Clipping your own hair can involve some complicated acrobatics and multiple mirror arrangements with no guarantee of satisfactory results. A buzz cut might seem pretty simple to pull off on your own, but unless you have rubber arms, it can be mission impossible to get it done evenly all over the head. The Single Handed Barber promises to make a trim a simple one-person affair.
The self-grooming device being sold by Hammacher Schlemmer joins the ranks of clippers such as Remington’s ShortCut Clipper that gives fans of the clean-cut hairstyle a little more autonomy.
The circular trimmer comes with a promise to make cutting hair as simple as combing it, partially thanks to a design that enables the user to comfortably control the device single-handedly and mow the hair with circular movements. Inside, the cutting is done by a rotary system of stainless steel blades that allows the hair to be cut in any direction, with the makers claiming the unit adapts nicely to the contours of the head.
Four different lengths are possible with 1/8-, 1/4-, 3/8- and 1/2-inch attachments included. The trimmer also comes with a rechargeable battery that can power the unit for four five-minute sessions after a 16-hour charge. If the device works as promised this will probably be enough for most people, otherwise the DIY barber can plug it in and take their time. To add a professional touch to the proceedings, a barber’s cape is included, along with a comb, scissors and a storage pouch.
The Single Handed Barber retails at US$59.95 and the price includes a lifetime guarantee.