REVIEW AND 2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – Wahl Color Pro Color Coded Haircutting Kit

Wahl Kit

My 11 year old has Alopecia Areata – male pattern baldness. His hair doesn’t grow at all in some spots and falls out in others. We stopped taking him to get his hair done years ago. We were having to take him often enough that we felt like we were just throwing money away, since he needs only a buzz cut. We started doing it ourselves at home with an old clipper we had. He adjusted fine to us buzzing his hair, something that we do about once a month now. My husband started buzzing his hair years ago, when he started painting for a living. It was easier to keep his hair clean by keeping his hair short. Now that he’s looking for work he wants to look clean cut but doesn’t really want to appear extreme. The clipper we’ve been using didn’t have any blades that allowed for a longer cut. We try to be careful with money, as we’re a one income family, which means we can’t afford trips to a salon for him.  When I learned of the Wahl Color Pro Haircutting Kit I felt this might be the ideal solution for a family like ours.

Wahl Color Pro Kit Contents


A 26 Pc Color Coded Haircutting Kit. Features multi-cut clipper with adjustable taper control and PowerDrive for excellent proformance. Color key on clipper and corresponding color coded combs provide quick identification when selecting the guide comb you need. Get it right every time! Includes durable storage case and Wahl exclusive accessories.


  • Multi-Cut Clipper
  • Blade Guard
  • Styling Comb
  • Pocket Comb
  • Flat Top Comb
  • Scissors
  • Neck Duster
  • 2 Hair Clips
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Blade Oil
  • Cape Durable
  • Handle Storage Case
  • Full-Color English & Spanish Instructions
  • Thirteen Guide Combs

The guide combs are:

  • 1/16″ (1.5 mm) lt. green
  • 1/8″ (3mm) red
  • 1/4″ (6mm) purple
  • 3/8″ (10mm) dark blue
  • 1/2″ (13mm) orange
  • 5/8″ (16mm) yellow
  • 3/4″ (19mm) lavender
  • 7/8″ (22mm) green
  • 1″ (25mm) lt. blue
  • Left Ear Taper
  • Right Ear Taper
  • Ear Trim Guide Comb
  • Eyebrow Trim Guide Comb

We received a Wahl Color Pro Color Coded Haircutting Kit for this review. The first thing that we liked about it is that everything comes in a case that you can use for storage.

Wahl Case

The haircutter itself is very easy to use. Once you decide what length you want the hair to be, attach the color comb. We like the molded and soft rubbery grip a lot, it makes it a lot more comfortable to hold than our previous cutter. The Color Pro is surprisingly quiet and light. It’s also surprisingly powerful. For something so small and relatively quiet we didn’t expect it to be as quiet as it is. The cutter has an electromagnetic motor that can generate up to 7,200 blade strokes per minute – the highest of any motor of its type.

Wahl Buzzing 1

One of my favorite features is the adjustable taper lever, which allows you to “fine tune” the height of the cut you’re making. My other favorite feature is the ear combs. We’d not had those before and we like them a lot. They make cutting around the ears so much easier.

Wahl Buzzing 2

Changing combs is super easy. We have a hair cutting routine now. RB does his hair and CJ watches. Then we switch the comb and do CJ’s hair. This works out well because CJ is reminded that cutting is quick and easy and doesn’t hurt.

The Wahl Color Pro would make a great gift for anyone, as well as a great item to pick up for your own family. After all, a family of four could save an estimated $500 annually when three or more family members cut their hair at home.

The Wahl Color Pro is available for purchase at Walmart and other stores, as well as online. It retails for approximately $34.95.

The product featured was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing, review or inclusion in the gift guide. This post has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

About the Author

NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, a 17 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music! I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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  1. Thanks for the review.
    I’m thinking about getting one of these.
    Since I wear my hair quite short, should work for me.
    These are meant for men?

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