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10 Best Head Shavers for Men

A clean-looking, well-groomed and short-trimmed head can be very attractive. Lots of guys across the U.S. have taken to shaving their heads and enjoying the freedom of a no-style-required appearance. Naturally, short-trimmed or shaved heads require frequent, sometimes daily grooming, and while some men prefer traditional razor blades, many move to a head shaver for convenience and a close, comfortable, safe shave.

Beyond the type of shaver you’ll need to maintain a particular appearance, deciding which shaver is best for your daily upkeep means understanding the features and capabilities of head shavers. While it’s possible to use one shaver for both your head and face, not all head shavers are suitable for your face. Yet another determination to be made. The shape of your head differs greatly from the shape of your face, so you need to consider how well the shaving head of any particular unit will address these very different surfaces. Some electric shavers listed here like the Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Foil Shaver and SweetLF 3D IPX7 Rotary Shaver will work well for both purposes. The Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro, Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper and HeadBlade MOTO Razor are meant to be specifically head shavers. Reaching the back of your head and shaving the curve of your skull can be much easier with the thoughtful design elements of some shavers, making holding and controlling a head shaver less awkward and tiring.

In this review, we’ll take you through the ten best head shavers and point out their intended uses, their qualities and any shortcomings. We’ve gathered the information you need to make an educated selection and you can be confident the tool of your choice will perform as you intend.

Philips Norelco Hair Clipper series 7100, Model # HC7452/41
  • Cuts 2x faster with DualCut Technology; double sharpened cutting element and reduced friction
  • Lithium ion cordless power up to 120 minutes of run time on a 1 hour charge
  • Adjustable comb with 24 built in length settings from 1/32 inch to 1 inch (1 to 23 millimeter) at...

Features

The Philips Norelco QC5580/40 Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper Pro is a rechargeable, electric clipper that doubles as a head and face shaver. It has self-sharpening, stainless steel trimmer blades and 14 cutting lengths. The clipper adapts to a shaver with an attachment for a close, smooth shave. Its head rotates 180 degrees and the foil shaving head has rounded edges for more comfort and less irritation.

The lithium-ion battery of this rechargeable unit will run for 60 minutes on a 60 minute charge, and the shaver can be used plugged in. The charger can be used worldwide with all voltages, and an LCD display provides a battery-level indicator. The grip is comfortable rubber for stability, and the shaver can be rinsed under the tap when needed. It comes with a small handheld mirror and a travel pouch.

PROS

  • Versatile, for face or head
  • Travel ready (pouch included, international charging)
  • Rechargeable

CONS

  • Foil does not provide as close a shave as rotary

Warranty

The Philips Norelco QC5580/40 Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper Pro comes with a full two-year warranty.

Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro


Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit, Beard Trimmer, Hair...
  • Fits in the palm of your hand so you can easily reach the back of your head, neckline and around...
  • 9 Length Combs Cuts 1/16 5/8 inches(1 5 to 15 millimeter) to achieve the exact look you desire
  • Lithium, Rechargeable Battery 40 minutes of cordless runtime The Shortcut Pro Hair Clipper can...

Features

The Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro comes with nine guards for different trim lengths. It has curved, wide stainless steel blades that contour to the head. A lithium, rechargeable battery lasts for 40 minutes after 4 hours of charging time and the Shortcut can be used corded if needed. It fits well in the hand, has a rubber grip that is ergonomically simple and easy to maneuver. It is washable and comes with a travel pouch, cleaning brush, oil and charging adaptor.

PROS

  • Quiet
  • Large cutting area
  • Flexible blades
  • Rotary blades

CONS

  • The longest comb is still short
  • Short battery life

Warranty

The Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro carries a limited 5-year warranty.

