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Men’s Hair Trimmers and Clippers – The Most Wished-For List

Wahl 79300-400 Hair TrimmerAmazon presents a regularly updated list of the most wished-for products in men’s hair trimmers and clippers. It is probably little surprise that it is pretty similar to the best seller list.

The most wished-for item is the hugely popular Panasonic ER-GN30-K Vortex Wet/Dry Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer. Here is an excerpt from one of more than 1,800 Amazon customer reviews:

This is the first time I’ve used a trimmer and I love it. Wasn’t sure what to expect, whether it would hurt or if I would be sneezing all day. None of that happened. The trimmer is:

– very easy to set up
– requires a AA battery (not included)
– washable
– operates at an acceptable noise level (low humming sound)
– gets rid of hair with no pull or tuck feeling

I used this for my nose and ears and it worked great. The rounded cap on top has a blade on the inside, the blade is placed slightly lower than the tip of the cap. This helps avoid any skin tucks, making it completely safe to use. There is a small opening in the top cap that can be exposed by rotating the head of the trimmer. The opening here is what makes the trimmer washable, it lets water in to wash the blade and also drains it out.

The list price is $20, but at the time of writing it was selling for less than $12.50 at Amazon.

The second most wished-for product is the Wahl 79300-400 Color Pro 20 Piece Complete Haircutting Kit (picture). It has a list price of $41, but at the time of writing was selling at Amazon for just $19.

Third on the most wished-for list is the Philips Norelco NT9130 D-Finer Precision Trimmer, for nose and ear hair, which was recently named by Amazon as its top-selling men’s grooming product of the past 15 years. It has a list price of $20, but at the time of writing was selling at Amazon for $18.95.

Men’s Hair Trimmers and Clippers – The Best Sellers

Panasonic ER-GN30-K Nose Hair TrimmerWhich are the top selling men’s hair trimmers and clippers? The Amazon best sellers list changes hourly, but here are some of the most popular.

By far the most popular is the Panasonic ER-GN30-K Vortex Wet/Dry Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer (picture), which is not just the top seller in its category but is in fact one of Amazon’s best selling products in the entire health and personal care category. It has more than 1,800 customer reviews, with a high average rating of 4.3 stars.

The list price is $20, but at Amazon you will often find it priced as low as $12.50.

The second-most popular item in the men’s hair trimmers and clippers category is the Wahl 79300-400 Color Pro 20-Piece Complete Haircutting Kit. This has around 970 customer reviews, with an average rating of 4.4 stars. Though it has a list price of $41, it is (at the time of writing) selling at Amazon for just $19.

Note the following excerpt from a review:

I’m usually leery of cheap products. I was going to spend $120-$150 for a professional-grade Oster Classic 76. But, since I’ve never cut my own hair before, I was worried about making that kind of investment. Based on the positive reviews, I gambled on this Wahl. I’m glad I did. The quality is definitely worth more than the $20 price. And, the instructional materials were valuable for a first-timer like me. 

I was thinking when this breaks…I might invest in a professional clipper. But, I don’t know. If it lasts 2-3 years it’s probably a better value to pay $20 for that length of use compared to a more expensive pro model requiring blade sharpening, replaced motor brushes, etc.

Also hugely popular is the Wahl 9918-6171 Groomsman Beard and Mustache Trimmer. It has more than 570 customer reviews, though with a slightly lower average rating than the others, of 3.8 stars.

Here is one useful review:

Pros:
* Price.
* Charges quickly, and stays charged afterward for some time.
* Gives a great trim, nice and neat and no pulling. Has all the attachments you’ll ever need.
* Easy to maintain and clean up.

Cons:
* Attachment system could be a little better, a little tough to get on and off without some practice. They do work great and are easy to use once on, however.

Bottom line:
* Great trimmer for a great price, you can’t go wrong here. Can use it with the cord or without and works great either way, this thing will last you forever. I’m really happy I picked this one up out of the crowd of trimmers I looked at.

It has a list price of $25, but, at the time of writing, was selling for less than $15 at Amazon.