The two clippers launched by Philips are PHILIPS HAIR CLIPPER SERIES 5000 - PRO CLIPPER (HC5100) which is ideal for professional barber styling and PHILIPS SERIES 3000 - HOME CLIPPER (HC3100), designed for personal use.
Both products have been launched into the premium category of the clipper segment of the male grooming market and are already making waves in that category.
According to the company, the new Philips clippers which were launched after a four year long research in several markets across subs Sahara Africa, have all it takes to be a major player in the clippers category in Sub-Saharan Africa male grooming market. They are designed to ensure less bumps, as the tips of the blades are designed to reduce the risk of cuts while clipping your hair or beard.
Also, the strong steel blades are designed to withstand chip and cracks, lasting up to 4 times longer than the best competing brand available in the market.
The Philips hair clippers are already on sale in major markets and online malls around the country including Yudala, Jumia, Next Time and Market Square. And they come with a two year guarantee.
According to the General Manager Philips Personal Health-West Africa, Chioma Iwuchukwu-Nweke, the Philips clippers were developed and extensively field tested, taking into account the core concerns that came out in the research mainly the need to get that clean shave feeling but to avoid the scratches, cuts and bumps that sometimes develop on the skin.
The Philips Pro Clipper is designed for a powerful professional trim, cut or shave. Its chrome matt finish is complemented by a smart textured handle for a comfortable grip, and a 2.8m cord to give a greater reach and to easily move around while clipping. The Philips Home Clipper comes with a lacquering and textured high gloss plastic finish and a 2.4m cord.
The Philips Pro Clipper gives full creative freedom with seven Click-on Combs, including 3mm, 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm and 25mm length options, as well as a styling comb and scissors, while the Philips Home Clipper comes with four Click-on Combs including the 3mm, 6mm, 9mm or 12mm combs. The Philips Home Clipper is designed to give home users the flexibility to style and trim their hair at home, giving the home user the option of styling with the tip to tip adjustment for a range between 0.5mm and 3mm or clicking-on the 3mm, 6mm, 9mm or 12mm combs.
“Some clippers out there will give you the preferred precision, but they cut the skin. Some are gentle on the skin but don’t give precision. But Philips is offering the best of both worlds. That is why we say ‘cut your hair and not the skin’”, Mrs Nweke further stated.