Braun Series 7 790cc


Braun Series 7 790cc Electric Razor for Men, Rechargeable and Cordless...
  • Intelligent Sonic technology automatically increases power while shaving in difficult areas and on...
  • The Series 7 electric razor comes with an ActiveLift trimmer that captures flat-lying hairs in...
  • OptiFoil cuts hair as short as 0.05mm for perfect closeness; Fully charged in 1 hour

Features

The Braun Series 7 790cc is a face and head shaver that adapts to your head shape and hair type easily. It has floating independent cutting heads, multiple shaving elements, a skin guard, built-in Active Lift trimmer and sonic technology that helps capture difficult hair with micro-vibrations. This is a highly customizable head shaver that can adjust through five modes from Turbo to Sensitive. The precision trimmer works well for sideburns and beard lines or for pre-trimming longer hair before shaving.

It is 100% waterproof and comes with a cleaning and charging station. It has a lithium ion battery that holds a 50 minute charge after one hour charging time and has a quick-charge option. An LCD display shows the battery level.

PROS

  • Versatile, for face or head
  • Auto-cleaning and charging
  • Quick-charge option

CONS

  • Not a great wet shaver
  • Expensive replacement heads
  • Expensive replacement foils

Warranty

Braun Series 7 790cc electric shavers carry a two-year manufacturer warranty.

Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor


Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer for Men, ES8243A ARC4, Wet/Dry...
  • Sharp Men’s Shaver Blades: Panasonic ARC4 men's electric shaver with four ultra sharp precision...
  • Wet/Dry Electric Shaver and Trimmer 2 in 1: Built in pop up trimmer details mustaches, beards and...
  • Flexible Pivoting Head: Panasonic flexible pivoting electric shaver head glides effortlessly to...

Features

The Panasonic Arc 4, so named for the number of blades, is a face shaver that works great for heads as well. This foil shaver with its pivoting shaver head can be used wet or dry and includes a pop-up trimmer. The head shaver has an LCD display for battery health and charge, as well as a cleaning indicator. Some versions of the Arc 4 have a cleaning and charging station.

PROS

  • Works for face and head
  • Pivoting head
  • Waterproof

CONS

  • Foil shaver
  • Can’t be used plugged in
  • Not the newest Panasonic

Warranty

The Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Electric Razor has a two-year limited warranty on parts and labor.

Skull Shaver Bald Eagle Smart G


Features

The Skull Shaver Bald Eagle Smart G is a popular head shaver that can be used wet or dry. It has 5 separate rotary blades and a strong motor. It is meant to be both a head and face shaver. Its lithium ion battery holds a charge of 90 minutes after 2.5 hours of charging, making this cordless unit practical. And, its charging adaptor is certified for use worldwide at voltages from 110-240.

PROS

  • Close shave
  • Mid-range price
  • Universal charging

CONS

  • May require several passes
  • Users reported poor customer service
  • Not entirely waterproof

Warranty

The Skull Shaver Bald Eagle Smart G comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and a 12-month manufacturer warranty.

Pitbull Platinum Shaver


Skull Shaver Pitbull Platinum Electric Razor -for a Perfect Bald Look...
  • PIVOTING BLADES: Ultra flexible Pivoting blades for extra reach and multi-directional shaving.
  • DESIGN: Signature patented innovative design with Pitbull Forte blades built in a strong casing for...
  • WET & DRY SAVING: Waterproof use with IPX5 Water resistance technology, Wet or dry, with shaving...

Features

The Pitbull Platinum might just be the wet/dry head shaver with which to compare all other shavers. It’s worth the extra expense. Designed specifically for heads, the Pitbull Platinum has five individual, rotary shaving heads and a comfortable hand grip that makes shaving easy. The battery provides 90 minutes of use on a charge and the shaver can be used while charging as well.  It comes with a travel lock, a travel case, charging cables and an LCD display.

PROS

  • Individual rotary heads
  • 90 minutes of cordless use
  • Use wet or dry

CONS

  • Pricey
  • Not submersible

Warranty

Pitbull Platinum Shaver comes with a two-year warranty.

HeadBlade MOTO Razor


HeadBlade Moto Men's Head and Skull Shaving Razor
  • Red Dot Design Award Winner 2017, A'Design Award Winner 2018
  • Made with plastic bottom with rubber finger ring, light weight and easy to maneuver to shave...
  • Dual-axis suspension allows the MOTO to roll into the turns and hug the shaving surface

Features

The HeadBlade MOTO Razor is not an electric shaver but a manual razor designed for use on your head. It fits in a user’s palm and its four blades are easily guided around your head. It is shaped like a car which is not just cute but also helps the shaver to closely and safely move around the curves of your head with a wheel and dual-axis suspension.

