“ Brand: Nicky Clarke / Type: Hair Trimmer „
My poor old dad looks like a gorilla, well not quite he looks more like a silver back these days as he has gone very grey, i say he looks like a gorilla as he is covered in thick hair from the top of his head to the nails on his toes. He shaves his face before going out to work in a morning and by the time he gets back at night he has thick black stubble again. He had been having his hair cut by me for about the last 7 years using my hubbys hair clippers but used to shave his hair all over his body once a year with a razor a couple of weeks before going on holiday as he didnt want to look like a gorrila on the beach as his body hair is quite long but always used to cut himself to pieces. I saw these clippers in a sale before christmas last year and thought it would be a great idea as mom could do his hair for him, a number 2 all over and he could shave his body with these without a guard before going on holliday and not cut himself anymore. I brought them for him, when he opened them chrismas he was over the moon with them. In the set you get a pair of clippers, 5 different length guards to cut the hair to different lengths, a bottle of oil to lubricate them, a brush to clean the clippers and a mini trimmer to cut nasal and ear hair which my dad loves, a comb and a nice pair of sharp hair sizzors. This was a great present for my dad and 15 months later he still loves them so they are possibly the best present i ever brought him.
I was mightily surprised when my hubby asked me if I would cut his hair for him a few months ago.I was amazed that he trusted me to do it!! Mind you I had just given son number 2 a #1, and I didn’t muck that up. At least I don’t think I did? I used our red towel so you couldn’t have seen any blood…. My son bought the clippers in question la few months ago. He is going through another strange phase in his life when he has to have his head shaved. He went on a rugby club trip the other weekend and came back with bits missing out of his eyebrows…don’t ask, I didn’t! I tend not to bat my eyelids too often when they go through these phases, hoping that they will soon grow out of it. I mean this is from a gal who lived thru’ “the-flock-of-seagulls-hairstyle!” Ooh I don't mean that I had that particular hair cut! Anyway back to this son: I am beginning to wonder whether this one will grow out of it, but then that is another story and if DooYoo ever do a category about troublesome teenagers I will tell you all about him! Whilst I was doing sons hair hubby was watching from across the room and when I had finished he asked if I would do his? “What!!” I shrieked, “You want a #1 too?” thinking I was going to have two baldies in the family! “No you divvy article” he replied. “Not as short as that but I will settle for a 3”, and that’s precisely what he did get, never mind that we ought to have gone for a longer cut for the first time, oh oh!! Second half of this bit to follow……. I ought to tell you a bit about the clippers oughtn’t I? I mean that is what this op is about!! Righto then. They cost about £20. Bargain! I mean at the time of buying them (I have since bought another set for hubbys’ use as son has taken his to a pals and I doubt we will ever see those again…) we had 3 men in the family and I thought that they would all want to have me cut their hair from now on? Oh how naïve I was… They come with a myriad of attachments, and there was me thinking you just turned them on and went..Switch and Go!! For different lengths of “shortness!” A little brush and oil for the clippers, and they come with a neat zip-up bag to put them all in, oh and the instruction booklet!!!! They are quite nice to hold, and feel heavy but at the same time quite professional looking, even if the barber..ess this time wasn’t!! So that’s enough about the clippers I bet you are all dying to know how they performed?? Well very well I thought, but then I wasn’t the victim here! Joking aside they are easy to use and you really can’t clip hair shorter than the particular attachment you have on at the time will let you..whew! Its only now with the power of hindsight that we realised that it would have been a better idea to have started off with the longer attachment for the first time! As I was cutting hubbys hair I was thinking “OH MY GOD!!” it was definitely shorter than I had anticipated it would be and the shortest I had ever seen him with in the 14 years we have been together! I started at the back going from the bottom to the top and then across the sides and finally the front bit, from front to back. Still with me? Good! As his hair was falling I was going “Oh this looks really nice, it really suits you this short!!” GET ME A MIRROR NOW” was his reply! I guess my comments that he was indeed starting to look like skin-head from my youth, along with “If I were you I would keep away from any football grounds!!” started to ring a few alarm bells!!! Ok to recap. Yes it was a touch on the short side for the first cut. We have do ne it several times since and gone for a number 4, much better! I offered to do smallest sons hair too; “No way” was his reply! So it looks as though I am still going to have to fork out for his haircuts for the next few years, seeing as he doesn’t trust me..wonder why?? But I still have myself a bargain as hubby coughed up a tenner each time he got his hair cut at the barbers. So a few more times and we will be evens, now I just need to find a few victims, oops I mean customers so that I can make a profit! Any takers? All in all this is a good product, easy to use and if you have sons I recommend you invest in some of these while they are too young to care that you might turn them into a mini skin-head? Or..anyone for a Beckham? Thank you! Kazz!!
