Best Cordless Hair Clippers for Barbers & Hairdressers in SA

Best Cordless Hair Clippers

Looking for the best professional hair clippers for sale in South Africa? We stock the best cordless hair clippers for barbers and hairdressers.

Cordless clippers give you the manoeuvrability to ensure precision, accuracy and detail when styling hair. Our range of professional cordless clippers guarantee quality build, long run times and durability.

Here, we showcase the best cordless clippers South Africa has to offer and answer your questions in our Q&A. To access prices, register for a trade account today.

Best cordless hair clippers for barbers

It’s no surprise we rate the iconic 5-star Magic Clip as the best cordless hair clipper for barbers; many independent reviewers do too.

The Magic Clip is a do-all workhorse that’s ideal for a busy barbershop or salon. It’s versatile enough for different hair textures and haircuts, whether you’re using it for line fading or removing hair in bulk.

It features a unique, patented stagger-tooth blade with crunch technology that feeds hair faster and improves blending. The crunch blade achieves a blunter cut and a smoother finish, with the blade adjusting to zero overlap for extra tight fading. It has a convenient taper lever.

A powerful V5000 rotary motor stays cool, and the lithium-ion battery lasts about 100 minutes, recharging in two hours. It comes with eight attachment combs, clipper oil, blade guard, comb and charging set.

For a set of professional clippers this good, they’re incredible value. If you want a Magic Clip with a modern, premium look, and an even more powerful motor, take a peek at the Magic Clip with gold finish. Stunning.

Best cordless hair clippers for hairdressers

If you’re looking for a cordless clipper with exceptional running time, this is it. It keeps going for up to four hours.

The elegant clipper is lightweight – just 250 grams – and sleek, yet surprisingly fast and robust. The powerful motor has a three-speed setting (5,000 to 7,000 RPM) and intelligent constant speed adjustment, making easy work of a long day in the salon.

The titanium-coated cutting plate is made of high-quality stainless steel with a movable ceramic blade for long-lasting sharpness and precise cuts.

The J-CUT 60 Li has a convenient, motor-controlled, four-stage cutting length adjustment (approximately 1 to 1.9 mm). Four attachment combs (3, 6, 9, 12 mm) also complement the variations in cutting lengths. It also has a battery status indicator in a large LCD display and an oil control indicator.

Best cordless hair clippers for tapering and fading

The 5-Star Cordless Senior Metal Edition is Wahl’s oldest and most established cordless clipper. This classic is the ultimate precision-cutting cordless clipper engineered for close, precision cutting and on-scalp fading.

The high-carbon steel blades are specifically created for strength, durability and are sharpened to an ideal cutting edge. It has a metal adjustable blade lever and a cut length range of 0.5 mm to 1.2 mm and can be zero-gapped.

The precision blade, along with the motor – Wahl’s most powerful – is ideal for bulk removal of thick, textured and coarse hair. The motor runs cooler and faster than standard clippers.

Three attachment combs, oil, a cleaning brush, transformer, styling comb, instructions, blade guard, and 2.4-metre cord and charge stand are included.

Best cordless hair clippers for edge lining and detailing

The design of the 5-star Gold Cordless Detailer Li, complete with matching black and gold charge stand, is absolutely stunning.

You’ll be equally impressed by its trimming capabilities. The adjustable T-wide blade ensures an incredibly close trim, and the powerful full-sized clipper motor can cut through any hair type with ease.

The blade features titanium and DLC coatings, making it extremely strong, corrosion-resistant, and able to maintain a cooler temperature. This ensures efficient and precise trimming. The blade can be zero-gapped using the Pro-Set tool, making it perfect for lining, trimming, and facial hair detailing and design.

It weighs just 187 grams, and includes three trimming guides (1.5 mm, 3 mm and 4.5 mm), a power cord, charge stand, pre-shave brush, cleaning brush, oil, red blade guard, pro-set tool, and operating instructions. A real showstopper.

