So here we have the BaByliss Pro Volare clipper. Your $200 gets you a three-speed cordless haircutting device with an easy-grip rubberized back, a one-hour quick-charge time, a moving steel blade coated in diamond-like carbon, and a fixed steel blade coated in titanium. It is red. Its â€œFerrari-inspiredâ€ electric motor runs for a claimed 70 minutes with a full charge and comes with an assortment of useful accessories â€” a charging stand, oil, a cleaning brush, a selection of comb attachments. A dial at the top of the clipper lets you adjust cutting depth from 0.8 to 2.0 millimeters in increments of 0.3 millimeters. The blade has a one-year warranty. The clipper itself is good for two.
My test unit came in a gloss-black presentation box, one festooned with slogans like â€œsuccess is built upon the performance of the engine and blade,â€ and â€œfinest professional clipper made.â€ It also came covered in someone elseâ€™s hair, the leftover snips of a previous reviewer. This was harmless, albeit slightly creepy. As a result, I did not try it on my own hair, though I did use it to cut the locks off a Barbie doll bought specifically for the purpose. When I was done, Barbieâ€™s head felt smooth as suede and she looked like a young Debbie Harry. I suppose thatâ€™s what youâ€™d call a success.