Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit Review

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Remington HC250 held in palm of hand

The Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit is a revolutionary design hair clipper.

Not only is this do-it-yourself clipper a unique concept, but it also performs incredibly well for cutting hair at home.

The demand for cordless hair clippers that can be easily used by the average Joe, has increased dramatically, especially since the pandemic of 2020/21.

Remington designed a product that was badly needed, and the feedback has been excellent.

I paid well over the odds for the HC4250 because the demand at the time was so high.

However, in order to provide you with the best possible review, I bit the bullet and bought it.

You’re welcome. 😉

Mine is also titled ‘QuickCut’ rather than ‘ShortCut’ – but they are exactly the same.

Here’s my review of the Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit..

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Remington HC4250 Features:

1. Ergonomic Design

The ergonomic features of a tool aren’t something I usually highlight.

However, the Remington HC4250 Hair Clipper is as effective as it is, because of the ergonomic design.

It fits neatly into the palm of your hand and you can easily maneuver it into the exact place to cut your hair.

Ideal for cutting the back and sides, which often can be tricky with other more bulky machines.

The sides are made of rubber which gives you more grip and control.

It’s just a well balanced, easy to use hair clipper.

2. Curved Cutting Blade

The curved cutting blade is what makes the Remington Shortcut Pro a ‘stand out’ hair clipper.

The angled blade follows the natural contours of your head which makes it easier to cut your hair evenly.

It’s a stainless steel blade which is the industry standard but comes in at over 6cm’s in length.

That’s around twice as long as a regular hair clipper blade!

The shape and size of the blade mean you can cut more hair in less time.

I’m really impressed with the cutting blade and believe it could be the future for self-cut hair clippers.

Not only that, it can be easily removed for cleaning or replacing.

3. Waterproof

Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit, Beard Trimmer, Hair Clippers for Men (13 pieces)

It’s not likely you’ll be cutting your hair whilst having a shower, but being waterproof means you can clean and wash your Remington HC4250 Hair Clipper under running water.

This is a necessary feature in my book.

It’s much easier and quicker to rinse the clipper in water, than it is to clean it with a brush.

The clipper has a ‘washout port’ at the front. It’s like a little, horizontal grill.

This is where you rinse the clipper under running water to remove hair and debris.

4. Lithium, Rechargeable Battery

It comes with a decent lithium battery.

Lithium batteries are the best type of batteries for cordless hair clippers, trimmers, or shavers. They have a much longer lifetime use than other batteries.

You get around 40 minutes of use after a 4-hour charge.

My advice would be to fully charge the clipper after every haircut.

When it’s plugged in, there’s a blue flashing light on the unit to indicate it’s charging.

5. Cord/Cordless Use

If you forget to charge the hair clipper between cuts, and you run out of juice midway through your trim, you have the option of plugging it into the mains.

Although not ideal to use it this way due to the trailing cable getting in the way, it might just save you if you’re pressed for time and need to finish your cut.

What’s In The Box?

Remington Quickcut hair clippers in box

Remington selfcut hairclippers unboxed on table

Remington HC4250 Hair Clipper

Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro hairclipper on storage pouch

9 Guide Combs

Remington HC4250 guide combs x 9 on wooden table

You get 9 guide combs with the clipper, giving you the option of cutting your hair from 1/16″ to  5/8″ (1.5mm up to 15mm).

The attachment combs certainly aren’t as good quality as you get with the Wahl Elite Pro home use clippers, but they are good enough for occasional use.

Plug and Charging Cable

Remington HC4250 plug and cable on wooden table

Cleaning Brush / Lubricating Oil

Remington HC4250 oil and cleaning brush on wooden table

Storage Pouch

Remington HC4250 storage pouch on wooden table

Instruction Manual

Remington HC4250 Instruction book on wooden table

Accessories

Hard Travel/Storage Case

Although not made by Remington, this Aproca Hard Travel Storage Case is designed for the Remington HC4250.

I much prefer to keep clipper/trimmer tools in a hard case.

It helps keep everything together and prevents accidental damage.

Lubricating Oil

The clipper comes supplied with a very small bottle of oil.

Do yourself a favor and order a bottle at the same time as you buy the clipper.

The Wahl Hair Clipper Oil is the stuff you need.

Cleaning & Maintaining Your Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro

After each use, brush the accumulated hair from the cutters with the cleaning brush supplied.

Rinsing your blades

– Turn clipper on and rinse blades under running water.
– Turn off the clipper and detach blades. Rinse the inside of the blades.
– Ensure all loose hairs and debris are removed from the blades.
– Once blades are cleaned, ensure the blades and unit are thoroughly wiped dry.

Do not rinse when the clipper is plugged in.

Oiling the clipper

As with any clipper, you should oil it before and after every use.

– Place 2 to 3 drops of lubricating oil on the cutting blade and turn on the clipper.

The oil should distribute on its own. Wipe off any excess oil.

How To Use The Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro

Here’s a short video demonstrating how easy it is to use this clipper..

Here’s a really great video for anyone interested in using it for the bald look..

Pros & Cons of the Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Haircut Kit

Pros

  • Unique extra wide, curved blade
  • Can be used corded or cordless
  • Ergonomic design – Easy to use
  • Waterproof – Can be cleaned under running water

Cons

  • Long 4 hour charge time

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Questions About Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit

Q. Can this be used to cut my bald head?

A. This is a question asked more than any other.

Yes it can. Use it without any comb attachments and you’ll get a fairly close shave. Not razor smooth. More like a half-day to a days’ growth look. Check out the video above.

Use it alongside the Wahl Balding Clipper and you’ll achieve the Yul Brynner look – no problem!

Or you could use the Remington HC4250 to get the hair down to a tight buzz cut, and then use a razor.

Q. Is it only available to use at 110 volts?

A. It all depends on where you buy the Remington HC4250. If you buy it from the US it should be 110v. UK/Europe should have 220v models. Check before you buy.

Q. Can I trim my beard with this clipper?

A. Yes you can trim your beard. Just go slowly to avoid pulling or snagging. However, due to the curve of the blade and guide combs, it is more suited to the head.

Verdict

Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit on wooden table

For a fast, even hair cut that you can do at home, the Remington HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit is highly recommended.

Its small size, light-weight, ergonomic handling, and unique curve blade design, make it the easiest air clipper to use – that I’ve reviewed.

The clipper is definitely suited to a buzz cut style or near bald look. Anything longer and I would consider going for a higher-end hair clipper model.

It’s also perfect for traveling.

Thanks for reading my review.

Please let me know what you think below.

Peter

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