Best cordless hair clippers for back and neck

Looking to remove hairs from backs and necks of clients? This special edition professional Finishing Foil Shaver offers ultra-thin and hypo-allergenic gold titanium foils and staggered, independently floating cutters to give a very close, smooth and even shave.

It’s perfect for trimming facial hair, sideburns, a bald head and the back of the neck. It also creates straight, clean lines. It runs for 120 minutes and can be fully recharged with a USB cable in just 30 minutes.

The compact, Italian design is sleek and stylish, easy to use, and weighs just 130 grams.

Best cordless hair clippers with vintage style

This centenary celebration cordless clipper showcases 100 years of grooming expertise from Wahl. It packs vintage styling with modern performance in an all-metal housing that looks as great as it feels in professional hands.

It comes with the traditional taper blade set – perfect for tapering and blending – and a powerful rotary motor with high blade speed. It has a relatively short run time of 70 minutes, but can be run corded. This is a forever clipper that’s worth every rand.

Best customisable cordless hair clippers

It’s easy to create seamless, smooth, precise detailing with this sleek, Italian trimmer. Sharp line-ups, neat edges and unique designs are simple with its 40 mm black diamond carbon DLC blade.

The Absolute Hitter has a powerful rotary motor and lithium-ion battery with a very long four hours of use. It recharges in two hours using a docking station or USB cable.

There’s a removable drop-top skeleton-style design to expose the blade for cooler operation, better sight line, easier cleaning and enhanced precision. As well as three combs (1.5, 4.5 and 6 mm) for longer styles, it comes with maintenance oil, a brush and a mini screwdriver.

Uniquely, you can customise this trimmer by mix-and-matching body and blade covers in chrome, gold and rose gold.

Q&A: How to choose and maintain cordless hair clippers

What should professionals consider when choosing cordless clippers?
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing cordless hair clippers for barbers and hairdressers. For a start, you need professional clippers that are durable and can withstand daily use. Choose clippers made from strong, quality materials, not plastic.

Professional cordless clippers need power, so examine the motor. The power also needs to last. Check how long the battery provides power.

Then examine the blades, which come in different sizes and materials (see more details in the questions and answers below). Some haircuts will be impossible with the wrong blade sizes. Also, look at the accessories that come with the clippers.

Choose a cordless clipper that works for your needs. Some days, you’ll be using it for hours, so it must sit comfortably in your hand. Look for a cordless clipper with an ergonomic design. Consider its weight. A very heavy clipper will feel like a brick after a few hours.

What are the best brands of professional hair clippers?
You’ll find names like Wahl, Andis and Jaguar in salons and barbershops across the world. These international brands come with powerful motors, sharp blades, all the attachments you need, and stylish, ergonomic designs.

Which kind of motor is the best for cordless clippers?
Top-of-the-range hair clippers have strong, powerful motors that ensure hair is cut smoothly and cleanly. A strong motor means the clipper won’t grab, pull or burn out.

The three types of motors are rotary, magnetic and pivot. Rotary motors are very powerful and are most common in cordless clippers. Magnetic motors are faster, though less powerful. They’re great for clean, detailed cuts. Pivot motors are slower than magnetic motors, but more powerful. Clippers with a pivot motor are ideal for cutting thick, heavy hair.

What are the best blades for clippers?
Hair clippers for barbers and hairdressers need strong, sharp blades that ensure high performance and prolong the life of the clippers. Choose clippers with high-quality blades made from stainless steel, ceramic or titanium materials.

What accessories are needed with cordless clippers?
Cordless clippers usually come with various accessories, including maintenance oil, a comb and charger. Comb guide guards, which are snapped on to the blades for different cutting lengths, are essential. These guards set the blade back from the head and cut the hair to a specific length.

What maintenance is required for cordless clippers?
The best way to get the best and longest life out of cordless clippers is regular maintenance. After each use, remove loose hair with a brush. Most clippers come with a small brush for this job.

Clean with hygienic spray and dry. Then, with the clipper running, dispense two to three drops of maintenance oil across the top blade. Wipe off excess oil so it doesn’t run into the motor. The oil lubricates the blade to curb friction and corrosion.