The beauty of trimming a buzz cut is just how incredibly easy it is to DIY. Its simplicity lends itself so well to home trimming, but having the proper tools at your disposal is essential.
Part of me was wondering whether it was worth dedicating a whole page to this very minimalist setup. But I wanted to create it if only just to emphasize how simple it is to do.
I’ll be continuously updating this page as time goes on. I always try to strike a balance between quality and cost. I strongly believe that high-functioning equipment doesn’t need to cost a fortune.
Let’s get to it.
Best DIY Hair Clipper
There are many perfectly capable clippers on the market at the moment. I was looking for a sturdy, DIY-friendly device that provides excellent value for money. For me, buzz cut trimming is also a lot easier with a cordless device.
Right now, the Wahl Clipper Lithium Ion 79608 is the one.
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It ticks all of the boxes listed above. Being cordless with an excellent battery life (2 hour run time) makes it super-portable and convenient for maintaining a buzz on the go.
The hair is trimmed with immaculate precision thanks to self-sharpening blades and a surprisingly powerful heavy duty motor (50% more powerful than a standard Wahl clipper motor).
If you’re looking to fade the sides and back, an adjustable taper lever will allow you to produce the blend you have in mind.
But let’s talk length. It comes with 12 attachment guards ranging in length from 1/16 of an inch to 1 inch. In clipper lingo (Wahl grades) that’s a Number 0.5 to a Number 8.
It also comes with a convenient storage case and the usual, essential maintenance kit including blade oil, a cleaning brush, and a cleaning cloth.
Overall, it’s really all you’ll need to trim a consistently impressive and stylish buzz cut time and time again.
Best Handheld Mirror
Didn’t I tell you the setup was minimal? It’s honestly the easiest hairstyle to DIY. I’d say a handheld mirror was the only other essential piece of equipment you need.
Honestly, it seems a little silly to say this is the “best” handheld mirror. You just need one and this is just a reminder.
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Probably the shortest Recommended Product article I’ve ever written. There really isn’t a whole lot to it, so don’t waste your money on anything else.
That’s a testament to how simple this style really is.
It’s perfect for a man with little time to waste. An ultra-efficient, super-sleek style that requires minimal skill and effort.
Ready Sleek founder. Obsessed with casual style and the minimalist approach to building a highly functional wardrobe. Also a fan of classic, vintage hairstyles.