buy at Shaver Shop
Buy at eBay

Why we chose it

If you've got the budget to spend, looking for a professional pair of hair clippers will get you a powerful, long-lasting set. We found the Wahl V7000 Salon Series Clippers came highly recommended with a star rating of 4.8 from over 250 reviews.

Wahl is known for its durable, long-lasting motors and this corded set provides uninterrupted cutting power. The self-sharpening blades are designed for extra close cutting, but it also ships with 6 comb attachments (1.5mm - 13mm) if you're looking for a little more length.

What users say

I've owned a few cheap clippers in my time. But these things are next level.


Methodology

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Best products chosen
  • We researched the best hair clippers from 9 brands available in Australia.
  • As clippers can be used for a wide range of haircutting styles we split them into 6 different categories.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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