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Philips Norelco Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper

I have been cutting Hubs hair since 2004, which was BEFORE he secured the title Hubs!  But not anymore, thanks to his new Philips Norelco Qc5530/40 Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper, which we received for review.

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About the Philips Norelco Qc5530/40 Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper…

do it yourself hair clipper proEasy to Handle with 180-Degree Rotating Head
Thanks to the innovative 180-degree rotating head on the Do-it-Yourself Hair Clipper, you can trim your own hair with ease and precision. Instead of trying to move your hand or arm into an uncomfortable and difficult position, you can simply rotate the trimmer’s head to achieve the angle that gives you the best reach. The rotating head has a 41-millimeter cutting width that lets you cut more hair with each stroke, and it provides a consistent and even cut every time.

Easy Adjustments for the Perfect Length
With 20 length settings between a #1/2 and #9, the Do-it-Yourself Hair Clipper gives you the options you need to create the haircut you want. It’s easy to adjust to the length setting using the integrated zoom ring. Simply turn the wheel until you reach the right length for your hair–check the length settings on the side of the comb for accuracy.

Contour-Following Combs and Skin-Friendly Blades for Comfort
The Do-it-Yourself Hair Clipper features 2-D combs (big, small, and precision) that move slightly up and down to follow the contours of your head for a smooth, even, and comfortable haircut. Both the combs and the stainless steel blades feature rounded edges that prevent scratching and increase comfort.

Precision Trimmer Contours Around Ears and Trims Sideburns
A precision trimmer is included for contouring around the ears and trimming your sideburns. This handy attachment ensures you’ll always have a well-groomed look.

Easy-Clean Design
The Do-it-Yourself Hair Clipper is fully washable for easy cleaning. Keep it neat and tidy by simply running tap water over the combs and blades. There is no maintenance or lubrication required with this easy-to-use clipper–simply use, wash, and pack away for the next time.

Quick Charge and Long-Lasting Battery
Designed for total convenience, the Do-it-Yourself Hair Clipper features a lithium-ion battery and Quick Charge Power System–a one-hour quick charge provides 60 minutes of running time. A charging indicator lets you know when the clipper is ready to go.

If you just need a quick trim and don’t have time to fully charge the clipper, you can plug it into a standard outlet for corded operation.

The Philips Norelco Do-it-Yourself Hair Clipper is backed by a manufacturer’s two-year worldwide guarantee.

What’s in the Box
Philips Norelco Do-it-Yourself Hair Clipper, cleaning brush, precision trimmer, and three guide combs (big, small, and precision).

I was pretty excited about getting this handy gadget for review.  While I don’t mind cutting Hubs hair, I don’t like getting hair on me.  I’m bald, okay?  Cutting his hair (and Mister’s and Sister’s hair) is a sacrifice for love.  I sacrifice my comfort level because I love them.  Stray hair drives me nuts.  I don’t like hair on me, on my clothes, in my sink, on my floor, or on my furniture.  It just makes me want to wretch.  Extreme?  Maybe.  True?  Absolutely.

When presented with the opportunity to even think about not cutting his hair anymore, I nearly did a happy dance.  I calmed myself down long enough to ask him if he would be interested in helping me with the review of it.  “Sure, I’ll try it,”  he said.

It just so happened that Hubs had been asking for a hair cut for a few days… okay, a few weeks… when the Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper arrived.  So, I grabbed the camera, and we headed for the bathroom.  Sometimes it is just easier to SHOW you how well a product works…


Can I just say, I love it!

Yep.  It cuts HIS hair, but I love it.  Why?  Because I didn’t have to brush any of that hair, that ended up on the counter, off of me.  I didn’t have to touch it (yep, Hubs cleans up after himself)!  AND NOW I don’t have to cut his hair anymore!  WOOT!

***Doing a little dance… Doing a little dance…***

Sure, I may have to get a hair here or there, that he misses, but for the most part… my hair cutting duty is OVER!!

Seriously, that rotating head makes this device truly a do-it-yourself device!  That’s why I started cutting his hair in the first place, because he couldn’t angle the clippers easily to ensure an even cut.

***Doing a little dance… Doing a little dance…***

The only thing Hubs said he would change is that the clipper didn’t come with a storage bag or case, and he likes to keep stuff like that put away in cases.

The Philips Norelco Qc5530/40 Do-It-Yourself Hair Clipper is reasonably priced at $39.99.  For the trouble it is going to save me, I would pay double that.  Literally.  It just so happens that it is currently on sale on Amazon for $33.99.  Plus, there is a handy dandy little Amazon coupon that allows you to save an additional $10 off the purchase of Philips Norelco Hair Clippers.

save $10 on Philips Norelco Hair Clippers

With the coupon, this gadget is just $23.99!  That is a STEAL!  If you have Amazon Prime, shipping is free of course.  Otherwise, add $1.01 worth of stuff to your cart to get free shipping.  SCORE!

What an awesome stocking stuffer of Christmas gift that would be for the guy(s) on your list!

Now I just need to teach Mister how to use it on his own head.

Just kidding.

Sort of.

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I think we could use one of those around our house too.

  2. That is awesome!

  3. LOL, you got in quite the work out with all of those happy dances!

    Now that I have THREE boys in my house, I bet I could find a use for this!

  4. that is great

  5. I would so try one of those on the kids to save some money with hubby laid off we’ll have a couple of shaggy dogs around her before spring

  6. Ooh, I could use this with my men! Save a lot of money, that’s for sure.

  7. That is crazy cool! Great video. I can’t believe how simple it is.

  8. Those are AWESOME!