You like cutting your own hair. Like many who do, though, you usually end up having to bring it to a stylist anyway because, let’s be honest, cutting you own hair is just a horrible idea. The exception to this is when all you’re doing is trimming your scalp to create a close-cropped hairstyle — just invest in a good electric trimmer and you’re good to go. The Single Handed Barber just might be the best electric trimmer for DIY hair-cutting yet.
Designed for single-handed use, it’s a round-shaped electric hair trimmer that’s designed to cut evenly in all directions. Just set the length you want to cut (it offers two attachments that let you cut your mop in four different lengths), power up, and have the thing run all over your skull, snipping hair at any spot it passes over.
The Single Handed Barber measures 4 inches in diameter and 3.25 inches tall, making it easy to cup in the palm of your hand for one-handed use. Because of the shape, you don’t have to be so precise when running it over your scalp (compared to standard handheld trimmers), allowing you to use the thing even without watching closely in front of a mirror. It powers through an AC adapter, as well as a rechargeable battery that can keep it running for up to 20 minutes untethered, so you can cut your hair without a gob of wires. Set includes a comb and a pair of scissors for finishing up any uneven trims, as well as a barber’s cape and a storage pouch.
Hammacher Schlemmer has the Single Handed Barber available for $59.95.