Fades have been in style for as long as I can remember. Google will tell you that they originated around the 1940s in military camps, but I find that hard to believe. I believe it goes way back than that.
One look at the ‘faded haircuts,’ and you can see how clean, simple, and timeless it is—a true classic.
How do you put a timeline on a classic?
And if it weren’t as timeless, you wouldn’t have seen it rise in demand every decade. Even today, ‘fades’ are increasing in popularity. I am sure you spot men rocking this hairstyle every day. I am yet to come across someone who doesn’t look smart, neat, and stylish in a fade.
And I know you want to look your stylish best. That’s what brought you here.
I can confidently tell you that you’ve come to the right place because I know the pain and confusion in choosing the right clippers. I have been there.
So I’ve taken the pain out of this pursuit and brought you my compilation of the best hair clippers for fades. The one hair clipper you need lies in this list. So, read on.
If anyone knows making the best hair clippers, it’s Wahl. It was back in 1919 when Leo J. Wahl got a patent for an electromagnetic hair clipper. Rest is, as they say, history. For over a century, Wahl has pioneered and led the world of hair clippers. Every hairstylist will have used a Wahl’s clipper sometime in his career. You can rest assured that when you go with Wahl, you are going in the right direction.
The Wahl Professional 5-Star Magic Cordless is one of the best hair clippers you’ll come across. And that is why I suggest you pick this up if you don’t have the time to read the entire guide. The reason why I say that lies in the experience of using this hair clipper. The result you achieve is impeccable, and I am talking about the fades.
The blades are sharp, the motor is a strong rotary motor, and the battery lasts 90 minutes on a full charge. You get a total of 8 attachments, a blade guard, oil, and a cleaning brush in the set. That makes it a complete package and a deal worth the money.
Oster Fast Feed is one of the quietest, smoothest hair clippers I’ve come across. You’ll find no problems when working with this one because of its quiet pivot motor. Wet, thick, coarse, or dry hair, it’ll cut through them all.
The brand, Oster, is known for its durability, and this product shows why. The grip is comfortable, the body is robust, and it lasts for years. The battery holds up pretty well when compared to other hair clippers. The blade quality on this is very high as its made from stainless steel. Tells you why it lasts as long as people say it does.
With an 8-foot power cord, working with the Oster Fast Feed is generally not a problem. However, it comes with only three guide combs (¼ inch -⅜ inch -½ inch), which I found to be a bit less since most of the competition gives you more. Also included in the package is a blade guard, lubricating oil, and a brush for cleaning.
Overall, this is a good buy because of how durable it is and the blade.
This is one of my favorites. I am sure you can see why. It just looks so luxurious! And it’s priced as such too. I can only recommend this to the Pros who are looking to add some aesthetic hair clippers to their collection. But anyone can get it, provided you don’t mind the price tag.
The build quality on this is supreme, and so is everything else. It’s equipped with a lithium-ion battery, which will give you up to 2 hours of cordless runtime. And if you were to run out of battery, you can continue using it in a corded mode, making it versatile too. Under the housing is a high-torque, Ferrari-designed engine. If your best friend’s a professional barber, this is the gift you buy for him.
The blades are titanium-coated with 5-detent taper control. You’ll get a blade guard, oil, a cleaning brush, and 8 comb attachments in the box in the box, which is appreciated. They’ve also included a screwdriver in case you need to make any adjustments. Working with these clippers is definitely a delight, and you should definitely experience it once.
Another great product from Wahl is the Color Pro. It is one of the best budget hair clippers you’ll use. Perfect for those who want one for personal use. With just a glance, you’ll know why precisely this set is called the Color Pro! But apart from the colors, there’s a lot more to like about the Wahl Color Pro.
The blades on this product are made of high-quality carbon steel. They are self-sharpening, which is very convenient. Power is no issue, as this will cut through any hair type. The value of this set is uncompromised. And I haven’t told you what you get in the box yet!
This set will satisfy all hunger for additional attachments. It comes with 9 guide combs, which are color-coded from 1/16” to 1”, left & right ear tapers, blade oil, a cleaning brush, a blade guard. If you think that’s a lot of stuff, think again. In addition to all of the above mentioned, you get several types of combs like a flat top comb, styling comb, pocket comb, eyebrow trim combs, and much more! You get a total of 20 pieces in it’s grooming kit.
If you’re looking for a complete haircutting kit, this is it.
This Andis Professional Master is truly a master at its job. If you’re a fan of Andis products, you’ll love this one for sure. It is versatile, practically indestructible, and highly accurate in its cuts.
