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**BABYLISS: HAIR CLIPPERS**
Babyliss is a unisex grooming company that has groomed the UK for over 40 years. The company was established in 1960 originally in Paris; before the company went global during the 1980's colourful culture trend of vanity and amples of hair styles. Babyliss was a pioneering company that introduced many grooming products- Since the pioneers inspired....companies have used Babyliss as the benchmark for grooming products.
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I must admit that using the male grooming hair clipper has saved me lots of money. Financially, it is a £15.00 per month money saver, or a £15.00 per 6 week hair session, with a guy called Jerome, who offers you dishwater tea and winks at you when you leave the Salon. I know what I would perfer... yep I've gotta do it myself. Initially, self male grooming is nerve racking, but the results will surprise you and trust in your male grooming kit is essential... Have a look at their website it is not too gimmic orientated and explains their product range in a none jargonistic manner. Now that does make a change.
-What you get with Babyliss Male grooming set-
The product is a standard male hair clipper set with accessories including the re-charger kit - measuring length tools - razorhead protectors - comb and scissors - cleaning kit - manual - 3 year guarantee - adjustable leverage.
*Babyliss hair clipper information*
Babyliss male clippers are made of chrome, the clippers themselves are very delicate and should not be re-assembled for those of you who like to see how the clippers are attached. The flexibility of the clippers are essential for speed and back and forward movement. The clippers are 0.5 inches along. Clippers can be changed but it is important to know that it might not necessary be the same again after swapping clippers... Babyliss give you the guide to do the adjustments, however, it can prove difficult to get the new clippers in the same position as they were. By being just 0.05 mm out can make a big difference and can make the clippers vibrate when used. The sound of the rotation determines whether the clippers are correctly positioned. The correct sound should be a small humming noise, when ON.
The clipper blades are of a high precision diamond shape at the head of the Babyliss. There is an ON /OFF switch and has a mains attachment at the bottom, for re-charging and power. This product does not require oiling at anytime.
-Adjustment of clippers-
This product deals with every aspect of user ability. For a professional cut the adjustable lever is important for dealing with difficult hair follicles that have a mind of their own. This I do believe is a unique selling point to the product. Other manufacturers have this but the adjustable lever to just the left of the clippers has 5 adjustable points/positions that gives that more professional finish to your hair cut. That little difference can make quite a statement to your everyday lifestyle.
-Comb and scissors -
You have 8 comb guides that are very easy to clip on to your clippers. Their is a knack to the click on, but easy to workout. The comb range is 3mm - 25mm in length. The lengths determine the length and choice you want to your hair finish. For those who rather have no length; no clippers are required and the clippers cut down to your scalp, leaving about 1 mm, on average depending how many times you move the clippers around your head. I recommend about two times just in case any stray hairs get missed. The scissors are the professional kind and that is vital. The sharper they are the better. Scissors on their own can retail price at nearly £100.00 and sometimes more. The scissors are the standard Babyliss brand, which is alone worth a few ponds when sold individually.
This item in the package is probably the most important. Yep, it is amazing by just cleaning the left over hair from the clippers can make a huge difference to clipper performance. The brush needs to clean out the clippers after every use, otherwise over a period of time the hair will damage the chrome mechanism. It is also to note that any products that are on your hair at the time will also be a problem to the clippers mechanism (Chrome) It does make good sense to wash your hair before use of this product. Dry your hair fully, untill bone dry so no products are obvious on your hair. I usually have wax styled on my hair so this is quite important to remember.
- Mains and re-chargeble kit -
This is the same thing. What I have found is that the mains lead can be a problem when cutting hair as it does tend to drape unwantingly around your neck. What is welcoming is to leave the mains on attached to the Babyliss itself and wait for 30 minutes before any cutting takes place. Tthis allows enough time for the Babyliss to re-charge and you then can work around your head cordless and without strangling yourself. For beginners who are not too confident. It is best that you use the mains cord attached to the Babyliss, otherwise the battery life will run out and the clipper rotation will slow up and therefore won't be such a good cut. The average battery life is about 28 minutes before the clippers noticeable slow-up.
-Razor/blade head protectors-
Razor/blade head protectors work as a glove to the head of the Babyliss. They should fit snuggly on the head, this is to protect the clipper mechanism. The teeth are prone to getting caught up and can twist and get damaged easily. Be aware of where you store your hair clippers. Do not leave in direct sunlight or in any unusually hot places. One last thing to know is that by using the mains for too long the Babyliss will overheat, so don't leave it without supervision.
This product has made me more aware of my male grooming. By enjoying the hair-cut sensation and seeing the quick reward of re-shaping my hairstyle, has made me more vain. I spend more time in the bathroom than really is required and it has caused friction with certain females that are close to me. I guess that is human nature. The only problem that has occurred is where do you put all the unwanted hairs, it does get everywhere and it's important for cleansiness to clean-up after yourself straight after the male grooming has taken place; otherwise it can attract unwanted attention. Not only do you feel good afterwards, you look good afterwards. All for the price of this product. No more hairdressers called Jerome yapping on about his 'carefree' holiday in Corfu, unless you like Corfu and that kind of holiday talk.
I bought this product from Boots for £24.99 it includes a 3 year guarantee and now retails at £22.99. It is worth every penny. I now don't know what I would do without it. If you shop around the price may drop further still if your buy online, and get cashback offers.
Anything that the Babyliss company does now I will sit up and listen. I believe they are a master in grooming and will be for a long time yet. This product is highly recommended and if you want to give yourself the 5 star grooming treatment this product ideal. Your worth it.
Exceptional Review!! I don't use Babyliss i prefer Wahl but rated it E because it simply was!!
Timbo3107 15.06.2007 23:14
Top stuff, these are great things to surprise a groom on a stag do with shave of not only 1 eyebrow and the odd sideburn but also a vast part of his fringe, by going back precisely two inches towards the back of his head He looked like Art Garfunkal after that. These are great to shave with as well. Tim