Babyliss have just released two new grooming products, and we’ve been shaping beards and clipping barnets to find out whether they’re worth buying.
Both products offer a minimalist grooming experience, working with just one guide comb each that is adjusted by a setting wheel on the handle to provide a range of cutting lengths. And, although neither is among the cheapest grooming products we’ve seen, they do cost less than the Babyliss 7896U i-Stubble 3 and Babyliss Super Stubble 7898U we’ve previously reviewed.
Read on to discover more about Babyliss’ new products, or go straight to our full Babyliss Pro Beard Trimmer 7860U first look review.
Babyliss Pro Beard Trimmer 7860U, £45
With a price of £45, this slots into the middle of the Babyliss beard trimmer range. The features on the Pro Beard Trimmer 7860U include:
- Cutting range of 0.5mm-12mm: you adjust to your desired length by rotating a setting wheel on the handle, which moves the detachable guide comb up or down in 0.5mm increments. That’s a fairly standard range of cutting lengths.
- Battery or mains operated: mains rechargeable beard trimmers can be used while plugged in and unplugged. This is a very useful function that will help you avoid being caught without power, mid-trim.
- Detachable and washable cutting head: although you can’t use the trimmer in the shower, you can wash the removable blade clean under running water.
- Hard travel case: this offers a greater level of protection for the trimmer when you’re travelling. It easily fits everything inside, too, including the charger.
If you want to see how it stacks up against beard trimmers from brands such as Braun, Panasonic, Philips and Wahl, make sure you check out all of our beard trimmer reviews.
Babyliss Carbon Steel Hair Clipper 7468U, £35
If you’re used to buying hair clippers, the Babyliss Carbon Steel Hair Clipper 7468U is probably a bit different than what you’re used to. The traditional bag of guide combs is gone, and is replaced by a single comb that can be adjusted in length by rotating a setting wheel that goes around the handle of the clipper. Other features include:
- Adjustable comb attachment for different cutting lengths: the comb you get with this clipper provides you with a cutting range of 1mm-25mm (grades 1 to 10 in the traditional system).
- Battery or mains operated: mains rechargeable beard trimmers can be used while plugged in and unplugged. This is a great function that will help you avoid being caught without power, mid-trim.
- Beard trimmer guide comb: there’s a beard trimmer comb in the box, which is useful if you want to cut your hair and beard in one session.
- Battery-powered precision trimmer: this can help you get a more defined look around the neck line and sideburns. But is this one any good?
Read our full first look review of the Babyliss Carbon Steel Hair Clipper 7468U to see what one of our researchers made of it.
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