Now, what makes this product a master at what it does? Its performance. The magnetic motor is capable of delivering 14,000 cutting strokes every minute. It is precise in its cuts and very efficient overall. This clipper is designed for the pros for some serious work.
The Andis Professional Master is exceptionally durable too. It’s made of aluminum, which not only looks good but makes it lightweight also. Feels good to hold it as the grip is comfortable for extended usage. The clipper blades can be easily adjusted with a well-placed lever. If you’re looking for a precise clipper that is exceptionally durable, this is the one to go with. The only thing I don’t like about this product is the absence of any set of attachments. They’ll have to be bought separately, so keep that in mind.
The Sminiker Professional Hair Clippers Kit is here to put an end to your expensive salon trips. If you’re looking for a kit with ample comb attachments, a long battery life, corded & cordless use with adjustable blades at an unbelievable price, this is it. I couldn’t believe it myself.
The rotary motor inside gives it a fair amount of power. It can cut through most hair types you can bring it across. There has been a lot of thought behind the product design on this one. It’s evident because of the R-shaped rounded edge to act as protection from accidental wounds. The titanium blade will stay sharp for a long time without getting rusty.
One thing that stands out to me is its quietness. The company says it makes < 60 dB of noise, which is very soft. Coupled with all the accessories, precision motor, titanium blade, and low noise, the Sminiker Professional is an unmissable deal, especially at its price tag.
When you want something very light, you go with Conair. Why? This product only weighs 4 ounces!
Conair has used a professional-grade stainless steel blade in this product, ensuring durability and rust-free operations. Speaking of operations, you can use it in the corded or cordless mode without a drop in performance! Which is a surprise at this price point. This unit houses a lithium battery, which needs to be charged for 3 hours. It offers a use time of 75 minutes. You can also quick charge for 15 minutes and use it for 15 minutes.
Within the package, you get – 10 guide combs, scissors, a comb for you to get just the fade you need. They’ve also included a cleaning brush, oil, and a useful storage kit to safely keep it all together.
Another fantastic product from Wahl. The Elite Pro is something I can recommend blindly. It has one of the most powerful motors, about 15% more powerful than standard premium motors. This model comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. However, it is only valid for home use.
The blades on this are some of the finest you’ll come across. They are self-sharpening and will breeze through all hair types with ease, especially with such a strong motor to back it up. It is also surprisingly quiet.
The kit contains some premium accessories such as scissors, 10 styling combs, oil, a cleaning brush, a pouch for guards, cord wrap, a blade guard, and a storage case. There’s also a barber’s cape included ensuring that you won’t have to get anything extra. Everything you need is present. You just cannot go wrong with this one.
The 5-star Legend’s USP is its V9000 motor, which is mighty. Not only is the motor quieter, but also faster than other motor types. And yet, it consumes less power making it very efficient.
The blade on the 5-star Legend is remarkable as well. It’s a crunch blade, which in my experience, is very well-made. The blade’s adjustment has a good range of #000 to #1A, which actually opens slightly more than #1.
The looks on this clipper also make it stand out with its burgundy style with silver outlines. The body is plastic, so it doesn’t weigh much and also doesn’t overheat. The usual 8-foot Wahl cord is seen in this model, so there are no issues on that front either for you. The Legend Clipper Kit comes with 8 attachments, a blade guard, and pretty standard blade oil.
I wrap this list up with another Andis product, the T-Outliner. As the name suggests, it’s built to take away all your outlining worries. It uses a carbon-steel T-blade to achieve fantastic results.
The unique thing about the blade is that it can be zero-gapped. This allows the T-Outliner to give exact outlines and fades.
The T-Outliner houses a high-quality carbon steel blade with a powerful magnetic motor. The motor is capable of running at very high speeds and yet remain relatively quiet. You won’t be facing any noise issues with this one.
However, the T-Outliner’s package is devoid of any accessories, but that is because this product is wholly targeted at outlining and fading. And if that’s what you are looking for then, this will get your job done exceptionally well.
I hope you’ve learned a bit more about the best hair clippers for fades today. I’ve tried to make the best list from my experience and make things very easy for you. Whether you’re a professional or want to start cutting your hair yourself, the one for you has been mentioned in the list.
Choose the one that best fits your needs.
To make a final recommendation and make it even easier for you, I would suggest going with the ‘Andis Professional Master’ for the specialists. For the self-stylists, I’d recommend the ‘Wahl Clipper Elite Pro.’ I’m sure you’re going to have a great time styling, and produce the best fades of your life!