PROS

  • Inexpensive
  • No power needed
  • Ergonomic

CONS

  • Learning curve
  • Uses proprietary blades

Warranty

The HeadBlade MOTO Razor comes with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper #8110


Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper #8110 – Great for Barbers...
  • PROFESSIONAL PRECISION: From Wahl Professional’s commercial grade line of products, the 5-Star...
  • STYLISH AND FUNCTIONAL: This corded clipper is a barbershop must-have. With a powerful...
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: For your convenience, the 5-Star Balding Clipper comes with all accessories...

Features

The Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper #8110 is a corded head shaver that was designed for barbers and is a quality shaver as you would expect from a manufacturer of professional-grade shavers. Its blades are titanium and self-sharpening, leading to a super-close cut. Its high-performance, electromagnetic motor cuts fast and reliably. Wahl advertises that the cut will be “surgically close,” as close as 0.1mm, which is as close as possible without using a razor.

PROS

  • Long cord
  • Professional quality
  • Surgically close

CONS

  • Corded only
  • Learning curve
  • Not washable

Warranty

The Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper #8110 comes with a one-year warranty.

SweetLF 3D IPX7 Rotary Shaver


SweetLF 3D Rechargeable 100% Waterproof IPX7 Electric Shaver Wet & Dry...
  • USB QUICK-CHARGING & LED DISPLAY- Enjoy up to about 120 minutes of shaving (or approximately 30 full...
  • A SMOOTH AND CLOSE SHAVE - With 4-direction floating heads, the 3D rotary shaver automatically...
  • POP-UP TRIMMER & ONE TOUCH OPEN - Skin-friendly and convenient pop-up beard trimmer easily trims...

Features

The SweetLF 3D IPX7 Rotary Shaver is a budget option for users who want a waterproof electric shaver but don’t want to invest in the highest quality. It has four rotary heads that float to move around contours and a pop-up beard trimmer that works great for beard or mustache lines.

The advertised battery life is amazing at up to 120 minutes of shave time after an hour of charging on a USB cord, and it has a quick-charge option. An LCD display lets you know when to charge. The motor is very quiet.

PROS

  • Charges with USB
  • Great battery life
  • Inexpensive
  • Waterproof

CONS

  • Not a close shave
  • Poor quality materials do not last over time
  • Does not work with curly hair

Warranty

The SweetLF 3D IPX7 Rotary Shaver has a limited 15-month warranty.

TurnRaise Head Shaver


Electric Shaver Razor for Men Bald Head,Turnraise Upgraded...
  • 【5D Heads Rotary Shaver】With 5-direction floating heads, precision double-blade and the premium...
  • 【Waterproof & Wet Dry Shaver】IPX7 waterproof electric shaver, Detachable and washable head makes...
  • 【Fast Charging & Long Use Time】It takes 2 hours to fully charge(more less market average change...

Features

The TurnRaise Head Shaver has five independently moving blades and is designed as a face and head shaver. The large coverage area of this shaver makes it more suitable as a head shaver, however, than for the smaller contours of jaw and chin. It has an ergonomic handle, a 50 minute use time on one charge, and a motor with microchip control to maintain full power to the end of a charge. It comes with an AC plug for charging.

PROS

  • Close, comfortable shave
  • Easy to use on your head
  • Full power to end of charge

CONS

  • Extended handle
  • Lacks longevity

Warranty

The TurnRaise Head Shaver comes with a 45-day guarantee and a one-year limited warranty.

The Verdict


For users searching for a head shaver that will provide reliable, long-term, close and easy shaves, there just is no comparison to high-quality products. Our favorite head shavers are the Pitbull Platinum Shaver and the Wahl Professional 5-Star Balding Clipper #8110. Pitbull Platinum is the best choice for users desiring a wet/dry or cordless option. For users who don’t need those features, we recommend the unparalleled Wahl Professional 5 Star Balding Clipper.

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