Having two boys my hand was never out my purse to pay for haircuts,and the prices at the barbers just kept going up and up.They didn’t want anything fancy no mochicans or special hair gels or colours just a plain short back and sides that was till they discovered a number two. A number two to those of you blissfully ignorant like me is when the head is shaved all over to the same length. Arrh I thought I didn’t want them looking like skinheads so I was pleasantly surprised by the results. However to keep this style required more frequent visits to the barbers and of course more money. I decided the only answer to this problem was to invest in a set of hair trimmers and dothe job myself. So after a trip to Argos I invested in an Nicky Clarke Hair Trimming Kit for £17.99 . I was soon home and raring to try out my new toy. Funny there is always a lack of volunteers in our house when Mum has a new toy. I decided to aquaint myself fully with the equipment before attacking my first victim. .So what did I get for my money. The kit come in a black plastic zip up bag containing firstly the trimmers themselves complete with plug, they are quite attractive in chrome with the Nicky Clarke logo emblazoned on the front and an all important cutter shield for safe storage. There are pockets in the pouch that contain the cutters There are 1 size 6 3/4” 20mm 1 size 5 5/8” 16mm 1 size4 1/2” 12mm 1 size3 3/8” 9mm 1 size2 1/4” 6mm plus a left and right taper There is also 3 large hair clips ! pair of scissors 1 comb A little brush for removing hair from shoulders A little brush for cleaning cutters 1 small bottle of oil A booklet on the secrets of clipper cutting and finally the all important instruction manual The box also contained a bottle of Nicky Clarke Hair Thickening Shampoo . It was with a little trepid ation that my son slid onto the hot seat and let me loose. To be honest I don’t know who was most nervous. I got more confident as I went on and my son was delight with the results. After the first time when I realised I couldn’t remove all their hair by accident I felt a lot happier. Now even my husband who for years had what Lorraine Kelly affectionately refers to as a” pedal bin haircut” you know the kind the lid that blows up in the wind allows me to give him a number 3. Which I have to say is a great improvement. Now that I have been using this product for a few months I have grown in confidence and with practise even an amateur like me can gain very professional results. I now regularly cut my brothers, my brother in law my husband and my two sons hair and had no complaints yet. The outlay for the clippers was redeemed in the first week and I highly recommend this product
You may ask why some bloke with long hair and a string of salons would want to market a home hair cutting kit. The answer according to the introduction on the instructions of the ‘Nicky Clarke Cordless Clipper’ is that; “Clipper sets provide a simple method of cutting hair. Perfect for tidying up napes, sideburns and trimming fringes between salon visits.” In reality they are the perfect way of maintaining that popular classic British cut, the ‘skin head’. Seriously, I have never been to a salon and have cut my own hair for the last 15 years. I first used the hair styling phenomenon that was the comb with the razor blade inside, (I think you can actually still buy them) which was not a great success. 13 years ago I invested about £30 in a rechargeable Remmington Clipper which had one attachment with 3 settings, which I used until very recently. It was very simple to use, did the job and I had not seen a suitable replacement until I saw the ‘Nicky Clarke Electric set Cordless Clipper’. It is available in most of the catalogue shops Argos, Index etc being cordless it is usually one of the most expensive in the range (at £29.75 in Argos). As my last clippers lasted so long and comparing it to the cost of a haircut, I thought that it would be worth buying the best and I am pleased I did so. As you may expect they are very well designed with an ‘ergonomic’ handle that fits easily into the hand with