Wahl Color Pro Clipper Review

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Review summary

Customer rating:

  • 4.4 out of 5 [total 23,208 reviews]

ShaverZone rating:

  • Price:– 5 out of 5
  • Built Quality:- 4 out of 5
  • Performance:- 4.5 out of 5
  • Accessories:- 4.5 out of 5
  • Overall:- 4.5 out of 5


  • Complete hair grooming kit
  • Very affordable price
  • Self-sharpening blades
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Comfort grip


  • Only for the USA not for international use.
  • Make noise
  • Vibrates much
  • Bulky device


Wahl the American grooming product manufacturing company is the ancient and moreover the first brand in its industry. The company marketized lots of hair cutting kits and the Wahl color pro is one of their best selling productions. I found there are very few hair clippers that can compete with the Wahl color pro hair cutting kit in terms of popularity on the market. There are very few professional saloons in the USA that do not have the Wahl color pro hair cutting machine in their tool’s line. Is the reasonable price only responsible to make this over whelming on the market for Wahl color pro hair clipper? Let’s check the full review with pros and cons to find the main game changer.

What’s in the Box?

The Wahl color pro is a surprising hair trimming kit with lots of attachments at a very reasonable price. The Wahl color pro hair trimming kit package comes with-

  • Wahl color pro hair clipper itself
  • 9 color coded guide combs
  • Hard travel pouch
  • Both ear tapers
  • Ear trim guide
  • Blade guard
  • Small cleaning brush
  • Appliance oil
  • Scissor
  • A Barber comb
  • A styling comb
  • User manual

Isn’t Wahl color pro package surprising enough? I think it is.

Features and specifications

Self-sharpening blades:

The Wahl color pro hair clipper comes with high-carbon precision ground stainless steel blades. The Blades are shelf-sharpening. So you need to be less worried about oiling the blades but it doesn’t mean you do not need to oil them. We recommend oiling the blades after 3-4 hair cuts and keep it sharper for long time. The self-sharpening blades actually mean they last longer than the normal steel blades and your do not need to replace them frequently. Wahl promises to provide maximum precision hair cutting with super sharp performance with their self-sharpening blades. But some user disagreed with their proclamation and said the blade jammed out on the very thick hairs. However you can get rid of gamming the blade by cleaning it regularly and oiling.

Color coded guide combs:

The main reason why the hair clipper is called color pro is the color coded guide combs.

Why the color variations?

There are 9 color keys for color coded guide combs that represent the actual trimming length of a certain comb. The color keys ensure the correspondence of the correct color comb. Thus your hair clipping makes easier and enjoyable. Although the color correspondence is not necessary for the expert persons or professionals, but the color variations make the haircut hassle free. The color variations are very efficient for the new users to remember and get the actual cutting length.

Heavy duty motor:

The Wahl color pro hair clipper comes with a so called heavy duty motor.

Why said so called?

The manufacturer named the motor drive heavy duty motor. I don’t know why they named it but I found it’s not much reputed for heavier performance. In other words, it can provide you enough power to make usual hair cutting and styling but not so much powerful to say heavy duty motor. While you are a regular user or professional, you can go with it but I do not recommend it for thicker hair as it can jam up the performance or pull the hairs. For heavier duty, you can rather get the magic clip and do prolonged cordless powerful hair cutting.

Comfortable rubber grip:

The Wahl North American corporation designed their color pro hair clipping machine with a round comfort rubber grip. When you will grasp the device it will feel secured and super-comfortable for the comfort grim system. But it doesn’t mean the device is comfortable in all perspective.


It may be a boring device for its bulky size and weight. This will not feel bored all the time but after a prolonged use, it will feel heavier. For this, you can choose the lightweight Oster Fast Feed hair clipper instead.

Power source:

There are 2 types of Wahl color pro device on the market (corded and cordless). The corded Wahl color pro comes with a 7 feet long power cord. Is not 7 feet enough for you? Most of the corded hair clippers come with 7-9 feet long power cord. So, it’s a common power cord length. You can choose the Oster Classic 76 or other premium hair clippers for longer power cord to trim hairs from far distance. There is a disappointing fact for the power source is, it supports only 120v power socket. So you cannot use it out of the USA.

Taper lever:

The Wahl color pro hair clipper comes with a smooth and flexible taper lever that allows you to adjust the blade length. The convenient taper lever is very useful for blending and fading the hairs. You might find the lever flimsy according to its size but I think it’s good enough for adjusting the blade length and don’t worry about breaking down the lever.


Since the Wahl color pro hair clipper comes with precision ground self-sharpening blade, the super sharp performance of the blade is adorable. The heavy duty motor provides mid-range trimming power for usual hair cutting. But the device is not perfect for actual heavy duty such as thickest hairs. Moreover the device produces enough noise to disturb someone’s sleep. So, it’s not recommended for child hair cutting as they do not bear the sound while cutting the hair over the ear. A usual hair cutting professional or person can undoubtedly have the product.


The Wahl color pro is an affordable hair cutting kit. Affordable doesn’t mean cheap quality. It is actually a surprise of low range cost but mid-range quality. There are plenty of attachments and professional grade accessories that may be a big reason to love the product. The Wahl color pro is a complete hair cutting, blending, and fading machine for home and professional use. So someone can undoubtedly have this product while you need a complete package in a little budget and usual grade hair clipping. Not recommended for heavy duty on thicker hairs.

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