Clipper? Trimmer? Shaver? These words would come across the same to a common man. I’m
here to help you differentiate and be woke to such terms.
Hair Clipper: If you have ever been to a barbershop (if you haven’t, please do), this is what your barber would normally start the process with. It’s a device with a motor and blade to help cut all sorts of hair length and type. Back in the day, this device is normally huge, bulky, and corded. Now with the advancement and technology, we’ve seen the birth of slimmer and cordless hair clipper.
Hair Trimmer: Similar to the hair clipper, this device too is built with a motor and blade. Unlike the clipper, a pair of trimmer has a smaller,and a thinner blade attached to it. The width of the blade is relatively small to a clipper. The trimmer is designed specifically for edging hairlines, light shaping and outlining on smaller and hard to reach areas such as around the ears, back of the neck and around the sideburns. In a nutshell, a trimmer is meant to cut shorter hairs. Don’t go trying running a trimmer across a head full of hair, you might just end up hurting yourself.
Electric Shaver: This is something men might want to consider in their grooming kit. There are 2 different types of electric shaver you might want to consider; Rotary or Foil shavers. These shavers are a substitute for your traditional ones. While both do the same job, the foil shaver is the barber’s choice as it allows for a tighter and smoother cut/shave, leaving it down to the skin. The foil shaver is the newest tool in a barber’s arsenal as the big names in the industry have only started manufacturing foil shavers designed specifically for busy barbers.