a unique central, accurate, 5-position adjustment that, with the addition of the 6 attachments, gives a combination of 35 different hair lengths. I have cut mine and my son’s hair with no problem at all. If you were wondering how I cut mine, it’s all done with mirrors and a lot on practice. Ideally a spouse or close friend would be available to do it, but my wife refuses. There are four different styles in the instructions such as the ‘layer cut’ and the ‘close crop’. Using the various attachments it is quite easy to produce a hair cut, particularly for children, that would easily pass as a professional cut. As I said no problem with my son, but my daughter suuddenly became strangely obvious by her absence when I suggested doing hers! The clippers come with the six attachments, a pair of scissors, comb, cleaning brush, lubricating oil and a recharging stand. It can also be recharged by unplugging the stand and plugging the clipper into the mains, which is also useful to avoid that ‘half a haircut’ look if the charge runs out too soon. The two AA nickel caddium batteries can also be replaced if they ever run out for good. Overall this is a well-designed functional product that I would recommend to anyone.
For the last few years I have had a hair cutting set. Instead of going to the barbers, I will get a familly member to cut my hair. My hair grows incredibly fast and needs to be cut around twice a month. Say each time costs around a fiver, that is £120 a year saved (not including tips or transport). After being satisfied for a year, my haircutting set broke and I purchased a new one, the Nicky Clarke Haircutting set. The difference was amazing. The cut felt so much easier and the choice of blade lengths was much larger, as well as the overall look being smarter. At under £20 I would recommend that if you have someone who can cut your hair, and you have the time, purchase a haircutting set as it saves so much time and money!!!
You may be familiar with Nicky Clarke from his appearances on This Morning, where he is resident hair stylist and appears at least once a week, performing minor miracles on people suffering from permanent "bad hair days"...or if you are as old as me, you will remember him from years ago, when he was (and still is) hairdresser to the stars. When I wanted to buy some hair clippers, (just to save my husband trying to fit in time for a visit to the hairdressers), I looked in the Argos catalogue and was astounded at the huge variety available...surely hair clippers are just hair clippers and all much of a muchness...aren't they? It's hard to make a decision between 8 or 9 very similar items, without a recommendation (no dooyoo a few months back to refer to), so I plumped for the Nicky Clarke Electric Mains Hair Cutting Set, just because I thought if he's good enough for Richard and Judy, he's good enough for me! First impression was good...it is supplied in it's own leather look storage bag, the clipper itself has a shiny stainless steel appearance and is quite heavy and appears to be very well made. It comes with a variety of heads to cut hair to different lengths, it has clips to hold hair back, scissors, a neck brush and a full size bottle of Nicky Clark Men Hair Thickening Shampoo. Second impression (as I read the instruction booklet) was "oh no...it's SO complicated"...but after a cup of tea, it seemed to make sense and after all, it was just my husbands head I was going to practice on!! Good news, it IS easy to use, very efficient, and does a very good job at shaving and cutting hair. It is quite noisy to use, but that didn't cause me any problems, as it wasn't switched on for too long. Because it is so solidly made, I think you might find it a bit heavy to use, if you were going to be using it constantly, but in normal use, it is fine, and i t really does seem to be excellent quality. Very impressive. It is one of the cheapest home haircutting sets I have seen, but nothing about it looks cheap. I would certainly recommend buying this.
Male hair cutting & trimming set. 5 Cutting guides for lengths 2mm to 12mm. Aluminium storage case.