Giving yourself a new hairstyle at home may help your wallet, but those stray hairs flying all over the house makes cleaning a nightmare. Vacuum hair clippers trim the hair and suck it up before it has a chance to litter your home. Holding a whirring, sucking monster to your scalp may not be your idea of a traditional haircut, but the time you save cleaning up is worth it.
Place a towel over your shoulders and pin it closed with a safety pin. This makeshift wrap prevents those sharp little hairs from playing porcupine and invading your clothes.
Comb your mop from scalp to tip to eliminate knots. If the hair is super-thick and unruly, spray lightly with water to tame the frizz prior to cutting.
Choose your guard. Vacuum hair cutting systems include hard plastic guards that sweep the hair toward the blade, cutting it the same length all the way around your head. Hold the guard with the pointed teeth toward the scalp and pull the hair around the guard away from the head with the other hand. This gives you a bird's-eye view of how long the finished style will be.
Flip the power switch to the “trim and vacuum” function and start cutting. Bounce the cutters up and down over the head, starting at the crown and working your way toward the back of the head. Bouncing the clippers sucks up the hair in small batches, resulting in an even trim.
Move your bouncing act to the sides of the head, cutting and sucking from the temples around to the rear of the head. Hold the cutter at a 90-degree angle to the head to snip and suck away as much hair as possible.
Pull off the guards and shave down stray hairs creeping up the back of the neck and around the ears. Turn the switch to “vacuum” to suck off stray hairs, and unpin and pull off the towel.