Men’s grooming is going strong, so we’ve rounded up some of the top grooming tools, with tips from the pros to get the best out of each of them.
1Use the Dannyco 2-in-1 Razor to clean up edges and carry out detail work for competitions and photo shoots.
2“As a stylist who has both male and female clients, I like to use clippers with guards instead of clipper-over-comb and work from the highest to the lowest point,” explains Paul Pereira, Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks Artist. The Wahl 5 Star Series Legend Wide-Range Fade Clipper has different sizes of guards, allowing stylists to transition easily from the clipper-over-comb technique that most barbers use. Enrico Compierchio, Redken For Men expert, also suggests using this “as a beard trimmer or to get good scalp exposure.”
3“The BaBylissPro X2 Volare Clipper is cordless, so it allows me to work with both the comb and clipper in one hand to swivel and pivot when layering my style.”– Andrea Sampson, national director, education and shows for Dannyco Professional
Whenever possible, “clean and oil your clippers once or twice a day to ensure proper cutting, crisper results and longevity for your tools.” – E.C.
4“The Andis Envy Adjustable Blade Clipper is lightweight, with an adjustable blade clipper, perfect for cutting hair or finishing a fade.” – Aileen Nunez, international education manager for Andis
5Use the Andis Clipper Comb with your clipper-over-comb technique to get a defined fade every time.
6“I use the Andis UltraEdge T-24 Blade for blending between fade transitions and to add movement to the top interior part of the hair.”– A.N.
7“A lot of stylists and barbers use Dannyco 7” Scissors, but be careful with over-sharpening. When you keep scissors clean and put them away properly, then you only need to sharpen them once or twice a year.” – P.P.