Today’s tough economic times has urged a lot of people to cut down on personal expenses. Foregoing a little bit of life’s luxuries and doing things on your own to save money will surely go a long way. Women, who have been known to be more budget-conscious than men, have adopted different means of money-saving tactics.
However, these days, more and more men are now becoming budget-savvy. For instance, men now buy their own hair clippers instead of having their hair done at a salon every other week or every month. Owning a hair clipper is a smart move in saving more dollars. Depending on where you live, cost for men’s haircut may not be too much but on average, it costs $28 nationwide (Source: U.S. World Report & News, February 2014). For instance, if you live in Minneapolis, you can have a men’s haircut at $31 while in San Francisco, you have may have to pay up to $49. Considering that you are visiting the salon every 4 weeks at minimum, imagine much more money you can save in a year if you cut your own hair or buy your own clipper:
If you are considering buying your own hair clippers, the next step is choosing which one is right for you as they differ in several ways. With a little bit of research, this shouldn’t be hard for you. You simply need to identify popular hair clipper brands and models (corded or cordless) as well as their accessories and attachment options. Here are a few essential tips on what to consider when purchasing hair clippers that meet your needs.
1. Size: Hair clippers come in various sizes from portable, small-sized clippers that conveniently fit in the palm of your hand or the larger ones that allows you to extend your clipper reach. It is important to use the right clipper size to achieve the hairstyle you want. If you are going for a short haircut, choose the small-sized clipper and for a longer hairstyles no for the big clipper size.
2. Speed: clippers come with speed options. Most of them have five speed settings that can be adjusted from 1900 SPM to 3800 SPM. Choose the speed which is comfortable to you as speed can impact your haircut.
3. Blades and Guards- When choosing which clipper blade to use, make sure that it will correspond to the hairstyle you have in mind. Use the length guard to achieve the desired look. Clipper guards are adjustable and are numbered so you can cut your hair with ease and pull off a uniform length.
4. Accessories: Most clipper brands come with accessories such as clipper guides, to ensure even cutting; cleaning brushes; trimmers; blade oil; comb guards and other comb attachments. Buying low-quality clippers can lead to a multitude of problems such as snagged hairs and poor quality haircuts so always go for high-quality hair clippers. Reliable hair clippers include three big brands: Oster, Wahl, and Andis. Now that you’ve got the basics, choosing the right hair clippers for male or female haircuts should be easy enough.